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Augustine of Hippo

Quote of Augustine of Hippo - The time present of things past...


Biography - Augustine of Hippo:

Christian theologian and philosopher.
Born: 354 - Died: 430
Period:
5th century
4th century
Place of birth: Algeria
Algeria

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.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Le présent du passé, c'est la mémoire; le présent du présent, c'est l'intuition directe; le présent de l'avenir, c'est l'attente.

German
Gegenwart des Vergangenen ist die Erinnerung, Gegenwart des Gegenwärtigen ist die Anschauung, Gegenwart des Zukünftigen die Erwartung.




See also 

See also...



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

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.

Consciousness is a link between what was and what will be; a bridge between the past and the future.




Quotes for: past


Quotes

Quotes about the past:


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.





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





The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.





When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.





Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.





The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.











Quotes for: present


Quotes

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.





Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca - 





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.





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.





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





Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.











Quotes

Augustine of Hippo also said...


Patience is the companion of wisdom.





Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.





Love, and do what you will.





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.





Custom is second nature.





What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.












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