Present Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Present

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A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
~By B. H. Liddell Hart ~


The tortures of present death disturb him not, but the recollection of his fall, fills him with a holy sorrow.
~By John Strachan ~


I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.
~By John Maynard Keynes ~


Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
~By Nikola Tesla ~


Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author's soul. If that upheaval is not present then it must come from the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted.
~By Robert Benchley ~


If the label presents them with a contract that the band don't want to sign, all the label has to do is wait. There are a hundred other bands willing to sign the exact same contract, so the label is in a position of strength.
~By Steve Albini ~


A cold atheistical materialism is the tendency of the so-called material philosophy of the present day.
~By Adam Sedgwick ~


It is characteristic of the epistemological tradition to present us with partial scenarios and then to demand whole or categorical answers as it were.
~By Avrum Stroll ~


Hierarchy is is much reviled in the present day.
~By Mary Douglas ~


Therefore it is essential that some means should be sought whereby the work of the nation may be carried on without constant yet at present necessary dislocation.
~By James Larkin ~


The credit which the apparent conformity with recognized scientific standards can gain for seemingly simple but false theories may, as the present instance shows, have grave consequences.
~By Friedrich August von Hayek ~


So I work hard to present the human side of my characters while not neglecting the plot.
~By Jeffery Deaver ~


Know how your representatives stand on major national or state issues.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


Before we move forward with new efforts to lower the barriers to international free trade, we must review the consequences of the policies of the past and address the problems of the present.
~By Bob Ney ~


Well, one thing that has happened is they have had a presidential election in Egypt which has represented progress. Now, we were not happy with everything that happened with the parliamentary elections, and it was not exactly a perfect presidential election in Egypt.
~By Roger Wicker ~


I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you.
~By Luigi Pirandello ~


Words are mere shadows cast by ideas. But the ideas they represent are real.
~By Roy H. Williams ~


It's my first presenting role so I'll be nervous, but it's going to be great fun. I can't wait to sample the food and meet the celebrities. Hopefully I can inject some of my own glamour.
~By Nicole Appleton ~


Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.
~By Chi Chi Rodriguez ~


The images attempt to capture scientific thought. They represent the physical manifestation of the thought process. Everything in the laboratory is a product of a stream of conscious or unconscious thought.
~By Peter Fraser ~


Set up a situation that presents you with something slightly beyond your reach.
~By Brian Eno ~


We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
~By E. M. Forster ~


If your voices are not heard, you can be sure that many others will be - in particular those who are paid to present a point of view, and often do it most effectively.
~By Kathleen Sebelius ~


It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.
~By Annie Dillard ~


Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


As the gospels present it to us, the mission of Jesus of Nazareth is about the way in which the community of God's people - historically, the Jewish people who had first received the law and the covenant - is being re-created in relation to Jesus himself.
~By Rowan D. Williams ~


I'd love to see more equal representation of female and male cartoonists on the comics page.
~By Cathy Guisewite ~


The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
~By Walter Benjamin ~


But I also like to shower my parents with presents. I bought them a beautiful car and a house.
~By Eva Herzigova ~


We see in the electroencephalogram a concomitant phenomenon of the continuous nerve processes which take place in the brain, exactly as the electrocardiogram represents a concomitant phenomenon of the contractions of the individual segments of the heart.
~By Hans Berger ~


If we are to better the future we must disturb the present.
~By Catherine Booth ~


I know who I am and can deal with the use of Indian mascots... But I know it can be demeaning to a group of people. Maybe it would be all right if they were truly honoring the people and are giving due respect to the people they are representing.
~By Leonard Little ~


Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.
~By Tacitus ~


That fatal drollery called a representative government.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives.
~By Earl Blumenauer ~


People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it.
~By Sparky Anderson ~


Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.
~By Paul de Man ~


The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
~By Henry Ellis ~


We butchered the force present at the airport, we are destroying them.
~By Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf ~


At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
~By Shirley Chisholm ~


Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.
~By Epictetus ~


When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant, it is terribly important that you look up at the bench and feel that that person represents you and will understand you, that that person is reflective of our community and of our society.
~By Michael Bloomberg ~


I believe that nothing is more important to our ability to effectively address our present than understanding the lessons learned from those who have come before us.
~By Charlie Gonzalez ~


I have been represented as a Protestant minister; there was not one of the canvassers of the honourable gentlemen opposite that did not represent to the people that I was not a Minister of the Crown, but that I was a Protestant minister.
~By Wilfrid Laurier ~


The Photograph is concerned with the power that the past has to interfere with the present: the time bomb in the cupboard.
~By Penelope Lively ~


When you become active in the system and communicate to your representatives, and they don't vote in accordance with your values, your responsibility is to support candidates who will.
~By Joan Blades ~


That is why, as soon as I felt a real attraction for my first passion which was the motorcycle, and in spite of the danger it could represent, they encouraged me.
~By Jacky Ickx ~


Naturally, the reader has access only to the events I show and the way I show them, but as has been said, there's generally a good deal of ambiguity in that presentation.
~By John M. Ford ~


