81 Best Powerful Past Quotes

Suffering from anxiety about his past! Then read the past quotes given by famous people in full below. Hope you will feel better.

Past Quotes :

  • “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist.” ~Kurt Vonnegut
  • “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” ~Rick Warren
  • “It’s not to much fun to know yourself too well or think you do everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through & past the falls.” ~Marilyn Monroe
  • “Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.” ~George S. Patton
  • “In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people… they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.” ~Ken Blanchard
  • “You can’t undo the past… but you can certainly not repeat it.” ~Bruce Willis
  • “While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” ~Ronald Reagan
  • “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” ~L.p. Hartley
  • “Sometimes you can’t let go of the past without facing it again.” ~Gail Tsukiyama

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Forget The Past Quotes :

  • “The past is dead. Tomorrow will become whatever decision you make it. Acheron.” ~Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • “We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.” ~Robin S. Sharma
  • “Forget the past the future will give you plenty to worry about.” ~George Allen
  • “It’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out.” ~Khaled Hosseini
  • “The past is a pebble in my shoe.” ~Edgar Allan Poe
  • “Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.” ~Denis Waitley
  • “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” ~Marcel Proust
  • “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” ~Bil Keane
  • “The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.” ~Niccolo Machiavelli
  • “Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.” ~Haruki Murakami

Past Life Quotes :

  • “You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.” ~Chuck Palahniuk
  • “Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the best of the past.” ~Lana Del Rey
  • “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ~Buddha
  • “You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.” ~Richard Bach
  • “A good friend is a connection to life a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.” ~Lois Wyse
  • “When we think of the past it’s the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.” ~Margaret Atwood
  • “The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” ~Andre Maurois
  • “The past has no power over the present moment.” ~Eckhart Tolle
  • “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” ~George Bernard Shaw
  • “The older one becomes the quicker the present fades into sepia and the past looms up in glorious technicolour.” ~Beryl Bainbridge
  • “I’m looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past.” ~Mike Rowe

Quotes About The Past :

  • “Some people feel like they don’t deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.” ~Jon Krakauer
  • “The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.” ~Philip Emeagwali
  • “No man is rich enough to buy back his past.” ~Oscar Wilde
  • “Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.” ~Marcus Aurelius
  • “The decisions of our past are the architects of our present.” ~Dan Brown
  • “The past is nothing but a weight. It will build inside of you like a stone.” ~Lauren Oliver
  • “An awareness of our past is essential to the establishment of our personality and our identity as Africans.” ~Haile Selassie
  • “You can’t look back you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.” ~Jodi Picoult
  • “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” ~Walt Disney
  • “History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.” ~John F. Kennedy

Quotes Of Forgetting The Past :

  • “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.” ~Corrie Ten Boom
  • “The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.” ~Felix Adler
  • “The past is only the future with the lights on.” ~Blink-182
  • “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~George Santayana
  • “The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it. ~Alan Moore
  • “The past explains how I got here, but the future is up to me and I love to live life at full throttle.” ~Janice Dickinson
  • “The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” ~Albert Einstein
  • “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” ~Marcus Garvey
  • “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
  • “The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” ~Thomas S. Monson

Beautiful Past Quotes :

  • “The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.” ~Erich Fromm
  • “Living in the past or living in the future those aren’t real. The moment is now, and that’s where safety and comfort and all that good stuff is.” ~Marc Jacobs
  • “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” ~Thomas Jefferson
  • “The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now.” ~Bill Cosby
  • “There is always tension between the possibilities we aspire to and our wounded memories and past mistakes.” ~Sean Brady
  • “The future for me is already a thing of the past You were my first love and you will be my last.” ~Bob Dylan
  • “Memory is a snare, pure and simple; it alters, it subtly rearranges the past to fit the present.” ~Mario Vargas Llosa
  • “Our scars make us know that our past was for real.” ~Jane Austen
  • Forgiveness means letting go of the past.” ~Gerald Jampolsky
  • “Your past is always your past. Even if you forget it, it remembers you.” ~Sarah Dessen

Remembering Our Past Quotes :

  • “Study the past if you would define the future.” ~Confucius
  • “Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.” ~Charles Lindbergh
  • “If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.” ~Winston Churchill
  • “You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.” ~Jane Austen
  • “One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.” ~Gaston Bachelard
  • “If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.” ~George Burns
  • “Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past.” ~Anne Lamott
  • “Change can be good but its always tough to let go of the past.” ~Emily Giffin
  • “We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.” ~Chanakya
  • “The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.” ~Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Past Quotes In English :

  • “Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.” ~Tryon Edwards
  • “The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” ~Oscar Wilde
  • “In this bright future you can’t forget your past.” ~Bob Marley
  • “Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.” ~Dale Turner
  • “Look back, and smile on perils past.” ~Walter Scott
  • “We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.” ~T. D. Jakes
  • “Keep in mind that people change, but the past doesn’t.” ~Becca Fitzpatrick
  • “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” ~George Orwell
  • “A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.” ~Fidel Castro
  • “We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.” ~Marianne Williamson

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