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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it's like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can't really speak on it, because I wasn't there. I don't feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person.
People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.
What is past is prologue.
They say miracles are past.
We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.
In this bright future you can't forget your past.
There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.