Present Quotes

The true felicity of life is to be free from anxieties and perturbations to understand and do our duties to God and man, and to enjoy the present without any serious dependence on the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
To live in the past or in the future may be less satisfying than to live in the present, but it can never be as disillusioning.
R. D. Laing

Geschichte ist... ein Dialog zwischen Gegenwart und Vergangenheit. re - Transl.: History is... a dialogue between the present and the past.
Edward Hallet Carr, Was ist Geschichte?, S. 54
Bate, mueller & white, 1971,
Nikola tesla - the present is theirs the future, for which i...
Vernon law - experience is the worst teacher it gives the test...

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.
Seneca
Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Antoine Rivarol
Past and to come seem best things present worst.
Mary Bertone
The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - - which seldom happens to us.
La Bruyere
Most people live ninety percent in the past, seven percent in the present, and that only leaves three percent for the future.
John Steinbeck, The Winter of our Discontent
Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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
Learn from the past, Hope for the future, Live in the present.
Ken Lancaste
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Benjamin Franklin
The future is much like the present, only longer.
Don Quisenberry
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
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
Bertrand Russell, Conquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 14
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
It is impossible for ideas to compete in the marketplace if no forum for their presentation is provided or available.
Thomas Mann
Leaders are the ones who keep faith with the past, keep step with the present and keep the promise to posterity.
Harold J. Seymore
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
We think very little of time present; we anticipate the future, as being too slow, and with a view to hasten it onward, we recall the past to stay it as too swiftly gone. We are so thoughtless, that we thus wander through the hours which are not here, regardless only of the moment that is actually our own.
Blaise Pascal
You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
Jan Glidewell
Those who misrepresent the normal experiences of life, who decry being controversial, who shun risk, are the enemies of the American way of life, whatever the piety of their vocal professions and the patriotic flavor of their platitudes.
Henry M. Wriston
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
The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
Jane Wyman
Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.
Louis D. Brandeis
We live in an age when to be young and indifferent can no longer be synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.
Benjamin Disraeli
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
We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.
Madame Chiang
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Eckhart Tolle
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Albert Einstein
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Aristotle
A friend is a present you give yourself.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
English Prove
My mind to me a kingdom is, Such present joys therein I find, That it excels all other bliss.
Sir Edward Dye
Education a debt due from present to future generations.
George Peabody
Men moving only in an official circle are apt to become merely official - - Not to say arbitrary - - In their ideas, and are apter and apter with each passing day to forget that they only hold power in a representative capacity.
William Adams