— John Grisham American lawyer, politician, and author 1955
„The life of this world is made up of three days: yesterday has gone with all that was done; tomorrow, you may never reach; but today is for you so do what you should do today.“
— Hasan al-Basri Iranian Sufi Saint 642 - 728
Quoted in Al-Bayhaqi, Al-Zuhd Al-Kabîr p197
„This is how fast your life can turn around. How the future you have tomorrow won't be the same future you had yesterday.“
— Chuck Palahniuk, livro Rant
Variante: The future you have, tomorrow, won't be the same future you had, yesterday.
„Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.“
— Katherine Mansfield, livro Je ne parle pas français
"Je ne parle pas français," http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/mansfield/bliss/bliss.html#francais from Bliss and Other Stories (1920)
Variante: I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, and no one who intends to become a writer can afford to indulge in it.
Contexto: I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, and no one who intends to become a writer can afford to indulge in it. You can't get it into shape; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.
„Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skillful than yesterday, more skillful than today. This is never-ending.“
— Tsunetomo Yamamoto, livro Hagakure
Hagakure (c. 1716)
Contexto: A certain swordsman in his declining years said the following: In one's life. there are levels in the pursuit of study. In the lowest level, a person studies but nothing comes of it, and he feels that both he and others are unskillful. At this point he is worthless. In the middle level he is still useless but is aware of his own insufficiencies and can also see the insufficiencies of others. In a higher level he has pride concerning his own ability, rejoices in praise from others, and laments the lack of ability in his fellows. This man has worth. In the highest level a man has the look of knowing nothing. These are the levels in general;. But there is one transcending level, and this is the most excellent of all. This person is aware of the endlessness of entering deeply into a certain Way and never thinks of himself as having finished. He truly knows his own insufficiencies and never in his whole life thinks that he has succeeded. He has no thoughts of pride but with self-abasement knows the Way to the end. It is said that Master Yagyu once remarked, "I do not know the way to defeat others, but the way to defeat myself." Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skillful than yesterday, more skillful than today. This is never-ending.
„I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.“
— Drew Barrymore American actress, director and producer 1975
„But in the meantime all the life you have or ever will have is today, tonight, tomorrow, today, tonight, tomorrow, over and over again (I hope),…“
— Ernest Hemingway, livro For Whom the Bell Tolls
Fonte: For Whom the Bell Tolls
„At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent.“
— Barbara Bush former First Lady of the United States 1925 - 2018
Fonte: Reflections: Life After the White House
„If in your own experience you haven't yet learned the truth of the deception of feelings, then you just have to go on believing and thinking, having faith in the past and hope in the future, being happy today and unhappy tomorrow, but never being in command of your own life for long.“
— Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003
Love is not a feeling ~ The Article (1995)
„Just do something. You might make a mistake, then you can fix it. But if you do nothing, you can't fix anything. And your life might turn out full of regrets.“
— Jenny Colgan British writer 1972
Fonte: The Little Shop of Happy Ever After
„Trust in tomorrow… Every day of your life, there's been a tomorrow. I promise you, there'll be a tomorrow.
—Alex Morales to Miranda Evans“
— Susan Beth Pfeffer American writer 1948
Fonte: This World We Live In
„Each of us must live off the fruit of his thoughts in the future, because what you think today and tomorrow, next month and next year, you will mold your life and determine your future. You are guided by your mind.“
— Earl Nightingale American motivational speaker 1921 - 1989
„Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger.“
— Keanu Reeves Canadian actor, director, producer and musician 1964
„There's only us, there's only this / Forget regret, or life is yours to miss / No other road, no other way / No day but today!“
— Jonathan Larson American composer and playwright 1960 - 1996
Fonte: Rent (1996)
— Jean Racine, Athalie
Hâtons-nous aujourd'hui de jouir de la vie. Qui sait si nous serons demain?
Athalie, act II, scene IX.
„You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday dont count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it's made out of. Nothin else.“
— Cormac McCarthy, livro No Country for Old Men
Fonte: No Country for Old Men (2005)
Contexto: You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday dont count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it's made out of. Nothin else. You might think you could run away and change your name and I dont know what all. Start over. And then one mornin you wake up and look at the ceilin and guess who's layin there?
„Assume that every problem in your life is a lesson to make you stronger. Then you never feel like a victim.“
— Andrew Matthews British writer 1948
Fonte: Happiness Now!
„what you have to decide, is how you want your life to be. if your forever was ending tomorrow, would this b the way you'd want to have spent it?“
— Sarah Dessen, livro The Truth About Forever
Fonte: The Truth About Forever