Present Quotes

Fairfield osborne - we do not live to extenuate the miseries of the...
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

Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable.
Thomas Troward
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
Karl Marx
The present is a rope stretched over the past. The secret to walking it is, you never look down.
Sean Stewart, Perfect Circle, 2004

Carol botwin - pick a man for his human qualities, his values,...
Norman podhoretz - creativity represents a miraculous coming...
We simply rob ourselves when we make presents to the dead.
Publilius Syrus
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
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap - On - A - Rope.
Bill Cosby
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
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
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
The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience.
David P. Mikkelson, Snopes. com, 04 - 10 - 04
I believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world.
The Dalai Lama, 1992 Speech
The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
Jane Wyman
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
George Orwell
We are different from previous generations of conservatives. We are no longer working to preserve the status quo. We are radicals, working to overturn the present power structure of this country.
Paul Weyrich
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
Taxation without representation is tyranny.
James Otis
That orgy of wishful thinking that has passed for logic in the present century.
F. W. Lawvere
Experience is the worst teacher it gives the test before presenting the lesson.
Vernon Law
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, 200 A. D.
For there is no greater pain, than to remember in present grief, past happinesses.
Dante, The Divine Comedy
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe
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
Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. In is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The most dangerous aspect of present - Day life is the dissolution of the feeling of individual responsibility. Mass solitude has done away with any difference between the internal and the external, between the intellectual and the physical.
Eugenio Montale
I came into the world either too early or too late at present, I am good for nothing.
Prince Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar von Metternich
You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.
Plato, Dialogues, Theatetus
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Anais Nin
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
Thomas Fulle
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
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman.
David M. Ogilvy
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
Kyle Chandle
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Eckhart Tolle
All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
Benjamin Franklin
The present is theirs the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Nikola Tesla
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
Edmund Burke, Speech to the electors of Bristol. 3 Nov. 1774