Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.
So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
I go to school the youth to learn the future.
The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future.
Create your future from your future not your past.
I remember being young in the 1960s... we had a great sense of the future, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth today. This being able to dream and to change the world.
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is that it scatters your force.?It loses your time and blurs the impression of your character.
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future.
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
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.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I'm not interested in. So, as far as I'm concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don't know. When I know, I don't care because I knew how it was.
Doctors are whippersnappers in ironed white coats
who spy up your rectums and look down your throats.
And press you and poke you with sterilized tools
and stab at solutions that pacify fools.
I used to revere them and do what they said
till I learned what they learned on was already dead.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?
The conscious mind is time bound - separating past and future. The subconscious mind is timeless - past and future are simultaneous.
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
But it seemed like the more we advanced, the more the future looked impossible, making us return to the more radical times in the past.