No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness—or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.
—Henry Ward Beecher (1813–87) American Clergyman, Writer
Each day of your life, as soon as you open your eyes in the morning, you can square away for a happy and successful day. It’s the mood and the purpose of the inception of each day that are the important facts in charting your course for the day. We can always square away for a fresh start, no matter what the past has been. It’s today that is the paramount problem always. Yesterday is but history.
—George Matthew Adams (1878–1962) American Columnist, Journalist
One today is worth two tomorrows; what I am to be, I am now becoming.
—Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) American Political Leader, Inventor, Diplomat
Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.
—L. Ron Hubbard (1911–86) American Scientologist Religious Leader, Novelist, Author