A Quote by Charles Swindoll on attitude, certainty, change, choice, day, facts, past, people, and play

The remarkable thing we have is a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

Charles Swindoll

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A Quote by Charles Macomb Flandrau on appreciation, day, future, gifts, good, life, pain, past, and truth

The greatest gift . . . is the realization that life does not consist either of wallowing in the past or of peering anxiously at the future; and it is appalling to contemplate the great number of often painful steps by which one arrives at a truth so old, so obvious, and so frequently expressed. It is good for one to appreciate that life is now. Whatever it offers, little or much, life is now-this day-this hour.

Charles Macomb Flandrau

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on future and past

This narrow isthmus 'twixt two boundless seas, The past, the future,-two eternities!

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: quoting from Lalla Rookh. The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan.

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A Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon on danger, experience, foolishness, habits, judgment, and past

It is foolish to try to live on past experience. It is very dangerous, if not a fatal habit, to judge ourselves to be safe because of something that we felt or did twenty years ago.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

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A Quote by Carl Sandburg on past


I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.

Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

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A Quote by Carl R. Smith on christ, church, departure, doubt, faith, god, honesty, loyalty, past, people, promises, protestantism, religion, sons, present, truth, and world

Doubt, rather than faith, is high among the causes of the religious boom. And the church's response to this current situation will reveal, better than anything else, our faith in God - or our faithlessness. If we churchmen interpret such pervasive doubt as a threat, then we will do as the church has done so often in the past: we will substitute the church for God, and make our church-centered activities into an ersatz kingdom of God. Our faithlessness will be evident in the easy paraphrase of the hard truth of the gospel, and in the lapse from the critical loyalty that God requires of us, into the vague and corrupting sentimentalism that has so marred American Protestantism. Or the church can interpret the present religious situation as a promise, as God's recall of His people to a new reformation. Our faithfulness to God-in-Christ will be manifest in the willingness to be honest with ourselves and with the gospel. Then we may view the church, not as an end in itself, but as the point of departure into the world for which the Son of God died. Which will it be?

Carl R. Smith

Source: "Experiment in Suburbia"

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on argument, death, existence, future, learning, past, and understanding

An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Psychology and Alchemy (1944)

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A Quote by Canon Ellacombe on doubt, experience, extremism, faith, past, seasons, and weather

The fair-weather gardener, who will do nothing except when wind and weather and everything else are favourable, is never a master of his craft. Gardening, above all other crafts, is a matter of faith, grounded, however (if on nothing better), on his experience that somehow or other seasons go on in their right course, and bring their right results. No doubt bad seasons are a trial of his faith; it is grievous to lose the fruits of much labour by a frosty winter or a droughty summer, but, after all, frost and drought are necessities for which, in all his calculations, he must leave an ample margin; but even in the extreme cases, when the margin is past, the gardener's occupation is not gone.

Canon Ellacombe

Source: a Glouchestershire Garden, 1895

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A Quote by C. Smith Sumner on competition, day, life, past, progress, and weakness

Life is not a competition with others. In its truest sense it is rivalry with ourselves. We should each day seek to break the record of our yesterday. We should seek each day to live stronger, better, truer lives; each day to master some weakness of yesterday; each day to repair past follies; each day to surpass ourselves. This is, simply, progress.

C. Smith Sumner (1933 -)

Source: 10-Oct-83

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on birth, direction, future, mind, past, time, decay, present, front, middle, back, shore, existence, and release

Let go the past, let go the future, and let go the present (front, back, middle). Crossing to the farther shore of existence, with mind released everywhere, do not further undergo birth and decay.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada By Narada Thera, Cassius A. Pereira, 348

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