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The Best Collection Of Quotes About The Past

The Best Collection Of Quotes About The Past

Why Quotes About The Past?

Quotes about the past will change your thinking about the past and future. It’s normal to have pain in our lives, but suffering is not necessary. below you will find the best collection of quotes about the past with will make your mind fresh and happy.

The Best Collection Of Quotes About The Past And Future:

Quotes about the past will help you to correct your thinking about the past and future. To explain how we’ve collected a collection of quotes about the past. Some are about the nature of our relationship to the past and how some people ponder the very nature of events gone by and how to make the future better.

Quotes About How The Past Affects the Present:

Read these quotes that will make you understand the past. Find out how you can make the past yours by understanding these quotes.

 

  • “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

 

quotes about how the past affects the present-Soren Kierkegaard

 

  • “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” ― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

 

quotes about how the past affects the present-Rick Warren

 

  • “Everything has a past. Everything – a person, an object, a word, everything. If you don’t know the past, you can’t understand the present and plan properly for the future.” ― Chaim Potok, Davita’s Harp

 

quotes about how the past affects the present-Chaim Potok

 

  • “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”― Melody Beattie

 

quotes about how the past affects the present -Melody Beattie

 

  • “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”― Marcus Garvey

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Marcus Garvey

 

  • “The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.”― Philip Emeagwali

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Philip Emeagwali

 

  • “I love fashion, and I love changing my style, my hair, my makeup, and everything I’ve done in the past has made me what I am now. Not everyone is going to like what I do, but I look back at everything, and it makes me smile.”― Victoria Beckham

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Victoria Beckham

 

  • “The Joker is my favorite villain of all time: You don’t know his past; you just know what his plans are.”― The Weeknd

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -The Weeknd

 

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  • “It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.”― George Foreman

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -George Foreman

 

  • “Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.”― Mattie Stepanek

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Mattie Stepanek

 

  • “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”― George Bernard Shaw

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present George Bernard Shaw

 

  • “It keeps me humble just to know exactly where I came from and all the hard work I had to put in to be here. It feels good to reminisce about the past.”― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

 

  • “What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.”― Victor Hugo

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Victor Hugo

 

  • “Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.”― Marcus Aurelius

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Marcus Aurelius

 

  • “Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.” ― Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Cormac McCarthy

 

  • “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” ― William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - William Faulkner

 

  • “My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.” ― Steve Maraboli

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Steve Maraboli

 

  • “I had my chance.’ He said it, retiring from a lifetime of wanting. ‘I had my chance, and sometimes in life, there are no second chances. You look at what you have, not what you miss, and you move forward.” ― Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Jamie Ford

 

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Julio Cortázar

 

  • “People say you’re born innocent, but it’s not true. You inherit all kinds of things that you can do nothing about. You inherit your identity, your history, like a birthmark that you can’t wash off. … We are born with our heads turned back, but my mother says we have to face into the future now. You have to earn your own innocence, she says. You have to grow up and become innocent.” ― Hugo Hamilton, The Sailor in the Wardrobe

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Hugo Hamilton

 

  • “A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.” ― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Robert A. Heinlein

 

 

Quotes About Forgetting The Past:

Quotes about the past will help you in letting go of your pain that you still remember about the past. Read these quotes about the past and tell us your favorite below in the comments.

 

  • “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ― Mother Theresa

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Mother Theresa

 

  • “The past is never where you think you left it.” ― Katherine Anne Porter

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Katherine Anne Porter

 

  • “It is a cruel, ironical art, photography. The dragging of captured moments into the future; moments that should have been allowed to be evaporate into the past; should exist only in memories, glimpsed through the fog of events that came after. Photographs force us to see people before their future weighed them down….” ― Kate Morton, The House at Riverton

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Kate Morton

 

  • “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” ― Gautama Buddha

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Gautama Buddhan

 

  • “My past is everything I failed to be.” ― Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Fernando Pessoa

 

  • “The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.” ― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Alan Moore

