„I never dwell on past mistakes… There is too much to plan for the future to waste time complaining.“
— Cary Grant British-American film and stage actor 1904 - 1986
Contexto: I never dwell on past mistakes… There is too much to plan for the future to waste time complaining. Elsie Mendl was a great friend of mine for many, many years. And I remember the creed by which she lived: Never complain, never explain. Just think of the people you know who are always explaining their mistakes. It merely rubs the whole thing in. You’re reminded again of the mistake. And no one believes the explanation anyway.
„When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.“
— Dian Fossey American zoologist, gorilla researcher 1932 - 1985
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
— Roger Waters English songwriter, bassist, and lyricist of Pink Floyd 1943
"Hello (I Love You)"
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
Un homme heureux est trop content du présent pour trop se soucier de l'avenir.
From "Mes Projets d'Avenir", a French essay written at age 17 for a school exam (18 September 1896). The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein Vol. 1 (1987) Doc. 22.
Variante: A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.
— Sara Shepard Author 1973
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
A Canadian Boat-Song.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
— Alvin Toffler American writer 1928 - 2016
— Emil Zátopek Czech Olympic long-distance runner 1922 - 2000
From original in Czech: Nemůžeš? Přidej! or ... když nemůžeš, tak přidej!
— Marcus Aurelius, livro Meditações
„Run faster, jump higher, reach farther, and you'll always win!
live life expecting the worst, hoping for the best, and living for the future!
Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.“
— Jerry Garcia American musician and member of the Grateful Dead 1942 - 1995
„The present! it sinketh with sorrow and care,
That but for the future, it never could bear;
We dwell in its shadow, we see by its light,
And to-day trusts to-morrow, it then will be bright.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Vow of the Peacock (1835)
— Douglas Adams, livro Mostly Harmless
Fonte: Mostly Harmless
„The only way to maintain a moderate sum of happiness in this life, is not to worry about the future or regret the past too much.“
— Mel Gibson American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter 1956
— Philippe Kahn Entrepreneur, camera phone creator 1952
Comments made in a speech at the computer museum regarding the energy spent in Silicon Valley at managing perception as opposed to creating new technology.
— Paulo Coelho, livro Onze Minutos
Variante: Life moves very fast. It rushes us from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.
Fonte: Eleven Minutes (2003), p. 9.
Contexto: When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly? Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.
„The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture has taught you. Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are more important to you than those in your past ever will be. The world is changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.“
— Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009
„What was any art but an effort to make a sheath, a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining, elusive element which is life itself — life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose?“
— Willa Cather, livro The Song of the Lark
Part IV, Ch. 3
Sometimes paraphrased: What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself — life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.
The Song of the Lark (1915)