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Biography - Albert Einstein:

German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity. Nobel Prize in Physics (1921).
Born: 1879 - Died: 1955
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein




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La distinction entre le passé, le présent et l'avenir n'est qu'une illusion obstinément persistante.”
Albert Einstein

German
Die Unterscheidung zwischen Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft ist nur eine besonders hartnäckige Illusion.”
Albert Einstein




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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
Jean de La Bruyere

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The future influences the present just as much as the past.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus

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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

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Time, matter, space — all, it may be, are no more than a point.”
Denis Diderot

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Nor is it right to say there are three times: past, present and future. Perhaps it would be more correct to say: there are three times: a present of things past, a present of things present, a present of things future.”
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions

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The time present of things past is memory; the time present of things present is direct experience; the time present of things future is expectation.”
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions




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Quotes about the past:



Quotes for: past

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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha
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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.”
Victor Hugo - The Man Who Laughs
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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”
René Descartes
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Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”
Oscar Wilde
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Quotes about the present:



Quotes for: present

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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
Seneca
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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.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”
Albert Camus
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Quotes about the future:



Quotes for: future

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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
Seneca
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Man is the future of man.”
Francis Ponge
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha
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No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
Alan Watts
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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
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I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.”
Albert Einstein
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Quotes for: illusion:



Quotes for: illusion

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A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.”
Alan Watts
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The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”
Gustave Le Bon - The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind
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Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Birth of Tragedy
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The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw
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Albert Einstein also said...


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Out of clutter find simplicity ; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
Albert Einstein
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People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.”
Albert Einstein
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
Albert Einstein
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A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.”
Albert Einstein
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The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.”
Albert Einstein
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I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.”
Albert Einstein
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