Present Quotes

Most people my age are dead at the present time.
Casey Stengel
Change is the law of life; and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
Maya Angelou
Abbe guillaume raynal - the only difference between a genius and one of...
William wordsworth - life is divided into three terms - that which...
Machiavelli, the prince - men are so stupid and concerned with their...

We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.
Madame Chiang
The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.
Stephen Nachmanovitch
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
Life is eating us up. We shall be fables presently. Keep cool it will be all one a hundred years hence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - which seldom happens to us.
Jean De La Bruyere
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca
A friend is a present you give yourself.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Benjamin Franklin
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
I have never been able, really, to regret anything in all my life. I have always been far much too absorbed in the present moment or the immediate future to think back.
Albert Camus, The Strange
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
You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
Jan Glidewell
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
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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
Present your religion to a little child, set him in the midst of those who profess it. If it frightens him, and freezes the smiles on his lips, then whatever sort of religion it is, it is not Christianity.
Unknown
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
The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. ... The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. Announcing blockade of Cuba.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Forget the past and live the present hour.
Sarah Knowles Bolton
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
In this present moment we are either smaller than we once were or else are on our knees.
Alan Moore, Birth Caul
My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
Gene Oliver, Life and the Artistry of Change
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
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha
When the present is full of gloom, the past becomes haven of refuge that provides relief and inspiration.
Jawahar Lal Neheru
The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.
Robert Green Ingersoll
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Aristotle
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
Jeseph Joubert
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".
Art can only be truly Art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.
Margaret Fulle
Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.
Louis D. Brandeis
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
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