Present Quotes

Equation 1. 2 - 9 is a second order, nonlinear, vector, differential equation which has defied solution in its present form. It is here therefore we depart from the realities of nature to make some simplifying assumptions...
Bate, Mueller & White, 1971, "Fundamentals of Astrodynamics".
You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.
Plato, Dialogues, Theatetus

As the same fire assumes different shapes When it consumes objects differing in shape, So does the one Self take the shape Of every creature in whom he is present.
Maitri Upanishads
Frank herbert, dune - it is impossible to live in the past, difficult...
Jim bishop - it is difficult to live in the present,...
William law - be intent upon the perfection of the present day....

God will be present, whether asked or not.
Latin Prove
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
Jeseph Joubert
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus
AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.
Susan Sontag
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
Benjamin Disraeli
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
Antoine De Saint - Exupery
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens
Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
Denis Diderot
That orgy of wishful thinking that has passed for logic in the present century.
F. W. Lawvere
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils but present evils triumph over it.
La Rochefoucauld
Not only the studying and writing of history but also the honoring of it both represent affirmations of a certain defiant faith - A desperate, unreasoning faith, if you will - But faith nevertheless in the endurance of this threatened world - Faith in the total essentiality of historical continuity.
George Frost Kennan
The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
Jane Wyman
My mind to me a kingdom is, Such present joys therein I find, That it excels all other bliss.
Sir Edward Dye
All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
Benjamin Franklin
Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit for without being seen, they are present with you.
Saint Francis de Sales
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. Learning to suspend your imagination and live completely in the very second of the present with no before and no after is the greatest gift a soldier can acquire.
Ernest Hemingway
It is equally wrong to speed a guest who does not want to go, and to keep one back who is eager. You ought to make welcome the present guest, and send forth the one who wishes to go.
Homer, The Odyssey
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
I was born old and get younger every day. At present I am sixty years young.
Herbert Beerbohm Tree
The future is much like the present, only longer.
Don Quisenberry
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
English Prove
Only those books come down which deserve to last. All the gilt edges, vellum and morocco, all the presentation copies to all the libraries will not preserve a book in circulation beyond its intrinsic date.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are living the events which for centuries to come will be minutely studied by scholars who will undoubtedly describe these days as probably the most exciting and creative in the history of mankind. But preoccupied with our daily chores, our worries and personal hopes and ambitions, few of us are actually living in the present.
Lawrence K. Frank
Last Monday a string of amendments were presented to the lower House these altogether respect personal liberty...
Senator William Grayson
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - which seldom happens to us.
Jean De La Bruyere
We are different from previous generations of conservatives. We are no longer working to preserve the status quo. We are radicals, working to overturn the present power structure of this country.
Paul Weyrich
Most people my age are dead at the present time.
Casey Stengel
We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.
Madame Chiang
At the present rate of progress, it is almost impossible to imagine any technical feat that cannot be achieved - If it can be achieved at all - within the next few hundred years.
Arthur C. Clarke, 1983
Live neither in the present nor the future, but in the eternal. The giant weed of evil cannot flower there this blot upon existence is wiped out by the very atmosphere of eternal thought.
H Hahn Blavatsky
Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
Margaret Mead