145 Over The Past Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Over The Past Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories. — Steven Wright

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future. — Stephen Ambrose

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The past is only the future with the lights on — Mark Hoppus

That's history. I say history because it happened in the past. — Murray Walker

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The past is always tense, the future perfect. — Zadie Smith

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition. — Israel Zangwill

The best thing about the past is that it's over. The best thing about the future is that it's yet to come. The best thing about the present is that it's here now. — Richard Bandler

When the past is forgotten, the present is unforgettable — Martin Amis

If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past. — Baruch Spinoza

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The past is never dead. It's not even past. — William Faulkner

Short Over The Past Quotes

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  • You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. — C. S. Lewis
  • Don't stumble over something behind you. — Seneca
  • Over the past two decades, we have clearly seen an erosion of ethical values. — Arthur Levitt
  • Over the past two decades, we have clearly seen an erosion of ethical values. — Arthur Levitt Jr
  • There is no present or future-only the past, happening over and over again-now. — Eugene O'Neill
  • We cannot change our memories, but we can change their meaning and the power they have over us. — David Seamands
  • The past has no power over the present moment. — Eckhart Tolle
  • The past is over... forget it. The future holds hope... reach for it. — Charles R. Swindoll
  • The past is over; the present is fleeting; we live in the future. — Ray Kurzweil
  • The past does not define, you the present does. — Jillian Michaels

Top 10 Over The Past Quotes

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You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. — C. S. Lewis

Education must be a great equaliser in our society. It must be the tool to level the differences that our various social systems have created over the past thousands of years. — Rajiv Gandhi

The best thing about the past is that it's over. The best thing about the future is that it's yet to come. The best thing about the present is that it's here now. — Richard Bandler

Don't stumble over something behind you. — Seneca

To get over the past, you first have to accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, or sweat it… it’s over. It can hurt you no more. — Mandy Hale

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too. — Marcus Aurelius

My election only proves that the citizens are tired of the experienced politicians who over the past 28 years created a country of opportunities - opportunities to steal, bribe and loot. — Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future. — Sivananda

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future. — Sri Swami Sivananda

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. — Wayne Dyer

Over The Past Image Quotes

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Over the past quote You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

Getting Over The Past Quotes

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Often when a person can't get past stress, she will turn to overeating, drinking or smoking, which can become a greater problem than the stress itself. — Marilu Henner

We have to get better at that. All of the Stanley Cup winning teams throughout the past few seasons, when they needed to play defense, they did it. If you can play defense, that's when you know it's game over. — Steve Yzerman

There's this other world where all comedians want to do is make funny videos. Typically what's happened in the past is that a comedian gets a standup career and over the course of 20 years builds it up to the point where Comedy Central gives them a sketch show. — Gavin McInnes

Over the past quote Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future. — Chuck Palahniuk

Jews are living in the past and they can't get over it. — Jackie Mason

Pause and remember - The past is over and it cannot be changed, fixed or undone by continuing to think about it. The quicker we can get over our mistakes, understand the lessons and move forward, the healthier we become to ourselves and everyone around us! — Jennifer Young

Over the past quote Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or de
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.

The art of living your life has a lot to do with getting over loss. The less the past haunts you, the better. — Richard Ford

It must be around forty, when you're "over the hill." I don't even know what that means and why it's a bad thing. When I go hiking and I get over the hill, that means I'm past the hard part and there's a snack in my future. That's a good thing as far as I'm concerned. — Ellen DeGeneres

Your job in life is to look after yourself and to find ways to get what you need - emotionally and otherwise - so that you live your best possible life, without being mired in anger and hurt over the past. — Amy Dickinson

We put labels on people and fight wars over them. If we truly want harmony, we have to get past the labels. — Wayne Dyer

The Past Is Over Quotes

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The man hunched over his motorcycle can focus only on the present... he is caught in a fragment of time cut off from both the past and the future... he has no fear, because the source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear. — Milan Kundera

Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing. — Brian Weiss

The economy is a ponzi scheme. People are working harder than they ever have for less wages, but we have so many bobbles because manufacturing has come up so quickly over the past hundred years that people have the illusion of wealth. — Alex Jones

Over the past quote When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past,
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.

Prison is the only form of public housing that the government has truly invested in over the past 5 decades — Marc Lamont Hill

Although we are aware that North Korea is attaching importance to the liquidation of the past, that is difficult unless there is progress over the abduction issue. — Koichi Haraguchi

A snarky but accurate description of monetary policy over the past five years is that the Federal Reserve successfully replaced the technology bubble with a housing bubble — Paul Krugman

Over the past quote It's not the future that you're afraid of. It's repeating the past that makes yo
It's not the future that you're afraid of. It's repeating the past that makes you anxious.

