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Quote of Albert Einstein - The distinction between the past, present...


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

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




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Translation

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

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




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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.

The future influences the present just as much as the past.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.




Quotes for: past


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Quotes about the past:


The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.
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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.
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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
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Quotes for: present


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Quotes about the present:


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.
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
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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.
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.
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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.
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
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Quotes for: future


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Quotes about the future:


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.
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
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As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.
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Man is the future of man.
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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.
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No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
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Quotes for: illusion


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Quotes for: illusion


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.
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Illusions fall away, like the peels of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience.
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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.
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Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion
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The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
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Out of clutter find simplicity ; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
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The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.
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People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.
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A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
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