88 One Day Quotes about the Past, Present, and Future
People often get caught up in either reminiscing about that one day in the past or worrying about that one day in the future, thus preventing them from fully experiencing and enjoying the present moment. These 88 one day quotes will make you want to focus on your present.
Dwelling on the past can lead to anxiety, regret, or missed opportunities. It is crucial to find a healthy balance and try to live in the present, as this can lead to increased happiness and fulfillment.
The present is a gift. It is the only moment we have to make a difference in our lives and the lives of others. If you keep worrying about what is gone and what is yet to come, you will only partially enjoy what is right in front of you. Here are 88 quotes to help you stay in the present and navigate the past and future with wisdom.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s quote: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." | Image: AmoDays
One Day Quotes That Promise a Positive Future
"One day you will find a voice inside you! And this voice knows what is right for you." ― Avijeet Das
"You just gotta keep going and fighting for everything, and one day you'll get to where you want." ― Naomi Osaka
"One day, when you least expect it, fate is going to bring the journey of two people to its destiny." ― Giovannie de Sadeleer
"If I had to count my blessings one day, I will count you a thousand times." ― Akash S. Bansal, "Desires and Destiny"
"Believe in yourself and believe in your dreams. Follow them, never give up, that's the most important thing. If you believe you can get there, then one day you will." ― Joao Moutinho
Avijeet Das' quote: "One day you will find a voice inside you! And this voice knows what is right for you." | Image: AmoDays
"Don't get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure." ― Rumi
"When nothing seems to be working out, remember that God has not forgotten you. Have faith and things will be okay one day." ― Gift Gugu Mona, "The Essence of Faith"
"It gets better: there's a light at the end of the tunnel. It may take one day, it may take ten years. But one day, you will find happiness if you manifest it. Put that energy out, and it'll come back." ― Lil Xan
"Dear me, one day I'll make you proud." ― Charlotte Eriksson, "You're Doing Just Fine"
"In one day everything will not come to you but one day everything will come to you." ― P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar
Rumi's quote: "Don't get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure." | Image: AmoDays
"Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself... 'How did I get through all of that?" ― Charles L. Allen
"One day, God will perform a miracle for you, and your situation will never be the same." ― Gift Gugu Mona
"One day, I will tell my story... where I came from and where I am now and how I remained positive." ― Nargis Fakhri
"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil." ― James Allen
"This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good." ― Ovid
Gift Gugu Mona's quote: "One day, God will perform a miracle for you, and your situation will never be the same." | Image: AmoDays
"I taught you to take the first step: to learn to believe in belief. And one day you will take the second step and find what is it you believe in." ― Paul Torday
One Day Quotes That Teach Us Life Lessons
"One day, you'll look back and say "I should have listened to my parents." ― Charmaine J. Forde
"It's illogical to think that a life lived at the sacrifice of priorities will one day show up as a prioritized life." ― Richie Norton, "Anti-Time Management"
"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying." ― Friedrich Nietzsche
Paul Torday's quote: "I taught you to take the first step: to learn to believe in belief. And one day you will take the second step and find what is it you believe in." | Image: AmoDays
"One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don't laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion." ― Michael Jordan
"Don't look too far into the future, just look at tomorrow. One day at a time. Can you win tomorrow? Can you make progress? The answer is yes, you have a choice and tomorrow you're going to win." ― Joe Wicks
"Live every day as if it's going to be your last, and one day, you'll be right." ― Malachy McCourt
"It can take years to earn respect, but it only takes one day to lose it." ― Giancarlo Stanton
"Store your dreams in your memory's travel bag, for one day, they will be needed in the course of your life's journey." ― Michael Bassey Johnson, "The Oneironaut's Diary"
Michael Jordan's quote: "One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don't laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion." | Image: AmoDays
"You never know where life is going to take you. So everything I do, I just take it one day at a time, and it always leads you to the right place." ― Kyle Massey
"Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution; it finds itself changed from one day to the next." ― Jean Piaget
"Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time." ― Charles M. Schulz
"There is only one day when it is safe to put all your eggs in one basket." ― Jeffrey Fry
"One day I realized that I wasn't getting anywhere by blaming other people for my circumstances. I finally understood: Even if you feel someone has wronged you or owes you something, no one is going to give you anything for free." ― Mary J. Blige
Kyle Massey's quote: "You never know where life is going to take you. So everything I do, I just take it one day at a time, and it always leads you to the right place." | Image: AmoDays
"To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year - but for a lifetime." ― Bill Rodgers
"I learned that, with grief, you have to take it one day at a time and learn how to find the happiness amid the heartbreak." ― Adrienne C. Moore
"One day I looked at something in myself that I had been avoiding because it was too painful. Yet once I did, I had an unexpected surprise. Rather than self-hatred, I was flooded with compassion for myself because I realized the pain necessary to develop that coping mechanism to begin with." ― Marianne Williamson
"One day you will wake up & there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now." ― Paulo Coelho
"There's a time in your life where you're not quite sure where you are. You think everything's perfect, but it's not perfect... Then one day you wake up and you can't quite picture yourself in the situation you're in. But the secret is, if you can picture yourself doing anything in life, you can do it." ― Tom DeLonge
Bill Rodgers' quote: "To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year - but for a lifetime." | Image: AmoDays
"Where I am today... I still have my ups and downs, but I take it one day at a time and I just hope that I can be the best that I can possibly be, not only for myself, but also young people that are out there today that need someone to look up to." ― Demi Lovato
"Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority." ― William Jennings Bryan
"There's no use in comparing one's feelings between one day and the next; you must allow a reasonable interval, for the direction of change to show itself." ― Lewis Carroll
"One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn't have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see." ― Gabourey Sidibe
"Each day of my life I am sowing seeds that one day I will harvest." ― Gautama Buddha
William Jennings Bryan's quote: "Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority." | Image: AmoDays
"There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk." ― Jean-Paul Sartre
"My motivation is tomorrow, just one day at a time, right?" ― Rafael Nadal
"Lean on principles, one day they'll end up giving way." ― Oscar Wilde
"We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day." ― Gayle Forman, "Just One Day"
"Live one day at a time, emphasizing ethics rather than rules." ― Wayne Dyer
Jean-Paul Sartre's quote: "There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk." | Image: AmoDays
One Day Quotes Filled with Endless Knowledge
"'One day' came. / Because finally, I understood." ― Melina Marchetta, "Looking for Alibrandi"
"How long is forever? Sometimes just one second." ― Jordan Hoechlin
"Someday," you said you'd do it yesterday; Yesterday, you said you'll do it today. Today, if you push it to tomorrow, it's likely tomorrow, you'll shift it to "Someday"! Do it now!" ― Israelmore Ayivor, "Daily Drive 365"
"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." ― Princess Diana
"How does a project get to be a year late? One day at a time." ― Fred Brooks
Melina Marchetta's "Looking for Alibrandi" quote: "One day" came. / Because finally I understood." | Image: AmoDays
"It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave." ― Tupac Shakur
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen." ― Reinhold Niebuhr
"Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time." ― James Baldwin
"Of all our dreams today there is none more important - or so hard to realize - than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality." ― Lester B. Pearson
"We can believe in the future and work to achieve it and preserve it, or we can whirl blindly on, behaving as if one day there will be no children to inherit our legacy. The choice is ours; the earth is in balance." ― Al Gore
Tupac Shakur's quote: "It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave." | Image: AmoDays
"The Lion' all began with a picture of a faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself, 'Let's try to make a story about it.'" ― C. S. Lewis
"I'll never worry about not being successful. I'll just take it one day at a time, one season at a time. And play as hard as I can." ― Bo Jackson
"If speed one day kills me, don't be sad because I was smiling." ― Paul Walker
"If I pass away one day, I am happy because I tried to do my best. My sport allowed me to do so much because it's the biggest sport in the world." ― Pele
