We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God’s. ~Henry Ward Beecher
I can’t wait all my life
On a street of broken dreams.
~Journey, "It Could Have Been You"
If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is. ~Author Unknown
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. ~Marcus Aurelius AntoninusMeditations
The past is a good place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. ~Author Unknown
Nothing is worth more than this day. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Why be saddled with this thing called life expectancy? Of what relevance to an individual is such a statistic? Am I to concern myself with an allotment of days I never had and was never promised? Must I check off each day of my life as if I am subtracting from this imaginary hoard? No, on the contrary, I will add each day of my life to my treasure of days lived. And with each day, my treasure will grow, not diminish. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. ~Mary Jean Iron
Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys. ~Andr? Gide, Nourritures Terrestres
Trust no future, howe’er pleasant!
Let the dead past bury its dead!
Act, – act in the living Present!
Heart within and God o’erhead.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Psalm of LifeMCTO
Our past is like a footprint. It only confirms we were there. No burden on our future does it bear. Bring the rain, clear the pane of clutter. ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.comOur past is like a footprint. It only confirms we were there. No burden on r future does it bear. Bring the rain, clear the pane of clutter. Apr 24th 2009, twitter.com/JebDickerson/status/1607362478; uwp
I have memories – but only a fool stores his past in the future. ~David Gerrold
One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. ~Michael Cibenko
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence. ~Sholem Asch, The Nazarene, 1939LCD
Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye. ~Marie Louise De La Ramee
We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow. ~Fulton Oursler
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. ~Dale Carnegie
Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat? ~Goldie Hawn
Slight not what’s near through aiming at what’s far. ~Euripides
The future is always beginning now. ~Mark Strand, Reasons for Moving
The memories you have are just recordings of things past, not chains to bind you. ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.comtwitter.com/HawaiianLife/status/4443108123
I need neither future nor past, but to learn to take today not too fast. ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.comI need neither future nor past, but 2 learn to take today not too fast. There’s sun & love & joy & new & the 1 who’s fit is a glove so true 7:32 AM May 3rd 2009 twitter.com/JebDickerson/status/1687023323
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes. ~Carl Sandburg, "Prairie," Complete Poems, 1950MBT p34
Having spent the better part of my life trying either to relive the past or experience the future before it arrives, I have come to believe that in between these two extremes is peace. ~Author Unknown
The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post. ~L. Thomas Holdcroft
It’s but little good you’ll do a-watering the last year’s crops. ~George Eliot, Adam Bede, 1859, ch. 17, MBT p42
Your heart will be shattered by sorrow
If you force it to live
In tomorrow’s ephemeral imagination-world
Instead of in today’s eternal Reality-Now.
~Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames
The living moment is everything. ~D.H. LawrenceCUL
The past is never there when you try to go back. It exists, but only in memory. To pretend otherwise is to invite a mess. ~Chris Cobbs
You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. ~Jan Glidewell in St. Petersburg Times
Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone. ~Jerome K. Jerome, The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, 1889LCD
Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee. ~Montaigne
If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, you’re going to be cockeyed today. ~Author Unknown
The future is no place to place your better days. ~Dave Matthews
When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past. ~Author Unknown
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. ~Albert Einsteincul
If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don’t wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. ~Senegalese Proverb
It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis. ~Margaret Bonnano
The Past is the textbook of tyrants; the Future the Bible of the Free. Those who are solely governed by the Past stand like Lot’s wife, crystallized in the act of looking backward, and forever incapable of looking before. ~Herman Melville, White JacketSH
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. ~Alan Watts
Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. ~Charlotte Perkins Gilman
You have to wake up a virgin each morning. ~Jean-Louis BarraultSD
If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven’t done much today. ~Author Unknown