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Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.

Freedom from worries and surcease from strain are illusions that always inhabit the distance.

Half of today is better than all of tomorrow.

Happy the man, and happy he alone He who can call today his own He who, secure within, can say "Tomorrow, do thy worst For I have lived today."

Having spent the better part of my life trying either to relive the past or experience the future before it arrives, I have come to believe that in between these two extremes is peace.

He growled at morning, noon, and night, And trouble sought to borrow; Although today the sky was bright, He knew t'would storm tomorrow; A thought of joy he could not stand, And struggled to resist it; Though sunshine dappled all the land This sorry pessimist it.

He who lives in the present lives in eternity.

I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity.

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

I believe that only one person in a thousand knows the trick of really living in the present.

I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

I have everything I need to enjoy my here and now-unless I am letting my consciousness be dominated by demands and expectations based on the dead past or the imagined future.

I have realized that the past and the future are real illusions, that they exist only in the present, which is what there is and all that there is.

I just take one day. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today to love Jesus.

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's where the fun is.

If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year. ... Today should always be our most wonderful day.

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

If we spend our time with regrets over yesterday, and worries over what might happen tomorrow, we have no today in which to live.

If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, you're going to be cockeyed today.

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.


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