Present Quotes

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

Samuel Johnson

Water is the only substance on earth that is naturally present in three different forms - as a liquid, a solid (ice) and as a gas (water vapor)

Antoine

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.

François 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

Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for a cake, at least is not the slave of gross appetite; and shows besides a preference always to be esteemed, of the future to the present moment.

Samuel Johnson

Up until now, we have done little but complain. Until now, we have stood by, watching native habitat disappear, and with it wildlife of all types. Instead of doing something, we have come to accept our present situation as inevitable and tolerable.

Anthony Vidler

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A politics of vengeance is not politics. Revenge is a recklessness towards the future in a vain attempt to make the present abolish a suffering which is already past.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

In the course of her education she had gone through the history usually put into the hands of young people... now her ripened reason gave to her present study at least the advantage of novelty.

Charlotte Smith

The richest values of wilderness lie not in the days of Daniel Boone, nor even in the present, but rather in the future.

Aldo Leopold

The potential output of the 9,000 million acres of world forest...indicate(s) that the forests can be made to produce about 50 times their present volume of end products and still remain a permanently self-renewing source for our raw-material supplies. Only forests -- no other raw-material resource -- can yield such returns. The forest can, and so must, end the chronic scarcities of material goods that have harassed man's existence since the beginning of history.

Egon Glesinger

Past and future exist only in our memory. The present moment, though, is outside of time, its Eternity. In India, they use the word karma, for lack of any better term. It isnt what you did in the past that will affect the present. Its what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.

Paulo Coelho
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