Asean is obviously a very important association for us. Over the past 30 years Asean has made great strides in regional cooperation covering a number of areas, although recently it has been under strain because of the financial crisis and other challenges. — Hassanal Bolkiah

Railing against the past will not heal us. History has happened. It's over and done with. All we can do is to change its course by encouraging what we love instead of destroying what we don't. — Arundhati Roy

This is how you entrench inequality: We let the poor invest in lottery tickets, sports gambling and casinos but not startups. The first three are perennial losers. Startups have returned 15% over the past 50 years. — Chamath Palihapitiya

She belongs to the winter that is past, to the darkness that is over, and has no part or lot in the life I shall lead for the next six months. Oh, I could dance and sing for joy that the spring is here! What a ressurection of beauty there is in my garden, and of brightest hope in my heart. — Elizabeth von Arnim

Past Is Over Quotes

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Your past is just a story. And once you realize this it has no power over you. — Chuck Palahniuk

The sad and tragic fact is that the civil rights movement, despite its honorable and courageous past, has over the years degenerated into a demagogic hustle, promoting the mindless racism they once fought against. — Thomas Sowell

Over the past five years, I've met several presidents, several secretaries of education ... and there is no plan. If you want to save your children, you're going to have to do it yourself. It's just us. — Geoffrey Canada

Over the past quote Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where
Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.

We are all . . . children of this universe. Not just Earth, or Mars, or this system, but the whole grand fireworks. And if we are interested in Mars at all, it is only because we wonder over our past and worry terribly about our possible future. — Ray Bradbury

The creation message has matured over the past three decades, as the discernment and understanding of creationist leaders has matured. More and more, the emphasis is on the foundational issue: compromise of Genesis ultimately undermines the gospel itself. — Ken Ham

Time will explain it all. Waste no tears over the griefs of yesterday. One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other. Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future. — Euripides

Over the past quote If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are li
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

Every new Fashion is a refusal to inherit, a subversion against the oppression of the preceding Fashion; Fashion experiences itself as a Right, the natural right of the present over the past. — Roland Barthes

Music is like a river or stream that has come down to us through time, bringing nurture to man's soul. From the past masters, this music flowed to my father and through him to me. I want to keep this stream flowing. I don't want it to die. It must spread all over the world. — Ali Akbar Khan

Adieu! adieu! thy plaintive anthem fades Past the near meadows, over the still stream, Up the hill-side; and now 'tis buried deep In the next valley-glades: Was it a vision, or a waking dream? Fled is that music:--do I wake or sleep? — John Keats

A lot of incredible rap albums over the past couple of decades have deserved Album of the Year. 'To Pimp a Butterfly' is an extension of those albums. — Kendrick Lamar

Recent Past Quotes

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The past went that-a-way. When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future. — Marshall McLuhan

Today it is not a matter of ‘conserving’ the present or returning to a recent past that has failed, but rather of regaining possession of our most archaic roots, which is to say those most suited to the victorious life. — Guillaume Faye

I'm not an historian but I can get interested - obsessively interested - with any aspect of the past, whether it's palaeontology or archaeology or the very recent past. — Penelope Lively

Over the past quote When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. It has nothing new to say.
When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. It has nothing new to say.

There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past. — George Carlin

Instead of confronting its real and difficult problems and grappling honestly with a dark past, Hungary embraced a reactionary government and a self-pitying image of itself as the victimized nation, and went looking for scapegoats in the Roma, Jews, and, most recently, Syrian migrants. — Susan Faludi

It's human nature to extrapolate the recent past into the future, but it's terrible that managements go along with this. — Charlie Munger

Over the past quote Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.

I do sometimes strongly hope that in a past life, my most recent life before this, I was absolutely horrible, evil, hideous. Because otherwise - well, hell, to even things up next time around, I'm going to have to pay for this one, am I not? — Vanessa Paradis

The unhistorical are usually, without knowing it, enslaved to a fairly recent past. — C. S. Lewis

Most of the media... is positioning the merger with Compaq and the recent actions by Walter Hewlett and David Packard as a fight between the past and the future. — Carly Fiorina

Based on my own personal experience – both as an investor in recent years and an expert witness in years past – rarely do more than three or four variables really count. Everything else is noise. — Martin J. Whitman

Looking At The Past Quotes

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I look back at the past as fond memories but I'm able to move forwards in a new light, like I'm reborn. — Brendon Urie

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then. — Diana Ross

You have to make the decision to let go of the past if you want to move forward. Reliving your painful past will poison your heart and your tomorrow. If you look at today through the eyes of the past, you can never see what the present moment has to offer. — Bryant H. McGill

If you look at your past and are depressed it means that you are listening to the devil. — Martyn Lloyd-Jones

They’re not derived from looking at the past. — Naval Ravikant

If I did not simply live from one moment to another, it would be impossible for me to be patient, but I only look at the present, I forget the past, and I take good care not to forestall the future. — Therese of Lisieux

Never look back, except for an occasional glance, look ahead and plan for the future. Success is not built on past laurels, but rather on a continuous activity. Keep busy searching out new ideas and, experimentally, keep ahead of the times, or at least up with them. — Dorothy Draper

Good explanations don’t have to be obvious. They’re not derived from just looking at what happened in the past. Rather, they are testable. — Naval Ravikant

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future. — Gail Buckley

I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future. — LaToya Jackson

Living In The Past Quotes

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Happiness and success come from living in the present, not from existing in the past. — Steve Maraboli

