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Famous Forget the Past Quotes

If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go. Steve Maraboli

The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future. Alyson Noel

If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate. C. Joybell C.

My name will be Edith Proir, she says. And there is much I am happy to forget. Veronica Roth

Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t should’ve done something. You can only do something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day! Steve Maraboli

I think the secret to a hoppy life is a selective memory. Remember what you are most grateful for and quickly forget what your not. Richard Paul Evans

Sometimes letting go is simply changing the labels you place on an event. Looking at the same event with fresh eyes. Steve Maraboli

Let’s not let this be your life tonight, he says. Let’s get back in the car and pretend we’re driving away because we want to not because we need to. We can pretend I’m taking you somewhere amazing somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. You can snuggle up to me and we can talk about how excited we are and we’ll talk about everything we’ll do when we get there. We can talk about the important stuff later. But tonight let’s not let this be your life. Colleen Hoover

When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear. When we release the fearful past and forgive everyone, we will experience total love and oneness with all. Gerald G. Jampolsky

For some, excavating the past isn’t an adventure, it’s more akin to tearing a Band Aid off an open wound. Raquel Cepeda

I realise there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go. Jeffrey McDaniel

Even a spineless anthropod sheds what’s no longer useful and leaves it behind them. Are you not greater than they? Jason Versey

Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not. Valery Satterwhite

The only things we never forget are the ones we never possessed. Laura Chouette

Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Sarah Ban Breathnach

When something affects a single minute in your life, it must leave an effect on you. Kangoma Kindembo

Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go. Oprah Winfrey

Remembering everything is not the only solution. Perhaps, forgetfulness can make us live in peace too. Mwanandeke Kindembo

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. Alexander Graham Bell

If you forget the path traveled, you will forget the path to travel. Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Hanging on to resentment is letting someone you despise live rent free in your head. Ann Landers

You can’t forget a person, so don’t even try that. because you’re indirectly reminding your mind of that person. by accepting the fact and the reality that, the person is no more attached to your present will lead you towards your goal but in a different way. So, Just go with the flow. SiD

Suffering is not holding you. You are holding suffering. When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you’ll come to realize how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens around with you. You’ll see that no one else other than you was responsible. The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival. Osho

My life there was entirely new, and as near to a cliché as I could make it. I was drawn to those parts of the city where one could find the most tourists so I could throw myself into their center. It was a hectic form of forgetting, and I spent the summer in pursuit of it of losing myself in swarms of travelers, allowing myself to be wiped clean of all personality and character, of all history. The more crass the attraction, the more I was drawn to it. Tara Westover

Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love? Leo Buscaglia

I understand that you are claiming it is almost impossible to forgive, but only easier to forget. The truth is that, you can only forgive that which you have forced your mind to forget. We must forget first, then forgiveness will come by itself. Mwanandeke Kindembo

Asking ourselves, Where am I right now? gives us a chance to step outside the internal dialogue for a moment of peace. Look around you, take a deep breath and notice what you see, hear and feel. Present moment awareness is the point of power and choice. It frees us from our compulsive thoughts. Laura Harvey

Perhaps no word exists in our terribly inadequate English language to name this abstract, emotional thing that is not forgiveness, is not forgetting, and also is both. Janisse Ray

The act of forgiveness is the act of returning to present time. And that’s why when one has become a forgiving person, and has managed to let go of the past, what they’ve really done is they’ve shifted their relationship with time. Caroline Myss

Death was not the opposite of life. It was already here, within my being, it had always been there, and no struggle would permit me to forget that. When it too the 17 year old Kizuki that night in May, death took me as well. Haruki Murakami

Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow. L. Ron Hubbard

What the waking and the healthy seem to have forgotten, the sleeping and the sick remember. Joyce Crick

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 Morrisse

The accuracy of my memories, whether things happened exactly the way that the personalities remember, doesn’t really matter. If my memory, combined with the memories of the other

personalities, provides some coherent past, then that is far better than the blankness I have. Whatever inaccuracies may occur because of the passage of time or because of the colored intensity of emotional truth harm no one. All that matters is that I gain a firm grasp on what is real. The memories of the total entity, accurate or not, are providing me a handle. I must have some background to adequately explain where I am now. I must have a base from which to build an unfragmented future. Joan Frances Casey

I don’t regret difficulties I experienced; I think they helped me to become the person I am today. I feel the way a warrior must feel after years of training; he doesn’t remember the details of everything he learned, but he knows how to strike when the time is right. Paolo Coelho

No matter the challenge that you face in life, your joy and happiness cannot be touched except you allow it. Dele Andersen

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

Penance, prayer, power none is capable of killing the past. Amit Kalantri

The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it. Alan Moore

We are quick to forgive and forget about the past, or our memories when we find the present satisfying. Mwanandeke Kindembo

I pray that former rejection and deep hurts will not color what I see and hear now. Sue Augustine

