Quotes: present

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    He to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
    Henry Ward Beecher
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    He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.
  • Olympia Brown
    Olympia Brown
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    He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.
  • Bill Nye
    Bill Nye
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    History is but the record of the public and official acts of human beings. It is our object, therefore, to humanize our history and deal with people past and present; people who ate and possibly drank; people who were born, flourished and died; not grave tragedians, posing perpetually for their photographs.
  • Antonin Artaud
    Antonin Artaud
    French producer and Actor 1896-1948
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    However fiercely opposed one may be to the present order, an old respect for the idea of order itself often prevents people from distinguishing between order and those who stand for order, and leads them in practice to respect individuals under the pretext of respecting order itself.
  • Kate Millet
    Kate Millet
    American writer 1934-
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    However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power.
  • Igor Stravinsky
    Igor Stravinsky
    Russian composer 1882-1971
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    I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity.
  • Aneurin Bevan
    Aneurin Bevan
    British Labor politician 1897-1960
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    I am not going to spend any time whatsoever in attacking the Foreign Secretary. If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack the monkey when the organ grinder is present.
  • Italo Calvino
    Italo Calvino
    Cuban Writer, Essayist, Journalist 1923-1985
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    I am prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume.
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
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    I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
  • Dale Carnegie
    Dale Carnegie
    American writer and lecturer 1888-1955
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    I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious - because the obvious is what people need to be told.
  • John Maynard Keynes
    John Maynard Keynes
    British economist 1883-1946
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    I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.
  • Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers
    American stand-up comedian, actress, writer and producer 1933-2014
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    I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
  • John Irving
    John Irving
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    I have learned that the consequences of our past actions are always interesting; I have learned to view the present with a forward-looking eye.
    Source: A prayer for Owen Meany (1989)
  • Bryan Adams
    Bryan Adams
    Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and guitarist 1959-
    Bryan Adams
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    I like to be able to present myself in two or three different ways because I've never really wanted to rest on my laurels and be something that people expected.