Category Archives: FUTURE

May the saddest day of your future be no worse Than the happiest day of your past.

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The past surely was the future of me one day . Abdul Wahab

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“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
― Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them

Lovers, to bed ; ’tis almost fairy time.

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For now to sorrow must I tune my song. 
And set my harp to notes of saddest woe. 

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My soul is an enchanted boat. 
Which, like a sleeping swan, doth float 
Upon the silver waves of thy sweet singing.

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Congenial spirits part to meet again.  
But she was journeying to the land of 
souls.

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My age is as a lusty winter, 
Frosty, but kindly.

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Saturday 7 February 1931,

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The spirit- world around this world of sense 
Floats like an - atmosphere, and every- 
where 
Wafts through these earthly mists and 
vapours dense 
A vital breath of more ethereal air.

Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present. Jean de la Bruyere

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“My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.”
–  Elaine Maxwell

“If you have a problem that can be fixed, then there is no use in worrying. If you have a problem that cannot be fixed, then there is no use in worrying.”

 

– Buddhist proverb

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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

 

“It’s as difficult to be rich without bragging as it is to be poor without complaining.”

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“I could not imagine that the future I was walking toward could compare in any way to the past that I was leaving behind.”

― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

 

 

For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.

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“Through the heartfelt mercies of our God,
God’s Sunrise will break in upon us,
Shining on those in the darkness,
those sitting in the shadow of death,
Then showing us the way, one foot at a time,
down the path of peace.”

― Luke 1:78-79, The Message

Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”

― Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942

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Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.

Robert J. Furey

But as some muskets so contrive it As oft to miss the mark they drive at, And though well aimed at duck or plover, Bear wide, and kick their owners over. –

John Trumbull

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“She had felt as if her heart were hiding down there, somewhere, with the quail and the plover and all the little wild things that crooned or buzzed in the sun. Under the long shaggy ridges, she felt the future stirring.”

― Willa Cather, O Pioneers!

“Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.”

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“It is to be remembered that all art is magical in origin – music,
sculpture, writing, painting – and by magical I mean intended to
produce very definite results. Paintings were originally formulae
to make what is painted happen. Art is not an end in itself, any
more than Einstein’s matter-into-energy formulae is an end in itself.
Like all formulae, art was originally FUNCTIONAL, intended to make
things happen, the way an atom bomb happens from Einstein’s
formulae.”

― William S. Burroughs

 

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffett

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“It was a fine country, or would be, different from any she had known. But if it was the promised land, it was not because of the trees or climate, but because, just getting here, they’d found something new inside themselves.”

― Karen Fisher, A Sudden Country

In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure.

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“Your weaknesses are the key to the unimaginable bigger future that God has envisioned for you. Your strengths are probably already bearing all the fruit they can. They will continue to bear those good fruits in your life, but at some point they will begin to plateau. Your richer, more abundant future is intimately linked to your weaknesses.”

― Matthew Kelly

It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of supersophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.

Erma Bombeck

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“For the first time the magnitude of what he had undertaken came home to him. How could you communicate with the future? It was of its nature impossible. Either the future would resemble the present, in which case it would not listen to him: or it would be different from it, and his predicament would be meaningless.”
― George Orwell, 1984

A strange volume of real life in the daily packet of the postman. Eternal love and instant payment!”

Douglas Jerrold

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“The six squares of our love didn’t add up to a cube. Still, I took the oddly-shaped box down to the post office and tried to mail it into the future, when I’d be more prepared to open it.
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― Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I’ve ever written, and it still sucks

Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there.”

― Bucky Sinister, Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos

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“After years of feeling like a misfit, I’ve realized that the world is full of other misfits, all of us identifying with Hobbits – – the little guys whom no one else respects. And who quietly end up changing the course of history.”
― Tess Gerritsen

There was nothing glorious about the life of a drinker or the life of a writer.

― Charles Bukowski, Hot Water Music

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“I once heard a sober alcoholic say that drinking never made him happy, but it made him feel like he was going to be happy in about fifteen minutes. That was exactly it, and I couldn’t understand why the happiness never came, couldn’t see the flaw in my thinking, couldn’t see that alcohol kept me trapped in a world of illusion, procrastination, paralysis. I lived always in the future, never in the present. Next time, next time! Next time I drank it would be different, next time it would make me feel good again. And all my efforts were doomed, because already drinking hadn’t made me feel good in years.”

― Heather King, Parched

Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there.

― Bucky Sinister, Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos

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“I found the prospect daunting, but somehow comforting, too, because the counselors insisted it could be done, and, after all, many of them were recovering alcoholics themselves.”

― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

Every man contemplates an angel in his future self ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Everyone of us is shadowed by an illusory person: a false self..We are not very good at recognizing illusions, least of all the ones we cherish about ourselves.  Contemplation is not and cannot be a function of this external self. There is an irreducible opposition between the deep transcendent self that awakens only in contemplation, and the superficial, external self which we commonly identify with the first person singular.  Our reality, our true self, is hidden in what appears to us to be nothingness….We can rise above this unreality and recover our hidden reality…. God Himself begins to live in me not only as my Creator but as my other and true self. “

― Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation

First you are young, then you are middle aged; then you are old; then you are wonderful

Lady Diana Cooper” ― Marcia Tucker, A Short Life of Trouble: Forty Years in the New York Art World

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“She didn’t want to be one of those old ladies obsessed with death, hearing it in every tick of the clock and creak of the floorboards, as if it were prowling around the house like a burglar”

Stewart O’Nan, Emily, Alone

“Drink and dance and laugh and lie, Love, the reeling midnight through, For tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.)”

― Dorothy Parker, Death and Taxes

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“Though we tremble before uncertain futures
may we meet illness, death and adversity with strength
may we dance in the face of our fears.”

Gloria E. Anzaldúa