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My wife and I have chosen to bring up our children as vegetarians. In another time or place, we might have made a different decision. But the realities of our present moment compelled us to make that choice.
Jonathan Safran Foer
History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth.
E. L. Doctorow
Creation is all space, all time - all things past, present, and future.
The educator must above all understand how to wait; to reckon all effects in the light of the future, not of the present.
I think a major cause of present Asian economic difficulties that mainly come from, you know, lack of market economy.
Kim Dae Jung
That distinctive presidential conduct is now gone forever, banished to the snows of yesteryear by Barack Obama. From the beginning of his presidency to the present, he has spoken specifically and in unprecedented fashion of Republicans as his rivals, his stumbling blocks, the primary cause of his troubles.
Boundaries are actually the main factor in space, just as the present, another boundary, is the main factor in time.
Iranians defend and present their Islamic and Iranian identity to other people worldwide.
Children aren't just our future. They're our present.
If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present, we can save the best of the past.
Put simply, behavioural economics argues that human beings' decision-taking is guided by the evolutionary baggage which we bring with us to the present day. Evolution has made us rational to a point, but not perfectly so. It has given us emotions, for example, which programme us to override our rational brain and act more instinctively.
The audience, upon learning that the real Buffalo Bill was present, gave several cheers between the acts.
I play PC and Xbox games at home, and I just got a PSP as a birthday present.
So much of literary sci-fi is about creating worlds that are rich and detailed and make sense at a social level. We'll create a world for people and then later present a narrative in that world.
Conventionally, one looks at history as something of the past. But after Einstein, who knows what is in the past and what is in the present?
One thing I've learned to do with my age, I really don't look ahead. For years, I've been preaching the precious present and having to always subscribe to it.
Far too many scientists, including my good friend Richard Dawkins, present science as the truth and present it as factually correct. And actually, of course, that clearly isn't true.
I want to present interesting stories that don't qualify themselves just by virtue of their ethnographic type.
I have any number of completely dark obsessions and fascinations, and none of this was present in my profile or my growing profile as a writer.
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.
Personally, I think that for example the chemical directive in its present form does too much damage to the chemical industry - especially the medium sized businesses - and will hurt our worldwide competitiveness.
People tend to vote the present tense - not the subjective.
Well they're very, very genuine concerns at present as to the status of the 800 people who are to be sent by Australia to Malaysia. There's concern about the status of asylum seekers in Malaysia generally, but there's concern about the status of the 800 to be sent.
And in doing this I advise you to send to the best manors of your lands those of your household in whom you place most confidence to be present in August at the leading of the corn, and to guard it as aforesaid.
The tortures of present death disturb him not, but the recollection of his fall, fills him with a holy sorrow.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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