Present Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old present quotes, present sayings, and present proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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 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.     


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.     


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.     


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


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

Nothing is more precious than being in the present moment. Fully alive, fully aware.     

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