Past Quotes

Quotes about the past:

  • “The past is utterly indifferent to its worshipers.”
    o William Winter

  • “Not to know what happened before we were born is always to remain a child; to know, and blindly to adopt that knowledge as an implicit rule of life, is never to be a man.”
    o Chatfield

  • “No hand can make the clock strike for me the hours that are passed.”
    o Byron

  • “The present is only intelligible in the light of the past.”
    o Trench

  • “Study the past if you would divine the future.”
    o Confucius

  • “The best of prophets of the future is the past.”
    o Byron

  • “Many classes are always praising the by-gone time, for it is natural that the old should extol the days of their youth; the weak, the area of their strength; the sick, the season of their vigor; and the disappointed, the springtide of their hopes!”
    o C. Bingham

  • “Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.”
    o William Penn

  • “The past and future are veiled; but the past wears the widow’s veil; the future, the virgin’s.”
    o Richter

  • “Do not attempt to change the past, but instead attempt to make the future”
    o Gen. Teofisto Gaurano

  • “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”
    o Leslie Poles Hartley

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