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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
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.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
First president of the US 1732-1799
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
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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.
American writer and poet 1899-1977
A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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.
English priest 1686-1761
Be intent on the perfection of the present day.
Roman emperor 121-180
Confine yourself to the present
American teacher, writer
Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.
German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
Abraham H. Maslow
American psychologist 1908-1970
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.
American writer and lecturer 1888-1955
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious - because the obvious is what people need to be told.
English artist and sculptor 1903-1975
My works are an imitation of my own past and present.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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
There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
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