The true past departs not, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless change.
He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.
One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.
The present time is seldom able to fill desire or imagination with immediate enjoyment, and we are forced to supply its deficiencies by recollection or anticipation.
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
I just don't see why the past has to matter.
You can't look back - you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.
He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing life in remembering the past.
Henry David Thoreau
Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking how you'll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
What's gone and what's past help should be past grief.
It isn't what you did in the past that will affect the present. It's what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.