Present Quotes

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. I...

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. Lao Tzu
📅︎ Mar 15
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“Friendship was witnessing another’s slow drip of miseries, and long bouts of boredom, and occas...

“Friendship was witnessing another’s slow drip of miseries, and long bouts of boredom, and occasional triumphs. It was feeling honored by the privilege of getting to be present for another person’s most dismal moments, and knowing that you could be dismal around him in return.“ -Hanya Yanagihara
📅︎ Feb 17
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"Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a pro...

"Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present & may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real. But fear is a choice." - Will Smith
📅︎ Feb 13
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Since the real purpose of socialism is precisely to overcome and advance beyo...

Since the real purpose of socialism is precisely to overcome and advance beyond the predatory phase of human development, economic science in its present state can throw little light on the socialist society of the future- Albert Einstein
📅︎ Mar 01
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“The past is behind, learn from it. Th...

“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” - Thomas S. Monson
📅︎ Mar 03
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"To gain something you must present something of equ...

"To gain something you must present something of equal value. Perhaps that is a lesson, that people cannot gain anything without sacrifices." Full Metal Alchemist
📅︎ Mar 10
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Real generosity towards the ...

Real generosity towards the future consists in giving all to what is present - Albert Camus
📅︎ Feb 29
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Forget about the past you can't change it. ...

Forget about the past you can't change it. Forget about the future you can't predict it. Forget about the present I didn't get you one.
📅︎ Mar 05
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“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s th...

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” — Bil Keane
📅︎ Mar 02
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If you are absent during my st...

If you are absent during my struggle, Don't expect to be present during my success. - Will Smith
📅︎ Jan 26
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“The more anger towards the past you carr...

“The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.” - Barbara De Angelis
📅︎ Feb 10
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"All you need are these: certainty of judgement in the present moment; a...

"All you need are these: certainty of judgement in the present moment; action for the common good in the present moment; and an attitude of gratitude in the present moment for anything that comes your way." - Marcus Aurelius
📅︎ Jan 07
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Sex lives and dies in th...

Sex lives and dies in the present, love looks to the future - The New Pope (HBO)
📅︎ Feb 22
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“People do not die of the presen...

“People do not die of the present, but of the past; Memory is the greatest killer in the world.” - d.j
📅︎ Feb 14
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Yesterday is history. Tomorr...

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is Mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why it’s called Present.
📅︎ Feb 14
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“Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is inf...

“Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal, for the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever.”– Alan Watts
📅︎ Jan 14
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Belief in the power of optimism rests on ...

Belief in the power of optimism rests on a simple idea: by looking at the future, we can hang tough and do our best in the present.
📅︎ Feb 12
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The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the m...

The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the media, the 10 second sound bites, lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance” ― Carl Sagan
📅︎ Oct 17
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Life is not in the past, life is not in the future. Life is in the pre...

Life is not in the past, life is not in the future. Life is in the present. The present is what we call life. We should pay attention in the present. Nothing is sure after this and nothing is under control before that.
📅︎ Jan 21
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Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment...

Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. — Eckhart Tolle
📅︎ Jan 17
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Your present circumstances don't de...

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start ~Nido Qubein
📅︎ Jan 14
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“I knew we had no future togeth...

“I knew we had no future together, but that past, with your presence, was my most beautiful present.”
📅︎ Jan 21
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Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a m...

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That's why they call it the present. - Master Oogway
📅︎ Jan 14
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“Patience is consent to the pre...

“Patience is consent to the present moment; Patience is crowned with faith.” --Shaikh Kabir Helminski
📅︎ Jan 19
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I love my past. I love my present. Im ...

I love my past. I love my present. Im not ashamed of what Ive had, and Im not sad because I have it no longer. - Colette
📅︎ Jan 01
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Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a ...

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today, is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present- master oogway
📅︎ Nov 25
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“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn...

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” - Buddha
📅︎ Dec 18
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Nowadays, late nights of number crunching, feasts of modelling, and the familiar rituals...

Nowadays, late nights of number crunching, feasts of modelling, and the familiar rituals of presentations have replaced the rain dances of old. But often, the odds of generating reliable insights are not much better - Zafer Achi and Jennifer Garvey Berger (Mckinsey.com)
📅︎ Jan 30
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" The present is theirs; th...

" The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine." - Nikola Tesla
📅︎ Dec 30
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“Opportunity does not knock, ...

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door." ... Kyle Chandler
📅︎ Jan 08
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A Christian telling an atheist they’re going to h...

A Christian telling an atheist they’re going to hell is as scary as a child telling an adult they’re not getting any presents for Christmas -Ricky Gervais
📅︎ Dec 12
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“We accept the reality we ar...

