Best 120+ Inspirational Quotes About Learning From The Past

Quotes about the Past | Time is the only thing that never stops for anyone. Whether you are rich, poor, happy or sad. Time always keeps moving forward.

But, We sometimes bind ourselves with time. We all like to remember the old days of old memories, but there are some bad days that we do not want to remember.

Some people often like to live more in the past, whether good or bad times. It is okay to do this for some time but not for long. We should always be practical and think about the present.

We cannot change what has happened in the past, so there is no use in feeling good or bad.

In this article, we will read some such quotes which will tell about the past.

quotes about forgetting the past and moving on

“Its good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.”

– Rumi

“In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.”

– Deepak Chopra

“I would rather remember even if sometimes it can be very painful.”

– Giovanni Morassutti

“Pardon the hurt others have caused you. What they did is past. What is bothering today are your current feelings that comes from this load. Let it go.”

Chetan Bhagat

“Live the present intensely and fully, do not let the past be a burden, and let the future be an incentive. Each person forges his or her own destiny.’

– Carlos Slim

Quotes about the past image

“We will not allow the past to drag us down and stop us from moving ahead. We understand where we should move.”

– Vladimir Putin

“It’s nice to look back on your life and see things as lessons, and not regrets.”

– Rihanna

“I’m very sorry if I offended anybody. I’d like to put it in the past now. What’s done is done. I regret it.”

– Prince Harry

“The past can not be cured.”

– Queen Elizabeth II

“Some of the best lessons we ever learn we learn from our mistakes and failures. — The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.”

– Tryon Edwards

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.”

– Lao Tzu

Quotes about the past image

“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– Joseph Campbell

quotes about moving on from the past

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”

– Bil Keane

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

– Buddha

“Biodiversity starts in the distant past and it points toward the future.”

– Frans Lanting

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”

– Alex Haley

“The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

– Oscar Wilde

“Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.”

– Steven Wright

Quotes about the past image

“The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.”

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.”

– Arthur Wing Pinero

“The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.”

– Robert Kiyosaki

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”

– George Bernard Shaw

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.”

– Fidel Castro

“Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way.”

– Edna Ferber

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

– George Santayana

“The past does not equal the future.”

– Anthony Robbins

“Having harvested all the knowledge and wisdom we can from our mistakes and failures, we should put them behind us and go ahead.”

– Edith Johnson

Quotes about the past image

inspirational quotes about the past

“To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.”

– Charles J. Givens

“Time is an illusion. Time only exists when we think about the past and the future. Time doesn’t exist in the present here and now.”

– Marina Abramovic

“Memories are just stories we tell ourselves about our past; and that’s often why they don’t match when we’ve shared the same experiences with someone.”

– John Slattery

“Going by my past journey, I am not certain where life will take me, what turns and twists will happen; nobody knows where they will end up. As life changes direction, I’ll flow with it.”

– Katrina Kaif

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”

– Alan Watts

“I think to regret is useless in life. It belongs to the past.”

– Marlon Brando

“Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.”

– Adrienne Rich

“If you keep holding on to the past, the pain will never go away.”

– Jessamine Verzosa

“The worst mistake is always thinking about the past.”

– Unknown

“I wouldn’t trade the experiences I’ve had over the past 36 years for anything.”

– Gil Gerard

Quotes about the past image

“Forget the past, just look at the watch and imitate it.”

– Unknown

“If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.”

– Baruch Spinoza

“I am not interested in the past, except as the road to the future.”

– Gianni Versace

“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.”

– Honore de Balzac

quotes about the past and moving on

“The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.”

– William Morris

“When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.”

– Alexis de Tocqueville

“I don’t wear pants, or like them; I’m a Jewish woman who’s made the decision to wear skirts, so I wear mostly skirts past the knee.”

– Mayim Bialik

“A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.”

– David McCullough

Quotes about the past image

“Learn from the past, look to the future, but live in the present.”

– Petra Nemcova

“There is always tension between the possibilities we aspire to and our wounded memories and past mistakes.”

– Sean Brady

“‘Movement is life;’ and it is well to be able to forget the past, and kill the present by continual change.”

– Jules Verne

“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.”

– Eckhart Tolle

“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

“Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.”

– Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Let your past make you better, not bitter.”

– Unknown

“I don’t regret my past, I just regret the time I wasted with wrong people.”

– Unknown

“I don’t like looking back. I’m always constantly looking forward. I’m not the one to sort of sit and cry over split milk. I’m too busy looking for the next cow.”

– Unknown

quotes about learning from the past

“One can not live in the past, the future, and today at the same time. Understanding that today alone is a gift that is allowing you to start a new, every new day is a new opportunity to live happy.”

– Unknown

Quotes about the past image

“There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday.”

– Robert Nathan

“The living moment is everything.”

– D.H. Lawrence

“Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere. The moment is only thing that counts.”

– Jean Cocteau

“Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.”

– Montaigne

“Eternity is not something that begins when you are dead. It is going on all the time.”

– Charlotte Perkins

“Forever is composed of now.”

– Emily Dickinson

“Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.”

– Euripides

“I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.”

– Carl Sandburg

Quotes about the past image

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

“The past is strapped to our backs. We do not have to see it; we can always feel it.”

– Mignon McLaughlin

“Bring the past only if only you are going to build from it.”

– Domenico Cieri Estrada

“We need not destroy the past. It is gone.”

– John Cage

“I was so in the present moment the past was no longer part of me.”

– Laurel Hoodwrit

“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.”

– Golda Meir

“The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.”

– Wendell Berry

forget the past quotes and moving on

“The one charm of the past is that it is the past.”

– Oscar Wilde

Quotes about the past image

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”

– Raymond Lindquist

“Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.”

– Bryant H. McGill

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”

– Oprah Winfrey

“You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever “the old” means for you.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

“You can’t move forward if you’re still hanging on.”

– Sue Fitzmaurice

“Let go of the past, but keep the lessons it taught you.”

– Chiara Gizzi

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”

– Herman Hesse

“In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.”

– Deepak Chopra

“Holding on is believing that there’s a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.”

– Daphne Rose Kingma

Quotes about the past image

“You can only lose what you cling to.”

– Buddha

“Don’t cry about your past. Life is full of pain. Let the pain sharpen you, but don’t hold on to it. Don’t be bitter.”

– Trevor Noah

“The past is the past. You have to keep peddling otherwise you’ll end up falling and starting over.”

– Unknown

“A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.”

– Albert Einstein


We all have good and bad days in our lives, and they will come in the future too. No one can control this thing because it is part of life.

We should always think about whether the thing we are thinking about practically has some benefit or not. Suppose someone dies in a person’s family. In such a situation, that person will be broken for that time.

But if he keeps the same tragic mind for a long time, then he is wrong. Because what has happened cannot be changed. We should keep moving forward with a positive mindset.

I know it is difficult but is there any other option? What do you think? Please share your thoughts.

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