58 Present Quotes to live in the present moment of your life

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What has happened in the past cannot come back and you have no control over what is going to happen in the future. What you have is your present moment. You have to make it better, and be happy in it. Find here the collection of some inspirational present quotes that will help you live in present to enjoy the beauty of life. Apart from these present quotes, you can also read our other motivational quotes on the value of life, meaningful life, appreciation of life, and deep thoughts.

Let’s read the collection of inspiring present quotes to never think much about the past and future.

1. “A book is a wonderful present. Though it may grow worn, it will never grow old.” ― Jane Yolen

2. “All sins are forgiven once you start making a lot of money.” ― Rupaul

3. “Always ask yourself: “What will happen if I say nothing?” ― Kamand Kojouri

4. “At the present moment, the security of coherent philosophy, which existed from Parmenides to Hegel, is lost.” ― Karl Jaspers

5. “Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.” ― Bertold Brecht

6. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” ― John F. Kennedy

7. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ― Buddha

8. “Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

9. “Even when you’d lost everything you thought there was to lose, somebody came along and gave you something for free.” ― Jenny Valentine

10. “Everybody is equally weak on the inside, just that some present their ruins as new castles and become kings.” ― Simona Panova

11. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ― William Arthur Ward

12. “For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity.” ― C.S. Lewis

13. “Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.” ― C.S. Lewis

14. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” ― Jim Rohn

15. “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

16. “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.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

17. “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” ― Francis Bacon

18. “It is difficult to live in the present, pointless to live in the future and impossible to live in the past.” ― Frank Herbert

19. “Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.” ― Tennessee Williams

20. “Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.” ― William Wordsworth

21. “Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” ― Marcus Aurelius

22. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ― Gautama Buddha

Past, Present, and Future Quotes

23. “Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” ― Albert Einstein

24. “One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.” ― Golda Meir

25. “One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good.” ― Gretchen Rubin

26. “One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again.” ― Jose Rizal

27. “People tend to look on the beliefs of the past as being primitive and unintelligent, yet we are seeing more truth in the past every day.” ― Jennifer L. Armentrout

28. “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” ― Alan Lakein

29. “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” ― Albert Camus

30. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” ― Eckhart Tolle

31. “Temporality temporalizes as a future which makes present in the process of having been.” ― Martin Heidegger

32. “The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” ― Abraham Maslow

33. “The best traveler is one without a camera.” ― Kamand Kojouri

34. “The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” ― Albert Einstein

35. “The future depends on what you do today.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

36. “The future influences the present just as much as the past.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

37. “The Future is, of all things, the thing least like eternity. It is the most temporal part of time–for the Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.” ― C.S. Lewis

38. “The future starts today, not tomorrow.” ― Pope John Paul II

Inspirational Quotes about the present moment

39. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

40. “The past was gone and the future had yet to unfold, and he knew he should focus his life on the present…yet his day-to-day existence suddenly struck him as endless and unbearable.” ― Nicholas Sparks

41. “The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.” ― Harriet Beecher Stowe

42. “The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.” ― Kiran Desai

43. “The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.” ― Nikola Tesla

44. “The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own.” ― Charles Caleb Colton

45. “The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.” ― Niccolo Machiavelli

46. “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” ― Marcel Pagnol

47. “The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.” ― Shannon L. Alder

48. “There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” ― Aeschylus

49. “True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

50. “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts go so fast. Fashion is instant language.” ― Miuccia Prada

51. “Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, it is the only time we have.” ― Art Buchwald

52. “Witness also that when we talk about literature, we do so in the present tense. When we speak of the dead, we are not so kind.” ― John Green

53. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ― Mother Theresa

54. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” ― Bill Keane

55. “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” ― Bil Keane

56. “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” ― Henry David Thoreau

57. “You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” ― John Green

58. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” ― Nido Qubein

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