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40 Today Quotes to Help Keep You Focused

For over a decade, Ms. Dora has been sharing poetry, creative writing, positive quotes, and reflections online. Her aim is life enrichment.

Whatever we do today affects whatever else we will ever do. It helps to focus on maximizing the moment, with the consciousness of how much today matters. Here are forty quotes which redirect our energy from yesterday which is already spent, from tomorrow which tries to borrow prematurely, to this day in which we may make our most important decisions.

Today is the day.

Today is the day.

Focus on Today

1. Today is a gift from God—that is why it is called the present. (Sri Ravi Shankar)

2. Those decisions you make today could change your life forever—stay focused. (Charmaine J Forde)

3. “What day is it?” asked Pooh.
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.” (A. A. Milne)

4. Today is your day and mine, the only day we have, the day in which we play our part. What our part may signify in the great whole we may not understand: but here we are to play it, and now is our time. (David Starr Jordan)

5. Today is a day which we never had before, which we will never have again. It rose from the great ocean of eternity, and again sinks into its unfathomable depths. (Thomas Dewitt Talmage)

6. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. . . No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant. (Fra Giovanni Giocondo)

7. The future depends on what you do today. (Mahatma Gandhi)

8. Be reverent before the dawning day. Do not think of what will be in a year, or in ten years. Think of to-day. (Romain Rolland)

9. Today is non-refundable. Therefore, I’d better live it in a manner that a refund is unnecessary. (Craig D. Lounsbrough)

10. If today is all you have to live, what will you do? (Lailah Gifty Akita)

Enjoy your life today because yesterday has gone and tomorrow may never come.

Enjoy your life today because yesterday has gone and tomorrow may never come.

Yesterday's Gone

11. Forget yesterday—it has already forgotten you. . . Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift—today. (Steve Maraboli)

12. Yesterday says, “Forget me, but learn from me.” Today says, “Embrace me, yet utilize me.” (Matshona Dhliwayo)

13. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. We have only today. Let us begin. (Mother Theresa)

14. If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. (H. G. Wells)

15. Don't let yesterday take up too much of today. (Will Rogers)

16. Today is the tomorrow I was worried about yesterday. (Anthony Hopkins)

17. Yesterday I had a problem; today I still have the same problem! But today I changed the way I look at it! (C. JoyBell C.)

18. If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today (Mikhail S. Gorbachev)

19. Let us never despair because of our limited success. Even though it is so much less than we would like, our labour is not wasted when today is better than yesterday! (John Calvin)

20. Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not you? (Steve Maraboli)

Today Determines Tomorrow

21. Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow. (Emmerson)

22. The men who always do today the thing they see ought to be done today are the men who make a success for time and for eternity. The men and women who put off until tomorrow what ought to be done today are the men and women who make a shipwreck of time and of eternity. (Banks)

23. If you do what you have to do today, all the tomorrows have a way of working things out by themselves. (Albert Borris)

24. Plant today what you want to harvest tomorrow. (Lisa Mininni)

25. Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. (Malcolm X)

26. The only limits for tomorrow are the doubts we have today. (Pittacus Lore)

27. To be in your children's memories tomorrow, You have to be in their lives today. (Barbara Johnson)

28. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. (Abraham Lincoln)

29. If I'm sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow? (José Saramago)

30. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. (Margaret Fuller)

Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.

Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.

Tomorrow's Not Guaranteed

31. Many of us are going to do great things—tomorrow. But tomorrow never comes. For the only day we have is today. (Leaves of Gold)

32. Today is the wise man’s day; tomorrow is the fool’s day. (Banks)

33. Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today. (Marcus Valerius Martialis)

34. Who promised you tomorrow? Better choose the Lord today, For tomorrow very well might be today. (The Winans)

35. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows . . . So much time you can waste it. But for some of us there's only today. (Lauren Oliver)

36. Today you're here and nothing you do will change that. . . Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now. (James Clavell)

37. The future starts today, not tomorrow. (Pope John Paul II)

38. If there was no Tomorrow
If there was just Today
Would you make different Choices
Or would you stay the Same? (Five Finger Death Punch)

39. How many people live in the moment? A few? How many people live for tomorrow at the sacrifice of today? . . When tomorrow is never a guarantee. (Richard Doetsch)

40. Live today like there's no tomorrow! (Jerry Spinelli)

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow?

© 2018 Dora Weithers

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