Gone Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gone quotes, gone sayings, and gone proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We need not destroy the past. It is gone.     

John Cage

The wisdom of age is bitter when those you have failed have gone.     

Conn Iggulden

Not lost, but gone before.     

Matthew Henry

Sometimes you have to forget what's gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what's coming next.     

Will Smith

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.     

Mother Teresa

Don't make someone your everything because when their gone you have nothing.     


The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone!     

John Keats

When resistance is gone, the demons are gone.     

Pema Chodron

Gone. The saddest word in the language. In any language.     

Mark Slouka

When its gone, you'll know what a gift love was. you'll suffer like this. So go back and fight to keep it.     

Ian McEwan

Whatever with the past has gone, The best is always yet to come.     

Lucy Larcom

They are all gone into the world of light, and I alone sit lingering here.     

Henry Vaughan

Nothing is ever the same twice because everything is always gone forever, and yet each moment has infinite photographic possibilities.     

Michael Kenna

Yesterday's gone on down the river and you can't get it back.     

Larry McMurtry

Yesterday is gone and took away its tale. Today we must live a fresh story again.     


I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.     

James A. Baldwin

Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars.     

Violeta Parra

Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.     

John Wooden

The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason.     

Hermann Broch

You are nothing but a number of days, and whenever a day passes away, a part of you passes away     

Al-Hasan al-Basri

The past is gone. The future never arrives. In truth, there is no life outside of this moment!     

Leonard Jacobson

It takes time, or does time take it?     

Anthony Liccione

What's gone, and what's past help, Should be past grief.     

William Shakespeare