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