We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
But the only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past can be changed.
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
The present is a rope stretched over the past. The secret to walking it is, you never look down.
Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue.
Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.
Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
The difference between God and the historians consists above all in the fact that God cannot alter the past.
The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present which seldom happens to us.
Change is the law of life; and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.