Present Quotes

Of this I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

It is not only the prisoners who grow coarse and hardened from corporeal punishment, but those as well who perpetrate the act or are present to witness it.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Tonight you will be visited by three spirits, the ghosts of indictment past, present and future. They will teach you the true meaning of 'you are still a scumbag criminal.

Jim Butcher

Optics is an example of the different ways a human is able to see things in the world. The same goes for the color of a person's skin and even though optics present that there are differences in color, these do not state that they should necessarily be treated as different.

Edward Alexander Bouchet

We are all our own graveyards I believe; we squat amongst the tombs of the people we were. If we're healthy, every day is a celebration, a Day of the Dead, in which we give thanks for the lives that we lived; and if we are neurotic we brood and mourn and wish that the past was still present.

Clive Barker

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Winston Churchill

Politics is history in the present tense.

John P. Avlon

The present system of taking oaths is horrible. It is awfully absurd to make a man invoke God's wrath upon himself, if he speaks false; it is, in my judgment, a sin to do so.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: You find the present tense and the past perfect.

Unknown

The only real security in a relationship lies neither in looking back in nostalgia, nor forward in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

An opportunity missed once will present itself again, whereas a too hasty action can never be recalled.

Pierre Ambroise Franois Choderlos de Laclos

Intelligence is present everywhere in our bodies...our own innate intelligence is far superior to any we can try to substitute from the outside.

Deepak Chopra

The shaping of deeply felt values into meaningful, apposite form, is present in all communities, and will find some means of expressions among all.

Dell Hymes

The spirit of rebellion is present in every great city, and the great task of wise government is to keep it dormant, for if it wakes it is a torrent which no dam can hold back.

Giacomo Casanova

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.

Thich Nhat Hanh
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