He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.
The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Martin Luther King Jr.
One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.
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.
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
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
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.
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
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.
A very wise man once told me that you can't look back-you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.