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The present time is seldom able to fill desire or imagination with immediate enjoyment, and we are forced to supply its deficiencies by recollection or anticipation.

The present, like a note in music, is nothing but as it appertains to what is past and what is to come.

The prospect of being pleased tomorrow will never console me for the boredom of today.

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

The time is always right to do what's right.

The word 'now' is like a bomb thrown through the window, and it ticks.

There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future.

There is no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again, now.

There is one thing we can do, and the happiest people are those who do it to the limit of their ability. We can be completely present. We can be all here. We can ... give all our attention to the opportunity before us.

This is the day which the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

This-the immediate, everyday, and present experience-is IT, the entire and ultimate point for the existence of a universe.

Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one.

To live for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.

To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.

Today is the blocks with which we build.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Today is yesterday's pupil.

Today Relative to Yesterday or Tomorrow The future is made of the same stuff as the present.

Today was once the future from which you expected so much in the past.


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