Past Proverbs

By | November 5, 2016

Sayings about The Past

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity. ~ Arabian Proverb

You can be cautious about the future but not the past. ~ Chinese Proverb

Words of snow, which fell last year. ~ German Proverbs

A book is a good friend when it lays bare the errors of the past. ~ Indian Proverbs

Regretting the past is like chasing after the wind. ~ Russian Proverb

Living in the past has one thing going for it; it’s cheaper! ~ Traditional Proverb

Patience, money and time bring all things to past. ~ Traditional Proverb

No matter her past, when a chambermaid marries a lord she becomes a lady. ~ Latin Proverb

The past is for God, the future for the Tsars. ~ Russian Proverbs

All the past died yesterday; the future is born today. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about the Past

Saying about The Past

Look to the past for guidance into the future. ~ Robert Jacob Goodkin

The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet. ~ Edward Thomas

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. ~ Oscar Wilde Quotes

The past is not a package one can lay away. ~ Emily Dickinson Quotes

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

The past beats inside me like a second heart. ~ John Banville

What is past is prologue. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

The past is the best way to suppose what may come. ~ Lord Halifax

Our most merciless enemy is our past. ~ Maxim Gorky

The past is over… forget it. The future holds hope… reach for it. ~ Charles Swindoll

We go to the past to lay the blame – since the past can’t argue. ~ Glen Duncan

Whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners to it. ~ Barack Obama Quotes

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

Only by acceptance of the past will you alter its meaning. ~ T. S. Eliot

Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

How the past perishes is how the future becomes. ~ Alfred North Whitehead

All the past is not worth one today. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The past is a funeral gone by. ~ Sir Edmund Gosse

The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes. ~ Simone Weil

Pain is no longer pain when it is past. ~ Margaret J. Preston

A good knowledge of things past is an armour against events to come. ~ Edward Counsel

Who recollects distinctly his past adventures, knows his destiny to come. ~ Johann Caspar Lavater

You always romanticize the past as soon as the future begins to frighten you. ~ Rick Remender

May you look back on the past with as much pleasure as you look forward to the future. ~ Paul Dickson

The past is at least secure. ~ Daniel Webster

The past is a towering mansion. ~ Edward Counsel

No matter what a man’s past may have been, his future is spotless. ~ John R. Rice

All tradition is merely the past. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events. ~ Adrienne Rich

The only past which endures lies wordlessly within you. ~ Frank Herbert

We all live on the past, and through the past are destroyed. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

The past is a closed door. ~ Margaret Atwood

I think we all agree, the past is over. ~ George W. Bush

One’s past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged. ~ Oscar Wilde

A man cannot free himself from the past more easily than he can from his own body. ~ André Maurois

The past is a mist. ~ Harold Pinter

It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it. ~ Kenneth Auchincloss

Only a good-for-nothing is not interested in his past. ~ Sigmund Freud

The past is never dead — it is not even past. ~ William Faulkner

My soul is not a palace of the past… ~ James Russell Lowell

The past always looks better than it was because it isn’t here. ~ Finley Peter Dunne

The past is never where you think you left it. ~ Katherine Anne Porter

The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post. ~ Thomas Holcroft

The past, though it cannot be relived, can always be repaired. ~ John La Farge

How easy it is to destroy the past and how difficult to forget it. ~ Jeanette Winterson

Whatever with the past is gone, the best is always yet to come. ~ Lucy Larcom

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

Continuity with the past is a necessity, not a duty. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there. ~ Herb Caen

You can’t change the past, it just is. ~ Alyson Noël

Study the past, if you would divine the future. ~ Confucius Quotes

Learn from the past–don’t wear it like a yoke around your neck. ~ Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

To be able to look back upon one’s past life with satisfaction is to live twice. ~ Marcus Valerius Martial

The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet. ~ Cyril Connolly

The past is utterly indifferent to its worshipers. ~ William Winter

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

The past is the present, isn’t it? It’s the future too. ~ Eugene O’Nei

It’s harder to imagine the past that went away than it is to imagine the future. ~ William Gibson

The past is all holy to us; the dead are all holy; even they that were wicked when alive. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Don’t brood on the past, but don’t forget it either. ~ Thomas H. Raddal

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

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future. ~ Ronald Reagan Quotes

The rewards in life go to those who are willing to give up the past. ~ Author Unknown

The past does not equal the future. ~ Anthony Robbins

The past and future are veiled; but the past wears the widow’s veil; the future, the virgin’s. ~ Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

I passionately scrutinize this past, in order to reconstruct from its scattered bits the illusion of a future. ~ Octave Mirbeau

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

The past is never completely lost, however extensive the devastation. Your sorrows are the bricks and mortar of a magnificent temple. What you are today and what you will be tomorrow are because of what you have been. ~ Gordon Wright

In the maxim of the past you cannot go anywhere. ~ Maxim Gorky

The past beats inside me like a second heart. ~ John Banville

Nothing changes more constantly than the past; for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what actually happened, but of what men believe happened. ~ Gerald W. Johnson

The past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Recognizing what we have done in the past is a recognition of ourselves. By conducting a dialogue with our past, we are searching how to go forward. ~ Kiyoko Takeda

The true picture of the past flits by. The past can be seized only as an image which flashes up at the instant when it can be recognized and is never seen again. ~ Walter Benjamin

The light of other days is faded, and all their glories past. ~ Alfred Bunn

There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it. There is only an eternally new now that builds and creates itself out of the best as the past withdraws. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You read the past in some old faces. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

There is a way to look at the past. Don’t hide from it. It will not catch you — if you don’t repeat it. ~ Pearl Bailey

We may be through with the past, but the past is not through with us. Ideas of the Stone Age exist side by side with the latest scientific thought. Only a fraction of mankind has emerged from the Dark Ages… ~ Bergen Evans

The past is dead, and has no resurrection. ~ Henry Kirke White

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

The free world must not prove itself worthy of its own past. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

From the experience of the past we derive instructive lessons for the future. ~ John Quincy Adams

The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know . ~ Rebecca Beard

If the past is not to bind us … we should have no law but the inclination of the moment. ~ George Eliot

History-writing is a way of getting rid of the past. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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