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

Tags: Ability, Country  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

What a world we live in. I want to be incredibly close to the heart of it all. To live honestly, truthfully and to be completely present is the ultimate enterprise.

Tags: Close, Heart  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

Iranians defend and present their Islamic and Iranian identity to other people worldwide.

Tags: Identity, Islamic  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.

Tags: May, Meaning  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.

Tags: Astray, Cause  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.

Tags: Future, Past  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.

Tags: Bring, Means  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Confine yourself to the present.

Tags: Confine, Yourself  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.

Tags: Eternity, Politics  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Legends are all to do with the past and nothing to do with the present.

Tags: Legends, Past  ✍ Author: Lauren Bacall

I have always wanted to live in the present and never the past.

Tags: Past, Wanted  ✍ Author: David Bailey

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.

Tags: Great, Here  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

In network TV, you have to present the box before you can step outside it.

Tags: Outside, Step  ✍ Author: Simon Baker

The entertainment medium of film is particularly tuned to the present imaginations of people at large. A lot of fiction is intensely nostalgic.

Tags: Film, Large  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.

Tags: Eternity, Hope  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Man is God's highest present development. He is the latest thing in God.

Tags: God, Latest  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.

Tags: Fault, Nor  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

And for myself, I think for the present He is calling me to another land; but how long shall be my abode, or what employment He has for me there, I know not, for I cannot think He is taking me there to live and lurk only.

Tags: Another, Cannot  ✍ Author: William Carey

There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.

Tags: Future, Past  ✍ Author: George Carlin

The present condition of fame is merely fashion.

Tags: Fame, Fashion  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

The long time to come when I shall not exist has more effect on me than this short present time, which nevertheless seems endless.

Tags: Short, Time  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.

Tags: Children, Future  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

I think I have between twenty and thirty commercials playing at present.

Tags: Between, Playing  ✍ Author: Thayer David

We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.

Tags: Future, Past  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.

Tags: Beautiful, London  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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The past can be used to renew the present, not just to bury it.

Tags: Past, Used  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

I think the thing that I most appreciate now is that stereotypes involving Jewish identity activate fears of persecution that exist in the present day.

Tags: Appreciate, Exist  ✍ Author: Michael East

There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.

Tags: End, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

It was inevitable that in doing this I should arrive at new results, and it is perhaps understandable that in the end I have felt impelled to present these results not only in the dry form of a catalogue, but also in a more connected and personal one.

Tags: End, Personal  ✍ Author: Alfred Einstein

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

Tags: Greatest, Men  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

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

Tags: Angry, Evil  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

I don't connect much with the present. I have more of an affinity for what came in the past.

Tags: Connect, Past  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

No one ever really 'learns' from history, because choices never present themselves in exactly the same way, and because you can always choose similarities and differences to fit current needs.

Tags: History, Themselves  ✍ Author: James Fallows

There is no one right now in my judgment that can unite the Black electorate in such a way to present our agenda to a nominee to have them forthrightly address our concerns.

Tags: Black, Judgment  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

Jane Austen is at the end of the line that begins with Samuel Richardson, which takes wonder and magic out of the novel, treats not the past but the present.

Tags: End, Past  ✍ Author: Leslie Fiedler

The future is the worst thing about the present.

Tags: Future, Worst  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.

Tags: Fault, Nor  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.

Tags: Birthday, Gift  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

Finding the right form of debate regarding Israeli policies will remain a challenge in Germany. Even with every conceivable and warranted criticism, the danger always arises that it will be exploited by those who consciously or unconsciously present anti-Semitism in a new guise.

Tags: Challenge, Criticism  ✍ Author: Sigmar Gabriel

I can disappear into things very easily. But with acting, you have to be in the moment, and it gives me this incredibly fulfilling emotion: being really present.

Tags: Acting, Moment  ✍ Author: Troy Garity

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.

Tags: Quite, Seem  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I think, however, that so long as our present economic and national systems continue, scientific research has little to fear.

Tags: Fear, Research  ✍ Author: John B. S. Haldane

In Sufi terms, there are two very interesting notions of transcendence. One is to gaze out at the universe and to comprehend that what you see out there reflects what you are. The other one is to look inside yourself and recognise that the universe is present there.

Tags: Universe, Yourself  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Launching a Broadway show is like no other endeavor. It's taxing because you're present - it's not like cutting a movie and test focus-grouping it and filling out forms.

Tags: Movie, Show  ✍ Author: Mark Hamill

The infinite God can not by us, in the present limitation of our faculties, be comprehended or conceived.

Tags: God, Infinite  ✍ Author: Virginia Hamilton

In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.

Tags: After, Nature  ✍ Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Make a good use of the present.

Tags: Good  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

Conscience is God present in man.

Tags: Conscience, God  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.

Tags: Past, Time  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

But due to the present regulations the other drivers have better chances again. This brings back the tension.

Tags: Again, Tension  ✍ Author: Jacky Ickx

Thousands of present day students, like many of our Founding Fathers, are being taught at home.

Tags: Home, Students  ✍ Author: Ernest Istook

I chose to present myself as one who comes from among the people, and I can be touched by their pain because I have my own.

Tags: Among, Pain  ✍ Author: T. D. Jakes

Jazz is there and gone. It happens. You have to be present for it. That simple.

Tags: Happens, Simple  ✍ Author: Keith Jarrett

It's important for that to exist in a society that doesn't present you with any genuine problems.

Tags: Problems, Society  ✍ Author: Tom Jenkinson

The future is purchased by the present.

