155 Times Past Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of times past quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about past good times.

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The Most Famous Times Past Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Remembrance of things past. — William Shakespeare

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

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. — L.P. Hartley

Every true history must force us to remember that the past was once as real as the present and as uncertain as the future. — G. M. Trevelyan

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were. — Marcel Proust

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

Twice does he live who can enjoy the remembrance of the past. — Ovid

The swiftness of time is infinite, as is still more evident when we look back on the past. — Seneca

Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

We cannot take one step in geology without drawing upon the fathomless stores of by-gone time. — Adam Sedgwick

Short Times Past Quotes

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  • Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. — Mother Teresa
  • I never regret my past... Only time I wasted was on the wrong people. — Tyga
  • From your past emerges the present, and from the present is born your future. — Muhammad Iqbal
  • I don't regret my past, I just regret the time I've wasted on the wrong people. — Wiz Khalifa
  • We know the past but cannot control it. We control the future but cannot know it. — Claude Shannon
  • Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real. — Cormac McCarthy
  • You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. — Charles Kettering
  • We have seen better days. — William Shakespeare
  • Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. — Will Rogers
  • So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Top 10 Times Past Quotes

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Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. — Mother Teresa

I never regret my past... Only time I wasted was on the wrong people. — Tyga

Do not waste one moment in regret, for to think feelingly of the mistakes of the past is to re-infect yourself. — Neville Goddard

If you sit back & spend too much time feeling good about what you did in the past, you're going to come up short next time — Bill Belichick

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From your past emerges the present, and from the present is born your future. — Muhammad Iqbal

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I don't regret my past, I just regret the time I've wasted on the wrong people. — Wiz Khalifa

The years go by one after the other; time slips past us with out our being aware of it; we grow old like ordinary men and we shall end like them. — Louis XIV

We know the past but cannot control it. We control the future but cannot know it. — Claude Shannon

Live in the present and shape the future, do not be casting lingering looks to the distant past for the past has passed away, never again to return. — Subramanya Bharathi

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. — Deepak Chopra

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Times past quote by Muhammad Iqbal

From your past emerges the present, and from the present is born your future. — Muhammad Iqbal

Times past quote by Wiz Khalifa

I don't regret my past, I just regret the time I've wasted on the wrong people. — Wiz Khalifa

Times past quote by William Shakespeare

We have seen better days. — William Shakespeare

Times past quote Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask
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.
Times past quote by Will Rogers

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. — Will Rogers

Times past quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Times past quote by Francisco de Quevedo

He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future. — Francisco de Quevedo

Times past quote by Federico Fellini

Regrets are a waste of time. They're the past crippling you in the present. — Federico Fellini

Times past quote Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either: "I wish I
Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either: "I wish I had" or "I'm glad I did".

Past Times Quotes

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You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. — Johnny Cash

Give up identification with this mass of flesh as well as with what thinks it a mass. Both are intellectual imaginations. Recognise your true self as undifferentiated awareness, unaffected by time, past, present or future, and enter Peace. — Adi Shankara

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

Times past quote People don't realize that now is all there ever is; There is no past or future e
People don't realize that now is all there ever is; There is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind.

Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results. — Niccolo Machiavelli

It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one. — George Harrison

We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. — Robin Sharma

Times past quote Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had
Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had.

One has to live in the present. Whatever is past is gone beyond recall; whatever is future remains beyond one's reach, until it becomes present. Remembering the past and giving thought to the future are important, but only to the extent that they help one deal with the present. — S. N. Goenka

If we spend our time obsessing with the future or regretting the past, then we will never live. Tomorrow will always be tomorrow and yesterday cannot be changed. — Jon Foreman

The Sunday morning service shows how popular your church is. The evening services show how popular your pastor is. Your private prayer time shows you how popular God is! — Leonard Ravenhill

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

Past Good Times Quotes

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We should not lay all past mistakes on Chairman Mao. So we must be very objective in assessing him. His contributions were primary, his mistakes secondary. In China, we will inherit the many good things in Chairman Mao's thinking while at the same time explaining clearly the mistakes he made. — Deng Xiaoping

If the management has not performed well in their bad times in the past, chances are they will not perform well in their good times in the future too. — Vijay Kedia

What is human life? The first third a good time; the rest remembering about it. — Mark Twain

Times past quote The past has no power over the present moment.
The past has no power over the present moment.

