A day's impact is better than a month of dead pull.
Be fully in the moment, open yourself to the powerful energies dancing around you.
I have the happiness of the passing moment, and what more can mortal ask?
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.
Getting fit is a political act you are taking charge of your life.
Life is now... This day, this hour... And is probably the only experience of the kind one is to have.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We work not only to produce, but to give value to time.
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.
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.
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.
Here hath been dawning another blue day: think, wilt thou let it slip useless away?
Every minute of life carries with it its miraculous value, and its face of eternal youth.
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