You can t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.
The past is history. The future is a mystery. And today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.
Mary Kay Blakely
One life stamps and influences another, which in turn stamps and influences another, on and on, until the soul of human experience breathes on in generations we’ll never even meet.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
I can t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.
If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost.
In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.
Drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and count for profit every day that fate allows you.
There is no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again.
George Orwell (1903-1950), from his book 1984, written in 1949
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
There is only one time that is important – NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time we have any power over.
Van Halen (Sammy Hagar), from the song “Right now!”
Right now! It’s your tomorrow!
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
George Frederick Will (1941- )
The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
You can’t have one foot in yesterday or one foot in tomorrow; you have to keep both feet in today and that’s how you get to tomorrow.