Present Quotes

Pick a man for his human qualities, his values, his compatibility with you, rather than what he represents in status, power or good looks.
Carol Botwin
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
La rochefoucauld - philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and...
Anais nin - each friend represents a world in us, a world...
Anton chekhov - perhaps the feelings that we experience when we...

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Benjamin Franklin
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
George Orwell
We do not live to extenuate the miseries of the past nor to accept as incurable those of the present.
Fairfield Osborne
Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.
Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, 1845
It is satisfying for the descendant of a dissident refugee from Elizabeth I to present his credentials to Elizabeth II.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jesse Louis Jackson
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Buddha
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer Present or Not Guilty.
Theodore Roosevelt
Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.
Bruce Marton
The only use of a knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present. The present contains all that there is. It is holy ground; for it is the past, and it is the future.
Alfred North Whitehead
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus
I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
Charles Baudelaire
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe
You need more fact in the dangerous art of giving presents than in any other social action.
William Bolitho
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
It is impossible for ideas to compete in the marketplace if no forum for their presentation is provided or available.
Thomas Mann
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
We simply rob ourselves when we make presents to the dead.
Publilius Syrus
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman.
David M. Ogilvy
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
I am treating you as my friend, asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future pluses.
Katherine Mansfield
Ama me fideliter Fidem meam noto De corde totaliter Et ex mente tota, Sum presentialiter Absens in remota.
Anon.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.
Seneca
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, this is no other life but this.
Henry David Thoreau
If I had the time to sit down and write a thank - You note to everyone who sent me a nice, expensive present, what a wonderful world that would be.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words And this, too, shall pass away.
Abraham Lincoln
God will be present, whether asked or not.
Latin Prove
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, 200 A. D.
The only difference between a genius and one of common capacity is that the former anticipates and explores what the latter accidentally hits upon; but even the man of genius himself more frequently employs the advantages that chance presents him; it is the lapidary who gives value to the diamond which the peasant has dug up without knowing its value.
Abbe Guillaume Raynal
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
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
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
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