I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future. — Van Jones

O my good lord, that comfort comes too late, 'Tis like a pardon after execution. That gentle physic, given in time, had cured me; But now I am past all comforts here but prayers. — William Shakespeare

As a matter of fact," the other voice went on, "if you do tie her up from time to time, or whip her just a little, and she begins to like it, that's no good either. You have to get past the pleasure stage, until you reach the stage of tears. — Anne Desclos

Times past quote To hold on to the past always creates suffering. Even if it was wonderful.
To hold on to the past always creates suffering. Even if it was wonderful.

Reading is the royal road to intellectual eminence...Truly good books are more than mines to those who can understand them. They are the breathings of the great souls of past times. Genius is not embalmed in them, but lives in them perpetually. — William Ellery Channing

I was very lucky. Things happened, both bad and good, but I never got into real, deep trouble. But it wore me down. By the time I was 18, I was done. I didn't want to live the life any more. I needed to develop past the point that busking takes you to. — Madeleine Peyroux

When you're in a good mood, bring up the past. When you're in a bad mood, stick to the present. And when you're not feeling emotional at all, it's time to talk about the future. — Marilyn vos Savant

Baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come. — Terrence Mann

Times Have Past Quotes

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We didn't intend to hurt each other, and we don't have time to do so. Life is too short to blame others. It's now the past. I hope that everybody will do well in the long run. — Jay Park

Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself. — Alfred Sheinwold

I nibbled my lower lip. "If you could see into my past just by touching my back, you'd have a hard time resisting the temptation too." "I have a hard time keeping my hands off you without that added bonus. — Becca Fitzpatrick

Times past quote The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. — Henry David Thoreau

When I look back at the past and think of all the time I squandered in error and idleness,... then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift... every minute could have been an eternity of happiness! If only youth knew! Now my life will change; now I will be reborn. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future. — Oliver Stone

Times past quote Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promiss
Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note.

It is interesting sometimes to stop and think and wonder what the place you are currently at used to be like in times past, who walked there, who worked there and what the walls have seen. — Patrick Geddes

Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul. — Louis Kahn

During the past five years, I've learned that time flies faster than you think, and because you only live once you have to learn from your mistakes, live your dreams and be accountable. — Lindsay Lohan

Everyone is lonely, we have to remember that life is to be lived one day at a time. You cannot worry about the past or future. Happiness is in the now. — Claudia Gray

How Time Passes Quotes

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Beware of every hour and how it passes, and only spend it in the best possible way, do not neglect yourself, but render it accustomed to the noblest and best of actions, and send to your grave that which will please you when you arrive to it. — Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

Mosquito [...] had asked Ear to marry him, whereupon Ear fell on the floor in uncontrollable laughter. "How much longer do you think you will live?" she asked. "You are already a skeleton." Mosquito went away humiliated, and any time he passed her way he told Ear that he was still alive. — Chinua Achebe

How dark it is before the dawn! In reality that was the beginning of my last debauch. I was soon to be catapulted into what I like to call the fourth dimension of existence. I was to know happiness, peace, and usefulness, in a way of life that is incredibly more wonderful as time passes. — Bill W.

Times past quote It's not about what you did yesterday or what you're doing tomorrow... It's abou
It's not about what you did yesterday or what you're doing tomorrow... It's about the right here, right now.

