65 Looking Back Quotes On Success In Life

These looking back quotes will inspire you. Looking back, to think about something in the past or suffer a setback or interrupted progress.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging looking back quotes, looking back sayings, and looking back proverbs.

Best Looking Back Quotes

  1. “Wisdom is looking back at your life and realizing that every single event, person, place, and idea was part of the perfected experience you needed to build your dream. Not one was a mistake.” ~ John Frederick Demartini
  2. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Breault
  3. “In looking back, I see nothing to regret, and little to correct.” ~ John C. Calhoun
  4. “You live life looking forward, you understand life looking backward.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  5. “Looking back we see with great clarity, and what once appeared as difficulties now reveal themselves as blessings.” ~ Dan Millman

  6. “Looking back at my life’s voyage, I can only say that it has been a golden trip.” ~ Ginger Rogers
  7. “The years go by. The time, it does fly. Every single second is a moment in time that passes. And it seems like nothing – but when you’re looking back … well, it amounts to everything.” ~ Ray Bradbury
  8. “It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.” ~ Bonnie Blair , Looking back quotes on memories
  9. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” ~ Steve Jobs
  10. “Yes, I’m looking at you, looking at me, looking at you, looking at me, looking back at you.” ~ Sammy Hagar

  11. “When the most important times are occurring, we don’t even recognize them or notice. We are just busy living our lives. Only looking back do we know what was a great moment in our lives.” ~ Federico Fellini
  12. “Strange, how the best moments of our lives we scarcely notice except in looking back.” ~ Joe Abercrombie
  13. “Too much looking backward … is bad for progress.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  14. “Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way.” ~ Edna Ferber
  15. “I’m tipping the hat and looking back.” ~ Robert Plant

  16. “Looking back you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life- and it was you. It is not too late to find that person again.” ~ Robert Breault , Looking back quotes on life
  17. “You can’t look back; you have to keep looking forward.” ~ Lucy Liu
  18. “Avoid the trap of looking back unless it is to glorify God for what He has done.” ~ T. B. Joshua
  19. “Often the deep valleys of our PRESENT will be UNDERSTOOD only by LOOKING BACK on them from the mountains of our FUTURE experience. Often we can’t see the LORD’S HAND in our lives until long after the trials have passed. Often the most difficult times of our lives are ESSENTIAL building blocks that form the FOUNDATION of our CHARACTER and pave the way to FUTURE opportunity, understanding, and happiness.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  20. “I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.” ~ Cat Stevens

  21. “Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.” ~ Ray Stannard Baker
  22. “They say not to look back, but if you’re not sure what lies ahead, what else is there but looking back?” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton
  23. “There’s only one boss in your life . . . and that’s you! The person looking back in the mirror at you is the one you have to answer to every day.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  24. “STOP looking back!!!! When your past calls do NOT pick up!! it has nothing new to say.” ~ Joseph Simmons
  25. “You can almost measure where you are in life by the degree to which you have begun looking back rather than ahead.” ~ Ted Koppel

  26. “Seems like the only one who doesn’t see your beauty is the face in the mirror looking back at you.” ~ Taylor Swift
  27. “Fifty years,” I hackneyed, “is a long time.” “Not when you’re looking back at them,” she said. “You wonder how they vanished so quickly.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  28. “What are you going to do? Are you going to keep looking backwards, full of anger, resentment and unfulfilled desire. Or are you going to be here now. Because everything is available for you in the here and now. Love, compassion, silence, bliss and Oneness.” ~ Leonard Jacobson
  29. “Missing someone is like hearing
    a name sung quietly from somewhere
    behind you. Even after you know
    no one is there, you keep looking back.” ~ Tim Seibles
  30. “I’m not a great one for looking back.” ~ Ian Botham

  31. “When you’re in your nineties and looking back, it’s not going to be how much money you made or how many awards you’ve won. It’s really what did you stand for. Did you make a positive difference for people?” ~ Elizabeth Dole
  32. “You know, I try not to look back, because looking forward is so much better than looking backward.” ~ Jim Bakker
  33. “She was more than human to me. She was a Fairy, a Sylph. I don’t know what she was, anything that no one ever saw, and everything that everybody ever wanted. I was swallowed up in an abyss of love in an instant. There was no pausing on the brink, no looking down, or looking back. I was gone, headlong, before I had sense to say a word to her.” ~ Charles Dickens
  34. “Looking back… it’s hard to understand what all the fuss was about as things changed in just a few years. When you look at all the things that have happened in the world, it seems very small.” ~ Zola Budd
  35. “Whatever we have done, we can always make amends for it without ever looking back in guilt or sorrow.” ~ Eknath Easwaran

  36. “Almost all the people who’ve had the most effect on me I seem to have met by chance, yet looking back it seems as though I couldn’t but have met them.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  37. “Sometimes, of all the people in the world, the one who is the hardest to forgive-as well as perhaps the one who is most in need of our forgiveness is the person looking back at us in the mirror.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  38. “Looking back, I wish I could bottle the stuff that made it better, but how can one bottle time?” ~ Scott Woods
  39. “The Past is dead, and has no resurrection; but the Future is endowed with such a life, that it lives to us even in anticipation. The Past is, in many things, the foe of mankind; the Future is, in all things, our friend. In the Past is no hope; The Future is both hope and fruition. The Past is the textbook of tyrants; the Future is the Bible of the Free. Those who are solely governed by the Past stand like Lot’s wife, crystallized in the act of looking backward, and forever incapable of looking before.” ~ Herman Melville
  40. “Sooner or later we’ll be looking back on everything and we’ll laugh about it like we knew what all was happening” ~ Michael Tolcher

