Quotes: present

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  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    For present joys are more to flesh and blood than a dull prospect of a distant good.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
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    For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    For we which now behold these present days have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    For what we call illusions are often, in truth, a wider vision of past and present realities -a willing movement of a man's soul with the larger sweep of the world's forces -a movement towards a more assured end than the chances of a single life.
  • Forget the past and live the present hour.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Frantic administration of panaceas to the world is certainly discouraged by the reflection that this present might be the world's last night; sober work for the future, within the limits of ordinary morality and prudence, is not.
    Source: The Worlds Last Night (1952)
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    American statesman 1858-1919
    Theodore Roosevelt
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    Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
  • Anna Lindh
    Anna Lindh
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    Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges.
  • Plotinus
    Plotinus
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    God is not external to anyone, but is present with all things, though they are ignorant that he is so.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
    Source: The Screwtape Letters (1942)
  • Alfonso X of Castile
    Alfonso X of Castile
    X (also occasionally Alphonso, Alphonse, or Alfons, 23 November&# 1221-1284
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    Had I been present at the creation of the world I would have proposed some improvements.
    Original: Si hubiera estado presente en la Creación, habría dado algunas indicaciones útiles.
    Source: Thomas Carlyle, History of Frederick the Great
  • Doug Horton
    Doug Horton
    American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
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    Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
  • Maxwell Maltz
    Maxwell Maltz
    American surgeon and author 1899-1975
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    Happiness is a mental habit, a mental attitude, and if it is not learned and practiced in the present it is never experienced.
  • Jim Rohn
    Jim Rohn
    American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker 1930-2009
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    Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
  • Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.