45 Quotes About Forgetting the Past

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There is a reason why the past stays behind us. Looking to the future and moving forward can offer you new light and hope for what has yet to come. These quotes about forgetting the past will remind you of what was and where you are heading.

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

“By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry.”

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

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

“Do not let your shadow walk you. You are not a slave of the past.”

“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”

“Everybody’s got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there.”

“Forget past mistakes and forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it.”

“Forget the past – the future will give you plenty to worry about.”

“Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.”

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

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

“I don’t believe in forgetting the past, Because it’s always going to be a part of my life. But I can learn from it, accept it and move on!”

“I don’t live in the past at all; I’m always wanting to do something new. I make a point of constantly trying to forget and get things out of my mind.”

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

“I realise there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.”

“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.”

“If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.”

“It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.”

“It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.”

“Letting go and forgetting the past is easier said than done, but never use the past as an excuse to not care about your future.”

“Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That’s what makes me feel whole.”

“Many people repeat the past. I’m not interested. I prefer evolution.”

“Moving on isn’t forgetting the past, it’s learning from it.”

“No man is rich enough to buy back his past.”

“One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.”

“People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn’t.”

“Rather than wasting time on yesterday that is gone, it is better to invest your time in tomorrow that is not yet born.”

“Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.”

“The beauty of the past is that it is the past. The beauty of the now is to know it. The beauty of the future is to see where one is going.”

“The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past.”

“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.”

“The knowledge of the past stays with us. To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.”

“The past always looks better than it was. It’s only pleasant because it isn’t here.”

“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.”

“The sadness in your heart is a yesterday you can no longer see, so put it behind you and walk always forward.”

“There is a time for departure, even when there is no certain place to go.”

“There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it. There is only an eternally new now that builds and creates itself out of the Best as the past withdraws.”

“Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.”

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

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

“We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.”

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.”

“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”

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

There are many reasons to forgive someone from the past after wrongdoing.