„The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future. In truth, all sensation is already memory.“

—  Henri Bergson, libro Matter and Memory

Fuente: Matter and Memory

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escritor y filósofo irracionalista francés 1859 - 1941

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„The Future is more present than the Past :
For one look back, a thousand on we cast;
And hope doth ever memory outlast.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

(1834-1) (Vol.40) The Future, compare Ethel Churchill (or The Two Brides) I, 31
The Monthly Magazine

„A politics of vengeance is not politics. Revenge is a recklessness towards the future in a vain attempt to make the present abolish a suffering which is already past.“

—  Bernard Crick British political theorist and democratic socialist 1929 - 2008

Fuente: In Defence Of Politics (Second Edition) – 1981, Chapter 4, A Defence Of Politics Against Nationalism, p. 87.

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„Thus does the unyielding, inescapable future ineluctably devour the present.“

—  Robert Silverberg, libro The Stochastic Man

Fuente: The Stochastic Man (1975), Chapter 29 (p. 161)

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„The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

What Is Religion? (1899) is Ingersoll's last public address, delivered before the American Free Religious association, Boston, June 2, 1899. Source: The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Dresden Memorial Edition Volume IV, pages 477-508, edited by Cliff Walker. http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/ingwhatrel.htm
Variante: The present is the child, and the necessary child, of all the past, and the mother of all the future.

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„All tyrants, past, present and future, are powerless to bury the truths in these declarations, no matter how extensive their legions, how vast their power and how malignant their evil.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, Emancipation Proclamation Centennial Address (1962)
Contexto: If our nation had done nothing more in its whole history than to create just two documents, its contribution to civilization would be imperishable. The first of these documents is the Declaration of Independence and the other is that which we are here to honor tonight, the Emancipation Proclamation. All tyrants, past, present and future, are powerless to bury the truths in these declarations, no matter how extensive their legions, how vast their power and how malignant their evil.

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„The future for me is already a thing of the past.“

—  Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan - Love and Theft: Piano/Vocal/Guitar

Song lyrics, Love and Theft (2001), Bye and Bye
Fuente: Bob Dylan - Love and Theft: Piano/Vocal/Guitar

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„It is not easy to be wise for all times, not event for the present much less for the future; and those who judge the past must recollect that, when it was the present the present was future“

—  Gouverneur Morris American politician 1752 - 1816

Gouverneur Morris to Robert Walsh ( February 5, 1811 http://www.bgdlegal.com/clientuploads/Publications/Publications/John%20Bush%20-%20Gouverneur%20Morris.pdf)
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„One of the schools of Tlön goes so far as to negate time; it reasons that the present is indefinite, that the future has no reality other than as a present hope, that the past has no reality other than as a present memory.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges, libro Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

Variants: One of the schools in Tlön has reached the point of denying time. It reasons that the present is undefined, that the future has no other reality than as present hope, that past is no more than present memory . . . Another maintains that the universe is comparable to those code systems in which not all the symbols have meaning, and in which only that which happens every three hundredth night is true...
The history of the universe... is the handwriting produced by a minor god in order to communicate with a demon.
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius (1940)
Contexto: One of the schools of Tlön goes so far as to negate time; it reasons that the present is indefinite, that the future has no reality other than as a present hope, that the past has no reality other than as a present memory. Another school declares that all time has already transpired and that our life is only the crepuscular and no doubt falsified an mutilated memory or reflection of an irrecoverable process. Another, that the history of the universe — and in it our lives and the most tenuous detail of our lives — is the scripture produced by a subordinate god in order to communicate with a demon. Another, that the universe is comparable to those cryptographs in which not all the symbols are valid and that only what happens every three hundred nights is true. Another, that while we sleep here, we are awake elsewhere and that in this way every man is two men.

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„The tenth penetration is, "All times penetrate one time. One time penetrates all times — past, present, and future. In one second, you can find the past, present, and future."“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926

Thích Nhất Hạnh here quotes and interprets the "Ten Penetrations" of the Avatamsaka Sutra
The Sun My Heart (1996)
Contexto: The tenth penetration is, "All times penetrate one time. One time penetrates all times — past, present, and future. In one second, you can find the past, present, and future." In the past, you can see the present and the future. In the present, you can find the past and future. In the future, you can find the past and present. They "inter-contain" each other. Space contains time, time contains space. In the teaching of interpenetration, one determines the other, the other determines this one. When we realize our nature of interbeing, we will stop blaming and killing, because we know that we inter-are.

„There was no future and no past. The present was eternity.“

—  Arnold M. Ludwig

Statement about perceptions he experienced in early clinical experiments with LSD. How Do We Know Who We Are? : A Biography of the Self (1997)

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