„I reserve the right to be smarter today than I was yesterday.“

As quoted in Loggers' Handbook Vol. 36 (1976), p. 72; also in North Western Reporter, Second series (1992) https://books.google.com/books?id=I1KaAAAAIAAJ; similar remarks have been attributed to others, including more recent attributions to Adlai Stevenson and Abraham Lincoln.
Variant:
I insist on being smarter today than I was yesterday.
As quoted in How to Win the Meeting (1979) by Frank Snell, p. 3

Utolsó frissítés 2020. május 22.. Történelem
Konrad Adenauer fénykép
Konrad Adenauer4
német politikus, a Német Szövetségi Köztársaság első kancel… 1876 - 1967

Hasonló idézetek

Robert Oppenheimer fénykép

„It's not that I don't feel bad about it. It's just that I don't feel worse today than what I felt yesterday.“

—  Robert Oppenheimer American theoretical physicist and professor of physics 1904 - 1967

Response to question on his feelings about the atomic bombings, while visiting Japan in 1960.

„I am in yesterday, today. And tomorrow? In tomorrow I was.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Estoy en el ayer, en el hoy. ¿Y en mañana? En el mañana estuve.
Voces (1943)

Abraham Lincoln fénykép

„I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

Included in Portrait-Life of Lincoln (1910) by Francis T Miller
Posthumous attributions

Lee Child fénykép
Donald J. Trump fénykép
James Joyce fénykép
Cecelia Ahern fénykép
Albert Camus fénykép

„Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can't be sure.“

—  Albert Camus, könyv The Stranger

Aujourd'hui maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas.
First sentences of the book; some translations retain the original Maman.
The Stranger (1942)

Fernando Pessoa fénykép
William T. Sherman fénykép

„I am a damned sight smarter man than Grant.“

—  William T. Sherman American General, businessman, educator, and author. 1820 - 1891

Comments to James H. Wilson (22 October 1864), as quoted in Under the Old Flag: Recollections of Military Operations in the War for the Union, the Spanish War, the Boxer Rebellion, etc Vol. 2 (1912) by James Harrison Wilson, p. 17.
1860s, 1864
Kontextus: I am a damned sight smarter man than Grant. I know more about military history, strategy, and grand tactics than he does. I know more about supply, administration, and everything else than he does. I'll tell you where he beats me though and where he beats the world. He doesn't give a damn about what the enemy does out of his sight, but it scares me like hell. … I am more nervous than he is. I am more likely to change my orders or to countermarch my command than he is. He uses such information as he has according to his best judgment; he issues his orders and does his level best to carry them out without much reference to what is going on about him and, so far, experience seems to have fully justified him.

Eleanor Roosevelt fénykép

„I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Not by Roosevelt, but from Steven Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (1989).
Misattributed

William Allen White fénykép
E.M. Forster fénykép
Tsunetomo Yamamoto fénykép

„Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skillful than yesterday, more skillful than today. This is never-ending.“

—  Tsunetomo Yamamoto, könyv Hagakure

Hagakure (c. 1716)
Kontextus: 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.

Michael Ondaatje fénykép
Helmut Kohl fénykép

„The visionaries of yesterday are the realists of today.“

—  Helmut Kohl former chancellor of West Germany (1982-1990) and then the united Germany (1990-1998) 1930 - 2017

Discussion with his predecessor Helmut Schmidt in 'Die Zeit' (1998)

William Saroyan fénykép
Neil deGrasse Tyson fénykép

„For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.“

—  Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist and science communicator 1958

2010s
Kontextus: The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And along the way, lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

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