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Present Quotes - Live Now

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Looking for a great collection of present quotes? These live now quotes will remind you that only now is guaranteed and to live each moment with gusto and zeal.

Many of us are so busy living in the past or so caught up with planning for tomorrow that we neglect about the most important now, today.

Let these quotes reinforce and bring home the idea that the present moment is to be savored and not live haphazardly. There's some that even alert us to the pitfalls of living too heavily in the past and looking too much into the future. Enjoy your living moments!




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

Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment--this day--is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day--each moment of this day--a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.
-- Dan Custer

Don't let the past steal your present.
-- Cherralea Morgen

Forever is composed of nows.
-- Emily Dickinson

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

It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis.
-- Margaret Bonnano

Know the true value of time! Snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no procrastination. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
-- Philip Chesterfield

Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don't miss it.
-- Leo Buscaglia

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.
-- Coreta Kent

Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.
-- Leo Buscaglia

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

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.
-- Mary Jean Iron

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
-- Dale Carnegie

One today is worth two tomorrows.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Present-moment living, getting in touch with your ''now,'' is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives. One thing is certain, you cannot live it until it does appear.
-- Wayne Dyer

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

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
-- Wayne Dyer

The meeting of two eternities, the past and future....is precisely the present moment.
-- Henry David Thoreau

The more I give myself permission to live in the moment and enjoy it without feeling guilty or judgmental about any other time, the better I feel about the quality of my work.
-- Wayne Dyer

The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life. "Why," I answered without a thought, "now."
-- David Grayson

The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.
-- L. Thomas Holdcroft

There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.
-- James Baldwin

Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.
-- Dale Carnegie

We are always getting ready to live but never living.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We may make our future by the best use of the present. There is no moment like the present.
-- Maria Edgeworth

We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don't think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great. If you're hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time.
-- Art Buchwald

What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.
-- Buddha

When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past.
-- Author Unknown

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
-- Alexander Graham Bell

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
-- Francis Bacon

Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have - so spend it wisely.
-- Kay Lyons

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present.
-- Joan Rivers

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
-- Jan Glidewell

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

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