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There's no light at the end of the tunnel in the Republican message, no promise of better things to come. There's only the present stagnation, followed by a slow decline.
The haunting of history is ever present in Barcelona. I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And it's a woman who's extremely vain.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don't have to do anything else. We don't have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.
Margaret J. Wheatley
I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.
Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.
No doubt, the White House thinks the American people know Obama's story. But since the Inauguration, we've seen only the president's present: his perfect family, his Ivy League elegance, his effortless mastery of complex issues. We never see him sweat. And we forget that he ever had to struggle.
Dee Dee Myers
The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
With thoughts of the past and concerns about the future, we rob ourselves of a full experience of the present.
At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants.
And so it is, that both the Devil and the angelic Spirit present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
In Jamaica, them always have throwback riddims, recycled old beats, and the hardcore reggae scene is always present. You have faster stuff like the more commercialized stuff, but you always have that segment of music that is always from the core, from the original root of it.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's where the fun is.
If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
C. S. Lewis
Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
The future is no more uncertain than the present.
The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.
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.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts go so fast. Fashion is instant language.
Having experienced personally and through my family the tragedy of Chile is something always present in my memory. I do not want events of that nature ever to happen again, and I have dedicated an important part of my life to ensuring that and to the reunion of all Chileans.
Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely the one that comes unexpectedly and unearned, hence something given truly as a present.
The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect.
We always project into the future or reflect in the past, but we are so little in the present.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
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