“With thoughts of the past and concerns about the future, we rob ourselves of a full experience of the present.”
~ Marianne Williamson
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Happiness is in our own hearts. I have no regrets of anything in the past. I’m totally cheerful and happy, and I think that a lot of your attitude is not in the circumstances you find yourself in, but in the circumstances you make for yourself.”
~ Maeve Binchy
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“Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.”
~ Julie Andrews
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“If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.”
~ Winston Churchill
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“So long as you create laws that define women as victims, as creatures that demand protection, that need bodyguards, you are going to perpetuate the very worst of our sexist past.”
~ Warren Farrell
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“I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free.”
~ LL Cool J
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“History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.”
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
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“If I have to pick one story that most influenced ‘The Hunger Games,’ it would be the Greek myth of Theseus, which I read when I was about 8 years old. In punishment for past deeds, Athens periodically had to send seven youths and seven maidens to a labyrinth. In the maze was this Minotaur, and it would eat them.”
~ Suzanne Collins
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“Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.”
~ Corazon Aquino
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“I’m not good at future planning. I don’t plan at all. I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. I don’t have a day planner and I don’t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.”
~ Heath Ledger
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“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.”
~ Gerald Jampolsky
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“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.”
~ Andre Maurois
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“Study the past, if you would divine the future.”
~ Confucius
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“Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.”
~ Mattie Stepanek
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“See, when you drive home today, you’ve got a big windshield on the front of your car. And you’ve got a little bitty rearview mirror. And the reason the windshield is so large and the rearview mirror is so small is because what’s happened in your past is not near as important as what’s in your future.”
~ Joel Osteen
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“We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.”
~ Charles R. Swindoll
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“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.”
~ Lewis B. Smedes
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“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
~ Steve Jobs
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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
~ Buddha
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“Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up. There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day.”
~ Rachel Boston
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“The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.”
~ Henri Bergson
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“But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.”
~ Nick Lampson
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“The global phenomenon of poverty tourism – or ‘poorism’ – has become increasingly popular during the past few years. Tourists pay to be guided through the favelas of Brazil and the shantytowns of South Africa. The recently opened Los Angeles Gang Tour carries visitors through battle-scarred territories of urban violence and deprivation.”
~ Leslie Jamison
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“Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future.”
~ Louise J. Kaplan
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“For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”
~ John F. Kennedy
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“I have in the past overly trusted people and was, in turn, let down by some. Since then, I have learned the difference between putting faith into people and blindly trusting them.”
~ Do Won Chang
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“See, what you’re meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren’t you? Well, I’ve always had fast cars. It’s not that. It’s the fear that you’re past your best. It’s the fear that the stuff you’ve done in the past is your best work.”
~ Robbie Coltraine
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“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.”
~ Golda Meir
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“If I just do everything the opposite of what my dad did, I think that will make things pretty easy. I can joke about it now because I’m past that stage where it used to hurt. By having a kid, it’s gone. I could take all that negative energy that I had and put it in a positive way.”
~ Derrick Rose
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“There is no way in which we can retrospectively erase the Treaty of Vienna or the Great Irish Famine. It is a peculiar feature of human actions that, once performed, they can never be recuperated. What is true of the past will always be true of it.”
~ Terry Eagleton
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“The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.”
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
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“We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.”
~ Victor Hugo
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“The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present.”
~ Paul Scott
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“In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer – the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.”
~ A. J. P. Taylor
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“We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.”
~ George Washington
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