50 Living in the Past Quotes That Will Empower You

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50 Best Living in the Past Quotes

1. “The past, which as always did not know the future, acted in ways that ask to be imagined before they are condemned. Or even simplified.” – Paul Fussell

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2. “If you do not cultivate your life’s environment, you will not captivate the worlds enlightenment.” – Ricky Maye

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3. “What you had yesterday is only memories; what you will have tomorrow is your dreams and what you will do today, let it be love.” – Santosh Kalwar

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4. “Why ruin the present by talking about the past?” – Victor Robert Lee

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5. “We cannot change the past. We can only take action in the present and, therefore, change the future.” – Ken Poirot

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6. “I can’t. You can’t rewrite the past.” – Jay Asher

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

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8. “Bitterness and blame only imprison us and prevent us from moving forward.” – Miquel Reina

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9. “You cannot build an empire on a graveyard. The ghosts of the past will it down.” – Shreya Naik

10. “Love can only be true and free when you are fully healed from painful past and any form of brokenness.” – Kemi Sogunle

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11. “Leaders build the future with clays of the past. Every good moment gives them ideas; every bad moment gives them lessons.” – Israelmore Ayivor

12. “It was strange how the future seemed tied inseparably to the past, so that both revolved through the present, like a great wheel…” – Tad Williams

13. “If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.” – Mercedes Lackey

14. “Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard

15. “Everything you think you know or feel is based on an attachment to the past.” – Akiroq Brost

16. “If it’s over, then don’t let the past screw up the rest of your life.” – Nicholas Sparks

17. “People tend to look on the beliefs of the past as being primitive and unintelligent, yet we are seeing more truth in the past every day.” – Jennifer L

18. “The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.” – Shannon L. Alder

19. “Where you come from, what you look like, and what your past holds do not define you as an individual you are what you make yourself to be.” – Kat Von D

20. “How can we prepare for the future if we won’t acknowledge the past?” – N.K. Jemisin

21. “It was no good to look back, to apologize for what had happened, or to wonder what could have been different.” – Lily Blake

22. “People from the past have a tendency to walk back into the present and run over the future.” – Anthony Liccione

23. “Of this I am certain, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.” – Winston S. Churchill

24. “Even if you time travel your past, it can’t be changed, likewise, you can’t possibly change your future, it is always the present which matters.” – Pushpa Rana

25. “Life’s all about balance. To move on in life you have to strike a balance between your past, present, and your future; you may either be jerked off or left behind.” – Richmond Akhigbe

26. “Everyone has a story; everyone hides his past as a means of self-preservation. Some just do it better, and more thoroughly, than others.” – Jodi Picoult

27. “The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.” – Kiran Desai

28. “Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.” – Cormac McCarthy

29. “Every relationship must have a starting point so that past errors may remain in the past.” – Mary Lydon Simonsen

30. “The past does not define me, it ignites me. The past is not a piece of me, it has placed me” – Ricky Maye

31. “When you accept things as they are, you allow yourself to make choices, that will help create the change you seek.” – Patricia Dsouza

32. “You couldn’t erase the past. You couldn’t even change it. But sometimes life offered you the opportunity to put it right.” – Ann Brashares

33. “The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.” – Philip Emeagwali

34. “Today I am leading because yesterday I was reading.” – Amit Kalantri

35. “If we wish to see where our future is headed, all we need to do is have a look at our past and that will tell us all the answers.” – Anthony T. Hincks

36. “When I think of what I already lived through it seems to me I was shedding my bodies along the paths.” – Clarice Lispector

37. “When the uncertain future becomes the past, the past, in turn, becomes uncertain” – Mohsin Hamid

38. “Don’t torture yourself over the past. Use it as a teacher. Whatever happened to you in the past, has only prepared you for now.” – Robert Tew

39. “The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.” – H.G. Wells

40. “I saw this was the way of the future, to leave the past behind as if it were a dream.” – Alice Hoffman

41. “You know that old phrase ‘Those who don’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it’? Well, I think those who remember the past are even worse off.” – Chuck Palahniuk

42. “It has shown me that everything is illuminated in the light of the past. It is always along the side of us…on the inside, looking out.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

43. “History would be a revelation of the future as much as it was a study of the past.” – Arundhati Roy

44. “The past is a demon that not even death can shake.” – Steven Erikson

45. “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana

46. “The distance to the corner shops of childhood becomes unfathomable, immeasurable; the candy bars have changed. And change has changed.” – Ilse Aichinger

47. “What a burden it must be to know all the terrible things you’ve done and supported it with arms unfit to carry it all.” – K. Weikel

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

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

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

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