Quotes 151 till 165 of 341.
Paul De Man
In België geboren American literair criticus 1919-19830
Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.
Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.
My first Kickstarter project created a book called 'Clear and Present Thinking', a college-level textbook on logic and critical reasoning, which was made available to the world for free. As a professor myself, I observed that the price of textbooks was too high for some of my students.
My mother and I parting company at four years old is a recurring theme; although it's not symbolically necessarily present, it's present in all my relationships.
My present work concerns the problems connected with the theory of elementary particles, the theory of gravitation and cosmology and I shall be glad if I can manage to make some contribution to these important branches of science.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-16620
Nature gives us... passions and desires suitable to our present state. We are only troubled by the fears which we, and not nature, give ourselves...Source: Pensees (1669)
American novelist and short story writer 1937-0
Negative people present us with an accelereted personal growth opportunity.
Roman emperor 121-1800
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
American Author 1926-0
Nostalgia is a product of dissatisfaction and rage. It´s a settling of grievances between the present and the past.Source: White Noise (2011) 210
German - American physicist 1879-19550
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-18320
Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.
Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present. Then suddenly we wake up and see all the mistakes we have made.
Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD0
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
German economist and statephilospher 1818-18830
On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its ''great intellects.''
On the contrary, the characteristic element of the present situation is that economic questions have finally and irrevocably invaded the domain of public life and politics.