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"No yesterdays on the road." - William Least Heat-Moon

"Whose yesterdays look backwards with a smile." - Edward Young

"My yesterdays are all boxed up and neatly put away." - Sheryl Crow

"You can't change yesterdays, but you can change tomorrows." - Howard Lyman

"Memories, important yesterdays, were once todays. Treasure and notice today." - Gloria Gaither

"Turning 50 gives me more yesterdays than tomorrows." - Bill Clinton

"Our best yesterdays are now foul piles of crumpled names." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Turning 50 gives me more yesterdays than tomorrows." - William J Clinton

"Forget [Le Corbusier ]. Forget Modernism. Forget yesterdays' tomorrow." - James Howard Kunstler

"A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays And confident tomorrows." - William Wordsworth

"We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." - Aulus Persius Flaccus

"A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays And confident tomorrows." - William Wordsworth

"We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." - Persius

"Today can be better than the worse of yesterdays, but tomorrow can never replace the best of yesterdays." - Anthony Liccione

"Even one's yesterdays could not continue to stir and move in a man's mind unless there were a future for those yesterdays to make." - Mary Ellen Chase

"None of us can change our yesterdays but all of us can change our tomorrows." - Colin Powell

"The slime of all my yesterdays rots in the hollow of my skull." - Sylvia Plath

"For the yesterdays and todays, and the tomorrows I can hardly wait for - Thank you." - Cecelia Ahern

"No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today." - Brendan Francis

"Dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows, why fret about it, if today be sweet." - Omar Khayyam

"You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays." - Harold Hill

"That's what heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterdays" - Mitch Albom

"Say goodbye to golden yesterdays: or your heart will never learn to love the present." - Anthony De Mello

"Tomorrow owes you the sum of your yesterdays. No more than that. And no less." - Robin Hobb

"All our yesterdays are summarized in our now, and all the tomorrows are ours to shape." - Hal Borland

"The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays." - Lawrence Ritter

"Yesterdays depth is feeling very shallow, I wanna go deeper, deeper still." - Misty Edwards

"That's what heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterdays." - Mitch Albom

"Let lessons of stern yesterdays... be your food, your drink, your rest." - Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr.

"No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today." - Brendan Behan

"All our yesterdays, it is true, have only lighted fools the way to dusty death. But we need at least the dates of the yesterdays and the list of the fools." - Stephen Leacock

"Comforters for our todays / Guardians of memories / Keeping our youth and yesterdays alive / Comrades with one history." - Adele Faber

"All Our Yesterdays' was unquestionably the best work I have ever done. And the reading public stayed away in droves." - Robert B Parker

"Live not in yesterdays, Look back and you may sorrow. Live precisely for today, Look forward to tomorrow." - James Joseph Huesgen

"Pile up too many tomorrows and you'll find that you've collected nothing but a bunch of empty yesterdays." - The Music Man

"Day by day. No yesterdays and no tomorrows. The barometer never changes, the flag is always at half-mast." - Henry Miller

"'All Our Yesterdays' was unquestionably the best work I have ever done. And the reading public stayed away in droves." - Robert B Parker

"My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder." - William Golding

"For the structure that we raise, Time is with materials filled; Our to-days and yesterdays Are the blocks with which we build." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"And then-a Day as huge As Yesterdays in pairs, Unrolled its horror in my face- Until it blocked my eyes" - Emily Dickinson

"When you're travelling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road." - William Least Heat-Moon

"This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"O Death! O Change! O Time! Without you, O! the insufferable eyes Of these poor Might-Have-Beens, These fatuous, ineffectual yesterdays." - William Ernest Henley

"A man whose yesterdays rest on his horizon travels forward into his past. The result is that he goes a very long way to nowhere." - Catherine Anderson

"They say time will make all this go away. But it's time that has taken my tomorrows and turned them into yesterdays." - Ben Harper

"God dwells in eternity but time dwells in God. He has already lived all our tomorrows as He has lived all our yesterdays." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"He who believes in goodness has the essence of all faith. He is a man of cheerful yesterdays and confident to-morrows." - James Freeman Clarke

"Out, damned spot! out, I say! And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!" - William Shakespeare

"Our yesterdays Are like a lonely and a ruined land Wherein a breeze of recollection sighs- A fading land to which is no return." - Henry Abbey