 

  • “I can’t. You can’t rewrite the past.” ― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Jay Asher

 

  • “I am a drifter, and as lonely as that can be, it is also remarkably freeing. I will never define myself in terms of anyone else. I will never feel the pressure of peers or the burden of parental expectation. I can view everyone as pieces of a whole, and focus on the whole, not the pieces. I have learned to observe, far better than most people observe. I am not blinded by the past or motivated by the future. I focus on the present because that is where I am destined to live.” ― David Levithan, Every Day

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -David Levithan

 

  • “You cannot harden your heart to the future just because of your past. You cannot use cruelty against yourself to justify cruelty to others.” ― Marie Lu, The Midnight Star

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Marie Lu

 

  • “Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.” ― Horace Mann

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Horace Mann

 

  • “When you understand, that what you’re telling is just a story. It isn’t happening anymore. When you realize the story you’re telling is just words, when you can just crumble up and throw your past in the trashcan, then we’ll figure out who you’re going to be.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Chuck Palahniuk

 

  • “I just don’t see why the past has to matter.” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Cassandra Clare

 

  • “Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.” ― Dan Brown, Deception Point

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Dan Brown

 

  • “You’re just another story I can’t tell anymore.” ― pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -pleasefindthis

 

  • “The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now.” ― Bill Cosby

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Bill Cosby

 

  • “Forgiving isn’t something you do for someone else. It’s something you do for yourself. It’s saying, ‘You’re not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.’ It’s saying, ‘You don’t get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future.” ― Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Jodi Picoult

 

  • “These fragments I have shored against my ruins” ― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land and Other Poems

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -T.S. Eliot

 

  • “A medicine cat has no time for doubt. Put your energy into today and stop worrying about the past.” ― Erin Hunter, Rising Storm

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Erin Hunter

 

  • “Its more fun to think of the future than dwell on the past.” ― Sara Shepard, Unbelievable

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Sara Shepard

 

  • “When it comes to the past, everyone writes fiction.” ― Stephen King, Joyland

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Stephen King

 

  • “If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it, now. Imagine a new story for your life and believe in it. Focus only on the moments when you achieved what you desired, and that strength will help you to get what you want.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Paulo Coelho

 

  • “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. [Address in the Assembly Hall at the Paulskirche in Frankfurt, June 26 1963]” ― John F. Kennedy

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -John F. Kennedy

 

  • “Those who have hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment.” ― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Rick Warren

 

  • “There is the past, and there is the future. The present is never more than the single second dividing one from the other. We live poised on that second as it’s hurtling forward—toward what?” ― Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods and Monsters

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Laini Taylor

 

  • “Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.”― Helen Keller

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Helen Keller

 

  • “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.”― Jack Canfield

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Jack Canfield

 

  • “Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.”― Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Thich Nhat Hanh

 

  • “My life is like driving down a road. I occasionally glance in the rearview mirror, but I’m not focused on the past or looking back anymore.”― Scott Hall

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Scott Hall

 

  • “I don’t care too much what happened in the past. I prefer to focus on what is coming next and I am really looking forward to it.”― Sebastian Vettel

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Sebastian Vettel

 

  • “By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry.”― Jack Dempsey

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Jack Dempsey

 

  • “Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.”― Gerald Jampolsky

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Gerald Jampolsky

 

  • “My losses and my victories are in the past. I think of the future. After a fight is over, it’s in the past. I always have to go back to the gym and train to improve in all areas, winning or losing. I think I can always do better next time.”― Anderson Silva

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Anderson Silva

 

  • “Greatness will come by looking forward – untethered from the politics of the past and anchored by our shared values – and by changing our nation’s future.”― Pete Buttigieg

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Pete Buttigieg

 

  • “If we are not given the chance to forget, we are also not given the chance to recover our memories, to alter them with time, perspective, and wisdom. Forgetting, we can be ourselves beyond what the past has told us we are; we can evolve. That is the possibility we want from the future.”― Caterina Fake

