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Stop watering things that were never meant to grow in your life. Water what works, what's good, what's right. Stop playing around with those dead bones and stuff you can't fix, its over...leave it alone! You're coming into a season of greatness. If you water what's alive and divine, you will see harvest like you've never seen before. Stop wasting water on dead issues, dead relationships, dead people, a dead past. No matter how much you water concrete, you can't grow a garden.
T. D. Jakes

Authors on Past Quotes: Rajneesh Frederick Lenz Eckhart Tolle Deepak Chopra Ralph Waldo Emerson William Shakespeare George Orwell Mehmet Murat Ildan Sherrilyn Kenyon Marianne Williamson Margaret Atwood Paulo Coelho Henry David Thoreau Jeanette Winterson Cassandra Clare John F. Kennedy Barack Obama Mason Cooley Noam Chomsky Rush Limbaugh Samuel Johnson Marcus Aurelius Oscar Wilde F. Scott Fitzgerald Nhat Hanh Nicholas Sparks Vladimir Nabokov Jodi Picoult Marcus Tullius Cicero C. S. Lewis Nelson Mandela Chuck Palahniuk Alan Watts
When you begin to realize that your past does not necessarily dictate the outcome of your future, then you can release the hurt. It is impossible to inhale new air until you exhale the old.
T. D. Jakes

Once you understand that your prior experiences do not necessarily decide your fate, then you can let go of the suffering. You cannot draw in fresh energy until you expel the aged.
The past is an interpretation. The future is on illusion. The world does not move through time as if it were a straight line, proceeding from the past to the future. Instead, time moves through and within us, in endless spirals. Eternity does not mean infinite time, but simply timelessness. If you want to experience eternal illumination, put the past and the future out of your mind and remain within the present moment.
Shams Tabrizi

Don't allow your past or present condition to control you. It's just a process that you're going through to get you to the next level.
T. D. Jakes

Do not let your current circumstances dictate your future; rather, use them as a stepping stone to grow and reach greater heights.
A race that is solely dependent upon another for economic existence sooner or later dies. As we have in the past been living upon the mercies shown by others, and by the chances obtainable, and have suffered there from, so we will in the future suffer if an effort is not made now to adjust our own affairs.
Marcus Garvey

Everyone may not be good, but there's always something good in everyone. Never judge anyone shortly because every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Oscar Wilde

'No one is wholly bad; there is always a redeeming quality in everyone. Do not hastily condemn anyone, for all have had a history and all have potential.'
What do sad people have in common? It seems they have all built a shrine to the past and often go there and do a strange wail and worship. What is the beginning of Happiness? It is to stop being so religious like that.

You should not look at what the person used to do, rather you should look at what kind of person they are today. The one who gets bogged down about people's pasts, is just like Iblees who said to Allaah, “You created me from fire and you created him from clay”.
Ibn Taymiyyah

How strange and foolish is man. He looses his health in gaining wealth. Then to regain health he wastes his wealth. He ruins is present while worrying about his future - but weeps in the future by recalling his past. He lives as though death shall never come to him - but dies in a way as if he were never born.
Ali ibn Abi Talib

Freedom can never be taken for granted. Each generation must safeguard it and extend it. Your parents and elders sacrificed much so that you should have freedom without suffering what they did. Use this precious right to ensure that the darkness of the past never returns.
Nelson Mandela

Never tripping off the past, I would rather never mind 'em/'Cause only fools trip over something that be behind 'em

Ignore the past and keep pressing forward, don't let it impede your journey.
Simplify your life. Don't waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don't burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have. Don't destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present. Simplify!
Henry David Thoreau

We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.
Ellen G. White

We need not be apprehensive of the future, provided we remember the Lord's guidance and instruction from our past.
To foretell the destiny of a nation, it is necessary to open a book that tells of her past.
Jose Rizal

To ascertain the fate of a country, it is imperative to peruse a chronicle that recounts her history.
If you sit back & spend too much time feeling good about what you did in the past, you're going to come up short next time
Bill Belichick

'If you rest on your laurels & become complacent about past accomplishments, you will fail to achieve future success.'
The worst sinner has a future, even as the greatest saint has had a past. No one is so good or bad as he imagines.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

'No one is beyond redemption, no matter the mistakes they have made in the past. Nobody can be so wholly virtuous or wicked as they perceive themselves to be.'
There is neither past nor future. There is only the present. Yesterday was the present to you when you experienced it, and tomorrow will be also the present when you experience it. Therefore, experience takes place only in the present, and beyond experience nothing exists.
Ramana Maharshi

The past resembles the future more than one drop of water resembles another.
Ibn Khaldun

The past mirrors the future more than one grain of sand resembles another.
No matter how dirty your past is, your future is still spotless.

No matter how soiled your past may seem, your future remains unsullied.
When I look back on my past and think how much time I wasted on nothing, how much time has been lost in futilities, errors, laziness, incapacity to live; how little I appreciated it, how many times I sinned against my heart and soul-then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift, life is happiness, every minute can be an eternity of happiness.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence.
Pope John Paul II

Let us recall the past with appreciation, embrace the present with eagerness, and anticipate the future with assurance.
A nation that forgets its past has no future.
Winston Churchill

A country that neglects its history has no destiny.
Our children may learn about heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves architects of the future.
Jomo Kenyatta

We must strive to become the innovators of tomorrow, so our progeny may be educated on the legends of days gone by.
The past is never dead. It's not even past. All of us labor in webs spun long before we were born, webs of heredity and environment, of desire and consequence, of history and eternity. Haunted by wrong turns and roads not taken, we pursue images perceived as new but whose providence dates to the dim dramas of childhood, which are themselves but ripples of consequence echoing down the generations. The quotidian demands of life distract from this resonance of images and events, but some of us feel it always.
William Faulkner

I never regret my past... Only time I wasted was on the wrong people.

