Quotes About Living Your Life

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Living Your Life

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

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday.

~Robert Nathan


We know what we are but not what we may be.


I have memories — but only a fool stores his past in the future.

~David Gerrold


It’s but little good you’ll do a-watering the last year’s crop.

~George Eliot


Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.

~Cherokee Indian Proverb


The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.

~L. Thomas Holdcroft


No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today.

~Brendan Francis


Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

~Alexander Graham Bell


We cannot overstate our debt to the Past, but the moment has the supreme claim.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Today is the greatest
Day I’ve ever known
Can’t live for tomorrow,
Tomorrow’s much too long….

~Billy Corgan, (Today) Siamese Dream (Smashing Pumpkins)


The living moment is everything.

~D.H. Lawrence


Who are you to judge the life I live?  I know I'm not perfect, and I don't live to be, but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!


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

~Thích Nhat Hanh


The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.



Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.



Forever — is composed of Nows—
‘Tis not a different time…
Let Months dissolve in further Months—
And Years — exhale in Years…

~Emily Dickinson


Life is not happening to you.  Life is responding to you.


This very moment is a seed from which tomorrow’s flowers grow.

~Margaret Lindsey


Trust no future, howe’er pleasant!
Let the dead past bury its dead!
Act, — act in the living Present!
Heart within and God o’erhead.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


We are always getting ready to live but never living.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.


A bottle of wine
Still to be drunk,
A bundle of thoughts
Still to be thunk.

~Robert Brault


The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

~Abraham Maslow


The future is no place to place your better days.

~Dave Matthews


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


 For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything they goodness sends


One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon — instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

~Dale Carnegie


The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

~Abraham Lincoln