Consider the shortness of time, the length of eternity, and reflect how everything here below comes to an end and passes by. Of what use is it to lean upon that which cannot give support? — Gerard Majella

Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash, according to how we spend it. — Michael Ende

If you wonder how you'll get through this new heartbreak, just think back. Remember all you've been through in the past. And how each time you swore, you'd never get through it. But you did. And look where you're at now. This too shall pass! — Yasmin Mogahed

The trouble is you think you have time. — Gautama Buddha

No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. — Haruki Murakami

Story is far older than the art of science and psychology, and will always be the elder in the equation no matter how much time passes. — Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Rex Stout's narrative and dialogue could not be improved, and he passes the supreme test of being rereadable. I don't know how many times I have reread the Wolfe stories, but plenty. I know exactly what is coming and how it is all going to end, but it doesn't matter. That's writing. — P. G. Wodehouse

Years Have Passed Quotes

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I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing, and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest. Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn't have agreed with at all. But I was so glad to see women marching. And it's happening all over the world. — Betty Friedan

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth. — Will Rogers

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth. — Rita Mae Brown

In the twenty-five years that have passed since the ending of the World War when the people of this country emerged from generations of humiliation under foreign occupation, we have accomplished much to our credit, overcome many difficulties and changed the course of our history. — Tunku Abdul Rahman

All the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal. ... But with each passing year, and with each whimsical purchase, our libraries become more and more able to articulate who we are, whether we read the books or not. — Nick Hornby

America has been in existence for 150 years and this is the level she has reached. We have existed not quite 42 years and in another seven years we will be on the same level as America. When we catch you up, in passing you by, we will wave to you. — Nikita Khrushchev

Freddie will have been dead for 20 years in November. I was staggered because it doesn't seem possible that all that time has passed and I still miss him. He was my best friend, my best man. We shared so much and I owe so much to him. — Roger Meddows Taylor

In the UAE, we have a celebration that goes back to the past 250 years. Each generation passes our values to the next. May God bless those who built this nation and laid its foundations. — Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Before you know it it's 3 am and you're 80 years old and you can't remember what it was like to have 20 year old thoughts or a 10 year old heart. — Anita Pallenberg

I pay homage and respect to Bobby Womack [for Black History Month] knowing that he passed last year... Him being one of those artists that I have really sampled so much and just been so inspired by... You know, he is the original ‘soul man.’ — Big K.R.I.T.

Times Gone By Quotes

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Preserve your history and become everlasting; receive new life from the times that have gone by. — Muhammad Iqbal

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. — Samuel Smiles

Although we all have at least the potential to make more money in the future, we can never go back and recapture time that is now gone. So it makes no sense to let opportunities pass us by for fear of squandering our money. Squandering our lives should be a much greater worry. — Bill Perkins

If you're climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until you step back and see how high you've really gone. — Donny Osmond

Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go. — Henry Austin Dobson

Home is a place in the mind. When it is empty, it frets. It is fretful with memory, faces and places and times gone by. Beloved images rise up in disobedience and make a mirror for emptiness. — Maeve Brennan

That's the trouble with losing your mind; by the time it's gone, it's too late to get it back. — Bill Bryson

Any time gone by was better. — Jorge Manrique

We all have at least the potential to make more money in the future, we can never go back and recapture time that is now gone. So it makes no sense to let opportunities pass us by for fear of squandering our money. Squandering our lives should be a much greater worry. — Bill Perkins

Had the people who started Facebook decided to stay at Harvard, they would not have been able to build the company, and by the time they graduated in 2006, that window probably would have come and gone. — Peter Thiel

Years Past Quotes

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I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. — Paul the Apostle

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

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

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

Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. — Brooks Atkinson

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

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. — Steve Jobs

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

Only one life, a few brief years, Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears; Each with its clays I must fulfill. living for self or in His will; Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what s done for Christ will last. — Charles Studd

Things Past Quotes

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There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them. — Jo Walton

I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past. — Clara Barton

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. — R. Buckminster Fuller

It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny. — Tony Robbins

It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny. — Anthony Robbins

It's in the act of having to do things that you don't want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego. — Bell Hooks

Freedom can never be taken for granted. Each generation must safeguard it and extend it. Your parents and elders sacrificed much so that you should have freedom without suffering what they did. Use this precious right to ensure that the darkness of the past never returns. — Nelson Mandela

