The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
The present is big with the future.
I just don't want to live like I used to. And at some point, I'm going to put a gag order on myself in terms of talking about the past. I've got to slam the door and deal with the present and the future.
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
Conscience is God present in man.
Make a good use of the present.
The future is the worst thing about the present.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity.
The present will not long endure.
I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.
The author in his book must be like God in his universe, everywhere present and nowhere visible.
The future is no more uncertain than the present.
Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.
If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is.
There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.