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Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it.

The past should be a springboard, not a hammock.
If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
Man... cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.
Study the past if you would divine the future.
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
I cannot sing the old songs, Or dream those dreams again,
To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you -- if you don't repeat it.
All the king's horses and all the king's men can't put the past together again. So let's remember: Don't try to saw sawdust.
Your past is important, but it is not nearly as important to your present as the way you see your future.
May you look back on the past with as much pleasure as you look forward to the future.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Things without remedy, should be without regard; what is done, is done.
You must never regret what might have been. The past that did not happen is as hidden from us as the future we cannot see.
sometimes you have to just take a chance. and if your scared of the past, just remember it's the past for a reason and it's not worth missing out on great things that could come in the future. take a chance, have no regrets.
It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it.
If you're still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today.
Don't brood on the past, but don't forget it either.
Nothing is as new as something which as been long forgotten.
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.
Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.
Nostalgia is a seductive liar.
As lousy as things are now, tomorrow they will be somebody's good old days.
I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
The past always looks better than it was because it isn't here.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
The moments of the past do not remain still; they retain in our memory the motion which drew them towards the future, towards a future which has itself become the past, and draw us on in their train.
The past does not equal the future.
Look back, and smile at perils past.
That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
Yesterday is a canceled check: Forget it. Tomorrow is a promissory note: Don't count on it. Today is ready cash: Use it!
The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth.

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