Never Look Back Unless You Are Planning to Go That Way



  1. We crucify ourselves between two thieves:  regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow. ~Fulton Oursler
  2. Our past is like a footprint. It only confirms we were there. No burden on our future does it bear. Bring the rain, clear the pane of clutter. ~Jeb Dickerson
  3. Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. ~James Thurber
  4. Stay on top of your past so you can have a better view of your future.  ~Dodinsky
  5. We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it.  But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.  ~John Newton
  6. If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.  ~Author Unknown
  7. I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.  ~Alan Watts
  8. When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.  ~Alexander Graham Bell
  9. Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery.  And today?  Today is a gift.  That’s why we call it the present.  ~Babatunde Olatunji
  10. Having spent the better part of my life trying either to relive the past or experience the future before it arrives, I have come to believe that in between these two extremes is peace. ~Author Unknown
  11. Nothing ever gets anywhere.  The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere.  The moment is the only thing that counts.  ~Jean Cocteau
  12. If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, you’re going to be cockeyed today.  ~Author Unknown
  13. People are always asking about the good old days.  I say, why don’t you say the good now days?  ~Robert M. Young
  14. Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.  ~Euripides
  15. One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.  ~Michael Cibenko
  16. You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.  ~Jan Glidewell
  17. I have memories – but only a fool stores his past in the future.  ~David Gerrold
  18. I can’t wait all my life on a street of broken dreams. ~Journey
  19. No man is rich enough to buy back his past.  ~Oscar Wilde
  20. It’s but little good you’ll do a-watering the last year’s crops.  ~George Eliot

7 thoughts on “Never Look Back Unless You Are Planning to Go That Way

  1. Wow!!! What a great collection of quotes! Thanks for sharing…many really spoke to me and made me stop and think. Now I just need to change my moment. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s