  41. “When we gaze at a star in the Milky Way which is 50,000 light-years away from our sun, we are looking back 50,000 years in time.” “The idea is much too big for my little head.” “The only way we can look out into space, then, is to look back in time. We can never know what the universe is like now. We only know what it was like then. When we look up at a star that is thousands of light-years away, we are really traveling thousands of years back in the history of space.” ~ Jostein Gaarder
  42. “At my age you find yourself looking back from time to time and you begin to appreciate some of the things that happened to you.” ~ Bob Dole
  43. “Looking back at my younger self, that I’m not so different than I am now. I was always a seeker. I wanted very ambitiously to be a writer and what happened between now and then is that I continually threw myself in the way of those things that would help me become that, of doing and finding and learning from things that altered me along the way.” ~ Cheryl Strayed
  44. “Traditionally art is to create and not to revive. To revive: leave that to the historians, who are looking backward.” ~ Josef Albers

  45. “Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman-a rope over an abyss. A dangerous crossing, a dangerous wayfaring, a dangerous looking-back, a dangerous trembling, and halting” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  46. “Looking back on the production of ‘Nevermind,’ I’m embarrassed by it now.’ It’s closer to a Motley Crue record than it is a punk rock record.” ~ Kurt Cobain
  47. “Vonnegut could not help looking back, despite the danger of being turned metaphorically into a pillar of salt, into an emblem of the death that comes to those who cannot let go of the past” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  48. “From the outer edge of his life, looking back, there was only one remorse, and that was only that he wished to go on living.” ~ Ray Bradbury
  49. “Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
  50. “Very quickly, without really looking back or trying, I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere.” ~ Diane Cilento

  51. “I don’t like looking back.” ~ Tommy Shaw
  52. “Looking back on my career, I think I’ve been extremely fortunate to be in the right place at the right time in order to have the influence that I did.” ~ Peter Singer
  53. “The present joys of life we doubly taste,
    By looking back with pleasure to the past.” ~ Martial
  54. “It will be very interesting one day to follow the pattern of our life as it is spread out like a beautiful tapestry. As long as we live here we see only the reverse side of the weaving, and very often the pattern, with its threads running wildly, doesn’t seem to make sense. Some day, however, we shall understand. In looking back over the years we can discover how a red thread goes through the pattern of our life: the Will of God.” ~ Maria von Trapp
  55. “I don’t much like looking back.” ~ Walter Hill

  56. “When you’re single, you go out and party and it’s fun, but in a relationship, you experience things together. It’s just sharing the memories and looking back on them together, remembering that it was an amazing time. And then thinking about it like it was just yesterday.” ~ Andrew W.K.
  57. “If you simply ignored the feeling, you would never know what might happen, and in many ways that was worse than finding out in the first place. Because if you were wrong, you could go forward in your life without ever looking back over your shoulder and wondering what might have been.” ~ Nicholas Sparks , Never looking back quotes
  58. “Blessed are those who have known meditation. Only those few people are the blessed people; others are simply groping in darkness. Meditation gives you an inner light, and then wherever you are there is light, and whatsoever you do, you do in full light and clarity. Hence there is never any guilt, no repentance, no looking back. Whatsoever one does, one feels that`s the only thing that can be done. It is always right.” ~ Rajneesh
  59. “The first time I made myself up, I was looking at my reflection in the mirror and it wasn’t me looking back. It allowed me to do things I couldn’t do as myself. I found out how powerful that was and how much that can mean to an actor.” ~ Rick Baker
  60. “Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels. Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields.” ~ Jackson Browne

  61. “Looking back upon my work today, I think the best I have done grew out of things deeply felt, the worst from a pride in mere talent.” ~ Diego Rivera
  62. “Every Jewish holiday has a religious significance, a historical significance, and a relevance to the time of year in the natural calendar of the seasons and trees and growing things, as well as a personal significance. So you are always looking backward, outward, inward, and forward.” ~ Marge Piercy
  63. “I know that Europe’s wonderful, yet something seems to lack; The Past is too much with her, and the people looking back.” ~ Henry Van Dyke

  64. “Retaining ‘Monday Night Football’ simply did not make smart financial sense for ABC. We could not reconcile the fees against the revenue. We love football at ABC. It’s been a love affair for 36 years. It will go down in the history of sports television, being created on ABC and with this magnificent run. But at this point, given the success, we’re having with our entertainment product and the financials, we deemed that this was the proper move for us. We’re not looking back .” ~ George Bodenheimer
  65. “When the Jew says “mankind” he is talking about himself. It is written in the Talmud, that only Jews were human beings, gentiles on the other hand were animals created to serve the chosen people. If looking back and comparing the corresponding articles in the “democratic” and “neutral” countries, one is astonished at the systematic nature of the propaganda whose final goal was the creation of a state of affairs in which a war was inevitable.” ~ Julius Streicher

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