The setting sun, and the music at the close, As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last, Writ in rememberance more than long things past. — William Shakespeare

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

No member of the animal kingdom nurses past maturity, no member of the animal kingdom ever did a thing to me. Its why I don't eat red meat or white fish, don't give me no blue cheese. Were all members of the animal kingdom, leave your brothers and sisters in the sea. — Prince

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More Times Past Quotes

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Nothing seems real anymore. Even the flames from the fire seem to beckon to me, drawing me into some great past life buried somewhere deep in my subconscious, if only I could find the key..if only..if only. Ever since my illness, my condition, I've been trying to find some logical way of passing my time, of justifying a means to an end. — Ian Curtis

Men of Oregon, I invite you to become students of your events. Running, one might say, is basically an absurd past-time upon which to be exhausting ourselves. But if you can find meaning, in the kind of running you have to do to stay on this team, chances are you will be able to find meaning in another absurd past-time: life. — Bill Bowerman

When I look back on my past and think how much time I wasted on nothing, how much time has been lost in futilities, errors, laziness, incapacity to live; how little I appreciated it, how many times I sinned against my heart and soul-then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift, life is happiness, every minute can be an eternity of happiness. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

The self (Soul) is the constant-witness consciousness. Through all months, seasons and years, through all divisions of time, the past, present and future the consciousness remains one and self luminous. It neither rises nor sets. The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing. — Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

There comes a time in every life when the past recedes and the future opens. It's that moment when you turn to face the unknown. Some will turn back to what they already know. Some will walk straight ahead into uncertainty. I can't tell you which one is right. But I can tell you which one is more fun. — Phil Knight

Every time you examine your thoughts you’ll notice that whatever you’re upset about is rooted in a past you cannot change or a future that may turn out to be completely different from what you expect. — Mo Gawdat

Unless we change our ways and our direction, our greatness as a nation will soon be a footnote in the history books, a distant memory of an offshore island, lost in the mist of time like Camelot, remembered kindly for its noble past. — Margaret Thatcher

These are the days of the endless summer, these are the days, the time is now. There is no past, there's only future, there's only here, there's only now. — Van Morrison

We cannot go back in time and change the past, but we can repent. The Savior can wipe away our tears of regret and remove the burden of our sins. His Atonement allows us to leave the past behind and move forward with clean hands, a pure heart, and a determination to do better and especially to become better. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

There are people who think that we cannot rule ourselves because the few times we tried, we failed, as if all the others who rule themselves today got it right the first time. It is like telling a crawling baby who tries to walk, and then falls back on his buttocks, to stay there. As if the adults walking past him did not crawl, once — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Our minds are mischievously clever. Time and again, they pull us back to the past and yank us forward into the future. Our perception of the world – and the story we tell ourselves about who we are – is completely colored by half-baked memories and imagined projections. But in truth this is all illusion... The only objective truth is the present moment – the now. — Rich Roll

Ruminating about the past will get you nowhere. So go ahead and learn from the past whatever you can, and then put it behind you. Remember, there is nothing you can do to change it, but you can use its lessons to improve your future. — Abraham J. Twerski

The goal of faith isn't to take away your fears but to leverage those fears to create bolder belief. Faith leads you past your fears and reassures you of God's presence. And after a while, you begin to trust that God is going to lift you above the waves this time just like he did last time. — Steven Furtick

The One who lives outside of time invites you into a reality that is informed by His perfect plans to give you hope and a future. God speaks in the past tense about battles you’re currently fighting. And He buries the shame of yesterday in order to resurrect the moment you are in and sustain you in the season He is calling you to embrace. — Steven Furtick

If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be, and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history, then, for all history past and all history future it is relevant because that is the very focal point for forgiveness and redemption. — Josh Mcdowell

When I think of my past, I try to dwell on the good times, the happy moments, and not to be haunted by the bad. . . To me the gift of life is contained in the command, whatever happens: "Don't let it get you. Just keep on going." Thus, I try to think of the good that I have already experienced and what will still be coming. — Rose Kennedy

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