Don't worry about the future ...

... The present is all thou hast,
The future will soon be present,
And the present will soon be past.


mokisfriend said...

My mother died four years ago at the age of 97 and this was her favorite quote. She said she read it in a doctor's office and there was no author. i would love to know the source.

William M. Dowd said...

I wish I could help you with this one, but it's been around a very long time with no particular attribution. I found it in a book of toasts published in 1912, unfortunately without attribution, and it was referred to as an old toast even back then.