Quotes: present

Quotes 106 till 120 of 341.

  • 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.
  • Russell Hoban
    Russell Hoban
    American writer 1925-
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    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.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

  • Les Brown
    Les Brown
    American motivational speaker, author and radio DJ 1945-
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    If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    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
  • Bernard Bailyn
    Bernard Bailyn
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    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
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    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.
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
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    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
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    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.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.
    Source: First Inaugural Address (1861)