Present Quotes

God will be present, whether asked or not.
Latin Prove
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

H hahn blavatsky - live neither in the present nor the future, but...
Don quisenberry - the future is much like the present, only longer....
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
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. Learning to suspend your imagination and live completely in the very second of the present with no before and no after is the greatest gift a soldier can acquire.
Ernest Hemingway

R. d. laing - alienation as our present destiny is achieved...
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are for loving in the present.
Barbara de Angelis
No mind is much employed upon the present recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments.
Samuel Johnson
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
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
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - - which seldom happens to us.
La Bruyere
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Albert Einstein
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
R. D. Laing
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
Learn from the past, Hope for the future, Live in the present.
Ken Lancaste
Our test of truth is a reference to either a present or imagined future majority in favour of our view.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer Present or Not Guilty.
Theodore Roosevelt
Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
William Law
A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?
Confucius, Analects
It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words And this, too, shall pass away.
Abraham Lincoln
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
Leaders are the ones who keep faith with the past, keep step with the present and keep the promise to posterity.
Harold J. Seymore
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
Roger Babson
As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.
Rodney Yee
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
It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us.
Clive Staples Lewis
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
Alan Watts
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
You need more fact in the dangerous art of giving presents than in any other social action.
William Bolitho
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
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
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.
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
A fool judges people by the presents they give him.
Chinese Prove
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.
Seneca
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jesse Louis Jackson
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