"When you're travelling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road." - William Least Heatmoon

"It has been an ache and a joy both to look over this big shoulder of mine at all my yesterdays." - Ethel Waters

"The future never takes care of itself; it is taken car of, shaped, molded, and colored by the present. Our todays are what our yesterdays made them; our tomorrows must inevitably be the product of our todays." - Dennis Kimbro

"I was very thrilled to witness the workby my ol' buddy Jim Widner whose expertise in the field of jazz education proved invaluable in putting this masterful CD (Yesterdays & Today) together." - Clark Terry

"When we are in competition with ourselves, and match our todays against our yesterdays, we derive encouragement from past misfortunes and blemishes. Moreover, the competition with ourselves leaves unimpaired our benevolence toward our fellow men." - Eric Hoffer

"That awful independent on to-morrow! Whose work is done; who triumphs in the past; Whose yesterdays look backward with a smile Nor, like the Parthian, wound him as they fly." - Edward Young

"I believe the American people spoke loud and clear to the Bush Administration in yesterdays election that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq. As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld." - Jim Clyburn

"We have learned so well how to absorb novelty that receptivity itself has turned into a kind of tradition- "the tradition of the new." Yesterdays avant-garde experiment is today's chic and tomorrows cliche." - Richard Hofstadter

"You pile up enough tomorrows and you'll be left with nothing but a bunch of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering." - Meredith Willson

"I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesterdays are burried deep-leave it anyway except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can." - Beryl Markham

"Oh, yesterdays are over my shoulder, So I can't look back for too long. There's just too much to see waiting in front of me, and I know that I just can't go wrong." - Jimmy Buffett

"I am as hungry now as I was when I began in the sport. If anything, I am probably a bit hungrier. It is because I know there are fewer tomorrows than yesterdays." - Allen Johnson

"I look at my yesterdays for months past, and find them as good a lot of yesterdays as anybody might want. I sit there in the firelight and see them all. The hours that made them were good, and so were the moments that made the hours. I have had responsibilities and work, dangers and pleasure, good friends, and a world without walls to live in." - Beryl Markham

"And I have no control over which yesterdays I keep and which ones get deleted. This disease will not be bargained withMy yesterdays are disappearing, and my tomorrows are uncertain, so what do I live for? I live for each day. I live in the moment. Some tomorrow soon, I'll forget that I stood before you and gave this speech. But just because I'll forget it some tomorrow doesn't mean that I didn't live every second of it today. I will forget today, but that doesn't mean that today doesn't matter." - Lisa Genova

"We falsely attribute to men a determined character - putting together all their yesterdays - and averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is the silent poor indeed." - Henry David Thoreau

"There was a man. And it happened-as such things often so happen-that this man we went back into his days that were gone. Again and again and again he went back. Even as every man, even as you and I, so this man went back into his Yesterdays." - Harold Bell Wright

"Our yesterdays present irreparable things to us; it is true that we have lost opportunities which will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ. Leave the Irreparable Past in His hands, and step out into the Irresistible Future with Him." - Oswald Chambers

"In bed our yesterdays are too oppressive: if a man can only get up, though it be but to whistle or to smoke, he has a present which offers some resistance to the past-sensations which assert themselves against tyrannous memories." - George Eliot

"[T]omorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well & serenely, & with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day ... is too dear with its hopes & invitations to waste a moment on the rotten yesterdays." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Not reaching back for what was lost in my yesterdays. And not reaching for what I hope will be in my tomorrow. But living fully with what is right in front of me. And truly seeing the gift of this moment." - Lysa TerKeurst

"But God is the God of our yesterdays, and He allows the memory of them to turn the past into a ministry of spiritual growth for our future. God reminds us of the past to protect us from a very shallow security in the present." - Oswald Chambers

"I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future." - Carl Sandburg

"What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road." - William Least Heatmoon

"What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road." - William Least Heat-Moon

"And God must be a pretty big fan of today, because you keep waking up to it. You have made known your request for a hundred different yesterdays, but the sun keeps rising on this thing that has never been known. Yesterday is dead and over. Wrapped in grace. Those days are grace. You are still alive, and today is the most interesting day. Today is the best place to live." - Jamie Tworkowski