“We accept the reality we are presented with” -Ed Harris as Christof via “The Truman Show”
📅︎ Jan 04
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suffering arises from the desire to fix the dead past o...

suffering arises from the desire to fix the dead past or the unborn future while the body can only exist in the present and struggles against these impossible instructions.
📅︎ Dec 23
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The problem with the futre...

The problem with the futre is that it keeps turning into the present -brian watterson
📅︎ Dec 31
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"There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man's whole ...

"There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man's whole life is a succession of moment after moment. There will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment." --Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure
📅︎ Dec 20
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"Give yourself a g...

"Give yourself a gift: the present moment." --Marcus Aurelius
📅︎ Dec 17
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There was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority ...

There was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid of the past, afraid of the present, afraid of themselves and shadows of themselves ...Ray Bradbury
📅︎ Dec 31
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"It’s unfortunate that this has happened. No. It’s fortunate that this has happened and I’v...

"It’s unfortunate that this has happened. No. It’s fortunate that this has happened and I’ve remained unharmed by it—not shattered by the present or frightened of the future. It could have happened to anyone. But not everyone could have remained unharmed by it." —Marcus Aurelius
📅︎ Dec 08
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a myster...

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present." ~Bil Keane and ᴹᵃˢᵗᵉʳ ᴼᵒᵍʷᵃʸ
📅︎ Dec 18
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“How does anyone ever know anything—the past is a fog that breathes out...

“How does anyone ever know anything—the past is a fog that breathes out ghost after ghost, the present a freeway thunder run at 90 mph, which makes the future the ultimate black hole of futile speculation” - Ben Fountain
📅︎ Dec 07
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The past doesn't exist, except in people's memories. T...

The past doesn't exist, except in people's memories. The future doesn't exist, except in people imagination. Only the present is real, and even that's only fleetingly so.
📅︎ Nov 25
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"You might be a Wasn’t. A Wasn’t has n...

"You might be a Wasn’t. A Wasn’t has no fun at all, no he doesn’t. A Wasn’t just isn’t. He just isn’t present." ~ Dr Seuss
📅︎ Nov 20
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I LOVED HER... SHE HATES ME..NOT...

I LOVED HER... SHE HATES ME..NOTE THAT 'LOVED' IS PAST TENSE AND 'HATES' IS INDEFINITE PRESENT TENSE...
📅︎ Nov 29
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“Just as the wake doesn’t move the shi...

“Just as the wake doesn’t move the ship, the past does not move the present....unless you insist that it does” -Alan Watts
📅︎ Nov 08
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"How foolish is man! He ruins the present whi...

"How foolish is man! He ruins the present while worrying about the future, but weeps in the future by recalling his past!" --ALI IBN ABI TALIB
📅︎ Aug 16
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Ancient Past, Current Prese...

Ancient Past, Current Present, Distant Future - Most intricately woven Tapestry of Life
📅︎ Nov 16
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"If you want to be happy, do not dwell in...

"If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present" -unknown
📅︎ Nov 04
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Pain is not alway...

Pain is not always in tears, something it present in smile
📅︎ Nov 05
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“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a m...

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called the present.” - Master Oogway
📅︎ Aug 09
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To live in t...

To live in the past is to die in the present
📅︎ Oct 07
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"The past makes you wanna die out of regret, and the fut...

"The past makes you wanna die out of regret, and the future makes you depressed out of anxiety, so by elimination, the present is likely the happiest time." -Hachiman Hikigaya
📅︎ May 04
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There is never anything but the ...

There is never anything but the present. If one cannot live there, one cannot live anywhere. ~Alan Watts
📅︎ Sep 08
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"Whenever two people meet, there are really six people prese...

"Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is." — William James
📅︎ Jun 15
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If you want to be happy, do not dwell...

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present
📅︎ Sep 29
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"If you are depressed you are living in the past. I...

"If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present." - Lao Tzu
📅︎ Feb 05
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“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and ...

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why today is called the present”( from kung fu panda but still a real good quote)
📅︎ Oct 05
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“Remind yourself that past and future have no power over you. Only the present—and...

“Remind yourself that past and future have no power over you. Only the present—and even that can be minimized. Just mark off its limits. And if your mind tries to claim that it can’t hold out against that…well, then, heap shame upon it.” —Marcus Aurelius
📅︎ Jul 15
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“If you could erase all the mistakes of your pa...

“If you could erase all the mistakes of your past, you would also erase all the wisdom of your present. Remember the lesson, not the disappointment.”
📅︎ Jul 23
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