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. Chelse
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. Rumi
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
Holding onto something that's gone only makes a sickness inside. Nora Roberts
May be you are gone,but that doesn’t make me come back. Munia Khan
It is queer to be in a place when someone has gone. It is not two other places, the place that they were there in, and the place that was there before they came. I can't get used to this third place or to staying behind. Elizabeth Bowen
People say you don't know what you've got until it's gone...truth is, you knew what you had, you just thought you'd never lose it. Nitya Prakash
It’s hard to know when you’ve been holding on to something until you finally let it go, or it leaves of its own accord. Sara Wolf
Every second that passes is another grain of sand in your hourglass that is gone, forever lost in time. Nyki Mack
If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars. Rabindranath Tagore
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. Mark Twain
I've never seen such a hunger in people for spiritual things. People realize the past is gone, the future is uncertain, and the present seems to be hopeless. As a result, many were open to God. Billy Graham
What I spent, is gone; what I kept, I lost; but what I gave away will be mine forever. Ethel Percy Andrus
For shelter is gone when the night is o'ver, and bread lasts only a day / But the touch of the hand and the sound of the voice / Live on in the soul always. Spencer M. Free
It's just like magic. When you live by yourself, all your annoying habits are gone! Merrill Markoe
Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever. Horace Mann
The worst thing you can do is to try to cling to something that's gone, or to recreate it. Johnette Napolitano
Many a friend was lost through a joke, but none was ever gained so. Czechoslovakian Proverb
Day is done, gone the sun / From the lake, from the hills, from the sky; / All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. General Daniel Butterfield
The bloom is gone, and with the bloom go I! Matthew Arnold
Old age is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and dying as on a battlefield. Muriel Spark
The anger of a meek man is like fire struck out of steel, hard to be got out, and when got out, soon gone. Matthew Henry
Sensed a wrongness around me, like an alarm clock that had gone off without being set. Maya Angelou
Had gone completely bald very young as though to get that over with as soon as possible. Helen Hudson
Some businesses are like desert flowers. They bloom overnight, and they're gone. George Morrow
We end our years like a sigh... for it is speedily gone, and we fly away. The Holy Bible/Psalms
How fading are the joys we dote upon! Like apparitions seen and gone. John Norris
Perhaps my best years are gone ... but I wouldn't want them back. Not with the fire that's in me now. Samuel Beckett
My days are in the yellow leaf; / The flowers and fruits of love are gone; / The worm, the canker, and the grief / Are mine alone! Lord Byron
I have had playmates, I have had companions, / In my days of childhood, in my joyful school-days,— / All, all are gone, the old familiar faces. Charles Lamb
Today the man is here; tomorrow he is gone. And when he is 'out of sight', quickly also is he out of mind. Thomas a Kempis
I couldn't have done it otherwise, gone on I mean. I could not have gone on through the awful wretched mess of life without having left a stain upon the silence. Samuel Beckett
I do not know where / Your beautiful face has gone. / There are only peach blossoms / Flying in the spring wind. Kenneth Rexroth