Past Quotes

Stop watering things that were never meant to grow in your life. Water what works, what's good, what's right. Stop playing around with those dead bones and stuff you can't fix, its over...leave it alone! You're coming into a season of greatness. If you water what's alive and divine, you will see harvest like you've never seen before. Stop wasting water on dead issues, dead relationships, dead people, a dead past. No matter how much you water concrete, you can't grow a garden.

- T. D. Jakes


When you begin to realize that your past does not necessarily dictate the outcome of your future, then you can release the hurt. It is impossible to inhale new air until you exhale the old.

- T. D. Jakes


Don't allow your past or present condition to control you. It's just a process that you're going through to get you to the next level.

- T. D. Jakes


Everyone may not be good, but there's always something good in everyone. Never judge anyone shortly because every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

- Oscar Wilde


To foretell the destiny of a nation, it is necessary to open a book that tells of her past.

- Jose Rizal


Never tripping off the past, I would rather never mind 'em/'Cause only fools trip over something that be behind 'em

- Fabolous


The past resembles the future more than one drop of water resembles another.

- Ibn Khaldun


No matter how dirty your past is, your future is still spotless.

- Drake


We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.

- Ellen G. White


If you sit back & spend too much time feeling good about what you did in the past, you're going to come up short next time

- Bill Belichick


The worst sinner has a future, even as the greatest saint has had a past. No one is so good or bad as he imagines.

- Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


A nation that forgets its past has no future.

- Winston Churchill


What do sad people have in common? It seems they have all built a shrine to the past and often go there and do a strange wail and worship. What is the beginning of Happiness? It is to stop being so religious like that.

- Hafez


Instead of past, present and future, I'd prefer chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

- Ashleigh Brilliant


Perfecting the past blurs your focus of the future.

- Marvin Davis


Best there is... past, present and future! Ohhhhh yeahhhh!

- Randy Savage


To live in the past is to die in the present.

- Bill Belichick


A race that is solely dependent upon another for economic existence sooner or later dies. As we have in the past been living upon the mercies shown by others, and by the chances obtainable, and have suffered there from, so we will in the future suffer if an effort is not made now to adjust our own affairs.

- Marcus Garvey


You should not look at what the person used to do, rather you should look at what kind of person they are today. The one who gets bogged down about people's pasts, is just like Iblees who said to Allaah, “You created me from fire and you created him from clay”.

- Ibn Taymiyyah


Freedom can never be taken for granted. Each generation must safeguard it and extend it. Your parents and elders sacrificed much so that you should have freedom without suffering what they did. Use this precious right to ensure that the darkness of the past never returns.

- Nelson Mandela


Our children may learn about heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves architects of the future.

- Jomo Kenyatta


Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence.

- Pope John Paul II


You can make the future, but it starts with leaving the past.

- Immortal Technique


Existence is.. well.. what does it matter? I exist on the best terms I can. The past is now part of my future. The present is well out of hand.

- Ian Curtis


The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.

- George Orwell


Suddenly she realized that what she was regretting was not the lost past but the lost future, not what had not been but what would never be.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald


The only person with whom you have to compare ourselves, is that you in the past. And the only per-son better you should be, this is who you are now.

- Sigmund Freud


From your past emerges the present, and from the present is born your future.

- Muhammad Iqbal


How strange and foolish is man. He looses his health in gaining wealth. Then to regain health he wastes his wealth. He ruins is present while worrying about his future - but weeps in the future by recalling his past. He lives as though death shall never come to him - but dies in a way as if he were never born.

- Ali ibn Abi Talib


Simplify your life. Don't waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don't burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have. Don't destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present. Simplify!

- Henry David Thoreau


The past is an interpretation. The future is on illusion. The world does not move through time as if it were a straight line, proceeding from the past to the future. Instead, time moves through and within us, in endless spirals. Eternity does not mean infinite time, but simply timelessness. If you want to experience eternal illumination, put the past and the future out of your mind and remain within the present moment.

- Shams Tabrizi


Do not look back, No one knows how the world ever began. Do not fear the future, Nothing lasts forever. If you dwell on the past or future, You will miss the moment.

- Rumi


A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

- Fidel Castro


Your past may not be perfect, but it was perfect for your purpose.

- Bo Sanchez


It isn't the past which holds us back, it's the future; and how we undermine it, today.

- Viktor E. Frankl


The past is a fog on our minds. The future? A complete dream. We can't neither guess the future, neither change the past.

- Shams Tabrizi


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


There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.

- Saint Augustine


There is neither past nor future. There is only the present. Yesterday was the present to you when you experienced it, and tomorrow will be also the present when you experience it. Therefore, experience takes place only in the present, and beyond experience nothing exists.

- Ramana Maharshi


The leader of the past was a person who knew how to tell. The leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask.

- Peter Drucker


J. Edgar Hoover: When morals decline and good men do nothing, evil flourishes. A society unwilling to learn from past is doomed. We must never forget our history.

- J. Edgar Hoover


In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.

- Gianni Versace


Evil can also be beautiful. The Coliseum in Rome, for example, a wonderful structure with an awful past. Just think about the bloody gladiator fights there.

- Rem Koolhaas


once it's jam, it can't be strawberries anymore.

- Marilyn Wallace


Let's say your past is your present and your present is your cash, So I look forward to the future.

- Young Jeezy


Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.

- Marcel Proust


If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.

- Baruch Spinoza


If you have to get on your knees and bow when a white person goes past do it willingly.

- Mamie Till


This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.

- Corrie Ten Boom


Man has always learned from the past. After all, you can't learn history in reverse!

- Archimedes