Present Quotes

Angels may be very excellent sort of folk in their own way, but we, poor mortals in our present state, would probably find them precious slow company.
Jerome K. Jerome
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

That orgy of wishful thinking that has passed for logic in the present century.
F. W. Lawvere
La bruyere - children have neither a past nor a future. thus...
Anais nin - each friend represents a world in us, a world...
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils but present evils triumph over it.
La Rochefoucauld
The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
Jane Wyman
Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
R. D. Laing
I believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world.
The Dalai Lama, 1992 Speech
Memory is a giggling sprite and will not be tamed. She takes flight the moment the present becomes the past.
Real Live Preacher, weblog, 04 - 29 - 04
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
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
Kyle Chandle
We do not live to extenuate the miseries of the past nor to accept as incurable those of the present.
Fairfield Osborne
Experience is the worst teacher it gives the test before presenting the lesson.
Vernon Law
Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with it apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
Norman Podhoretz
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.
Eric Hoffe
I am treating you as my friend asking you share my present minuses in the hope I can ask you to share my future pluses.
Katherine Mansfield
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Buddha
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Anais Nin
A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954
If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience.
David P. Mikkelson, Snopes. com, 04 - 10 - 04
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - which seldom happens to us.
Jean De La Bruyere
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
George Orwell
Thanks to his constant habit of shaking the bottle in which life handed him the wine of experience, he presently found the taste of the lees rising as usual into his draught.
Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Fourth, Chapter 2
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are for loving in the present.
Barbara de Angelis
Our first responsibility is not to build the Church or even to get souls saved - - It is to represent Christ and to bring His message to the world. As God beholds us in Christ, so the world must behold Christ in us. As Christ represents us before the Father, so we must represent Christ before the world.
Cornelius Stam
My mind to me a kingdom is, Such present joys therein I find, That it excels all other bliss.
Sir Edward Dye
Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Antoine Rivarol
And once again Mr. Sherlock Holmes is free to devote his life to examining those interesting little problems which the complexity of human life so pletifuly presents.
Sir Arther Connan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes
The beautiful, which is perhaps inseparable from art, is not after all tied to the subject, but to the pictorial representation. In this way and in no other does art overcome the ugly without avoiding it.
Paul Klee
Since I do not foresee that atomic energy is to be a great boon for a long time, I have to say that for the present it is a menace. Perhaps it is well that it should be. It may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs, which, without the pressure of fear, it would not do.
Albert Einstein
For Africa to me is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
Maya Angelou
Past and to come seem best things present worst.
Mary Bertone
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
Alan Watts
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
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.
Seneca
It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us.
Clive Staples Lewis