Quotes: present

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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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.
  • William Law
    William Law
    English priest 1686-1761
    William Law
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    Be intent on the perfection of the present day.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
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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.
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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    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.
  • Adam Sedgwick
    Adam Sedgwick
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    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
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
    Robert Louis Stevenson
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    A friend is a present you give to yourself.
  • C. P. Snow
    C. P. Snow
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    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 re
    Source: The Two Cultures (1959)
  • Ben Zobrist
    Ben Zobrist
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    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
    Fawn M. Brodie
    American historian and biographer 1915-1981
    Fawn M. Brodie
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    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.
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