58 Powerful Past Quotes That Will Help You Leave Yesterday Behind

Past

No matter how great or sad, your past was, never allow it to steal your present. The past is a culprit that can do that without you realizing it.

You may spend too much of your present thinking of things that were said or done. You may even try to picture everything differently. Wishing certain things were done, and different words were said instead.

But you know what this does? It makes you relive the past in the present while not actually living it and denying today a chance. Being obsessed with past things makes you miss out on a better today.

It's okay to look back at your past. After all, it makes up the total part of the life you have already lived. Those moments that make you smile when you look back, and those you would want to forget are all a big part of you.

They make you who you are. The way you behave, talk, act, your habits, and your personality are all greatly shaped by your past. That's why the past is a very important part of your story.

All the storms you have weathered and all the tears you had to swim through all brought you to where you are. The past shows you just how far you have come, all the things you have fought through, and how strong you are to face whatever is ahead of you.

Never leave the lessons you learn along the way. Take with you even the priceless friends who walk with you through thick and thin. Your present and future depend on what you carry with you from the past.

Leave your burdens in the past and look forward to a bright tomorrow. Our ‘past quotes' remind you that the past should remain in the past so you can embark on your present.

Past Quotes

Just because the past didn't turn out like you wanted it to, doesn't mean the future can't be better than you ever imagined.

Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to, doesn’t mean the future can’t be better than you ever imagined.

God will restore what was stolen from you because His storeroom of blessings is not limited by what has ever happened to you.

God will restore what was stolen from you because His storeroom of blessings is not limited by what has ever happened to you.

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Let the past go and embrace the new month. The new month has brought with it a plethora of opportunities. There are beautiful days ahead so make the most of those.

Let the past go and embrace the new month. The new month has brought with it a plethora of opportunities. There are beautiful days ahead so make the most of those.

A very wise man once told me that you can't look back — you just have to put the past behind you and find something better in your future.

A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back — you just have to put the past behind you and find something

When you want to move to a better place, be ready to leave your present and past behind. You cannot hold onto the same old tragedies and cling to them. The only way to welcome the future is to let go of the past.

When you want to move to a better place, be ready to leave your present and past behind. You cannot hold onto the same old

When you live in past memories of a relationship or a job more than the present, maybe it's time to give up and move on.

When you live in past memories of a relationship or a job more than the present, maybe it’s time to give up and move on.

Don’t start your day with broken pieces of the past. Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand new day and it’s yours.

Don’t start your day with broken pieces of the past. Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand new day and it’s yours.

She was scared about leaving everything, and I got that, but I also knew you couldn't start living in the new place until you said fuck-all to the old.

She was scared about leaving everything, and I got that, but I also knew you couldn’t start living in the new place until you said

Moving on is all about deciding that whatever your future holds is far more important than anything you are holding onto in your past.

Moving on is all about deciding that whatever your future holds is far more important than anything you are holding onto in your past.

If we are not happy with where our past decisions have led us, then the place to start is with our current thinking process.

If we are not happy with where our past decisions have led us, then the place to start is with our current thinking process.

I got my grammar correct today. I always faced problems in present, past and future tenses. I loved you. I love you. I will love you forever.

I got my grammar correct today. I always faced problems in present, past and future tenses. I loved you. I love you. I will love you forever.

Do not let anything from your past inhibit you in this Present Moment. Start over. Start Fresh. Each day. Each hour, if it serves you. Heck, each minute. Just get going. Just do it. Just say it. With love. All else will take care of itself.

Do not let anything from your past inhibit you in this Present Moment. Start over. Start Fresh. Each day. Each hour, if it serves you. Heck, each minute. Just get going. Just do it. Just say it. With love. All else will take care of itself.

What needs to be discharged is the intolerable tenderness of the past, the past gone and grieved over and never made sense of. Music ransoms us from the past, declares an amnesty, brackets and sets aside the old puzzles. Sing a new song. Start a new life, get a girl, look into her shadowy eyes, smile.

What needs to be discharged is the intolerable tenderness of the past, the past gone and grieved over and never made sense of. Music ransoms us from the past, declares an amnesty, brackets and sets aside the old puzzles. Sing a new song. Start a new life, get a girl, look into her shadowy eyes, smile.

Don't Time travel into the past. You can't change it. Today it starts all over again. Every tomorrow is determined by every day.

Don’t Time travel into the past. You can’t change it. Today it starts all over again. Every tomorrow is determined by every day.

It doesn't matter what you've done in the past - what matters are the choices you make right now. God gives you the chance to start over with every breath.

It doesn’t matter what you’ve done in the past – what matters are the choices you make right now. God gives you the chance to start over with every breath.

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 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.

Starting over is an acceptance of a past we can’t change, an unrelenting conviction that the future can be different, and the stubborn wisdom to use the past to make the future what the past was not.

Starting over is an acceptance of a past we can’t change, an unrelenting conviction that the future can be different, and the stubborn wisdom to use the past to make the future what the past was not.

Suffice it to say that at some point we need closure. Life goes on for most, but some folks become bitter and continually live in the past.

Suffice it to say that at some point we need closure. Life goes on for most, but some folks become bitter and continually live in the past.

Regardless of what has happened in the past, your future is a blank canvas. It’s waiting for you to pick up a brush and create a magnificent masterpiece that is your life.

Regardless of what has happened in the past, your future is a blank canvas. It’s waiting for you to pick up a brush and create a magnificent masterpiece that is your life.

Learning the lessons of the past allows you to walk boldly in the light without running the risk of stumbling in the darkness. This is the way it's supposed to work. This is God's plan: father and mother, grandfather and grandmother teaching their children; children learning from them and then becoming a more righteous generation through their own personal experiences and opportunities. Learning the lessons of the past allows you to build personal testimony on a solid bedrock of obedience, faith, and the witness of the Spirit.

Learning the lessons of the past allows you to walk boldly in the light without running the risk of stumbling in the darkness. This is the way it’s supposed to work. This is God’s plan: father and mother, grandfather and grandmother teaching their children; children learning from them and then becoming a more righteous generation through their own personal experiences and opportunities. Learning the lessons of the past allows you to build personal testimony on a solid bedrock of obedience, faith, and the witness of the Spirit.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of people spend their days either living in the dead past or the imagined future. This sort of mental activity cheats a person out of the most precious time we have ... NOW. Give everything you have to what you are doing NOW and life will richly reward you.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of people spend their days either living in the dead past or the imagined future. This sort of mental activity cheats a person out of the most precious time we have … NOW. Give everything you have to what you are doing NOW and life will richly reward you.

I wanted to put my present joy in the context of all the past pain, to show that there really is light at the end of the tunnel.

I wanted to put my present joy in the context of all the past pain, to show that there really is light at the end of the tunnel.

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