„Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.“

Source: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834

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„Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential.“

—  Stephen R. Covey, book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Source: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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„Let us not be governed today by what we did yesterday, nor tomorrow by what we do today, for day by day we must show progress.“

—  Andrew Taylor Still Founder of Osteopathic Medicine 1828 - 1917

Still. A. T., Journal of Osteopathy, p. 127. https://www.atsu.edu/museum/subscription/pdfs/JournalofOsteopathyVol5No31898August.pdf/.

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„A day after the faire.“

—  John Heywood English writer known for plays, poems and a collection of proverbs 1497 - 1580

Part I, chapter 8.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

1961, Inaugural Address
Context: If a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let both sides join in creating a new endeavor, not a new balance of power, but a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved.
All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.

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„Neither fear your death's day nor long for it.“

—  Martial, book Epigrammata

X, 47. Alternatively translated as "Neither fear, nor wish for, your last day", in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Nor love thy life, nor hate; but what thou livest / Live well: how long or short permit to heaven", John Milton, Paradise Lost, book xi, line 553.
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„In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.“

—  F. Scott Fitzgerald, book The Crack-Up

Variant: In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning.
Source: Quoted, The Crack-Up (1936)

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„That is what love is I thought. A possibility that becomes a choice. A choice you keep making over and over. Day after day. Year after year. Time after time.“

—  Cameron Dokey American writer 1956

Variant: That is what love is. A possibility that becomes a choice. A choice you keep making, over and over. Day after day. Year after year. Time after time.
Source: Golden: A Retelling of Rapunzel

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„He loved her, of course, but better than that, he chose her, day after day. Choice: that was the thing.“

—  Sherman Alexie Native American author and filmmaker 1966

Source: The Toughest Indian in the World

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