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.
The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.
Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.
If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
You have to know the past to understand the present.
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower.
The past is a bucket of ashes
There is just one life for each of us: our own.
Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Things without all remedy should be without regard: what's done is done.
Best not to mix the past with the present. The present paints the past with gold. The past paints the present with lead.
Nostalgia is a seductive liar.
I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.
The past is not a package one can lay away.
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present.
The past can't hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.
Enjoy every minute you have with those you love, my dear, for no one can take joy that is past away from you. It will be there in your heart to live on when the dark days come.
The past is strapped to our backs. We do not have to see it; we can always feel it.
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.
Study the past, if you would divine the future.
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