Quotations on Present

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We've got to ensure that the quality and the capability of these forces will be good enough to withstand the challenges that the insurgents and the terrorists will present to the new Iraqi government.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Government, Quality, Present, Will)

It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Intention, May, Meaning, Photography, Present, World)

Therefore, I think that in the celebration of the 50 years of the present reign, there must be research on the changes that the country has undergone, and in the future, it could be used as a lesson for our future actions.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Keywords: Actions, Country, Future, Present, Research, Years)

I have always believed that astrophysics should be the extrapolation of laboratory physics, that we must begin from the present universe and work our way backward to progressively more remote and uncertain epochs.
- Hannes Alfven
(Keywords: Work, Physics, Present, Universe)

If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Cause, Present, World)

You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Lane Allen
(Keywords: Thoughts, Vision, Desire, Environment, May, Present, Results, Will)

All men will commence in their present rank and promotion will be open to all men alike, without any distinctions or qualifications, political or otherwise.
- John Amery
(Keywords: Men, Open, Present, Promotion, Rank, Will)

Sanctification is not to be understood here as a separation from ordinary use or consecration to some special use, although this meaning is often present in Scripture, sometimes referring to outward and sometimes to inward or effectual separation.
- William Ames
(Keywords: Meaning, Present, Scripture, Separation)

The world has not been in existence from eternity nor could it have been according to the present dispensation and ordering of things.
- William Ames
(Keywords: Eternity, Existence, Present, World)

I do think it's important to live in the present because in that way you won't be living in a state of regret.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Living, Present, Regret, State)

The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Society, Future, Past, Present, Running, Self, Skin)

Right-wing media and politicians are looking for any opportunity to be critical of the reporters who are here. Some reporters make judgments, but that is not my style. I present both sides and report what I see with my own eyes.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: Opportunity, Eyes, Media, Politicians, Present, Right, Style)

The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but using the concept of order just the same are evident if one examines the present terminology of information theory.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Consequences, Information, Order, Present, Theory)

Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Business, Body, Company, Conversation, Crowds, Mind, Present, Will)

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.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Future, Present, Reason, Today, Weapons, Will)

She saw the myriad gods, and beyond God his own ineffable eternity; she saw that there were ranges of life beyond our present life, ranges of mind beyond our present mind and above these she saw the splendors of the spirit.
- Sri Aurobindo
(Keywords: Life, God, Gods, Eternity, Mind, Present, Spirit)

A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Society, Past, Present, World)

An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Quality, American, Day, Present, Quantity, Reading, State, World)

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
- Roger Babson
(Keywords: Future, Present, Waste)

There are many members of parliament present here who know as well as I do that, if a man has not already been converted, it will require a great deal more than a letter of appeal to achieve conversion.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Man, Parliament, Present, Will)

To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Life, Effort, Force, Present, Respect)

The Intelligence Committee will also examine present counterintelligence programs for the Department of Energy, the National Laboratories, and the Department of Defense.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Intelligence, Committee, Defense, Energy, Present, Will)

We do not know enough about how the present will lead into the future.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: Future, Present, Will)

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
- L. Frank Baum
(Keywords: Imagination, Civilization, America, Columbus, Electricity, Mankind, Present, State)

I don't think Roger Dodger is really about men. I think it is more about relationships and about how you present yourself, not only to the opposite sex, but to yourself. What lies are you going to tell yourself in order to get through the day?
- Jennifer Beals
(Keywords: Men, Sex, Day, Lies, Order, Present, Relationships)

Accordingly, globalization is not only something that will concern and threaten us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Concern, Eyes, First, Future, Globalization, Open, Present, Will)

We do not yet have the solutions to these questions, but the awareness that we live in an endangered world is present in more and more life situations.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Life, Awareness, Present, Questions, World)

I am going to produce a movie of my own. I am not going to stick to the time-tested formulae of Hindi cinema. I want to make a film for the present generation. So there will be a lot of new faces in the film.
- Kabir Bedi
(Keywords: Time, Cinema, Faces, Film, Present, Want, Will)

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.
- Robert Benchley
(Keywords: Soul, Literature, Present, Spring)

I believe that the first 8 years are most important and the time in a child's life when parents must be absolutely and completely present.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Life, Time, First, Parents, Present, Years)

Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Peace, Time, Sex, Dream, Existence, Humanity, Hunger, Present, Satisfaction, Sight)

The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Art, Science, Completion, Present, Will)

The present aristocracy of western culture, at the moment when it most clearly dominates the world, is being imitated rapidly and successfully in every eastern country.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Aristocracy, Being, Country, Culture, Present, World)

It is pretty clear that they are ineffective in stopping the course of thought at present, but they have not always been so in the past and we cannot be sure that they will not be so in the future.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Thought, Future, Past, Present, Pretty, Will)

I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don't deny the past, but it's a page to turn.
- Juliette Binoche
(Keywords: Past, Present, Risk)

It means that the silver coins of the United States at whatever ratio is fixed, and I want the present ratio that we have now, 16 to 1, maintained precisely as it is.
- Richard Parks Bland
(Keywords: Now, Present, states, United, Want)

You never get quite down to the bottom of the barrel, but we are much higher than that at the present time. There is quite a lot left in the barrel that could be explained by them. If they have some weapons, if they have some anthrax, they should deliver that.
- Hans Blix
(Keywords: Time, Present, Weapons)

What is supposed to be the very essence of Judaism - which is the notion that it is by study that you make yourself a holy people - is nowhere present in Hebrew tradition before the end of the first or the beginning of the second century of the Common Era.
- Harold Bloom
(Keywords: People, Beginning, End, First, Judaism, Present, Study, Tradition)

Furthermore, the study of the present surroundings is insufficient: the history of the people, the influence of the regions through which it has passed on its migrations, and the people with whom it came into contact, must be considered.
- Franz Boas
(Keywords: History, People, Influence, Present, Study)

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Keywords: Inspiration, Hope, Optimism, Enemy, Future, Man, Present, Vitality)

If you support the war on drugs in its present form, then you're only paying lip-service to the defense of freedom, and you don't really grasp the concept of the sovereign individual human being.
- Neal Boortz
(Keywords: War, Being, Defense, Drugs, Freedom, Present, Support)

To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean.
- James H. Breasted
(Keywords: Civilization, Doubt, Facts, Now, Present, Study, Writer)

Dangerous because your present Administration and its specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America, and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness.
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Keywords: America, Enemy, Nothing, Present, Restraint)

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.
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Growth, Energy, Pollution, Present, Will)

Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Energy, Generations, Luxury, Present, Waste, Worth, Years)

I began working with the John Muir Institute and then started helping found Friends of the Earth organizations here and there in other countries. That pretty well brings us up to the present.
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Countries, Earth, Friends, Present, Pretty)

With European powers no new subjects of difficulty have arisen, and those which were under discussion, although not terminated, do not present a more unfavorable aspect for the future preservation of that good understanding which it has ever been our desire to cultivate.
- Martin Van Buren
(Keywords: Desire, Difficulty, Future, Present, Understanding)

I am only doing now what I have ever done; and ever will continue to do - that is adapting past experience to present reform in the light of high ideals and future objects.
- John Burns
(Keywords: Experience, Future, Ideals, Light, Now, Past, Present, Reform, Will)

You can learn as much about the history from reading about the present as you can vice versa, that is learning about the present through history, which is what I do for a living.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: History, Learning, Living, Present, Reading, Vice)

Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.
- William S. Burroughs
(Keywords: Travel, Man, Present, Space, State)



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