Present Quotes

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.

R. D. Laing

There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.

Roland Barthes

The most dangerous aspect of present-day life is the dissolution of the feeling of individual responsibility. Mass solitude has done away with any difference between the internal and the external, between the intellectual and the physical.

Eugenio Montale

Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.

Robert Conklin

The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.

Herbert Spencer

Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.

Rudy Giuliani

One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.

Douglas MacArthur

Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear, and with a manly heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There is no moment like the present. The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterwards: they will be dissipated, lost, and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence.

Maria Edgeworth

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!

Owens Lee Pomeroy

Clearly, for France in her present position, intelligence consists of practicing a policy of entente with Germany in order to survive.

Pierre Laval

What I like about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with the present.

Don Marquis

In executing the duties of my present important station, I can promise nothing but purity of intentions, and, in carrying these into effect, fidelity and diligence.

George Washington

The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.

Niccol˛ Machiavelli

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.

Hubert H. Humphrey

I present a reconciliation initiative... whose essence is our commitment to stop operations against all (European) countries if they promise not to be aggressive towards Muslims or interfere in their affairs.

Osama Bin Laden

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not Guilty.

Theodore Roosevelt

No mind is much employed upon the present; recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments.

Samuel Johnson

Faith, indeed, has up to the present not been able to move real mountains . . . But it can put mountains where there are none.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insurmountable.

Thomas Troward

Without expectations, theres no future, only an endless present.

Franšois Jacob

We can predict the present without having to know everything about the past.

John D. Barrrow

The most reliable way to anticipate the future is by understanding the present.

John Naisbitt

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