|The present is never the mark of our designs. We use both past and present as our means and instruments, but the future only as our object and aim.
– Blaise Pascal
|The future influences the present just as much as the past.
– Friedrich Nietzsche (Oct 15, 1844-Aug 25, 1900)
|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.
– Gautama Buddha (563 BC-483 BC)
|Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
|Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and to take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
– Horace (65 BC-8 BC)
|Today is thine to spend, but not tomorrow; Counting on morrows breedeth bankrupt sorrow: O squander not this breath that Heaven hath lent thee; Make not too sure another breath to borrow.
– Omar Khayy?m (1048-1122)
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