Not Looking Back Sayings and Quotes

Why dwell on the past when there’s a big, bright future ahead. Keep your eyes on the prize and forge ahead with the collection of wise and insightful quotes about not looking back below.

Looking back isn't going to help you. Moving forward is the thing you have to do.     

McKayla Maroney

I've never particularly liked the idea of looking back; I'd rather look forward.     

Jane Asher

If you're always looking back at what you've lost, you'll never discover the treasure that lies just up ahead.     

J.E.B. Spredemann

Look up, always. Look back, never.     

Karen Quan

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.     

Satchel Paige

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

Henry David Thoreau

Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs.     

Rudyard Kipling

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.     

Robert H. Schuller

Start wide, expand further, and never look back.     

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.     

James Thurber

Live, so you do not have to look back and say: 'God, how I have wasted my life.'     

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We ought not to look back, unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience.     

George Washington

Don't look back. You'll miss what's in front of you.     


Don't look back, you're not going that way.     


Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Don't look back, you can never look back.     

Don Henley

Always look ahead, but never look back.     

Miles Davis

Never look back, except for an occasional glance, look ahead and plan for the future. Success is not built on past laurels, but rather on a continuous activity. Keep busy searching out new ideas and, experimentally, keep ahead of the times, or at least up with them.     

Dorothy Draper

Don't look back and ask, Why? Look ahead and ask, Why not?     

Neil Patel

Don't look back unless it's a good view.     

Tupac Shakur

Don't look back! For a bright future is ahead of you.     

Joel Brown

I don't ever look back. I look forward.     

Steffi Graf

Do not look back upon what has been done. Go ahead!     

Swami Vivekananda

You know, I try not to look back, because looking forward is so much better than looking backward.     

Jim Bakker

I tend not to look back. It's confusing.     

Walter Hill

Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.     

Victor Kiam

You can't look back; you have to keep looking forward.     

Lucy Liu

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Don't look back, there is nothing in past, look in the future and win it.     


Don't waste your time looking back at what you've lost. Move on, life is not meant to be traveled backwards.     


When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.     

George C. Marshall