Happiness and success come from living in the present, not from existing in the past.
— Steve Maraboli
How foolish is man! He ruins the present while worrying about the future, but weeps in the future by recalling his past!
— Ali ibn Abi Talib past quote
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The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.
— Marcel Pagnol
You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. illusions of reality
— Richard Bach
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
— past quotation by Rene Descartes
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain
to miss the future.
Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, Wisdom
is of the future.
My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me;
it has only strengthened me.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
It's in the act of having to do things that you don't want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego.
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Wisdom is using the mistakes from the past to create a better future.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.
Learn from the past, but don’t live in the past.
The future comes
slowly, the present flies and the past stands still forever.
When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to
live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
As lousy as things are now, tomorrow they will be somebody's good old days.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but
by the responsibility for our future.
Who controls the past controls the future: who
controls the present controls the past.
It's not the future that you're afraid of. It's repeating the past that makes you anxious.
Study the past if you would divine the future.
What is past and
cannot be prevented should not be grieved for.
Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
You can’t fully enjoy THESE moments until you let go of past moments.
Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it.
Prepare for the
unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. It has nothing new to say.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new strategy.
The rewards in life go to those who are willing to give up the past
The history of the past is but one long
struggle upward to equality.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and
creates a vision for tomorrow.
Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either: "I wish I had" or "I'm glad I did".