Quotes: present

Quotes 151 till 165 of 341.

  • Carlos Santana
    Carlos Santana
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    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.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
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    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.
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan
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    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.
  • Andrei Sakharov
    Andrei Sakharov
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    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.
  • My works are an imitation of my own past and present.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
    Blaise Pascal
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    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)
  • Gail Godwin
    Gail Godwin
    American novelist and short story writer 1937-
    Gail Godwin
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    Negative people present us with an accelereted personal growth opportunity.
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
    Marcus Aurelius
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    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.
  • Don DeLillo
    Don DeLillo
    American Author 1926-
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    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
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
    Albert Einstein
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    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
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
    Charles Caleb Colton
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    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.
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
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    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.
  • Tacitus
    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
    Karl Marx
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    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.