Here we have a collection of Past quotes that we hope will help to open your mind, inspire or motivate you.
Sourced from a variety of wise authors, these quotes may give you the clarity you are seeking, to enable you to let go of traumatic past experiences.
The past tense as we know is used to describe something that has already happened. Sometimes you will look back at the past with regret, pain, anger, or perhaps guilt. I'm not saying you should take these emotions, lock them up and throw away the key but rather deal with them head-on then find a way to move forward. This is the healthy thing to do.
Of course, we have experiences in the past which we love to reflect upon, happy memories of places or people. These are the experiences in which we should hang on to, the memories that make us smile!
A well-loved past enriches the world around us.
David Lowenthal, The Past is a Foreign Country
Love and Life Quotes
We are mindful as we acknowledge our past as an inevitable and subtle stowaway in our lives.
David Richo, When the Past Is Present
After you learn from your past, let go of it.
Juli J. McFarland, The Past, Present, and Future You
Letting Go Quotes
The past is passed. You wouldn't drive with most or all of your focus on the rearview mirror (at least not for long!) — so why do it in life?
Elaine Harrison, Today Is the Day You Change Your Life
The past exists so you may make your future brighter.
Vincent Carotenuto, Reaching the Pinnacle of Your Emotions
We have no control over our past or the future. But, we have total control over the present moment.
Angela Peris, Loving Your Heart
Learn from your past mistakes as well as your triumphs.
Betty Jane Rapin, Make the Divine Connection for a Spiritualized consciousness
The wisest judgments take into account all your errors, all the mistakes of the past, and everything you have learned from them.
Gerard I. Nierenberg, Earn from Your Mistakes
By understanding your past and being aware of your present, you can build a future that has meaning for you.
David W. Johnson, Human Relations and Your Career
The past should never be discounted as a shameful memory, or something so easily forgotten.
Lisa Olivares Young, Walking with God Is a Divine Journey
Understanding your past is only useful for understanding why you are the way you are right now. But once that's done, it's time to LOOK FORWARD to the FUTURE.
Salay Kekula, Secrets to Reaching Your Destiny
By faith you must learn from your past, build upon your past, and do better than you did in the past.
Jerry Falwell, Building Dynamic Faith
Forgiveness is the ointment needed to heal the wound; the scar might remain, but the pain is gone. You are truly free when your past no longer has an effect on you.
Lynn Earl Kirkland, Know Your Enemy and His Tactics
You do not have to reflect on your past to make it through another day. You only have to continue to wake up. However, to positively CHANGE tomorrow, or to make an improvement, you must reflect on your past.
Unknown author, Flying Safety
The feeling of past time is a present feeling.
William James, Psychology
Successful grieving over past events leads to acceptance of what happened and recovery.
Roy Krawitz, Wendy Jackson, Borderline Personality Disorder
The past does not define the limits of the future – only the conditions for its change.
International Journal of Women's Studies
We must accept the past for what it is – the past.
Gerry Reid, ASK for Success!
Be compassionate with yourself and let go of judgment about past choices.
Lauren E. Sullivan, Give Wings to Your Dreams
Everyone walks on the earth, but there are those who walk like slaves, with no freedom at all. They are sucked in by the future or by the past, and they are not capable of dwelling in the here and now, where life is available.
Ross Thompson, Wounded Wisdom
My past still structures my present being and my future possibilities, regardless of whether I regret lost opportunities or feel privileged because it has taken me to an excellent position from which I can venture further into the future.
Jan Baars, Aging and the Art of Living
Inspire yourself with inspiration to let go of the past, inspire yourself with inspiration to move forward from what you've once had.
Black Barbie, Inspire 2B Inspired
The best worth of the past is to inspire and guide fresh fidelity. Let its failures warn and its successes encourage.
Federic Dan Huntington, The Monthly Religious Magazine and Theological Review
Let go of the past, but keep the good memories.
Michelle McKinney Hammond, Get Over It and On with It: How to Get Up When Life Knocks you down
Learn from the past, but do not stay there.
Izell Kirkpatrick, Accept Your Past, Embrace Your Present, Anticipate Your Future
You see, The Law of Attraction is a matter of focusing upon today and letting go of the past.
J. M. Edwards, The Law of Attraction for Sales
Law of Attraction
Love your past for the lessons it has given you, but don't hover there. Turn and greet your future by facing forward.
Beverly M. Breakey, Choose Life!
My hope comes in knowing that though the past cannot be erased, it can be dealt with, and lived with, and then left behind.
Deborah Roberts, Kay Scott
If you live your life to the fullest each day, the past won't matter, and the future will take care of itself.
Judd Biasiotto, In Pursuit of Excellence and Self-Fulfillment
Prying into the past won't get us anywhere. The problem lies in the future, or to be more accurate, in the present.
Mitsubishi Keizai Kenkyūjo, MERI's Monthly Circular
The past does not define you, those who have hurt you do not define you, and your circumstances do not define who you are.
Dr. Don Woodard, Restored
I know it's time for me to let go of the past bitterness and hurt and to never look back.
Sharon Elaine Green, Hanging on by the Strength of My Tears
It is vain to wander among the ashes and wrecks of past failure.
Unknown Author, The Religious Magazine and Monthly Review