A Quote by Dale Carnegie on present, now, past, future, ss-swsl, and ss-swsl-ch1

You and I are standing this very second at the meeting place of two eternities: the vast past that has endured forever, and the future that is plunging on to the last syllable of recorded time. We can’t possible live in either of those eternities – no, not even for a split second. But, by trying to do so, we can wreck both our bodies and our minds. So let’s be content to live the only time we can possible live: from now until bedtime.

Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955)

Source: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Pages: 9

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on future, past, saint, and sinner

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: Oscar Wilde No Importance, act 3.

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson on future, past, self, love, and inlove

I say I’m in love with her. What does that mean?
It means I review my future and my past in the light of this feeling. It is as though I wrote in a foreign language that I am suddenly able to read. Wordlessly, she explains me to myself. Like genius, she is ignorant of what she does.

Jeanette Winterson

Source: The Passion, Pages: 122

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A Quote by Gerald Jampolsky on letting go, forgivenness, and past

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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A Quote by Uknown on life, past, and present

Life is what's coming ~ not what was.


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A Quote by Henry Miller on memory, past, self, and reality

Your whole past is like a long sleep which would have been forgotten had there been no memory, but remembrance is there in the blood and the blood is like an ocean in which everything is washed away but that which is new and more substantial even than life - reality.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on needs, desires, stress, danger, excitement, and past

We are wistful about the golden days of the past and dream of a distant future unclouded by necessity. But I suspect that if our inner souls were asked what in life they really missed, the answer would be primal danger and stress.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 104

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on freedom, time, past, present, future, action, habit, lives, and life

Free men and women... can think across time, viewing their own lives, inclusive of past, present, and future, as architectural wholes, static in mental space. They can therefore see, as others cannot, the cracks and buttresses of repeated action, the points of stress, the established framework. They are not perfect; but they are less imperfect than we by a full dimension of being.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 5

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A Quote by Walter Benjamin on history, progress, destruction, angel of history, paradise, storm, dead, past, catastrophe, irreversible, and angelus novus

The face of the angel of history is turned toward the past.  Where we perceived a chain of events, he sees a single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet.  The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed.  But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them.  This storm irresistably propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward.  The storm is what we call progress.

Walter Benjamin (1892 - 1940)

Source: The History Of Human Rights by Micheline Ishay, the quote is Walter Benjamin's description of Paul Klee's painting "Angelus Novus" (Angel of History)

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on ego, awakening, present, past, future, and self

To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important. This total reversal of the truth accounts for the fact that in the ego mode the mind is so dysfunctional. It is always concerned with keeping the past alive, because without it - who are you?

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

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