Present Quotes

Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
Benjamin Disraeli
A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - Just to save it from drying out completely.
Pam Brown

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
Russell hoban - if the past cannot teach the present and the...
William adams - men moving only in an official circle are apt to...
The dalai lama, 1992 speech - i believe that individuals can make a difference...

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus
There is no longer a way out of our present situation except by forging a road toward our objective, violently and by force, over a sea of blood and under a horizon blazing with fire.
Gamal Abdel Nasse
As the same fire assumes different shapes When it consumes objects differing in shape, So does the one Self take the shape Of every creature in whom he is present.
Maitri Upanishads
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
There has never been an age that did not applaud the past and lament the present.
Lillian Eichler Watson
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
A friend is a present you give yourself.
Robert Louis Stevenson
There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
Anatole Broyard
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
Roger Babson
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
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
Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present.
Albert Camus
A fool judges people by the presents they give him.
Chinese Prove
A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954
Our test of truth is a reference to either a present or imagined future majority in favour of our view.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
English Prove
As the representatives of the people we are here to declare that our resolve has not been weakened by these horrific and cowardly acts. referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Tom Daschle
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.
Seneca
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - - which seldom happens to us.
La Bruyere
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
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
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
A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?
Confucius, Analects
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
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
Life is eating us up. We shall be fables presently. Keep cool it will be all one a hundred years hence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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 there were a verb meaning to believe falsely, it would not have any significant first person, present indicative.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.
Robert Green Ingersoll
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