Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
Don't go backwards - you've already been there.
Learn to see things backwards, inside out, and upside down.
Life is lived forwards, but understood backwards.
Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs.
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.
Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backwards after taking a step forwards is not a disaster. It's a cha-cha.
Begin with the end in mind. Start with the end outcome and work backwards to make your dream possible.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Life can only be understood backwards.
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
We can no longer stand at the end of something we visualized in detail and plan backwards from that future. Instead we must stand at the beginning, clear in our mind, with a willingness to be involved in discovery... it asks that we participate rather than plan.
I'm at the point where going forward is easier than going back.
There is a period in life when we go backwards as we advance.
'Dammit I'm mad' is 'Dammit I'm mad' spelled backwards.
You have to trust in something--your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.
It is one of the strange facts of experience that when we try to think about the future, our thoughts jump backwards. It may well be that nature has some fundamental metaphysical law by which opening up what we call the future also opens up the past in equal degree.
Backwards understood be only can but, forwards lived be must life.
When I go forwards, you go backwards
And somewhere we will meet.
If you forget you have to struggle for improvement you go backward.
In all the useful arts the world is either standing still or going backwards.
Always, our eyes look backwards with the conviction that then, and not now, was the golden age.
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