Every day is a little life, and our whole life is but a day repeated. Therefore live every day as if it would be the last. Those that dare lose a day, are dangerously prodigal; those that dare misspend it are desperate.
There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is, that people can commend it without envy.
Count that day lost, whose low descending sun views from thy hand no worthy action done.
Enjoy the blessings of the day if God sends them: and the evils bear patiently and sweetly; for this day only is ours: we are dead to yesterday, and not born to tomorrow.
"I've lost a day"—the prince who nobly cried, had been an emperor without his crown.