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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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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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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 is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action."
Simone de Beauvoir
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it."
Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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The future influences the present just as much as the past."
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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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 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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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present."
Albert Camus
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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present."
Albert Camus
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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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There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future."
Simone de Beauvoir - The Second Sex
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How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children."
Charles Darwin
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It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present."
Victor Hugo
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I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following."
Mahatma Gandhi
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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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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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The long time to come when I shall not exist has more effect on me than this short present time, which nevertheless seems endless."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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It is said that the present is pregnant with the future."
Voltaire
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Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity."
Albert Einstein
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