‘If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present’ (Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logicus Philosophicus)

‘Forget the past that sleeps/ Ne’er the future dream at all/ Live in times that are with thee/ And progress thee shall call’ (Bhaktivinode Thakur)

‘History robs the present of it’s future’ (Friedrich Nietsche).  In other words, if we live in the past we do not give ourselves a future.

‘History is for those who dwell in the graveyards’ (Friedrich Nietsche)

‘All the riches in the world cannot buy back one moment of time lost’ (Chanakya Pandit, Niti Sastra)

‘Haste not – years cannot atone/ for one reckless action done/ Rest not – time is passing by/; do and dare before you die’ (Friedrich Schiller, ‘Haste not, Rest not’)