Quotes 76 till 90 of 341.
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.
Irish writer 1854-19000
He to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives.
Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-18870
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.
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.
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.
French producer and Actor 1896-19480
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.
American writer 1934-0
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.
Russian composer 1882-19710
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.
British Labor politician 1897-19600
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.
Cuban Writer, Essayist, Journalist 1923-19850
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
American psychologist 1908-19700
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.
John Maynard Keynes
British economist 1883-19460
I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.
American stand-up comedian, actress, writer and producer 1933-20140
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.
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)
Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and guitarist 1959-0
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.