110 Learn From The Past Quotes To Inspire You

Looking for quotes about learning from the past? We have rounded up the best collection of learn from the past quotes, sayings, captions, status messages, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to learn lessons from your past mistakes and move on in life with more wisdom and experience.

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As human beings we all have a past where we have some good or bad memories. But the best one can do is not get stuck in the past, but only ever learn from it and use the knowledge for a better tomorrow.

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Looking at the past can teach us valuable lessons that will make you wiser and help you use your experiences for a better future. These wise words will inspire you to use history as the opportunity to learn from past mistakes.

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These famous learn from your past quotes from top authors, leaders, celebrities inspires you to take your lesson in each phase of life and never give up. Learn from the experience and move on.

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Learn From The Past Quotes

  1. “The past is to be learned from not lived in.”

  2. “Never live in the past but always learn from it!”


  3. “Don’t regret the past, just learn from it.” – Ben Ipock


  4. “Don’t get stuck in your past, use it to fuel your future.”                                                 

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    learn from your past quotes

  5. “The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence.”                                                       

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    Learn From The Past Quotes

  6. “Study the past if you would define the future.” – Confucius


  7. “Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.”


  8. “Don’t forget the past. Learn from it and make good use of it.”


  9. “Learn from the past and let it go. Live in today.” – Louise Hay


  10. “Learn from the past. Live in the present. Believe in the future.”                                     

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    Inspirational Learn From The Past Quotes

  11. “Learn from the past, but don’t live in the past.” – Steve Maraboli


  12. “The past is behind us unless we fail to learn from it.” – L.M. Fields


  13. “Learn from the past if you want to predict the future.” – Confucius                                       

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    Learn Lessons From The Past Quotes

  14. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone.” – Johnny Cash


  15. “Let go of the past, but keep the lessons it taught you.” – Chiara Gizzi


  16. “Learn the past, watch the present, and create the future.” – Jess Conrad


  17. “Forget what hurt you in the past.. But never forget what it taught you…”                         

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    we learn from the past quotes

  18. “Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.”


  19. “The past is where you learn your lessons to build your present and future.”


  20. “Learn from the past and share your experiences with others.” – Demi Lovato


  21. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford


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


  23. “We need the courage to learn from our past and not live in it.” – Sharon Salzberg


  24. “I am not interested in the past, except as the road to the future.” – Gianni Versace


  25. “If we let go of the past, we will never learn from our mistakes.” – Sarah Van Water


  26. “The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson.”                                                                                                                                               

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    quotes about learning from the past mistakes

  27. “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” – Rick Warren


  28. “Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” – Pema Chodron


  29. “Learn From Yesterday, Live for Today, hope for tomorrow.” – Orison Swett Marden


  30. “The past is a place you can learn from, not a place you want to live.” – Tony Robbins                                                                                                                                                 

    Famous Learning From The Past Quotes
    Famous Learning From The Past Quotes

  31. “What we learn from history is that people don’t learn from history.” – Warren Buffett


  32. “Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present!” – Thomas S. Monson


  33. “Sometimes in life, your situation will keep repeating itself until you learn your lesson.”


  34. “Life can be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard


  35. “A person who doesn’t learn from the past is an idiot, in my estimation.” – Stephen King


  36. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana


  37. “The past is the past. You cannot change it, but you can learn from it.” – Nicholas Sparks


  38. “If nobody can learn from the past, then there’s no point in raking it up.” – Billie Holiday


  39. “Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.” – Tryon Edwards


  40. “The past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited or erased; it can only be accepted.” – Wiz Khalifa


  41. “The past remains the past. We can learn from it, but we cannot change it.” – George R. R. Martin


  42. “History repeats itself endlessly for those who are unwilling to learn from the past.” – Leon Brown


  43. “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Walt Disney


  44. “In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Andrea Dykstra


  45. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill


  46. “The past will be your teacher if you master from it; your master if you live in it.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli


  47. “Learn to make peace with your past, or your future will become a constant battle that you’ll never win.”


  48. “Those who don’t remember the past are condemned to repeat the eleventh grade.” – James W. Loewen


  49. “Don’t let your past dictate who you are, but let it be a lesson that strengthens the person you’ll become.”


