Quotes: present

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  • Derek Wall
    Derek Wall
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    At present cats have more purchasing power and influence than the poor of this planet. Accidents of geography and colonial history should no longer determine who gets the fish.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    At present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statesmen, but by capitalists.
    Source: Letter to Sarah Brydges Willyams (17 oktober 1863)
  • Adolf Loos
    Adolf Loos
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    At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition, it's at that point that I intend to renew it because the present is built on the past just as the past was built on the times that went before it.
  • Ben Nicholson
    Ben Nicholson
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    At this present time, matter is still the best way to think of architecture, but I'm not so sure for very long. The computer is radicalizing the way we think about our world.
  • Bob Ney
    Bob Ney
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    Before we move forward with new efforts to lower the barriers to international free trade, we must review the consequences of the policies of the past and address the problems of the present.
  • Mignon McLaughlin
    Mignon McLaughlin
    American writer, editor 1915?-
    Mignon McLaughlin
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    Bored with your present enemies? Make new ones! Tell two of your women friends that they look alike.
    Source: The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981)
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
    John F. Kennedy
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    Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
    Jean de la Bruyère
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    Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
    Jean de la Bruyère
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    Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - which seldom happens to us.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
  • Northrop Frye
    Northrop Frye
    Canadian literair criticus 1912-1991
    Northrop Frye
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    Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object.
  • Dangerous because your present Administration and its specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America, and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness.
  • Abraham Pais
    Abraham Pais
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    Deliberately or not, every author is of course present in every book he or she writes - even in a scientific text.
    Source: A Tale of Two Continents (1997) p. xv
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
    Bayard Taylor
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    Departed suns their trails of splendor drew Across departed summers: whispers came From voices, long ago resolved again Into the primeval Silence, and we twain, Ghosts of our present selves, yet still the same, As in a spectral mirror wandered there.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for a cake, at least is not the slave of gross appetite; and shows besides a preference always to be esteemed, of the future to the present moment.