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The greater part of our lives is spent in dreaming over the morrow, and when it comes, it, too, is consumed in the anticipation of a brighter morrow, and so the cheat is prolonged, even to the grave.

The habit of looking into the future and thinking that the whole meaning of the present lies in what it will bring forth is a pernicious one. There can be no value in the whole unless there is value in the parts.

The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.

The more I give myself permission to live in the moment and enjoy it without feeling guilty or judgmental about any other time, the better I feel about the quality of my work.

The most effective way to ensure the value of the future is to confront the present courageously and constructively.

The only living life is in the past and future-the present is an interlude- strange interlude in which we call on past and future to bear witness that we are living.

The past and present are only our means; the future is always our end. Thus we never really live, but only hope to live.

The past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, nor just for tomorrow, but in the here and now.

The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.

The present contains all that there is. It is holy ground; for it is the past, and it is the future.

The present is all the ready money Fate can give.

The present is all you have for your certain possession.

The present is an edifice which God cannot rebuild.

The present is an eternal now.

The present is the blocks with which we build.

The present is the living sum-total of the whole past.

The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.

The present is the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past.

The present moment is significant, not as the bridge between past and future, but by reason of its contents, which can fill our emptiness and become ours, if we are capable of receiving them

The present offers itself to our touch for only an instant of time and then eludes the senses.


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