The Past is Not a Foreign Country – Famous Quotes

A collection of inspirational quotes about the past to inspire you or to help move you beyond the past. “The past is past, current is now, and the future is what you can control.”

In this post, we have gathered some of the beautiful past quotes text messages.

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1. Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Past lies upon the Present like a giant’s dead body.

2. John Cage

We need not destroy the past. It is gone.

3. Emily Dickinson

The past is not a package one can lay away.

4. Unknown

May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future.

5. Wendell Berry

The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.

6. Unknown

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

7. Leslie Poles Hartley

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

8. Unknown

Genealogists live in the past lane

9. Ronald Reagan

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.

10. Martin Luther King, Jr

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.

11. Bob Marley

In this bright future you can’t forget your past.