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Caterina Fake

 

Quotes About Living In The Past:

 

  • “You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Jane Austen

 

  • “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” ― Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Pascal Mercier

 

  • “What’s past is prologue.” ― William Shakespeare, The Tempest

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -William Shakespeare

 

  • “My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder.” ― William Golding

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -William Golding

 

  • “Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -William Shakespeare

 

  • “There is no point in using the word ‘impossible’ to describe something that has clearly happened.” ― Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Douglas Adams

 

  • “The past was gone and the future had yet to unfold, and he knew he should focus his life on the present…yet his day-to-day existence suddenly struck him as endless and unbearable.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Choice

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Nicholas Sparks

 

  • “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” ― L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -L.P. Hartley

 

  • “It has shown me that everything is illuminated in the light of the past. It is always along the side of us…on the inside, looking out.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Jonathan Safran Foer

 

  • “People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Chuck Palahniuk

 

  • “Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over, until you know every touch and corner, but still you’ll find an edge to cut you.” ― Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Mark Lawrence

 

  • “We can never go back again, that much is certain. The past is still close to us. The things we have tried to forget and put behind us would stir again, and that sense of fear, of furtive unrest, struggling at length to blind unreasoning panic – now mercifully stilled, thank God – might in some manner unforeseen become a living companion as it had before.” ― Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Daphne Du Maurier

 

  • “There is no present or future-only the past, happening over and over again-now.” ― Eugene O’Neill, A Moon for the Misbegotten

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Eugene O'Neill

 

  • “With each passing moment I’m becoming part of the past. There is no future for me, just the past steadily accumulating.” ― Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Haruki Murakami

 

  • “The past is made out of facts… I guess the future is just hope.” ― Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Isaac Marion

 

  • “The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.” ― Harry S. Truman

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Harry S. Truman

 

  • “This is the past: It drifts, it gathers. If you are not careful, it will bury you.” ― Lauren Oliver, Requiem

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Lauren Oliver

 

  • “Whoever said that the past isn’t dead had it backward. It’s the future that’s already dead, already played out.” ― Gayle Forman, Where She Went

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Gayle Forman

 

  • “I’ve never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don’t understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.” ― Sophia Loren

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Sophia Loren

 

  • “We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. ”― Charles R. Swindoll

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Charles R. Swindoll

 

  • “Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.”― Lewis B. Smedes

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Lewis B. Smedes

 

  • “It takes a long time to bring the past up to the present.”― Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

  • “The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”― Rene Descartes

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Rene Descartes

 

  • “Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.”― Homaro Cantu

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Homaro Cantu

 

  • “My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I’ve endured over the past twenty-five years.”― Paul Merton

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Paul Merton

 

  • “We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.”― Frederick Douglass

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Frederick Douglass

 

Quotes About Learning From The Past:

Take the chance with these quotes about the past to learn from the past and shape it to make your future better.

 

  • “You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Chuck Palahniuk

 

  • “Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits. (January 11)” ― Sarah Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Sarah Breathnach

 

  • “Take it from me: If you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging up your back and runing its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do-the only thing-is run.” ― Lauren Oliver, Delirium

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Lauren Oliver

 

  • “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” ― Zadie Smith

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Zadie Smith

 

  • “I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.” ― Beryl Markham, West with the Night

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Beryl Markham

 

  • “Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody. We need some kind of tomorrow.” ― Toni Morrison, Beloved

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Toni Morrison

 

  • “You couldn’t erase the past. You couldn’t even change it. But sometimes life offered you the opportunity to put it right.” ― Ann Brashares, Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Ann Brashares

 

  • “It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.” ― George Harrison

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -George Harrison

 

  • “Study the past if you would define the future.” ― Confucius

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Confucius

 

  • “We don’t have to be defined by the things we did or didn’t do in our past. Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret. Maybe it’s a regret, maybe it’s not. It’s merely something that happened. Get over it.” ― Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Pittacus Lore

 

