Live in the Moment Quotations

Life is only available in the here & now. The past is already gone, and the future is yet to come…there is only one moment for me to live…The present moment.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.
- Montaigne

If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, you're going to be cockeyed today.
- Anonymous

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

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
- Euripides

Study as if you were to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
- Isidore of Seville

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

We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.
- H. L. Mencken

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
- Chinese Proverb

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

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Charles Dederich

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

Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do.
- Jean de la Bruyere

I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It's amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor. 
- D.H. Lawrence

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. 
- Abraham Lincoln

Today is life - the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. 
- Dale Carnegie

One should count each day a separate life.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven't done much today.
- Anonymous

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

Learning is movement from moment to moment.
- J Krishnamurti

Today is the blocks with which we build.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future. 
- David Gerrold

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

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
- Leo Tolstoy

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West

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

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.
- Sir William Osler

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

Adapted from materials retrieved from, and elsewhere.