The scar is gone, but the cut will never be forgotten. Huguens Noel

What’s done is done. Hilliard MacBeth

Forgetting the person who you Love is much Better than hating them. Pradip Bendkule

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

There is an ancient Arab proverb that says, You should write the bad things that happen to you in the sand; that way they can be easily erased from your memory. Anthony J. Does

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

It feels like every reference he makes, every little word, catapults me back there, to a place that doesn’t really exist anymore. Eric Smith

Bring the past only if you are going to build from it. Doménico Cieri Estrada

This will not last forever. One day soon it will be over and a week or a month after that it will seem as though it were no more than a dream. A nightmare, perhaps. But not something real. That’s the remarkable thing about humanity; our capacity to forget. T.M Cicinski

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Henry David Thoreau

Diamonds are held under tons and tons of pressure, extremely high temperatures of fire and shuffled under shifting of tectonic plates, for a long, long time! Yet when they come out from there and are put on display for their beauty; does anybody stop to evaluate the diamond based upon all the shit it’s been through and say Remember that disgusting hole it used to be in? I bet it was hell in there! No, people don’t remember where a diamond has come from; they just see the beauty of it now. But it wouldn’t have become so beautiful, you know, if not for all of that! So why should we look at other people, or at ourselves and evaluate them ourselves based upon their our pasts? Shouldn’t we forget that? And only see the beauty that is in front of our eyes? Whatever it was, it made you beautiful! And that is what matters! C. JoyBell C.

Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past. Tryon Edwards

The good and the beautiful is not forgotten; it lives in legend and in song. Hans Christian Andersen

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present. Barbara De Angelis

Listen, baby, people do funny things. Specially us. The cards are stacked against us and just trying to stay in the game, stay alive and in the game, makes us do funny things. Things we can’t help. Things that make us hurt one another. We don’t even know why. But look here, don’t carry it inside and don’t give it to nobody else. Try to understand it, but if you can’t, just forget it and keep yourself strong, man. Toni Morrison

The past does not equal the future unless you live there. Tony Robbins

Forgetting is something time alone takes care of, but forgiveness is an act of volition, and only the sufferer is qualified to make the decision. Simon Wiesenthal

Regret doesn’t remind us that we did badly, it reminds us that we know that we could do better. Kathryn Schultz

The more she tried to forget, the more she remembered. T.K. Kiser

You need to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old. Sarah Ban Breathnach

There are so few people left alive from back then, you may as well be talking to them about the Black Death. Nobody recalls the shite in the 30s and that were fucking horrible. For Christ’s sake, nobody wants to remember the shite in the 80s. It’s all forgotten and swept under the rug by the newspapers and the BBC. They get nostalgic about the music, but they never want to mention the misery. It’s all shite. As for the bloody Second World War, the politicians only talk about it when they need an excuse to go pissing about in one of those fucking Muslim countries. Harry Leslie Smith

I use memories, but I will not allow memories to use me. Deepak Chopra

Writers don’t forget the past; they turn it into raw material. Joyce Rachelle

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t put the past together again. So let’s remember: Don’t try to saw sawdust. Dale Carnegie

You fell asleep and a monster crawled from out of my head and found its way under my bed. Yesenia Barkley

If you’re still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today. Joyce Chapman

But God has also given us the power to forget, so that when the tragedy is over we carry on as normal. Malala Yousafzai

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

Memory repression thrives in shame, secrecy, and shock. The shame and degradation experienced during sexual assault is profound, especially for children who have no concept of what is happening to them or why. Sexual abuse is so bizarre and horrible that the frightened child feels compelled to bury the event deep inside his or her mind. Renee Fredrickson

Only by acceptance of the past can you alter it. T.S. Eliot

Don’t forget the snow in the summertime, because you will meet him again when the summer is over! Mehmet Murat ildan

Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future. Denis Waitley

These young ones. They do not understand. There are so few of us left who remember how destructive rebellion is. The slaughter after the Golden Calf was worshiped. The thousands who died. The firestorm that burned the outer rim of camp when the foreigners among us incited a riot. They take for granted the miraculous water that feeds this multitude. They have eaten the manna every day of their lives and do not see the utter strangeness of it. They have not felt the desperation of thirst or the hopelessness of hunger. All they do is complain. Connilyn Cossette

It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then. Lewis Carroll

You must also forgive yourself. You must forgive yourself for any past mistakes and failures that you cannot forget. Laura Aranda

You did then what you knew how to do, and when you knew better, you did better. Maya Angelou

What hurt has been done to you, sweet girl? We shall erase it  it shall be but a memory forgotten, she promised. This, she knew how to do. Coco Mingolelli

Your past history and all of your hurts are no longer here in your physical reality. Don’t allow them to be here in your mind, muddying your present moments. Your life is like a play with several acts. Some of the characters who enter have short roles to play, others, much longer. But all are necessary, otherwise they wouldn’t be in the play. Embrace them all, and move on to the next act. Wayne Dyer