Present Quotes

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
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

If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.
Russell Hoban
Charles dickens - reflect on your present blessings, of which every...
Marvin e. wolfgang - it is the contention of this observer that few...
Marcus aurelius antoninus, meditations, 200 a. d. - never let the future disturb you. you will meet...

Our religious faith gives us the answer to the false beliefs of Communism... I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose.
President Harry Truman, Public Papers of the President of the United States: Harry S. Truman - 1951 U. S. Gov. 1966 pp548 - 549
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
Heal the past, Live the present, Dream the future.
Unknown
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
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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
If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self - Direction, and for self - Initiated learning.
Carl R. Rogers
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
Last Monday a string of amendments were presented to the lower House these altogether respect personal liberty...
Senator William Grayson
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 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
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Benjamin Franklin
It is impossible to live in the past, difficult to live in the present and a waste to live in the future.
Frank Herbert, Dune
Men have no right to put the well - Being of the present generation wholly out of the question. Perhaps the only moral trust with any certainty in our hands is the care of our own time.
Edmund Burke
We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.
Madame Chiang
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
Jeseph Joubert
Forget the past and live the present hour.
Sarah Knowles Bolton
In this present moment we are either smaller than we once were or else are on our knees.
Alan Moore, Birth Caul
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jesse Louis Jackson
The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist.
William James
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
William A. Foste
Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.
The future is much like the present, only longer.
Don Quisenberry
If there were a verb meaning to believe falsely, it would not have any significant first person, present indicative.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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
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
The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.
Seneca
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
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - which seldom happens to us.
Jean De La Bruyere
Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
William Law
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein
Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.
Seneca