The past quotes and quotations
This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.
Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.
Sir William Osler
I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
W. Somerset Maugham
Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.
William Ralph Inge
I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow