Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
It is said that the present is pregnant with the future.
Everything which is done in the present, affects the future by consequence, and the past by redemption.
I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don't deny the past, but it's a page to turn.
We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away, - means, teachers, texts, temples fall;it lives now, and absorbs past and future into the present hour.? All things are made sacred by relation to it,-one as much as another.?All things are disolved to ther center by thier cause.
We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.
Insist on yourself; never imitate.? Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.? That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him.
Endure the present, and watch for better things.
What I am interested in is the present time.
The difficulty with the present state of affairs is that there is no legislation on the sources of funding for the Polish film industry. There is no legislation concerning filmmaking. And, there is no legislation on television that would be beneficial to filmmaking.
Existence is only in the present. Mind is never in the present.
Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.
My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.
In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.
Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
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.
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
I don't really think about anything too much. I live in the present. I move on. I don't think about what happened yesterday. If I think too much, it kind of freaks me out.
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.
There is always a present and extant life, be it better or worse, which all combine to uphold.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.