Quotes: present

Quotes 166 till 180 of 341.

  • One can present people with opportunities. One cannot make them equal to them.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
  • Ruth Benedict
    Ruth Benedict
    American anthropologist and folklorist 1887-1948
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    Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.
  • David Mitchell
    David Mitchell
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    Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.
    Source: Wolkenatlas (2008)
  • Sir William Temple
    Sir William Temple
    British Diplomat, Essayist 1628-1699
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    Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves.
  • Thomas Troward
    Thomas Troward
    English author 1847-1916
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    Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable.
  • Frederick the Great
    Frederick the Great
    Born in Berlin, King of Prussia (1740-1786) 1712-1786
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    Our work is to present things that are as they are.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    British writer 1810-1865
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    People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
  • Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel
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    Personally, I think that for example the chemical directive in its present form does too much damage to the chemical industry - especially the medium sized businesses - and will hurt our worldwide competitiveness.
  • Berenice Abbott
    Berenice Abbott
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    Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
  • Alan Lakein
    Alan Lakein
    American author on personal time management
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    Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.
  • J. G. Ballard
    J. G. Ballard
    British author 1930-
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    Pop artists deal with the lowly trivia of possessions and equipment that the present generation is lugging along with it on its safari into the future.
  • John Berger
    John Berger
    English art critic, novelist, painter and poet 1926-2017
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    Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
  • Barney Oliver
    Barney Oliver
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    Present annual world energy consumption is about equal to the annihilation energy of 4 tons of matter.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.