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Present Quotes

The present gives you an opportunity to make the future the way you want to lead it. So, whatever actions and deeds you do at the moment will affect the future and not the past. Many philosophers and spiritual gurus have always stressed on the importance of living in the moment or in the present. What more, even Buddhism strongly emphasizes and teaches: those who live in the present are the happiest. Given here are some of the popular present quotations & sayings.

Omar Khayyam

When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.

MS Dhoni

I live in the present with an eye on the future.

Golda Meir

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Alan Watts

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

Simone Weil

The future is made of the same stuff as the present.

Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Bette Midler

I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.

John Maynard Keynes

The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.

Malcolm X

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Walt Whitman

The future is no more uncertain than the present.

Dwayne Johnson

We all live with cancer, whether it is present in ourselves or affects someone we love.

Michel de Montaigne

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

Rudy Giuliani

Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.

Frederick Douglass

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

Audre Lorde

When we create out of our experiences, as feminists of color, women of color, we have to develop those structures that will present and circulate our culture.

Bill Watterson

The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.

Angela Merkel

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.

Alan Watts

The reason we want to go on and on is because we live in an impoverished present.

Alan Watts

Unless one is able to live fully in the present, the future is a hoax.

If the rate of expansion one second after the Big Bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand million million, it would have recollapsed before it reached its present size. On the other hand, if it had been greater by a part in a million, the universe would have expanded too rapidly for stars and planets to form.

Marcus Aurelius

Confine yourself to the present.

Mark Ruffalo

My surfboard is a 7-foot-3-inch spoon made by Rip Curl, kind of between a longboard and a shortboard. Surfing brings me into the here and now. It's a dance with the present.

Michael Caine

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

Megan Thee Stallion

Before I do anything, I practice it for a while, and then when I know it's the bomb, then I'm gonna present it to everybody.

Blaise Pascal

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

Victor Hugo

Conscience is God present in man.

Simone Weil

There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too.

Ambrose Bierce

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

Jessica Chastain

Funny how defined we are by how we present ourselves to the world.

Samuel Johnson

The future is purchased by the present.

Benjamin Franklin

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


It is said that the present is pregnant with the future.


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

Blaise Pascal

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

Victor Hugo

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

Jerry Seinfeld

We've fallen into a trap of ever-widening orbits of contact, and there is a total disregard for the present moment.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The present condition of fame is merely fashion.


Make a good use of the present.

Mike Pence

The anguish in London is a vivid reminder of why we cannot relent in taking the steps necessary to defend our homeland from the present terrorist threat.

Chuck Palahniuk

Sometimes the past seems too big for the present to hold.

Clint Eastwood

I guess I'm living in the present more than the past.

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