Present Quotes

Walt whitman - i send no agent or medium, offer no...
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens

Only those books come down which deserve to last. All the gilt edges, vellum and morocco, all the presentation copies to all the libraries will not preserve a book in circulation beyond its intrinsic date.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.
Susan Sontag
Edmund burke - men have no right to put the well - being of the...
Albert einstein - laws alone can not secure freedom of expression;...

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein
The honey from the flowers of the senses, Ever present within, ruler of time, Goes beyond fear. For this Self is Supreme.
Maitri Upanishads
I was born old and get younger every day. At present I am sixty years young.
Herbert Beerbohm Tree
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
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
Past and to come seem best things present worst.
Mary Bertone
Quality is never an accident. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
Willa Foste
Since I do not foresee that atomic energy is to be a great boon for a long time, I have to say that for the present it is a menace. Perhaps it is well that it should be. It may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs, which, without the pressure of fear, it would not do.
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
There has never been an age that did not applaud the past and lament the present.
Lillian Eichler Watson
Ama me fideliter Fidem meam noto De corde totaliter Et ex mente tota, Sum presentialiter Absens in remota.
Anon.
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
English Prove
I know patriotism exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.
George Washington
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
Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit for without being seen, they are present with you.
Saint Francis de Sales
Last Monday a string of amendments were presented to the lower House these altogether respect personal liberty...
Senator William Grayson
Had I been present at the creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.
Alfonso the Wise
Trust no future, however pleasant Let the dead past bury its dead Act, - Act in the living Present Heart within and God overhead.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens
Each present joy or sorrow seems the chief.
William Shakespeare
Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present.
Albert Camus
Those who misrepresent the normal experiences of life, who decry being controversial, who shun risk, are the enemies of the American way of life, whatever the piety of their vocal professions and the patriotic flavor of their platitudes.
Henry M. Wriston
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
If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
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
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
My dear boy, no woman is a genius. They are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Memory is a giggling sprite and will not be tamed. She takes flight the moment the present becomes the past.
Real Live Preacher, weblog, 04 - 29 - 04
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
Education a debt due from present to future generations.
George Peabody
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.
Bruce Marton
The beautiful, which is perhaps inseparable from art, is not after all tied to the subject, but to the pictorial representation. In this way and in no other does art overcome the ugly without avoiding it.
Paul Klee