An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Each day can be one of triumph if you keep up your interests.


George M. Adams (1878-1962, American author)


Showing up is 80 percent of life.


Woody Allen (1935-, American director, screenwriter, actor, comedian)


The sole life which a man can lose is that which he is living at the moment.


Marcus Aurelius (121-12180, Roman emperor, philosopher)


To live each day as though one's last, never flustered, never apathetic, never attitudinizing, is perfection of character.


Marcus Aurelius (121-12180, Roman emperor, philosopher)


A player's effectiveness is directly related to his ability to be right there, doing that thing, in the moment.... He can't be worrying about the past or the future or the crowd or some other extraneous event. He must be able to respond in the here and now.


John Brodie


Still on it creeps; Each little moment at another's heels; Till hours, days, years, and ages are made up of such small parts as these, and men look back Worn and bewilder'd, wondering how it is.


Joanna Baillie (1762-1851, British Romantic writer)


A sense of the value of time... is an essential preliminary to efficient work; it is the only method of avoiding hurry.


Arnold Bennett (1867-1931, British novelist)


You may ask me for anything you like except time.


Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821, French general, emperor)


Today is unique. Don't let its wonderful moments go by unnoticed and unused.


Pat Boone (1934-, American country singer)


Very strange is this quality of our human nature which decrees that unless we feel a future before us we do not live completely in the present.


Phillips Brooks (1835-1893, American minister, poet)


And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can.


Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861, British poet)


Do not live in the past, do not live in the future; concentrate the mind on the present moment.


Buddha (568-488 BC, Indian born, founder of Buddhism)


We are involved in a life that passes understanding: our highest business is our daily life.


John Cage (1912-1992, American composer)


Every minute of life carries with it its miraculous value, and its face of eternal youth.


Albert Camus (1913-1960, French existential writer)


Here hath been dawning another blue day: think, wilt thou let it slip useless away?


Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish philosopher, author)


The Present is the living sum-total of the whole Past.


Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish philosopher, author)


The laboring man and the artificer knows what every hour of his time is worth, and parts not with it but for the full value.


Lord Clarendon


Men spend their lives in anticipation, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other -- it is our own.... We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.


Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832, British sportsman writer)


Wherever you go, go with all your heart.


Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)


The water you touch in a river is the last of what has passed, and the first of what is coming. Thus, it is with present time.


Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519, Italian inventor, architect, painter, scientist, sculptor)


We work not only to produce, but to give value to time.


Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863, French artist)


Sunrise: day's great progenitor.


Emily Dickinson (1830-1886, American poet)


Do you know that disease and death must needs overtake us, no matter what we are doing?... What do you wish to be doing when it overtakes you? If you have anything better to be doing when you are so overtaken, get to work on that.


Epictetus (50-138, Phrygian philosopher)


It is no easy thing for a principle to become a man's own unless each day he maintains it and works it out in his life.


Epictetus (50-138, Phrygian philosopher)


God had infinite time to give us.... He cut it up into a near succession of new mornings, and, with each, therefore, a new idea, new inventions, and new applications.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


Who loses a day loses life.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.


Euripides (BC 480-406, Greek tragic poet)


If we only knew the real value of a day.


Joseph Farrell


To be seeing the world made new every morning, as if it were the morning of the first day, and then to make the most of it for the individual soul as if each were the last day, is the daily curriculum of the mind's desire.


John Huston Finley (1904-1995, American classicist)


Life is now... this day, this hour... and is probably the only experience of the kind one is to have.


Charles Macomb Flandrau


Getting fit is a political act you are taking charge of your life.


Jane Fonda (1937-, American screen actor)


Spill not the morning in recreations, for sleep is a recreation. Add not, therefore, sauce to sauce.... Pastime, like wine, is poison in the morning. It is then good husbandry to sow the head, which hath lain fallow all night, with some serious work.


Thomas Fuller (1608-1661, British clergyman, author)


To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning.


John W. Gardner (1912-2002, American educator, social activist)


They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.


Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931, Lebanese poet, novelist)


I have the happiness of the passing moment, and what more can mortal ask?


George Robert Gissing (1857-1903, British novelist, critic, essayist)


A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


Every second is of infinite value.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


Be fully in the moment, open yourself to the powerful energies dancing around you.


Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961, American writer)


A day's impact is better than a month of dead pull.


Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American author, wit, poet)


Pick my left pocket of its silver dime, but spare the right -- it holds my golden time!


Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American author, wit, poet)


Love and time -- those are the only two things in all the world and all of life that cannot be bought, but only spent.


Gary Jennings


Each day, each hour, an entire life.


Juan Ramon Jiminez


The biggest sin is sitting on your ass.


Florynce R. Kennedy


Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds.


Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953, American author)


Today a thousand doors of enterprise are open to you, inviting you to useful work. To live at this time is an inestimable privilege, and a sacred obligation devolves upon you to make right use of your opportunities. Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve something worthwhile.


Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953, American author)


Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed.


Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953, American author)


He who has lived a day has lived an age.


Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696, French classical writer)


I always say to myself, what is the most important thing we can think about at this extraordinary moment.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.


C.S. Lewis


Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly.


James Russell Lowell (1819-1891, American poet, critic, editor)


The great rule of moral conduct is, next to God, to respect Time.


Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801, Swiss theologian, mystic)


I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.


Henry Moore


We die daily. Happy those who daily come to life as well.


George MacDonald (1824-1905, Scottish novelist)


You do well to have visions of a better life than of every day, but it is the life of every day from which the elements of a better life must come.


Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949, Belgian author)


Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.


Horace Mann (1796-1859, American educator)


It is privilege of living to be... acutely, agonizingly conscious of the moment that is always present and always passing.


Marya Mannes (1904-1990, American writer)


As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.


John Mason


The passing moment is all we can be sure of; it is only common sense to extract its utmost value from it.


W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965, British novelist, playwright)


The most effective way to ensure the value of the future is to confront the present courageously and constructively.


Rollo May (1931-, American psychologist)


We create our fate every day we live.


Henry Miller (1891-1980, American author)


Minutes are worth more than money. Spend them wisely.


Thomas P. Murphy


Nothing in business is so valuable as time.


John H. Patterson (American businessman, founder of National Cash Register)


Nothing in business is so valuable as time.


John H. Patterson (American businessman, founder of National Cash Register)


Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it.


David Guy Powers


One day is as good as two for the person who does everything in its place.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


One moment is worth more than a thousand gold pieces.


Korean Proverb (Sayings of Korean origin)


Possessions dwindle: I mourn their loss. But I mourn the loss of time much more, for anyone can save his purse, but none can win back lost time.


Latin Proverb (Sayings of Latin origin)


One day teaches the other.


Lithuanian Proverb


Every new day begins with possibilities. It's up to us to fill it with the things that move us toward progress and peace.


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004, American President (40th))


Not a day passes over this earth but men and women of note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.


Charles Reed


The habit of looking into the future and thinking that the whole meaning of the present lies in what it will bring forth is a pernicious one. There can be no value in the whole unless there is value in the parts.


Bertrand Russell (1872-1970, British philosopher, mathematician, essayist)


It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.


Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944, French aviator, writer)


There will never be another now. I will make the most of today. There will never be another me. I will make the most of myself.


Robert H. Schuller (1926-, American minister, author, social leader)


Nothing is ours except time.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


There is nothing good in this world which time does not improve.


Alexander Smith (1830-1867, Scottish poet, author)


Take short views, hope for the best, and trust in God.


Sydney Smith (1771-1845, British writer, clergyman)


Seize the hour.


Sophocles (495-406 BC, Greek tragic poet)


Dollars cannot buy yesterday.


Admiral Harold R. Stark


I have resolved that from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly.


Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895, Scottish essayist, poet, novelist)


Do not say, "It is morning," and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.


Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941, Indian poet, philosopher)


Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labor until the evening.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Psalms104:23


He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing life.


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


If a person gives you his time, he can give you no more precious gift.


Frank Tyger


Our costliest expenditure is time.


Author Unknown


This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good, but what I do today is important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it! When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something that I have traded for it. I want it to be gain, and not loss; good, and not evil; success, and not failure; in order that I shall not regret the price I have paid for it.


Author Unknown


Today is the best preparation for what tomorrow may bring.


Author Unknown


There can be no transformation, no awakening, without the ‘here and now’ experience of life, which involves all of our being, not just our intellect.


Robert White (American trainer, professional speaker)


I'm one of those people who lives for the moment.


Oprah Winfrey (1954-, American TV personality, producer, actress, author)


Always begin anew with the day, just as nature does. It is one of the sensible things that nature does.


George E. Woodberry (1855-1930, American literary critic)


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