  • “Frustration and Love can’t exist in the same place at the same time, so get real and start doing what you would rather be doing in life. Love your life. All of it. Even the heavy shit that happened to you when you were 8. All of it was and IS perfect.” ― Jason Mraz

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Jason Mraz

 

  • “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.” ― Steve Goodier

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Steve Goodier

 

  • “Our past may explain why we’re suffering but we must not use it as an excuse to stay in bondage.” ― Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Joyce Meyer

 

  • “The past can teach us, nurture us, but it cannot sustain us. The essence of life is change, and we must move ever forward or the soul will wither and die.” ― Susanna Kearsley, Mariana

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Susanna Kearsley

 

  • “Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now?” ― Brian Tracy

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Brian Tracy

 

  • “When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.”― Bernard Meltzer

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Bernard Meltzer

 

  • “Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.”― Julie Andrews

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Julie Andrews

 

  • “Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.”― Swami Sivananda

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Swami Sivananda

 

  • “No matter what has happened to you in the past or what is going on in your life right now, it has no power to keep you from having an amazingly good future if you will walk by faith in God. God loves you! He wants you to live with victory over sin so you can possess His promises for your life today!”― Joyce Meyer

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Joyce Meyer

 

  • “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”― John F. Kennedy

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - John F. Kennedy

 

  • “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.”― Unknown

 

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  • “One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good.”― Gretchen Rubin

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Gretchen Rubin

 

  • “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”― Johnny Cash

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Johnny Cash

 

  • “Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.”― Denis Waitley

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Denis Waitley

 

  • “Because God gave you your makeup and superintended every moment of your past, including all the hardship, pain, and struggles, He wants to use your words in a unique manner. No one else can speak through your vocal cords, and, equally important, no one else has your story.”― Charles R. Swindoll

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Charles R. Swindoll

 

  • “It’s OK to argue with your friends. Guys can do it better than girls, usually, but if you ever get into a fight with a true friend or a spouse or a boyfriend, get it out, fight, be angry for five minutes, and then move past it. Don’t let it fester; don’t hold a grudge. If you do, that’s when it will get worse and worse.”― Ike Barinholtz

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Ike Barinholtz

 

  • “Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.”― William Wordsworth

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - William Wordsworth

 

  • “Don’t waste time on what’s not important. Don’t get sucked into the drama. Get on with it: don’t dwell on the past. Be a big person; be generous of spirit; be the person you’d admire.”― Allegra Huston

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Allegra Huston

 

  • “Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?”― Mary Manin Morrissey

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Mary Manin Morrissey

 

  • “You can’t allow tradition to get in the way of innovation. There’s a need to respect the past, but it’s a mistake to revere your past.”― Bob Iger

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Bob Iger

 

  • “The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either.”― Mick Jagger

 

 

Quotes About The Past And Future:

 

  • “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” ― Bill Keane

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Bill Keane

 

  • “The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.” ― Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Kiran Desai

 

  • “Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsang souchong, someone needs to tell their bits of overlapping narrative. There’s magic in that. It’s in the listener, and for each and every ear it will be different, and it will affect them in ways they can never predict. From the mundane to the profound. You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift. Your sister may be able to see the future, but you yourself can shape it, boy. Do not forget that… there are many kinds of magic, after all.” ― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Erin Morgenstern

 

  • “One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.” ― Golda Meir, My Life

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Golda Meir

 

  • “I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Alan Wilson Watts

 

  • “It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Edgar Allan Poe

 

  • “He looked at the silver pocketknife in his hand. An idea came to him – possibly the stupidest, craziest idea he’d had since he thought, Hey, I’ll get Percy to swim in the River Styx! He’ll love me for that!” ― Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Edgar Allan Poe

 

  • “I met a boy whose eyes showed me that the past, present and future were all the same thing.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Jennifer Elisabeth

 

  • “The past was always there, lived inside of you, and it helped to make you who you were. But it had to be placed in perspective. The past could not dominate the future.” ― Barbara Taylor Bradford, Unexpected Blessings

