Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery.
And Today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present. Babatunde Olatunji
The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time
of life. "Why," I answered without a thought, "now." David Grayson
Today is the greatest
Day I've ever known
Can't live for tomorrow,
Tomorrow's much too long. Billy Corgan Today, song by The Smashing Pumpkins.
The living moment is everything. D.H. Lawrence
Life's a journey, not a destination. Aerosmith
Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson
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
One today is worth two tomorrows. Benjamin Franklin
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me
learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me
not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One
day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in
the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the
sky and want, more than all the world, your return. Mary Jean Iron
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the
present which seldom happens to us. Jean de la Bruyère
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I
live now. Ralph Waldo Emerson
One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that
we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. Michael Cibenko
It's but little good you'll do a-watering the last year's crops. George Eliot Adam Bede.
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. Cherokee Proverb
Nothing is worth more than this day. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We are only born once - twice is not allowed - and it is necessary
that we shall be no more, for all eternity; and yet you, who
are not master of tomorrow, you keep on putting off your joy?
Yet life is vainly consumed in these delays, and each of us
does this without ever having known peace. Epicurus
Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee. Michel de Montaigne
Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and
gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts. Jean Cocteau Professional Secrets.
Look to this day for it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the realities
And truths of existence;
The joy of growth,
The splendour of action,
The glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory,
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived makes every
Yesterday a memory of happiness.
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day. Ancient Sanskrit poem by Kelidasa
Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from
being realized. Leo Buscaglia
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 Psalm of Life.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day
at a time. Abraham Lincoln
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
God made the world round so we would never be able to see too
far down the road. Isak Dinesen
Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made
new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have
lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This
moment--this day--is as good as any moment in all eternity.
I shall make of this day--each moment of this day--a heaven
on earth. This is my day of opportunity. Dan Custer
If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don't wait
for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. Senegalese Proverb
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions,
that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all
there is. Alan Watts
It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day
basis. Margaret Bonnano
Know the true value of time! Snatch, seize, and enjoy every
moment of it. No idleness, no procrastination. Never put off
until tomorrow what you can do today. Philip Chesterfield
Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. Coreta Kent
Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting
for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware
that each moment you breathe is a gift. Oprah Winfrey
We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's. Henry Ward Beecher
Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far. Euripides
Present-moment living, getting in touch with your "now,"
is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it,
there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there
is, and the future is just another present moment to live when
it arrives. One thing is certain, you cannot live it until it
does appear. Wayne Dyer
Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we
know that we have for sure is what is right here right now.
Don't miss it. Leo Buscaglia