Past And Present Quotes

Past And Present Quotes by Chuck Grassley, Dale Carnegie, Ann Hood, Chaim Weizmann, George Santayana, Lea Michele and many others.

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Judge [Samuel] Alito should see criticism as a badge of honor worn by many past and present members of the Court.
Chuck Grassley
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie
In Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline seamlessly knits together the past and present of two women, one young and one old. Kline reminds us that we never really lose anyone or anything or – perhaps most importantly – ourselves.
Ann Hood
Now in the light of past and present events the bitter truth must be spoken. We feared too little and we hoped too much. We underestimated the bestiality of the enemy; we overestimtaed the humanity, the wisdom, the sense of justice of our friends.
Chaim Weizmann
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana
Whether it be current or past, every single song that I recorded is about me. It’s a peek into my life, past and present. Maybe it’s coming from my theater and performance background, but nothing felt right unless I could relate to it.
Lea Michele
The prophets and seers and great men and women, past and present, were made great by what they perceived from God, not by what they were taught by men.
Wallace D. Wattles
There are many people who could claim and learn from their Indian ancestry, but because of the fear their parents and grandparents knew, because of past and present prejudice against Indian people, that part of their heritage is clouded or denied.
Joseph Bruchac
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Gautama Buddha
To even envision a post-racist society is contingent upon understanding the offensive, dense, and wildly contradictory nature of our racist past and present. Racechanges should be encouragement enough for readers to begin that task.
Gayle Pemberton
The present is never the mark of our designs. We use both past and present as our means and instruments, but the future only as our object and aim.
Blaise Pascal
A handy short definition of almost all science fiction might read: realistic speculation about possible future events, based solidly on adequate knowledge of the real world, past and present, and on a thorough understanding of the nature and significance of the scientific method.
Robert A. Heinlein
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
Herbert Spencer
Every serious-minded person knows that a large part of the effort required in moral discipline consists in the courage needed to acknowledge the unpleasant consequences of one’s past and present acts.
John Dewey
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Gautama Buddha
The skyscraper and the twentieth century are synonymous; the tall building is the landmark of our age. … Shaper of cities and fortunes, it is the dream, past and present, acknowledged or unacknowledged, of almost every architect.
Ada Louise Huxtable
Disneyland would be a world of Americans, past and present, seen through the eyes of my imagination–a place of warmth and nostalgia, of illusion and color and delight.
Walt Disney
I have my flaws and my issues, past and present and who knows what will happen in the future. I want people to know Im vulnerable too and each one of us is.
Tim Gunn
I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
Winston Churchill
The past and present are only our means; the future is always our end. Thus we never really live, but only hope to live.
Blaise Pascal
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter Drucker
Once a man’s will is set, he need no longer rely on others or expect anything from the world. His vision encompasses Heaven and earth, past and present, and the tranquility of his heart is undisturbed.
Yoshida Shoin
Those who don’t remember the past are condemned to repeat the eleventh grade.
James W. Loewen
It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations — past and present — are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual’s hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millenia.
Eric Hoffer
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
George Orwell
I urge you to celebrate the extraordinary courage and contributions of refugees past and present.
Kofi Annan
It is not incumbent on the world to conform to your vision of change. It is up to you to explain the future in terms that those living in the past and present can follow.
Jay Samit
Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.
David Mitchell
Don’t let your imagination to be crushed by life as a whole. Don’t try to pictures everything bad that could possibly happen. Stick with the situation at hand. …Then remind yourself that past and present have no power over you. Only the present.
Marcus Aurelius
I began to understand that all Texas is an eternal synthesis of past and present, superimposed one upon the other. It produces a feeling of being in two places at once.
Mary Lasswell
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson
My works are an imitation of my own past and present.
Barbara Hepworth
Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all our service men and women past and present. You are not forgotten!
Courteney Cox
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Dean Acheson
He who controls the past controls the future.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is nothing God doesn’t know about your life. You may know the past and present, but God also knows the future. Choose today to walk securely – not in what you know, but in what you believe.
David Jeremiah
The BFI exists to celebrate all poets of world cinema, of the past and present.
Anthony Minghella
Bring the past only if you are going to build from it.
Domenico Cieri
The difference between past and present immigration experience is the existence of a defiant anti-assimilationist lobby that encourages legal and illegal aliens to resist adapting to the American way of life.
Michelle Malkin
For what we call illusions are often, in truth, a wider vision of past and present realities – a willing movement of a man’s soul with the larger sweep of the world’s forces – a movement towards a more assured end than the chances of a single life.
George Eliot
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Eleanor Roosevelt
What an amazing creative way to magnify, and illuminate the courage of 30 Sheroes whose courage, leadership and character is symbolic of the many unsung Women Sheroes of past and present.
Emory Douglas
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
John F. Kennedy
Perhaps she was both child and woman, darkness and light, past and present, life and death – all the opposites contained and reconciled in her.
Paule Marshall
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
Oscar Wilde
Derivative writers seem versatile because they imitate many others, past and present. Artistic originality has only itself to copy.
Vladimir Nabokov
[My works are] an imitation of my own past and present and of my own creative vitality as I experience them in one particular instant of my emotional and imaginative life. . .
Barbara Hepworth
I don’t know how to save the world. I don’t have the answers or The Answer. I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present. I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earth’s inhabitants, none of us will survive—nor will we deserve to.
Leonard Peltier
I have memories – but only a fool stores his past in the future.
David Gerrold
I remain curious about all the lives I can’t have – and about the lives of others, real and imagined, past and present, and how people came to be who they are… and who they might yet be. I am enchanted by the landscape of possibility.
Jay Neugeboren
The walls around us bear witness to lives past and present.
Jose Parla
The one charm of the past is that it is the past.
Oscar Wilde
We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.
Robin Sharma
I saw and heard, and knew at last The How and Why of all things, past, and present, and forevermore.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Treorchy Male Choir – the very name is a song! May I thank the Choir, past and present, for all the glorious music-making they have shared with us.
Glenda Jackson
Much of the conversation in the country consisted of lines from television shows, both past and present.
Kurt Vonnegut
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay
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
The narrative that each person tells herself and others is a big part of how we construct our self-identities. It’s one of the most important ways that we make sense of our past and present and understand our hopes for the future.
Peg O’Connor
History is but the record of the public and official acts of human beings. It is our object, therefore, to humanize our history and deal with people past and present; people who ate and possibly drank; people who were born, flourished and died; not grave tragedians, posing perpetually for their photographs.
Bill Nye
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it without a sense of ironic futility.
Errol Morris
Children have neither past nor future;
they enjoy the present, which very few of us do.
Jean de la Bruyere