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One of these days is none of these days.

One realm we have never conquered: the pure present.

One today is worth two tomorrows.

Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer.

Past, and to come, seems best; things present, worst.

Present opportunities are neglected, and attainable good is slighted, by minds busied in extensive ranges and intent upon future advantages.

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.

Reappraise the past, reevaluate where we've been, clarify where we are, and predict or anticipate where we are headed.

Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.

Sieze the day, put no trust in tomorrow. See quote detail

So often we rob tomorrow's memories by today's economies.

Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine.

T'were too absurd to slight for the hereafter, the day's delight!

Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.

The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.

The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year.

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

The cares of today are seldom those of tomorrow; and when we lie down at night we may safely say to most of our troubles, "Ye have done your worst, and we shall see you no more."

The flesh endures the storms of the present alone, the mind those of the past and future as well.

The future belongs to those who live intensely in the present.


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