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.
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.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
First of all, the most important, that is to learn everything good that has survived from other times, and carefully to watch the bad - and throw it out.
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.
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again.
Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.
If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.
The past is not a package one can lay away.
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Each had his own business to think of. Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Things without all remedy should be without regard: what's done is done.
Sooner or later we've all got to let go of our past.
He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.
Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today and you make your tomorrow.
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