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The past, the present and the future are really one:
by Harriet Beecher Stowe

The past, the present and the future are really one:
they are today.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression
of the highest moral and spiritual ideas,
there music is sublimely strong.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Human nature is above all things lazy.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

To be really great in little things,
to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life,
is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Friendships are discovered rather than made.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum:
you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being
sure I had a better one to put in its place.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I did not write it.
God wrote it.
I merely did his dictation.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

A man builds a house in England with the expectation
of living in it and leaving it to his children;
we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism;
but the moment she is introduced,
there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness,
sobriety, and order.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong,
something the best people have always done.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to
the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

A woman's health is her capital.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

To do common things perfectly is far better worth our
endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words
left unsaid and deeds left undone.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful;
and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls,
why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

One would like to be grand and heroic,
if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something,
very great, very heroic; or if not that,
then at least very stylish and very fashionable.
It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all
the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us;
but most people do all they can to get rid of it,
and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfill the obligations that the past posts to me.
Embrace the opportunity for service based in love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The past does not equal the future.
- Anthony Robbins

Life is the future, not the past.
- Terry Goodkind

The past is a ghost, the future a dream,
and all we ever have is now.
- Bill Cosby

Live life with no regrets and no resentments.
Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others. Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Create your future from your future not your past.
- Werner Erhard

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

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

Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana

Fill your heart with the creative power
to accept the past,
decorate the present
and transform the future.
- Osho

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell

Don't let the past drive life - choose life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear not for the future,
weep not for the past.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
- Confucius

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others.
Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead
rather than into the rear-view mirror of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

You change the past when you change the way you see it.
- Alan Cohen

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose not to project my past onto my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot change our past.
We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
and 90% how I react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Don't project your past onto my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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