83+ Best Present Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational present quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Present Quotes

If you are depressed, you are living in the past, if you are anxious, you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present. – Lao Tzu

There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live. – Dalai Lama

Live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find eternity in each moment. Henry – David Thoreau

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

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha

Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on timepast and futurethe more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is. – Eckhart Tolle

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

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

The present is the point of power. – Seth

The only true experience is of the immediate present. – Sylvia Clare

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. – Jim Rohn

The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell. – Zora Neale Hurston

The future is no more uncertain than the present. – Walt Whitman

The present is a great treasure, live in the present. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Nothing is worth more than this day. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Stay present, stay conscious. – Eckhart Tolle

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life. – Seneca

We know nothing of tomorrow; our business is to be good and happy today. – Sydney Smith

The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope. – Frank Lloyd Wright

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. – Francis Bacon

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

There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday. – Robert Nathan

Present opportunities are not to be neglected; they rarely visit us twice. – Voltaire

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

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

Do not let your shadow walk you. You are not a slave of the past. – Dodinsky

The present eye praises the present object. – William Shakespeare

Future indifferences is no consolation for present pain. – Mary Balogh

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. – Nido Qubein

Be present and in the moment. – Alyssa Milano

The present is an eternal now. – Abraham Cowley

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

The future influences the present just as much as the past. – Friedrich Nietzsche

The present grows within the boundaries of the past. – Simon Van Booy

If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past. – Baruch Spinoza

There was only present, and it was infinite. The past and the future were just blinders we wore so that infinity wouldn’t drive us mad. – Laini Taylor

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

Being fully present is the best guarantee for a bright future. – Guy Finley

There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past. – George Carlin

If you feel anxiety or depression, you are not in the present. You are either anxiously projecting the future or depressed and stuck in the past. The only thing you have any control over is the present moment; simple breathing exercises can make us calm and present instantly. – Tobe Hanson

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

Do not ruin today with mourning tomorrow. – Catherynne M. Valente,

Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others. – Charlotte Eriksson

Always hold fast to the present. Every situation, indeed every moment, is of infinite value, for it is the representative of a whole eternity. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. – Abraham Lincoln

It stands to reason that anyone who learns to live well will die well. The skills are the same: being present in the moment, and humble, and brave, and keeping a sense of humor. – Victoria Moran

Your life requires your mindful presence in order to live it. Be here now. – Akiroq Brost

If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong. – Masaru Emoto

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. – American Proverb

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

The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. – André Maurois

If you were conscious, that is to say totally present in the Now, all negativity would dissolve almost instantly. It could not survive in your presence. – Eckhart Tolle

Mindfulness can help people of any age that’s because we become what we think. – Goldie Hawn

Focus on opportunities not setbacks. Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t. Focus on the present moment, not the past or the future. Empower yourself! Akiroq Brost

Wherever you are be all there. – Jim Elliot

I always live in the present. The future I can’t know. The past I no longer have. – Fernando Pessoa

To live in the present moment is a miracle. 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. That is why it is called the present. – Alice Morse Earle

Learn to focus only on the present. 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

Living in the moment is being aware of the moment we are in. If our minds are in the past or future, we are not truly alive in the present. – Satsuki Shibuya

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

Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future. – Denis Waitley

Never worry about anything. Live in the present. Live now. Be happy. Marsilio Ficino

Don’t let the past steal your present. – Cherralea Morgen

You have to let go of the past, in order to live in the present. – Anonymous

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

Eternity belongs to those who live in the present. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. – Eckhart Tolle

When you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing. Sometimes you just need to relax, breath, let go and live in the moment. – Anonymous

The great science to live happily is to live in the present. – Pythagoras

If you live in fear of the future because of what happened in your past, you’ll end up losing what you have in the present. – Anonymous

Intelligence is the capacity to be reborn again and again. To die to the past is intelligence, and to live in the present is intelligence. – Osho

If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is to be present in the present. Gratefully. – Maya Angelou

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

That is why those who are not capable of being there in the present moment, they don’t really live their life – they live like dead people. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam

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

The art of life is to live in the present moment. – Emmet Fox

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 breath is a gift. – Oprah Winfrey

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. – Earl Nightingale

Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present. – Thomas Monson

Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. – Ida Scott Taylor

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