These 53 Quotes Can Help You Forget Your Past

These 53 Quotes Can Help You Forget Your Past

Last updated on December 27th, 2023 at 12:48 pm

Everyone has endured some unpleasant situations in the past. But it doesn’t mean your history should stand in the way of your aspirations for the future. You may learn from the past and move on with the assistance of these quotes about forgetting the past. Let us know in the comments section if these quotes helped you through a tough time.

Forget The Past Quotes And Moving On

By worrying about the past, which cannot be changed, or by being afraid of the future, which has not yet materialized, people sometimes overlook the present’s value. In contrast, more and more people nowadays realize the importance of living in the present. With these quotes, keep moving forward and put the past behind you.

You can only lose what you cling to.


“And the windshield is so large, and the rear-view mirror is so small because what’s happened in your past is not near as important as what’s in your future, so forget the past and keep moving.”


“To forget the past: You stop the communication. You throw every piece of memory. You delete stupid pictures. You delete every single text. You forget the feeling. It’s not the bitter! It’s just being fair enough to the next person who will try to be the one for you.”


Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.


“I find life is easier if I can forget the past.”

Nicholas Boxer

“Dear life, I don’t know why but it hurts me… Forget the past, enjoy the present, then the future will be good days, and no one can hurt you. Life and hurt can’t be relate.”


“The truth is unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself unless you forgive the situation,
Unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”


“The past is past; what’s gone on has gone on.”

David Furnish

“One should not forget the sins of their forebears, but nor can one advance by paying witness only to the failings of the past. To bury the past is to progress, and only in breaking the chains that bind can you escape the prison your predecessors have laid.”

Scott Warren

“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”


“There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it. There is only an eternally new now that builds and creates itself out of the Best as the past withdraws.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“We have to forget the past. History is something that, even today, we are paying the consequences of,
and the future is integration.
We all as a people, as citizens,
as the leadership of both countries should be looking in that direction.”

Jaromir Jagr

“Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.”


“The longer you live in the past, the less future you have to enjoy.”

“Forget the past.”
“Forget the past.” 

Let’s Forget The Past Quotes To Help You Let Go

Pain is a necessary part of life, but suffering is not. We suffer when we refuse to let go of the things or people that hurt us. Here are some Inspirational Quotes On Letting Go Of Your Past.

“Let’s forget the baggage of the past and make a new beginning.”


“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone.
Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes,
but you don’t dwell on them. You don’t let it have any of your energy,
or any of your time, or any of your space.”

Johnny Cash

“If you think that thinking too much about your past will make it better,
sorry to say, but you reside on overthinking different planets.”


“Create your future from your future not your past.”

Werner Erhard

“If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her.
Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart;
if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.”

C. JoyBell C.

“Think of yourself now. Forget the past. Live in the present.
That’s surprising. Normally, people say the opposite.”

Claude Chabrol

“The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past.”


“Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression.
Do not repeat them in the future.”

Swami Sivananda

“Some think that holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it’s letting go.”


“Our greatest responsibility is not to be pencils of the past.”

Robert A. M. Stern

“Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.”

“The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.”
“The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.”

Best Forget The Past Quotes

There is always time to begin again. Forget the painful recollections. Remember what you’ve learned from the past and move on from issues. An encouraging selection of the Best Forgets The Past Quotes is provided below.

“The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.


“Our greatest responsibility is not to be pencils of the past.”

Robert A. M. Stern

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

Ronald Reagan

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future,
and concentrate the mind on the present moment.”


“Those who cannot repeat the past are condemned to repeat it.”

George Santayana

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past.
A healed memory is not a deleted memory.
Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember.
We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.”

Lewis B. Smedes

The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image.


“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.”


“Never worry about anything that is past. Charge it up to experience and forget the trouble.
There are always plenty of troubles ahead, so don’t turn and look back on any behind you.”

Herbert Hoover

“You can never plan the future by the past.”


“The present and the past coexist, but the past shouldn’t be in flashback.”

Alain Resnais
" No man is rich enough to buy back his past."
” No man is rich enough to buy back his past.”

Inspirational Forget The Past Quotes

We must take lessons from the past and let those memories go to inhabit the present and plan the future. Let go of the past, take a solid position in the present, and become ready to step boldly into the future. Here are some motivational quotes to help you forget the past and move on.

“Forget the past; focus on the present and act accordingly”


“Instead of looking at the past,
I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now to get there then.”

Diana Ross

“Let your past go. Never think too much about it and learn to concentrate on your future.”


“The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image.”


“People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn’t.”

Christopher Paolini

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last.
The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.


“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”


“Our past is a stepping stone, not a millstone.”


“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”


“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”


“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.”

Andre Maurois

“You’re just another story I can’t tell anymore.”


“Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.”

“Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.”
“Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.”

If you’re struggling with the Past, try writing down all the hurtful things that happened in your past relationship and then burning it. Or write down all the good things about it and roast that. Whatever will help you move on. Read 50 similar I’m Tired Quotes About Stress, Relationship & More, and we hope you will like this and share it with your friends and loved ones.

Ajit Pandey graduated in Electronics & Communications Engineering and really loves being a good leader. When he's not doing tech stuff, he enjoys hanging out at swimming pools and going on hiking trails. Ajit writes cool articles and quotes about lots of different things he's into, giving you smart and inspiring ideas. Check out what he says for a cool view on both tech and life's adventures.

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