102+ Best Past And Future Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Inspirational past and future quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Powerful Collection of Most Famous Past And Future Quotes

The past is the past, you cant change it. All you can do is look forward to the future. – Ashlee VanDyken

It is not the past that matters but the future. – Varun Ravikumar

Praises for our past triumphs are as feathers to a dead bird. – Paul Eldridge

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. – Lesley Hartley

The present defines the future. The future builds on the foundation of the past. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Your past success is a foundation into future success. – Lailah Gifty Akita

It is possible to reclaim your future, to build a happy life despite an imperfect past. We can order the universe to our will and mind. – Katherine Marsh

The past is strapped to our backs. We do not have to see it; we can always feel it. – Mignon McLaughlin

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

Your past is just a story. And once you realize this it has no power over you. – Chuck Palahniuk

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. – Thomas Jefferson

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. – Mary Pickford

We need not destroy the past. It is gone. – John Cage

I was so in the present moment the past was no longer part of me. – Laurel Hoodwrit

In this bright future you can’t forget your past. – Bob Marley

Forget the past – the future will give you plenty to worry about. – George Allen, Sr.

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present. – Golda Meir

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. – Wendell Berry

The one charm of the past is that it is the past. – Oscar Wilde

Study the past, if you would divine the future. – Confucius

Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future. – Melanie Gustafson

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

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title. – Virginia Woolf

Don’t let the past steal your present. – Cherralea Morgen

No man is rich enough to buy back his past. – Oscar Wilde

There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past. – Jean Rostand

You can never plan the future by the past. – Edmund Burke

No amount of sophistication is going to allay the fact that all your knowledge is about the past and all your decisions are about the future. – Ian Wilson

I have memories-but only a fool stores his past in the future. – David Gerrold

There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday. – Robert Nathan

The living moment is everything. – D.H. Lawrence

Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future. – Lil Wayne

I am not interested in the past, except as the road to the future. – Gianni Versace

To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past. – Charles J. Givens

Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere. The moment is only thing that counts. – Jean Cocteau

Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee. – Montaigne

Eternity is not something that begins when you are dead. It is going on all the time. – Charlotte Perkins

The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate. – Robert Kiyosaki

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

You can’t let your past hold your future hostage. – LL Cool J

Forever is composed of nows. – Emily Dickinson

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs. – Euripides

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes. – Carl Sandburg

The past is a good place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. – Unknown

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

Laugh about the past and dream about the future. – Rosemary M. Wixom

We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. – Robin Sharma

Your past is important but it is not nearly as important to your present as the way you see your future. – Tony Campolo

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. – Indian Proverb

People are always asking about the good old days. I say, why don’t you say the good now days? – Robert Young

No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today. – Brendan Francis

Regardless of your past, your tomorrow is a clean slate. You can choose what you want to write on that slate. – Zig Ziglar

You cannot change the past, but your future is spotless. You can write on it what you will. – Zig Ziglar

Don’t worry about people from your past there’s a reason why they didn’t make it to your future. – Adam Lindsay Gordon

I need neither future nor past, but to learn to take today not too fast. – Jeb Dickerson

The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post. – L. Thomas Holdcroft

The past is never there when you try to go back. It exists, but only in memory. To pretend otherwise is to invite a mess. – Chris Cobbs

If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven’t done much today. – Unknown

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

In order to plan your future wisely, it is necessary that you understand and appreciate your past. – Jo Coudert

You are not free until your past has no effect on your future. – Myles Munroe

You aren’t your past, you are probability of your future. – Oprah Winfrey

Those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. – John F. Kennedy

You can’t master your future if you’re still a slave to your past. – Rihanna

Nothing is worth more than this day. – Goethe

The future is always beginning now. – Mark Strand

We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God’s. – Henry Ward Beecher

Pile up too many tomorrows and you’ll find that you’ve collected nothing but a bunch of empty yesterdays. – The Music Man

In today already walks tomorrow. – Friedrich von Schiller

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness. – Abraham Maslow

It’s not the future that you’re afraid of, it’s the past that makes you anxious. – unknown

Don’t regret your past..It has shaped you. Don’t fear your future…It is yours to shape. – Louise Hansen

Forget not your past, for in the future it may help you grow. – J M Barrie

How you see your future is much more important that what has happened in your past. – Zig Ziglar

Study the past if you would define the future. – Confucius

We celebrate the past to awaken the future. – John F. Kennedy

It’s not what if, it’s what now. – Unknown

It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis. – Margaret Bonnano

Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys. – Andre Gide

Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do. – Jean de la Bruyere

If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is. – Unknown

For every minute, the future is becoming the past. – Thor Heyerdahl

One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. – Michael Cibenko

Stay on top of your past so you can have a better view of your future. – Dodinsky

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 Watts

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. – James Thurber

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. – Abraham Lincoln

If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don’t wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. – Senegalese Proverb

Our past is like a footprint. It only confirms we were there. No burden on our future does it bear. Bring the rain, clear the pane of clutter. – Jeb Dickerson

Chasing the past, I stumbled into the future. – T.A. Sachs

We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow. – Fulton Oursler

Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone. – Jerome K. Jerome

Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way. – Edna Ferber

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana

One faces the future with one’s past. – Pearl S. Buck

Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined. – Henry David Thoreau

The past does not equal the future. – Anthony Robbins

Having harvested all the knowledge and wisdom we can from our mistakes and failures, we should put them behind us and go ahead. – Edith Johnson

We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4am of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget. – Joan Didion

Mr. Meant-to has a friend, his name is Didn’t-Do. Have you met them? They live together in a house called Never-Win. And I am told that it is haunted by the Ghost of Might-have-Been. – Marva Collins

If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present. – Les Brown

Yesterday is a canceled check: Forget it. Tomorrow is a promissory note: Don’t count on it. Today is ready cash: Use it! – Edwin C. Bliss

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