Quotes: present

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book! The book exists for us, perchance, that will explain our miracles and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
    C. S. Lewis
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    If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
  • Vladimir Nabokov
    Vladimir Nabokov
    American writer and poet 1899-1977
    Vladimir Nabokov
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    A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
  • William Law
    William Law
    English priest 1686-1761
    William Law
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    Be intent on the perfection of the present day.
  • Robert Conklin
    Robert Conklin
    American teacher, writer
    Robert Conklin
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    Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
    Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
    Abraham H. Maslow
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    I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
  • Dale Carnegie
    Dale Carnegie
    American writer and lecturer 1888-1955
    Dale Carnegie
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    I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious - because the obvious is what people need to be told.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
    George Washington
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    I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided b
  • My works are an imitation of my own past and present.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    Power-worship blurs political judgment because it leads, almost unavoidably, to the belief that present trends will continue. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
    Roland Barthes
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    There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass
    African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator and writer 1818-1895
    Frederick Douglass
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    We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.
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