I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
— Abraham Lincoln

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. backward quote

It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else... begin to march us steadily backward.
— Patrick Stewart

Evil spelled backward is live.
— Unknown

People will not look forward to posterity who will not look backward to their ancestors.
— Edmund Burke