Quotes 106 till 120 of 341.
British criticus 1903-19740
Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
If I know I will be working with someone and they are not keen with writing with a girl, I like to be non-threatening and cool so they will trust me. It's a thought process of who work and how I want to present myself.
If the Negroes are to remain forever removed from the producing atmosphere, and the present discrimination continues, there will be nothing left for them to do.
American writer 1925-0
If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.
English statesman 1874-19650
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
American motivational speaker, author and radio DJ 1945-0
If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-16770
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-16620
In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.Source: Pensees
In effect the people were present through their representatives, and were themselves, step by step and point by point, acting in the conduct of public affairs. No longer merely an ultimate check on government, they were in some sense the government.Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Ch. V, TRANSFORMATION, p. 173
English philosopher and statesman 1561-16260
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
In some of the middle colonies the towns and counties were both active and had a relation with each other which was the forerunner of the present system of local government in the Western States.
Roman emperor 121-1800
In the morning, when you are sluggish about getting up, let this thought be present: 'I am rising to a man's work.'
In the present age, alas! our pens are ravished by unlettered authors and unmannered critics, that make a havoc rather than a building, a wilderness rather than a garden. But, a lack! what boots it to drop tears upon the preterit?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-18820
Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.
Instead of kids just hearing about beads and baskets and fringe, and about what 'was' and 'were,' we present Native American culture as a living contemporary culture.