Perfecting the past blurs your focus of the future. — Marvin Davis

Learn from yesterday, live for today. — Albert Einstein

The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it. — Thomas S. Monson

Love in the past is only a memory. Love in the future is only a fantasy. True love lives in the here and now. — Gautama Buddha

Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That's what makes me feel whole. — Hugh Hefner

This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see. — Corrie Ten Boom

How quickly we forget God's great deliverances in our lives. How easily we take for granted the miracles he performed in our past. — David Wilkerson

Do not die in the history of your past hurts and past experiences, but live in the now and future of your destiny. — Michelle Obama

Simplify your life. Don't waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don't burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have. Don't destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present. Simplify! — Henry David Thoreau

Past And Future Quotes

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The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. French translationMarcel Pagnol

Instead of past, present and future, I'd prefer chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. — Ashleigh Brilliant

There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future. — Adam Lindsay Gordon

Best there is... past, present and future! Ohhhhh yeahhhh! — Randy Savage

You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. illusions of realityRichard Bach

Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up. There's nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day. — Rachel Boston

Everyone may not be good, but there's always something good in everyone. Never judge anyone shortly because every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. — Oscar Wilde

Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence. — Pope John Paul II

We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate - thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising. — Maya Angelou

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A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. — Fidel Castro

People Writing About Over The Past

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Read quotes by C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis
quotes on purpose, faith and love

1957 19120
Read quotes by Richard Bandler

Richard Bandler
quotes on leadership, change and consciousness

45 949
Read quotes by Seneca

Seneca
quotes on life, love and time

1196 4543
Read quotes by Steven Wright

Steven Wright
quotes on life, work

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Read quotes by Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle
quotes on life, love and presence

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Read quotes by Sivananda

Sivananda
quotes on life, yoga and death

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More Over The Past Quotes

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No matter what has happened to you in the past or what is going on in your life right now, it has no power to keep you from having an amazingly good future if you will walk by faith in God. God loves you! He wants you to live with victory over sin so you can possess His promises for your life today! — Joyce Meyer

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. — Frank Herbert

Our brains replay every painful memory from the past and every possible scary scenario from the future over and over, just like a complex computer simulation, in an attempt to scare us away from threats before they can happen and regardless of the probability of their happening at all. — Mo Gawdat

If you're driving down a highway at fifty-five miles per hour and suddenly see a squirrel a few meters in front of you, it's too late for you to do anything about it, because you've already run it over! Your consciousness lives in the past. — Max Tegmark

The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States. — Daniel Patrick Moynihan

All the struggle, sacrifice, and creation through which the Party has united and led the Chinese people over the past hundred years has been tied together by one ultimate theme -- bringing about the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. — Xi Jinping

But, at the end of the day, that’s in the past. When you talk about the past, that’s your ego talking. It’s in the past. It’s over with. — Giannis Antetokounmpo

As a species, we are living much longer than ever. But not much better. Not at all. Over the past century we have gained additional years, but not additional life — not life worth living anyway. — David Sinclair

It's just different discipline, just doing the voice over. I guess I've done about 5 or 6 audio books in the past and I do the animated voice for a show called Fatherhood on Nickelodeon. — Blair Underwood

Strange to wake-up this morning as a former ODI cricketer, but it's been a great honour and privilege playing for Sri Lanka during the past 15 years. At the end of the day, I am very fortunate to have enjoyed a long career playing with and against some great players. Thanks for all the encouragement and support over the years. — Kumar Sangakkara

What is at stake is how to answer the potential threat Iraq represents with the risk of proliferation of WMD. Baghdad's regime did use such weapons in the past. Today, a number of evidences may lead to think that, over the past four years, in the absence of international inspectors, this country has continued armament programs. — Jacques Chirac

I've always loved the night and I'll like lying awake and thinking over everything in life, past, present and to come. Especially to come. — Lucy Maud Montgomery

Over the past 6 months, I have been playing around with my macros, and I’m really starting to see what works for me. — Martyn Ford

The collapse of U.S. influence over Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom’s new alliances with China and Iran are painful emblems of the abject failure of the Neocon strategy of maintaining U.S. global hegemony with aggressive projections of military power. China has displaced the American Empire by deftly projecting, instead, economic power. Over the past decade, our country has spent trillions bombing roads, ports, bridges, and airports. China spent the equivalent building the same across the developing world. The Ukraine war is the final collapse of the Neocon's short-lived “American Century.” The Neocon projects in Iraq and Ukraine have cost $8.1 trillion, hollowed out our middle class, made a laughingstock of U.S. military power and moral authority, pushed China and Russia into an invincible alliance, destroyed the dollar as the global currency, cost millions of lives and done nothing to advance democracy or win friendships or influence. — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

The mind, conditioned as it is by the past, always seeks to re-create what it knows and is familiar with. Even if it is painful, at least it is familiar. The mind always adheres to the known. The unknown is dangerous because it has no control over it. That's why the mind dislikes and ignores the present moment. — Eckhart Tolle

This generation lacks true knowledge of how the past has trapped you with psychological lassos over Adam's apples. — Reks

He talked a lot about the past, and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

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