Tags: Future, Purchased  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

No, I'm a very normal and orthodox person that goes out of their way to present eccentricity. It's not that I do that so much now but I've been doing it for so many years that it's become routine now.

Tags: Become, Goes  ✍ Author: Tony Kaye

I live in the present moment.

Tags: Moment  ✍ Author: Stacy Keibler

You have to like the present; if not your life becomes secondhand, if you think it was better before. Or that it will be better in the future.

Tags: Future, Life  ✍ Author: Karl Lagerfeld

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.

Tags: Future, Planning  ✍ Author: Veronica Lake

Not all Modern Orthodox Jews, at the present juncture, identify with what the Israeli government does. In Israel many religious Zionists strongly oppose the government because of the disengagement.

Tags: Government, Religious  ✍ Author: Johann Heinrich Lambert

The dynamic, creative present, however conditioned and restricted by the effects of prior presents, possesses genuine initiative.

Tags: Creative, However  ✍ Author: Corliss Lamont

If the present is really all we have, then the present lasts forever.

Tags: Forever, Lasts  ✍ Author: Anne Lamott

To me, there's no greater reward than being around people you care about and can be present with.

Tags: Care, Greater  ✍ Author: Diane Lane

A mutual arrangement, I repeat, is the only satisfactory medium whereby the present system can be carried on with any degree of satisfaction, and in such an arrangement the employers have more to gain than the workers.

Tags: Degree, System  ✍ Author: James Larkin

I don't like to socialise much.

Tags: Living, Time  ✍ Author: Shirley MacLaine

The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.

Tags: Bomb, Mediocrity  ✍ Author: Rene Magritte

You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.

Tags: State, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Ramana Maharshi

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.

Tags: Great, Simple  ✍ Author: Karl Marx

Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.

Tags: Beyond, Else  ✍ Author: Michel de Montaigne

A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.

Tags: Home, Past  ✍ Author: Vladimir Nabokov

I want to present interesting stories that don't qualify themselves just by virtue of their ethnographic type.

Tags: Stories, Themselves  ✍ Author: Ajay Naidu

When there's that forgiveness present and compassion, it just helps you live so much easier.

Tags: Compassion, Easier  ✍ Author: Craig T. Nelson

Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.

Tags: Existence, Imperfect  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

The future influences the present just as much as the past.

Tags: Future, Past  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren't present.

Tags: Flattery, Gossip  ✍ Author: P. J. O\'Rourke

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

Tags: Energy, Matter  ✍ Author: Tony Oliva

The heroes of the present will retreat to the imitation they are anyhow.

Tags: Heroes, Imitation  ✍ Author: Charles Olson

You can do anything, literally, right? That's one of the exciting possibilities of the present.

Tags: Exciting, Literally  ✍ Author: Charles Olson

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

Tags: Future, Past  ✍ Author: George Orwell

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.

Tags: Ideas, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Chuck Palahniuk

As long as you're fully present in what you're doing at the moment, you're doing it.

Tags: Fully, Moment  ✍ Author: Vanessa Paradis

The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.

Tags: Letter, Simply  ✍ Author: Blaise Pascal

The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.

Tags: Cause, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Blaise Pascal

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.

Tags: Inspirational, Start  ✍ Author: Dan Quayle

The present level of armaments could be taken as the starting point. It could be stipulated in an international treaty that these armaments should be simultaneously and uniformly reduced by a certain proportion in all countries.

Tags: Point, Taken  ✍ Author: Ludwig Quidde

Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.

Tags: Fear, Future  ✍ Author: Sean Quinn

I've seen the future and it's much like the present only longer.

Tags: Future, Seen  ✍ Author: Dan Quisenberry

The future is much like the present, only longer.

Tags: Future, Longer  ✍ Author: Dan Quisenberry

How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?

Tags: Foolish, Wise  ✍ Author: Lily Rabe

Goodwill can be indicated in various ways. I raised that particular example because at that time I was in charge. Today, I'm not in a position to present other possibilities.

Tags: Time, Today  ✍ Author: Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

If Unix could present the same face, the same capabilities, on machines of many different types, it could serve as a common software environment for all of them.

Tags: Common, Face  ✍ Author: Eric S. Raymond

I think that in our part of the world, Scandinavia, we are one of the pioneers of showing that gastronomy can be something - high gastronomy can be something very, very present and doesn't have to involve, you know, what is perceived as the normal luxury items that belong in a high gastronomy restaurant.

Tags: High, Normal  ✍ Author: Rene Redzepi

It takes a long time to bring the past up to the present.

Tags: Past, Time  ✍ Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'

Tags: Guilty, Whether  ✍ Author: Theodore Roosevelt

I see in the rising crescendo of ethnic tensions, civilization clashes and the use of religious justification for acts of terror, a clear and present danger to humanity.

Tags: Humanity, Religious  ✍ Author: Jonathan Sacks

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.

Tags: Living, Memory  ✍ Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Miss Austen had shown the infinite possibilities of ordinary and present things for the novelist.

Tags: Miss, Ordinary  ✍ Author: George Saintsbury

We must never undervalue any person. The workman loves not that his work should be despised in his presence. Now God is present everywhere, and every person is His work.

Tags: God, Work  ✍ Author: Saint Francis de Sales

There are still 500,000 persons afflicted with leprosy in Latin America, so it is still very much present.

Tags: America, Persons  ✍ Author: Walter Salles

We must see our present fight right through to the very end.

Tags: End, Fight  ✍ Author: Bobby Sands
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