Past Quotes

Antiquity is full of eulogies of another more remote antiquity.

To prepare for the future, examine the present. To understand the present, study the past.

More and more Emerson recedes grandly into history, as the future he predicted becomes a past.

No one can call again yesterday.

We ought not to look back, unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience.

Sometimes when a man recalls the good old days, he’s really thinking of his bad young days.

The past is but the past of a beginning.

The past is a scene from which the light is slowly fading.

We think in generalities, but we live in details. To make the past live, we must perceive it in detail in addition to thinking of it in generalities.

Your past is always going to be the way it was. Stop trying to change it.