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Gottfried Leibniz

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Biography - Gottfried Leibniz:

German polymath and philosopher.
Born: 1646 - Died: 1716
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

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The present is big with the future; the future could be read in the past; the distant is expressed in the near.
Gottfried Leibniz




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Translation

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German
Die Gegenwart ist schwanger mit dem Kommenden; die Zukunft ließ sich in der Vergangenheit lesen; das Entfernte wird im Nahen ausgedrückt.”
Gottfried Leibniz

French
Le présent est gros de l’avenir : le futur se pourrait lire dans le passé ; l’éloigné est exprimé dans le prochain.”
Gottfried Leibniz




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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 present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.”
Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution




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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
Alan Watts
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The future influences the present just as much as the past.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.”
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Nature does not make jumps.”
Gottfried Leibniz
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To love is to find pleasure in the happiness of others.”
Gottfried Leibniz
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Everything that is possible demands to exist.”
Gottfried Leibniz
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So far we have just spoken as simple physicists; now we must rise to metaphysics, by making use of the great principle, little used, commonly, that nothing takes place without sufficient reason, that is, that nothing happens without it being possible for someone who knows enough things to give a reason sufficient to determine why it is so and not otherwise.”
Gottfried Leibniz
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Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect, since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality, in the strict sense, setting aside the limits or bounds in things which are limited.”
Gottfried Leibniz
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