Monday, July 21, 2008

i-TFTD #141

i-TFTD #141

#141-1. We should try to be the parents of our future rather than the offspring of our past.
-Miguel de Unamuno, writer and philosopher (1864-1936)

#141-2. It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.
-Baltasar Gracian, philosopher and writer (1601-1658)

#141-3. You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
-Professor Harold Hill (The Music Man)

The first two constitute good advice on planning for a new future without always being constrained by the past, and on pausing to consider all angles before plunging into action.

The third cautions against overdoing the above.

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