"What was one day, taken for instance from the moment one sat down to the midday meal to the same moment four-and-twenty hours afterwards? It was, to be sure, four-and-twenty hours—but equally it was the simple sum of nothings." ― Thomas Mann, "The Magic Mountain"
Bo Jackson's quote: "I'll never worry about not being successful. I'll just take it one day at a time, one season at a time. And play as hard as I can." | Image: AmoDays
"I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more." ― Anne Frank
"You never know the plan. You never know what's going to happen. We are not even promised tomorrow. I just try to focus on one day at a time." ― Wallen
"My dreams are huge, man. I dream all day every day. Do I want to get into restaurants one day? Yeah! Do I want to get into hospitality and have my own hotels? Yeah, I do!" ― Michael B. Jordan
"When I was 16... I worked in a pet store. And they fired me because... they had three snakes in there, and one day I braided them." ― Steven Wright
"I know I'm going to blow one day. My life is doomed the way it is. I have no future." ― Mike Tyson
Wallen's quote: "You never know the plan. You never know what's going to happen. We are not even promised tomorrow. I just try to focus on one day at a time." | Image: AmoDays
"One day spent with someone you love can change everything." ― Mitch Albom
"For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy." ― Aristotle
"Rome was not built in one day." ― John Heywood
"When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don't just turn it off one day." ― Chinua Achebe
"One day, when I own a house, I'll keep a library full of books. Books are different from other possessions-they're more like friends." ― Blake Mycoskie
Mitch Albom's quote: "One day spent with someone you love can change everything." | Image: AmoDays
"Take life on life's terms - one day at a time. And have fun while you're doing it." ― Joe Perry
"I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face." ― Rodney Dangerfield
"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time." ― Dean Acheson
"There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American." ― O. Henry
"Let us spend one day as deliberately as nature." ― Henry David Thoreau
Joe Perry's quote: "Take life on life's terms - one day at a time. And have fun while you're doing it." | Image: AmoDays
"But as I said, one day only has so many hours and I cannot do it all at once." ― Lucian Vicovan, "Another Fall from Grace"
"If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes." ― Michelangelo
"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you." ― A. A. Milne
"Normality is to be different. Every person is a different person. And one day you need to be aware of your difference. Aware that you are not the same as the others. That is to be normal." ― Alejandro Jodorowsky
"Everything will be tokenized and connected by a blockchain one day." ― Fred Ehrsam
Lucian Vicovan's "Another Fall from Grace" quote: "But as I said, one day only has so many hours and I cannot do it all at once." | Image: AmoDays
"Time, you old gypsy man, will you not stay, put up your caravan just for one day?" ― Ralph Hodgson
"Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward Heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith." ― Walter Gropius
"If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it." ― Jascha Heifetz
"It's you, who I was missing. And, it's your eyes. Who I hope to be kissing - One Day." ― Farah Ayaad, "Coming Home"
"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." ― Groucho Marx
Jascha Heifetz's quote: "If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it." | Image: AmoDays
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need. The man to whom our Lord has been liberal ought not to be stingy. We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy as we ourselves have dispensed in this life." ― Saint Ignatius
"Every man's heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe a final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others, and makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized." ― The Ultimate Warrior
"I wish your desire / to be happy / somehow outweighed / your tolerance for the heartache / they've caused you." ― R.H. Sin, "I Hope This Reaches Her in Time"
Saint Ignatius' quote: "Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need. The man to whom our Lord has been liberal ought not to be stingy. We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy as we ourselves have dispensed in this life." | Image: AmoDays
While we sometimes cannot help worrying, taking things one day at a time is best. To successfully make this happen, you need to learn to focus more on the moments that bring joy rather than pain.
In addition, you should learn to focus on your immediate surroundings and what's happening before you. Don't drift away into the past or future but stay in the now.
Savor every moment because that's where the magic in life happens, and these quotes will help you find the beauty in everyday life.