  50. “Study and learn from the past, observe and live in the present, plan and build the future.” – Niloy Moulick


  51. “The beauty of life is, while we can’t undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change.”


  52. “To be happy you must let go of what’s gone, be grateful for what remains, and look forward to what is coming next.”


  53. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it without a sense of ironic futility.” – Errol Morris


  54. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell


  55. “Learn from the past but don’t forget to live for the present moment. This moment is your life.” – Debasish Mridha


  56. “Learn from the past, but don’t live there. Build on what you know so that you don’t repeat mistakes.” – Harvey Mackay


  57. “The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” – Thomas S. Monson


  58. “Living in the past is kind of like living in a coffin, it’s totally constraining, and ends up being a lid on your growth.”


  59. “When you do not recognize the wrongs of the past, the future takes its revenge.” – Ian C. Esslemont, Stonewielder


  60. “Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.” – Denis Waitley                                                                 

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    Learn From The Past Quotes Images

  61. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein


  62. “It is not often that nations learn from the past, even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it.” – Henry A. Kissinger


  63. “Never erase your past. It shapes who you are today and will help you to be the person you’ll be tomorrow.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour


  64. “I don’t really believe in regret. I think you can always learn from the past, but I wouldn’t want a different life.” – Molly Ringwald


  65. “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Learn from it… tomorrow is a new day.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


  66. “I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is.” – Donald Trump


  67. “Don’t stuck in the past and forget the future. Just learn lessons from the past and build up your future. Life isn’t the past, it is future.”                                                       

    Mistakes Learn From The Past Quotes
    Mistakes Learn From The Past Quotes

  68. “I firmly believe that you live and learn, and if you don’t learn from past mistakes, then you need to be drug out and shot.” – R. Lee Ermey


  69. “The secret of rulership is to combine a belief in one’s own infallibility with a power to learn from past mistakes.” – George Orwell


  70. “Whatever worked in the past, build on it; whatever didn’t work in the past, break the chain that binds you to it.” – Marianne Williamson


  71. “We had a choice between Democrats who couldn’t learn from the past and Republicans who couldn’t stop living in it.” – P. J. O’Rourke


  72. “The greatest lesson we can learn from the past. . . is that freedom is at the core of every successful nation in the world.” – Frederick Chiluba


  73. “There is no sense in punishing your future for the mistakes of your past. Forgive yourself, grow from it, and then let it go.” – Melanie Koulouris


  74. “When I look back on my life, I see pain, mistakes and heartache. When I look in the mirror, I see strength, learned lessons, and pride in myself.”


  75. “Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.” – Dale E. Turner


  76. “I’m the last person to ask ‘what do you remember’ from a particular time period… I like to learn from the past… not ‘live’ in it.” – David Coverdale


  77. “One could only learn from the past and move on through the present to make a better future.” – Jason Medina, The Diary of Audrey Malone Frayer


  78. “Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.” – Denis Waitley


  79. “Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up. There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day.” – Rachel Boston


  80. “If you could erase all the mistakes of your past, you would also erase all of the wisdom of your present. Remember the lesson, not the disappointments.”


  81. “Some of the best lessons we ever learn we learn from our mistakes and failures. — The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.” – Tryon Edwards


  82. “Examine the present and learn from the past to see how the future will unfold. Too often we just look at the present and base our actions solely on that.” – Shinjo Ito


  83. “Great champions learn from past experiences, whether those be good or bad. A lot of times a guy needs to be knocked down before he gets up and fights.” – Paul Azinger


  84. “One should learn from the past, but one should not live in the past. My concern is to look to the future, learn from the past, and deal with the present.” – George Fernandes


  85. “First of all, the most important, that is to learn everything good that has survived from other times, and carefully to watch the bad – and throw it out.” – Ninette de Valois


  86. “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


  87. “To get over the past, you must first accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, or sweat it…. it’s over. It can hurt you no more.” – Mandy Hale


  88. “Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories, learning from the past, and realizing people change.” – Jaimie Alexander


  89. “We all have pasts. We all made choices that maybe weren’t the best ones. None of us are completely innocent, but we get a fresh start every day to be a better person than we were yesterday.”


