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Moment Quotes: Secret to a Happy Life: Live in the Moment

Living in the Present Moment Quotes
Quotes on Living in the Now

Be Here Now. Ram Dass

Be glad today. Tomorrow may bring tears. Be brave today. The darkest night will pass. And golden rays will usher in the dawn. Bolton Sarah Knowles

Believe that each day that shines on you is your last. Horace

Be present – it is the only moment that matters. Peaceful Warrior

Confine yourself to the present.Marcus Aurelius

Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more think less and stop watching ourselves live. Nicolas de Chamfort

December is here before it’s June. Denis Waitley

Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion. Unknown

Don’t Wait! Start on your dreams, your impulses, your longings, your special occasions today. Because this is your moment. Mary Anne Radmacher

Enjoy the journey enjoy every moment and quit worrying about winning and losing. Biondi Matt

[pullquote]Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.” Chinese Proverb[/pullquote]

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. Ruth Ann Schabacker

Take in every precious moment you can hold! Even the simplest things are a luxury to behold! Happy Life Quotes

Every man dies.  Not every man really lives. Braveheart

Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things. Every second is of infinite value. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Expect an early death – it will keep you busier. Martin H. Fischer

Fear not that life shall come to an end but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning. John Henry Cardinal Newman

Forget the past and live the present hour. Bolton Sarah Knowles

Gain happiness by living in the present–without regret for the past or fear of the future. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. Wayne Dyer

He has spent all his life in letting down emptybuckets into empty wells; and he is frittering away his age in trying to draw them up again.Sydney Smith

He to whom the present is the only thing that is present knows nothing of the age in which he lives. Oscar Wilde

How we spend our days is, of course, is how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard

How wonderful it is that we can start doing good at this very moment. Anne Frank

I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve and I serve it in all lucidity. Igor Stravinsky

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. Diane Ackerman

I have a new philosophy. I’m only going to dread one day at a time. Charles M. Schulz

I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung. Tagore

I held a moment in my hand brilliant as a star fragile as a flower a tiny sliver of one hour.  I dripped it carelessly  Ah! I didn’t know I held opportunity. Hazel Lee

I wasted time and now doth time waste me. William Shakespeare

I would I could stand on a busy corner hat in hand and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours. Bernard Berenson

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass you live more richly those moments. Anthony Robbins

If you wait all that happens is that you get older. Larry McMurtry

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? Stephen Levine

If you woke up breathing congratulations! You have another chance. Andrea Boydston

[pullquote]If not us, who, if not now, when?” Anonymous[/pullquote]

Is there life before death? Unknown

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think all the walks I want to take all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see. John Burroughs

Know the true value of time; snatch seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness no delay no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Later never exists. Unknown

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein

Let us endeavor to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain

Life if well lived is long enough. Seneca De Ira

Life is always walking up to us and saying “Come on in the living’s fine” and what do we do? Back off and take its picture. Russell Baker

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. Kent Sister Corita

Life is made of millions of moments but we live only one of these moments at a time. As we begin to change this moment we begin to change our lives. Trinidad Hunt

Life is not long and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent. Samuel Johnson

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute day by dragging day in all the thousand small uncaring ways. Stephen Vincent Benét

Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans. Thomas La Mance

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while you could miss it. From the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying. Christian Furchtegott Gellert

Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment. Paramahansa Yogananda

Live every day as if it were your last and then some day you’ll be right. H.H. “Breaker” Morant

Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules. Wayne Dyer

Look well to this day for it and it alone is life. Unknown

Lose not yourself in a far off time seize the moment that is thine. James Baldwin

Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

Many a man gets weary of clamping down on his rough impulses which if given occasional release would encourage the living of life with salt in it in place of dust. Henry S. Haskins

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it and others do just the same with their time. Johann von Goethe

[pullquote]May you live all the days of your life.” Jonathan Swift[/pullquote]

 Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. Margaret Fuller

Men talk of killing time while time quietly kills them. Dion Boucicault

Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank. Ben Irwin

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Mary Pickford

No man is quick enough to enjoy life to the full. Spanish Proverb

Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Now is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating. Barbara Sher

Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift lesson or delight that moment has to offer. W. Arthur Porter

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what clearly lies at hand. Thomas Carlyle

Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain. William Hazlitt

Overcoming fear and worry can be accomplished by living a day at a time or even a moment at a time. Your worries will be cut down to nothing. Denis Waitley

Right now a moment of time is passing by! We must become that moment. Cezanne Paul

Searching for that big happy moment in life, how many special little moments we let pass us by? Anonymous

Seize from every moment its unique novelty and do not prepare your joys. Andre Gide

So much of our time is preparation so much is routine and so much retrospect that the path of each man’s genius contracts itself to a very few hours. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you. Annie Dillard

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe

The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough. Rabindranath Tagore

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Mark Twain

The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity. Helen Rowland

The future has a way of arriving unannounced. George F. Will

The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The moment of enlightenment is when a person’s dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities. Vic Braden

The obscurest epoch is to-day. Robert Louis Stevenson

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 pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due not only to the beauty it can be clothed in but also to its essential quality of being the present. Baudelaire Charles

The point of power is always in the present moment. Lord Chesterfield

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

The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means time influence and educational advantages but what he will do with the things he has. Hamilton

There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

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

There are a million ways to lose a work day but not even a single way to get one back. Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

There are but three events in a man’s life:  birth, life and death. He is not conscious of being born he dies in pain and he forgets to live. Jean de la Bruyère

There are moments when you feel free moments when you have energy moments when you have hope but you can’t rely on any of these things to see you through. Circumstances do that. Anita Brookner

There are no ordinary moments. There is always something going on. Peaceful Warrior

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. Greene Graham

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. Henry David Thoreau

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. George Santayana

[pullquote]The right man is the one that seizes the moment.” Johann Kaspar Lavater[/pullquote]

The value of moments when cast up is immense if well employed; if thrown away their loss is irrevocable. Lord Chesterfield

Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. Jean de La Bruyère

Time past and time future what might have been and what has been point to one end which is always present. T. S. Eliot

To always be intending to live a new life but never find time to set about it – this is as if a man should,put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed. Walter Scott

To change one’s life:  Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.  No exceptions. William James

Today is a king in disguise. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today is an adventure. I can only wonder what treasure awaits at the top of the path. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold. Maurice Setter

To those leaning on the sustaining infinite today is big with blessings.
Mary Baker Eddy

Trust no future however pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act — act in the living Present! Heart within and God overhead. Unknown

Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always. Albert Schweitzer

Use your precious moments to live life fully every single second of every single day. Wayne Dyer

Warning:  Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear. Unknown

Waste your money and you’re only out of money but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life. Michael Leboeuf

We’re fools whether we dance or not so we might as well dance. Japanese Proverb

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

We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose. Charles Baudelaire

We can live forever a minute at a time. Unknown

We cannot waste time.  We can only waste ourselves. George M. Adams

We die daily.  Happy those who daily come to life as well. George MacDonald

We do not remember days; we remember moments. Cesare Pavese

We live in the present we dream of the future and we learn eternal truths from the past. Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

We usually lose today because there has been a yesterday and tomorrow is coming. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

What a folly to dread the thought of throwing away life at once and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal. John Howe

What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour. Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight it concentrates his mind wonderfully. Samuel Johnson

When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live. Samuel Johnson

When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets. Friedrich Nietzsche

When shall we live if not now? M.F.K. Fisher

When your life flashes before your eyes make sure you’ve got plenty to watch.  Unknown

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

When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice. Indian Saying

Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times it’s the only time we’ve got. Art Buchwald

Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence. Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Who well lives long lives; for this age of ours should not be numbered  by years days and hours. Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas

[pullquote]Why always “not yet”? Do flowers in spring say “not yet”? Norman Douglas[/pullquote]

Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses?
David Brin

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today?  Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present. B. Olatunji

You are at this moment standing right in the middle of your own acres of diamonds. Dr. Robert Anthony

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. Ruth E. Renkl

You may delay but time will not. Benjamin Franklin

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. Charles Buxton

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