I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said 'Happy Birthday' on it. I didn't want to waste it so I just wrote 'Jesus' on it.
~By Demetri Martin ~


If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


The existence is a tremendous curiosity, with in the course of the years, the discovery of yourself in your inmost evolutions. With the age you feel better than you are, what you represent. Which means a little at the planet's scale.
~By Jacky Ickx ~


America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.
~By Frederick Douglass ~


Present annual world energy consumption is about equal to the annihilation energy of 4 tons of matter.
~By Barney Oliver ~


We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.
~By Henry Ford ~


There is always drama and there will always be drama, but its the way its presented in my head that makes it so interesting. Everyone gets their time in the middle of the drama.
~By Josh Schwartz ~


I just wait for something to present itself, and then I consider it.
~By Rene Auberjonois ~


Every theory presented as a scientific concept is just that; it's a theory that tries to explain more about the world than previous theories have done. It is open to being challenged and to being proven incorrect.
~By Marvin Harris ~


One of the reasons I came to Berkeley was because I saw so many students of all different colors speaking so many different languages and ferociously presenting all these different views. I thought, this is the 21st century and I want to be here!
~By June Jordan ~


Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


The free trade movement in the middle of the last century represents the first conscious recognition of these new circumstances and of the necessity to adapt to them.
~By Christian Lous Lange ~


America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
~By Warren G. Harding ~


Capitalism and the market are presented as synonymous, but they are not. Capitalism is both the enemy of the market and democracy.
~By David Korten ~


A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
~By Pam Brown ~


I think that being a conscious parent opens your eyes to the fact that any adult relationships that you have, whenever children are present on a daily basis, that they're modeling how they get along with people by what they see how you get along.
~By Peter Krause ~


Normally, the same strange impulse which brings a crowd to an accident is present in the reaction to a concert in which something goes wrong.
~By Lara St. John ~


I won't say there aren't any Harvard graduates who have never asserted a superior attitude. But they have done so to our great embarrassment and in no way represent the Harvard I know.
~By Derek Bok ~


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
~By Buddha ~


The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.
~By Adolf Loos ~


I like a show to unfold and keep presenting itself, surprising you.
~By Tommy Tune ~


At present I answer about 100 letters a month, and read 300 emails.
~By Piers Anthony ~


There is no question that al-Qaida operatives are currently active in Iraq. A premature exit before the threat they represent has been dealt with would endanger America and the prospects of eventual peace in the Middle East.
~By Robert Foster Bennett ~


The most reliable way to forecast the future is to try to understand the present.
~By John Naisbitt ~


I'm not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative.
~By Steve Ballmer ~


If you wait until those weapons pose a direct, clear, present danger to the United States, you've probably waited too long.
~By John Sununu ~


I listen to National Public Radio, which, to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.
~By Ed Harris ~


Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions. But when the words "gay marriage" are presented, they break 3-to-1 against it.
~By Dick Morris ~


I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon presented by modern society is - the enormous prosperity of Fools.
~By Wilkie Collins ~


Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.
~By Ruth Benedict ~


Let us face it: in the world today, money and economic strength remain more powerful arguments than the number of people you represent.
~By Guy Verhofstadt ~


Then I received support from the Government to compete for my country, and to represent Cuba in competition.
~By Alberto Juantorena ~


If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration.
~By John Dingell ~


Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


The present moment is nice but it does not last. Living in it is like waiting in a junction town for the morning limited; the junction may be interesting but some day you will have to leave it and you do not know where the limited will take you.
~By Bruce Catton ~


This nation is being divided into black and white, and the present system encourages this.
~By Pauline Hanson ~


One of my very greatest fears as a child was being ridiculed in public. And there it was coming true. As a television presenter, I'd been respected. People come up to you in the street and shake your hand and talk to you in a respectful way.
~By David Icke ~


Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love.
~By John Locke ~


I think if you look at the themes that are presented in the film, some are inherently social, and I think that any film which deals with the family is dealing with the smallest social unit in our society - and in a sense it is a question of scope.
~By Atom Egoyan ~


All I know about thermal pollution is that if we continue our present rate of growth in electrical energy consumption it will simply take, by the year 2000, all our freshwater streams to cool the generators and reactors.
~By David R. Brower ~


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


Chum was a British boy's weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.
~By A. E. van Vogt ~


The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
~By Robert Fripp ~


Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
~By Berenice Abbott ~


Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
~By Tennessee Williams ~


These political movements flourish on the margins of Turkish society because of poverty and because of the people's feeling that they are not being represented.
~By Orhan Pamuk ~


The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country.
~By Bhumibol Adulyadej ~


I also urge the Obama administration - both on its own and in cooperation with other responsible governments around the world - to use all legal means necessary to shut down WikiLeaks before it can do more damage by releasing additional cables. WikiLeaks' activities represent a shared threat to collective international security.
~By Joe Lieberman ~


I suppose what's unique about our presentation is the amount of Scripture that kids get.
~By Willie Aames ~

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