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Barbara Taylor Bradford

 

  • “The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.” ― Shannon L. Alder

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Shannon L. Alder

 

  • “‎No people whose word for ‘yesterday’ is the same as their word for ‘tomorrow’ can be said to have a firm grip on the time.” ― Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Salman Rushdie

 

  • “Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - C.S. Lewis

 

  • “Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” ― Ray Bradbury

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Ray Bradbury

 

  • “In magic – and in life – there is only the present moment, the now. You can’t measure time the way you measure the distance between two points. ‘Time’ doesn’t pass. We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; we’re always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better, about the consequences of our actions, and about why we didn’t act as we should have. Or else we think about the future, about what we’re going to do tomorrow, what precautions we should take, what dangers await us around the next corner, how to avoid what we don’t want and how to get what we have always dreamed of.” ― Paulo Coelho, Aleph

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Paulo Coelho

 

  • “People who say that yesterday was better than today are ultimately devaluing their own existence.” ― Karl Lagerfeld

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Karl Lagerfeld

 

  • “But now isn’t simply now. Now is also a cold reminder: one whole day later than yesterday, one year later than last year. Every now is labeled with its date, rendering all past nows obsolete, until — later of sooner — perhaps — no, not perhaps — quite certainly: it will come.” ― Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Christopher Isherwood

 

  • “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” ― George Orwell, 1984

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - George Orwell

 

  • “I want everything back, the way it was. But there is no point to it, this wanting.” ― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Margaret Atwood

 

  • “How can the past and future be, when the past no longer is, and the future is not yet? As for the present, if it were always present and never moved on to become the past, it would not be time, but eternity.” ― St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -St. Augustine of Hippo

 

  • “Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.”― Charles R. Swindoll

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Charles R. Swindoll

 

  • “Have you not noticed that love is silence? It may be while holding the hand of another, or looking lovingly at a child, or taking in the beauty of an evening. Love has no past or future, and so it is with this extraordinary state of silence.”― Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

  • “The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm, and courage of the young people.”― Kailash Satyarthi

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Kailash Satyarthi

 

  • “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”― John F. Kennedy

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -John F. Kennedy

 

  • “Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up. There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day.”― Rachel Boston

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Rachel Boston

 

  • “The past always looks better than it was. It’s only pleasant because it isn’t here.”― Finley Peter Dunne

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Finley Peter Dunne

 

  • “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”― Buddha

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Buddha

 

  • “See, when you drive home today, you’ve got a big windshield on the front of your car. And you’ve got a little bitty rearview mirror. And the reason the windshield is so large and the rearview mirror is so small is because what’s happened in your past is not near as important as what’s in your future.”― Joel Osteen

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Joel Osteen

 

  • “In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.”― Gianni Versace

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Gianni Versace

 

  • “For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”― Steve Jobs

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Steve Jobs

 

  • “You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.”― Richard Bach

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Richard Bach

 

  • “John Wells let me write a couple of West Wings, which was an incredible gift. I loved it once I got past the brain injury part of it, and so I’m working on a couple of things that are far from fruition, but what I want to pursue.”― Bradley Whitford

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Bradley Whitford

 

  • “Modern science says: ‘The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.’ From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into a frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom.”― Nikola Tesla

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Nikola Tesla

 

  • “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”― Bil Keane

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Bil Keane

 

  • “The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it’s time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.”― James Rollins

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -James Rollins

 

  • “I’m not good at future planning. I don’t plan at all. I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. I don’t have a day planner and I don’t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.”― Heath Ledger

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present -Heath Ledger

 

  • “We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.”― George Santayana

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - George Santayana

 

  • “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.”― Maya Angelou

 

Quotes About how the Past affects the present - Maya Angelou

 

Conclusion

Above we made a collection of quotes about the past that will help you to correct your feeling and focus about how you can live happily, hope you enjoyed and we are waiting your favorite quote about the past in the comments.

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