„Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.“

Source: Clippings from My Notebook

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„Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.“

—  A. J. Cronin Scottish novelist and physician 1896 - 1981

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„Tomorrow is a satire on today,
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—  Edward Young English poet 1683 - 1765

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„Then empty rumour to well-grounded fear gave strength.“
Vana quoque ad veros accessit fama timores.

—  Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, book Pharsalia

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„The key is this: Meet today's problems with today's strength. Don't start tackling tomorrow's problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow's strength yet. You simply have enough for today.“

—  Max Lucado American clergyman and writer 1955

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„Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.“

—  Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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„Today's worries are yesterday's fears and tomorrow's stories.“

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„Nor is anything empty: For what is empty is nothing. What is nothing cannot be.Nor does it move; for it has nowhere to betake itself to, but is full. For if there were aught empty, it would betake itself to the empty. But, since there is naught empty, it has nowhere to betake itself to.“

—  Melissus of Samos Eleatic philosopher -470 - -430 BC

Fragments of Melissus's On Nature, Fragment 7
Original: (el) Οὐδ᾿ ἂν τὸ ὑγιὲς ἀλγῆσαι δύναιτο· ἀπὸ γὰρ ἂν ὄλοιτο τὸ ὑγιὲς καὶ τὸ ἐόν, τὸ δὲ οὐκ ἐὸν γένοιτο. Καὶ περὶ τοῦ ἀνιᾶσθαι ὡυτὸς λόγος τῶι ἀλγέοντι. Οὐδὲ κενεόν ἐστιν οὐδέν· τὸ γὰρ κενεὸν οὐδέν ἐστιν· οὐκ ἂν οὖν εἴη τό γε μηδέν. Οὐδὲ κινεῖται· ὑποχωρῆσαι γὰρ οὐκ ἔχει οὐδαμῆι, ἀλλὰ πλέων ἐστίν. Εἰ μὲν γὰρ κενεὸν ἦν, ὑπεχώρει ἂν εἰς τὸ κενόν· κενοῦ δὲ μὴ ἐόντος οὐκ ἔχει ὅκηι ὑποχωρήσει.

„Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.“

—  Dale Carnegie, book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Source: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), p. 237. Part 8 : How I Conquered Worry,

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„I'm having too much fun today to worry about tomorrow.“

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„Drink today, and drown all sorrow;
You shall perhaps not do't tomorrow.“

—  John Fletcher English Jacobean playwright 1579 - 1625

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„Don't worry about the world coming to an end today …… It's already tomorrow in Australia.“

—  Charles M. Schulz American cartoonist 1922 - 2000

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„The constructive schizoid person stands against the spiritual emptiness of encroaching technology and does not let himself be emptied by it. He lives and works with the machine without becoming a machine.“

—  Rollo May, book Love and Will

Source: Love and Will (1969), Ch. 1 : Introduction : Our Schizoid World, p. 32
Context: The constructive schizoid person stands against the spiritual emptiness of encroaching technology and does not let himself be emptied by it. He lives and works with the machine without becoming a machine. He finds it necessary to remain detached enough to get meaning from the experience, but in doing so, to protect his own inner life from impoverishment.

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„To worry about tomorrow is to detract from your work today. Time you spend thinking about tomorrow is time you're not spending thinking about what to do today.“

—  Ward Cunningham American computer programmer who developed the first wiki 1949

A Conversation with Ward Cunningham (2003), To Plan or Not To Plan
Context: To worry about tomorrow is to detract from your work today. Time you spend thinking about tomorrow is time you're not spending thinking about what to do today. The place you leave in the code because you think you'll need it tomorrow, is actually a waste of time today — and a liability tomorrow. It does more harm than good.

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