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Famous Be Present Quotes

The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

The past has no power over the present moment. Eckhart Tolle

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

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life. Thich Nhat Hanh

The future depends on what you do today. Mahatma Gandhi

Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment. Deepak Chopra

Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present. Albert Camus

There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. Yamamoto Tsunetomo

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

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the now the primary focus of your life. Eckhart Tolle

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

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

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

Remember then there is only one time that is important Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power. Leo Tolstoy

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

The point of power is always in the present. Louise L. Hay

The future starts today, not tomorrow. Pope John Paul II

Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one. George Harrison

The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now. Bill Cosby

The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become. Robert Holden

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

It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. George Harrison

All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused. Martha Graham

Past and future are in the mind only  I am now Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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

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

Stop longing. You poison today’s ease, reaching always for tomorrow. Robin Hobb

At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening. Heather Hepler

Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since the rest of your life won’t last forever. Omar Khayyám

The first recipe for happiness is avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. André Maurois

I met a boy whose eyes showed me that the past, present and future were all the same thing. Jennifer Elisabeth

Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. Henry David Thoreau

How can the past and future be, when the past no longer is, and the future is not yet? As for the present, if it were always present and never moved on to become the past, it would not be time, but eternity. St. Augustine of Hippo

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

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

Forever  is composed of Nows. Emily Dickinson

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

The past is unchangeable so it is futile to reflect on it unless you are making sure you do not repeat mistakes. The future is but a result of your action today. So learn from the past to do better in the present so that you can succeed in the future. Jordan Lejuwaan

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

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. Amit Ray

There is the past, and there is the future. The present is never more than the single second dividing one from the other. We live poised on that second as it’s hurtling forward toward what? Laini Taylor

Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift. Oprah Winfrey

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. Bertold Brecht

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 Watts

How do you get so empty? he wondered. Who takes it out of you? Ray Bradbury

The next message you need is always right where you are. Ram Dass

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

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

I don’t want a future, I want a present. To me this appears of greater value. You have a future only when you have no present, and when you have a present, you forget to even think about the future. Robert Walser

Every situation nay, every moment is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The past attracts me, the present frightens me, because the future is death. Guy de Maupassant

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

The best traveler is one without a camera. Kamand Kojouri

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us. Jean de La Bruyère

All sins are forgiven once you start making a lot of money. Rupaul

You are only here now; you’re only alive in this moment. Jon Kabat Zinn

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

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. Henry David Thoreau

Why don’t you focus on where you’re going and less on where you came from? Amy Harmon

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. Mother Teresa

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

The clock is running. Make the most of today time waits for no man. Yesterday is history tomorrow is a mystery today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present. Alice Morse Earle

The good news is that you may have created my past and screwed up my present, but you have no control over my future. You don’t know me at all. David Klass

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

I changed it. I had to. Do you know why? She studied him, her eyes grave. Because that was then and this is now. Because the past is gone, even though it defines the present. Stephen King

People don’t realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind. Eckhart Tolle

It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be. Sanhita Baruah

A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. There will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment. Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end. Drew Barrynore

Link says if a girl says not to get her a birthday present that means get me a birthday present and make sure it’s jewelry. Kami Garcia

Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart. Basil Rathbone

Sometimes I think I live more closely to the past than the present. Patricia Briggs

We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets. Marilyn Monroe

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

Were it not better to forget than to remember and regret? Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone. Louis L’Amour

I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets. D. H. Lawrence

The what should be never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no what should be, there is only what is. Lenny Bruce

I think regret is useless in life. It belongs to the past. Marlon Brando

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

I am going to keep having fun every day I have left, because there is no other way of life. You just have to decide whether you are a Tigger or an Eeyore. Randy Pausch

If we take the time to unravel the surreptitious fragments from the past that are veiled in the muddle and jumble of our memory, we may single out the essentials for the present that might be best shots for the future. Erik Pevernagie

Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you’re sure to be right. Harry Morant

The more shared past there is in a relationship, the more present you need to be. Eckhart Tolle