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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.
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.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
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.
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.
C. P. Snow
English novelist 1905-1980
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)
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.
English priest 1686-1761
Be intent on the perfection of the present day.
Roman emperor 121-180
Confine yourself to the present
Sir John Lubbock
British statesman and banker 1834-1913
Don't be afraid of showing affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy than by service. Love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a 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.
American writer 1934-
However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power.
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.
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