  90. “I had to learn to forgive myself, not to judge, but to learn from the past. They showed me how vital it is to accept, be truthful, and love myself. So I could do the same with others.” – Marlo Morgan


  91. “Research has shown over and over again that the more you acknowledge your past successes, the more confident you become in taking on and successfully accomplishing new ones.” – Jack Canfield


  92. “Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.” – William Wordsworth


  93. “You do not move ahead by constantly looking in a rear view mirror. The past is a rudder to guide you, not an anchor to drag you. We must learn from the past but not live in the past.” – Warren W. Wiersbe


  94. “It is not “forgive and forget” as if nothing wrong had ever happened, but “forgive and go forward,” building on the mistakes of the past and the energy generated by reconciliation to create a new future.” – Alan Paton


  95. “Don’t live in the past, thinking about mistakes or changes you made. Think of your life as a book, move forward, close one chapter and open another. Learn from your mistakes, but focus on your future, not on your past.”


  96. “My policy is to learn from the past, focus on the present, and dream about the future. I’m a firm believer in learning from adversity. Often the worst of times can turn to your advantage – my life is a study of that.” – Donald Trump


  97. “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 it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash


  98. “Being gentle means forgiving yourself when you mess up. Learn from your mistakes but don’t beat the tar out of yourself over them. The past is just that, past. Learn what went wrong and why. Make amends if you need to. Then drop it and move on.”


  99. “We cannot change what happened anymore. The only thing we can do is to learn from the past and to realize what discrimination and persecution of innocent people means. I believe that it’s everyone’s responsibility to fight prejudice.” – Otto Frank


  100. “My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing beauty of life once more. It’s happened before, it will happen again, I’m sure. When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive – I’ll find love again.” – Paulo Coelho


  101. “Ruminating about the past will get you nowhere. So go ahead and learn from the past whatever you can, and then put it behind you. Remember, there is nothing you can do to change it, but you can use its lessons to improve your future.” – Abraham J. Twerski


  102. “Let go of the past that’s weighing you down. Otherwise, you’ll find it difficult to realize your goals. It’s foolish to live your life brooding over what was and what could have been. Learn from the past, and don’t repeat the same foolishness. Let it all go so you can grow.” – Mufti Menk


  103. “The past doesn’t define you, your present does. It’s okay to create a vision of the future because it affects your behavior in the “now,” but don’t dwell on past mistakes. Learn from them and focus those lessons in the moment. That’s where change can really happen.” – Jillian Michaels


  104. “We can learn from past failures and mistakes, but we shouldn’t get stuck there. We can keep future goals in mind, but we shouldn’t get stuck there, either. The only way to reach our potential is to focus on what we must do now – this moment, this day – to perform effectively and win.” – Joe Torre


  105. “You’ll fail at some things – that’s a learning experience that you need so that you can take that on to the next experience. What you learn from those challenges and those failures are what will get you past the next ones… I was the pretty consistent bull and the cheerleader on eBay actually.” – Pierre Omidyar


  106. “It is not often that nations learn from the past even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it. For the lessons of historical experience, as of personal experience, are contingent. They teach the consequences of certain actions, but they cannot force a recognition of comparable situations.” – Henry A. Kissinger


  107. “In order to move forward in life, take the experiences from your past… And use them as stepping blocks in order to reach your new goals and dreams… In other words… Don’t let your past hold you back… Learn from your past and use it to help you further your future… Be who you are now… And not who you used to be…”


  108. “Today’s events are tomorrow’s history, yet events seen by the naked eye lack the depth and breadth of human struggles, triumphs and suffering. Writing history is writing the soul of the past… so that the present generation may learn from past mistakes, be inspired by their ancestor’s sacrifices, and take responsibility for the future.” – Epifanio de los Santos


  109. “An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.” – Carl Jung


  110. “It seems to me that the dedication of a library is an act of faith. To bring together the resources of the past and to house them in buildings where they will be preserved for the use of men and women in the future, a nation must believe in three things. It must believe in the past. it must believe in the future. It must, above all, believe in the capacity of its own people so to learn from the past that they can gain in judgment in creating their own future.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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