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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862+2
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.
English priest 1686-1761+1
Be intent on the perfection of the present day.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC+1
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
American teacher, writer+1
Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.
First president of the US 1732-1799+1
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
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950+1
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.
French semiologist 1915-1980+1
There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator and writer 1818-1895+1
We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.
American writer 1923-0
1 jast think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.
A cold atheistical materialism is the tendency of the so-called material philosophy of the present day.
A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish writer and poet 1850-18950
A friend is a present you give to yourself.
A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is about the scientific equivalent of: Have you reSource: The Two Cultures (1959)
A lot of times, if you stay in the present and focus on getting the most out of yourself today, then things work out the way they're supposed to.
Fawn M. Brodie
American historian and biographer 1915-19810
A man's memory is bound to be a distortion of his past in accordance with his present interests, and the most faithful autobiography is likely to mirror less what a man was than what he has become.