Present Quotes

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
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

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
John fitzgerald kennedy - history is a relentless master. it has no...
Albert camus, the strange - i have never been able, really, to regret...
Sean stewart, perfect circle, 2004 - the present is a rope stretched over the past....

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
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
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 was born old and get younger every day. At present I am sixty years young.
Herbert Beerbohm Tree
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
We simply rob ourselves when we make presents to the dead.
Publilius Syrus
It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us.
Clive Staples Lewis
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
The honey from the flowers of the senses, Ever present within, ruler of time, Goes beyond fear. For this Self is Supreme.
Maitri Upanishads
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
Joseph Addison
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - which seldom happens to us.
Jean De La Bruyere
It is the contention of this observer that few homicides due to shooting could be avoided merely if a firearm were not immediately present, and that the offender would select some other weapon to achieve the same destructive goal.
Marvin E. Wolfgang
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
I send no agent or medium, offer no representative of value,
Walt Whitman
Last Monday a string of amendments were presented to the lower House these altogether respect personal liberty...
Senator William Grayson
There has never been an age that did not applaud the past and lament the present.
Lillian Eichler Watson
We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.
Madame Chiang
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
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
Wherever a set of alternative possible routes toward achieving a given end presents itself, a student movement will tend to choose the one which involves a higher measure of violence or humiliation directed against the older generation.
Lewis S Feue
Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present.
Albert Camus
Life is eating us up. We shall be fables presently. Keep cool it will be all one a hundred years hence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We do not live to extenuate the miseries of the past nor to accept as incurable those of the present.
Fairfield Osborne
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
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".
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Anais Nin
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
Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
R. D. Laing
You need more fact in the dangerous art of giving presents than in any other social action.
William Bolitho
Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
Norman Podhoretz
Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.
Louis D. Brandeis
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
If there were a verb meaning to believe falsely, it would not have any significant first person, present indicative.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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