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Jean de La Bruyere

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Biography - Jean de La Bruyere:

French philosopher and moralist.
Born: 1645 - Died: 1696
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

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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




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Les enfants n'ont ni passé ni avenir, et, ce qui ne nous arrive guère, ils jouissent du présent.”
Jean de La Bruyere

German
Die Kinder kennen weder Vergangenheit, noch Zukunft, und – was uns Erwachsenen kaum passieren kann – sie genießen die Gegenwart.”
Jean de La Bruyere




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

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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 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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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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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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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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Quotes about the present:



Quotes for: present

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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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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
Seneca
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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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The future influences the present just as much as the past.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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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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Quotes about the future:



Quotes for: future

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Man is the future of man.”
Francis Ponge
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
Seneca
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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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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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Jean de La Bruyere also said...


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Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères
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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères
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We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères
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All is said, we have come too late; for more than seven thousand years there have been men, thinking.”
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