Archive for the 'Living the Present Quotes' Category

“Whatever you are…” Abraham Lincoln

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” Abraham Lincoln

“Nobody gets to live life…” Ann Landers

“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.” Ann Landers

“You will find as you…” Henry Drummond

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.” Henry Drummond

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of…” Anonymous

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” Anonymous

“The real test of friendship…” Eugene Kennedy

“The real test of friendship is: can you do literally nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple.” Eugene Kennedy

“Derive happiness in oneself from…” Henri Matisse

“Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.” Henri Matisse

“We are at the very…” Richard Feynman

“We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.” Richard Feynman

“It is not only wrong…” Oswald Chambers

“It is not only wrong to worry, it is unbelief; worrying means we do not believe that God can look after the practical details of our lives, and it is never anything but those details that worry us.” Oswald Chambers

“Time is the coin of…” Carl Sandburg

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” Carl Sandburg

“Man can climb…” George Bernard Shaw

“Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.”   George Bernard Shaw

“I may not have gone…” Douglas Adams

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” Douglas Adams

“There are always flowers…” Henri Matisse

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Henri Matisse

“Today is…” Rich Bateman

“Today is yesterday’s tomorrow.” Rich Bateman

“Look at everything…” Betty Smith

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” Betty Smith

“Your life is not…” Andre Comte-Sponville

“Your life is not lying in wait in the future like a wild animal or some ominous destiny. Nor is it hidden in the heavens, like a paradise or promise. Nor is it shut up in the cave or the prison of your past. It is here and now; it is what you live and […]

“Those who are contented…” Chuang-Tzu

“Those who are contented and at ease with the moment, those who live in accord with the course of Nature, cannot be affected by sorrow or joy. That’s what the ancients called release from bondage.”   – Chuang-Tzu

“A number of our…” Seneca

“A number of our blessings do us harm, for memory brings back the agony of fear, while foresight brings it on prematurely. No one confines his unhappiness to the present.”   – Seneca

“Wild animals run from…” Seneca

“Wild animals run from the dangers they actually see, and once they have escaped them worry no more. We however are tormented alike by what is past and what is to come.”   – Seneca

“What’s the good of…” Seneca

“What’s the good of dragging up sufferings which are over, or of being unhappy now just because you were then? […] When troubles come to an end, the natural thing is to be glad.”   – Seneca

“Projecting our thoughts far…” Seneca

“Projecting our thoughts far ahead of us, instead of adapting ourselves to the present, is cause of fear. Foresight, the greatest blessing humanity has been given, is also a curse.”   – Seneca

“Everything that will happen…” Seneca

“Everything that will happen belongs to the domain of the uncertain. Live now.”   – Seneca

“Believe each day that…” Horace

“Believe each day that has dawned is your last, and some hour for which you haven’t been expecting will prove lovely.”   – Horace

“Overlook what tomorrow may…” Horace

“Overlook what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that Fate allows.”   – Horace

“The life of the folly…” Epicurus

“The life of the folly is empty of gratitude, full of anxiety, all of it focused in the ghosts of the future.”   – Epicurus