I never look back with remorse... The only time I squandered was on undeserving individuals.
Existence is.. well.. what does it matter? I exist on the best terms I can. The past is now part of my future. The present is well out of hand.
Ian Curtis

Living is unpredictable yet I do my best. The prior has shaped who I am now, and the present is beyond my control.
Where there has been racial hatred, it must be ended. Where there has been tribal animosity, it will be finished. Let us not dwell upon the bitterness of the past. I would rather look to the future, to the good new Kenya, not to the bad old days. If we can create this sense of national direction and identity, we shall have gone a long way to solving our economic problems.
Jomo Kenyatta

Suddenly she realized that what she was regretting was not the lost past but the lost future, not what had not been but what would never be.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Instantly she discerned that what she lamented was not the vanished past but the forfeited future, not that which had never occurred but that which would always remain unrealized.
Do not look back, No one knows how the world ever began. Do not fear the future, Nothing lasts forever. If you dwell on the past or future, You will miss the moment.

Do not reflect upon the past, For no one knows the origin of our world. Have no dread of what's ahead, Nothing lasts eternally. If you fixate on what has been or will be, You will overlook the present.
The only person with whom you have to compare ourselves, is that you in the past. And the only per-son better you should be, this is who you are now.
Sigmund Freud

The only individual with whom you should measure yourself is the version of yourself from yesterday. The only person you should strive to be better than is the one standing before you today.
Love is within us. It cannot be destroyed. It can be ignored. To the extent that we abandon love we will feel it has abandoned us. Denying love is our only problem, and embracing it is the only answer. Through the power of love, we can let go of past history and begin again. Love heals, forgives, and makes whole.
Ernest Holmes

Instead of past, present and future, I'd prefer chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.
Ashleigh Brilliant

'In lieu of before, now and afterwards, I'd rather have cocoa, custard, and raspberry.'
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. . . Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Perfecting the past blurs your focus of the future.
Marvin Davis

Refining the past obscures your vision of the future.
Best there is... past, present and future! Ohhhhh yeahhhh!
Randy Savage

'The acme of excellence throughout all time! Woo hoo!'
Give up identification with this mass of flesh as well as with what thinks it a mass. Both are intellectual imaginations. Recognise your true self as undifferentiated awareness, unaffected by time, past, present or future, and enter Peace.
Adi Shankara

To live in the past is to die in the present.
Bill Belichick

To linger in nostalgia is to forfeit the now.
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
John F. Kennedy

Let us not seek the partisan answer or the ideological answer, but the correct response. Let us not attempt to assign fault for what has already happened. Let us accept our own accountability for what lies ahead.
When faith is completely replaced by creed, worship by discipline, love by habit; when the crisis of today is ignored because of the splendors of the past; when faith becomes an heirloom rather than a living fountain; when religion speaks only in the name of authority rather than with the voice of compassion, its message becomes meaningless.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

The past is a fog on our minds. The future? A complete dream. We can't neither guess the future, neither change the past.
Shams Tabrizi

The past is a blur in our memories. The future? An absolute enigma. We can neither anticipate the future, nor alter the past.
The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.
George Orwell

'The previous was eradicated, the elimination was forgotten, the falsehood became reality.'
Why cry about missed opportunities when you have the ability to smile at opportunities lived? The past has created who you are NOW, where we learn and grow from the past, never resting upon previous achievements or allowing past failure to paralyze us in our current endeavor. All that was has created us to be the best we currently are for our greatest hour is about to arise!
Greg Plitt

J. Edgar Hoover: When morals decline and good men do nothing, evil flourishes. A society unwilling to learn from past is doomed. We must never forget our history.
J. Edgar Hoover

When virtue diminishes and righteous individuals remain inactive, wickedness prospers. A people unwilling to reflect upon the past is fated for disaster. We must always remember our heritage.
Place your burden at the feet of the Lord of the universe who is ever victorious and accomplishes everything. Remain all the time steadfast in the heart, in the Transcendental Absolute. God knows the past, present and future. He will determine the future for you and accomplish the work. What is to be done will be done at the proper time. Don't worry. Abide in the heart and surrender your acts to the Divine.
Ramana Maharshi

We must abandon completely the notion of blaming the past for any kind of situation we're in and reverse our thinking and see that the past always flows back from the present. That now is the creative point of life. So you see it's like the idea of forgiving somebody, you change the meaning of the past by doing that...Also, watch the flow of music. The melody as its expressed is changed by notes that come later. Just as the meaning of a sentence...you wait till later to find out what the sentence means...The present is always changing the past.
Alan Watts

The leader of the past was a person who knew how to tell. The leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask.
Peter Drucker

"The pioneer of the past was a person who had the talent to communicate. The leader of the future will be an individual who comprehends how to inquire."
Evil can also be beautiful. The Coliseum in Rome, for example, a wonderful structure with an awful past. Just think about the bloody gladiator fights there.
Rem Koolhaas

"The Coliseum of Rome is a majestic edifice with a dark history. Recall the harrowing combats between gladiators that happened there."
You can make the future, but it starts with leaving the past.
Immortal Technique

Create the future, but it begins with leaving behind the past.
Over the past 60 years, marketing has moved from being product-centric (Marketing 1.0) to being consumer-centric (Marketing 2.0). Today we see marketing as transforming once again in response to the new dynamics in the environment. We see companies expanding their focus from products to consumers to humankind issues. Marketing 3.0 is the stage when companies shift from consumer-centricity to human-centricity and where profitability is balanced with corporate responsibility.
Philip Kotler

The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
William James