"I count my time by times that I meet thee; These are my yesterdays, my morrows, noons, And nights, these are my old moons and my new moons. Slow fly the hours, fast the hours flee, If thou art far from or art near to me: If thou art far, the bird's tunes are no tunes; If thou art near, the wintry days are Junes." - Richard Watson Gilder

"THERE IS NO mystery to happiness. Unhappy men are alike. Some wound they suffered long ago, some wish denied, some blow to pride, some kindling spark of love put out by scorn-or worse, indifference-cleaves to them, or they to it, and so they live each day within a shroud of yesterdays. The happy man does not look back. He doesn't look ahead. He lives in the present." - Jed Rubenfeld

"When our days become dreary with low hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I count my time by times that I meet thee; These are my yesterdays, my morrows, noons, And nights, these are my old moons and my new moons. Slow fly the hours, fast the hours flee, If thou art far from or art near to me: If thou art far, the bird's tunes are no tunes; If thou art near, the wintry days are Junes." - Richard Watson Gilder

"It is not enough to want to make the effort and to say we'll make the effort. We must actually make the effort. It's in the doing, not just the thinking, that we accomplish our goals. If we constantly put our goals off, we will never see them fulfilled. Someone put it this way: Live only for tomorrow, and you will have a lot of empty yesterdays today." - Thomas S Monson

"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing." - William Shakespeare

"A proper autobiography is a death-bed confession. A true man finds so much work to do that he has no time to contemplate his yesterdays; for to-day and to-morrow are here, with their impatient tasks. The world is so busy, too, that it cannot afford to study any man's unfinished work; for the end may prove it a failure, and the world needs masterpieces." - Mary Antin

"Our business in life is not to get ahead of others but to get ahead of ourselves; to break our own records; to outstrip our yesterdays by our todays; to bear our trials more beautifully than we ever dreamed we could; to give as we never have given; to do our work with more force and a finer finish than ever. This is the true idea: to get ahead of ourselves." - Carl Holmes

"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing." - William Shakespeare

"In the entire history of the universe, let alone in your own history, there has never been another day just like today, and there will never be another just like it again. Today is the point to which all your yesterdays have been leading since the hour of your birth. It is the point from which all your tomorrows will proceed until the hour of your death. If you were aware of how precious today is, you could hardly live through it. Unless you are aware of how precious it is, you can hardly be said to be living at all." - Frederick Buechner

"One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: Have no anxiety about the morrow; or the words of Sir William Osler; Live in day-tight compartments." - Dale Carnegie

"You just don't make decisions about what you're going to be like when you are old. I know that I am making that decision right now. Every time we perceive ourselves, others, life, the world and God in a certain way, we are deepening the habits that will take over in old age. Every time I act on the insights that I am getting now I am deciding my future and choosing to be a kindly or cynical old man. Our yesterdays lie heavily upon our todays and our todays will lie heavily upon our tomorrows." - John Powell

"With every rising of the sun, Think of your life as just begun. The past has shrived and buried deep All yesterdays; there let them sleep. Concern yourself with but today, Woo it, and teach it to obey Your will and wish. Since time began Today has been the friend of man; But in his blindness and his sorrow, He looks to yesterday and tomorrow. You, and today! a soul sublime, And the great pregnant hour of time, With God himself to bind the twain! Go forth, I say-attain, attain! With God himself to bind the twain!" - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"We take for granted that we need to take showers, clean our house, and wash our clothes. Yet the mind and its thoughts need cleansing and ordering as much as our bodies. While few of us would consider eating dinner on yesterday's dirty dishes, we think nothing of tackling our problems with yesterdays cluttered minds.... The purpose to any meditation technique is to move beyond the normal contents of our consciousness, empty your mind of its habitual chatter, and concentrate your attention for the purpose of experiencing a higher state" - Anodea Judith

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is a danger in the word someday when what it means is "not this day."...The scriptures make the danger of delay clear. It is that we may discover that we have run out of time. The God who gives us each day as a treasure will require an accounting. We will weep, and He will weep, if we have intended to repent and to serve Him in tomorrows which never came or have dreamt of yesterdays where the opportunity to act was past. This day is a precious gift of God. The thought "Someday I will" can be a thief of the opportunities of time and the blessings of eternity." - Henry B Eyring



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