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There is a hunger for the United States to be present again.
The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.
Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.
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-Exupery
We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.
It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects.
The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans.
The present condition of fame is merely fashion.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
Barbara de Angelis
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.
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity... The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.
Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren't present.
P. J. O'Rourke
In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.
The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present.
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
The long time to come when I shall not exist has more effect on me than this short present time, which nevertheless seems endless.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Brainy folks were also present in Lyndon Johnson's administration, especially in the Pentagon, where Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's brilliant 'whiz kids' tried to micro-manage the Vietnam war, with disastrous results.
Sometimes the past seems too big for the present to hold.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.
I don't do much more than organise other people's ideas and insights and thoughts, and sort of harvest them, and inventory them and present them.
Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
Man is God's highest present development. He is the latest thing in God.
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
R. D. Laing
Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.
Michel de Montaigne
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