The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.
You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
No hand can make the clock strike for me the hours that are passed.
I don’t think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
There is a way to look at the past. Don’t hide from it. It will not catch you–if you don’t repeat it.
One reason God created time was so that there would be a place to bury the failures of the past.
We cannot let the past cloud our perception of the future.
One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now ?
The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future.
Every past is worth condemning.
To what a degree the same past can leave different marks-and especially admit of different interpretations.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.
People who try to predict the future are trying to gain control over their past.
The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember.
– Harold Pinter
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
With our thoughts we make the world.
It is never too late to become what you might have been.
– George Eliot
I think we agree, the past is over.
– George Washington
The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
– Zora Neale Hurston
To what a degree the same past can leave different marks and especially admit of different interpretations.
– André Gide
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
– Leslie Poles Hartley
There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.
– Marshall McLuhan
At the end of our life our questions are simple: Did I live fully? Did I love well?
– Jack Kornfield
I like men who have a future and women who have a past.
– Oscar Wilde
You have to know the past to understand the present.
– Dr. Carl Sagan
You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.
– Mahatma Gandhi
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
– Alvin Toffler
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is but also the world as it will be.
– Isaac Asimov
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
– The Buddha