„Those who created yesterday’s pain cannot control tomorrow’s potential.“
In a special Christmas message - "Choose The Path Of A Champion" http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/religion/Choose-The-Path-Of-A-Champion-T-B-Joshua-s-Seasons-Greetings-200153 Ghana Web (December 25 2010)
„Hopes rise and dreams flicker and die. Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday. Life is beautiful and living is pain.“
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
Letter to Gerald "Ching" Tyrrell, (11 November 1956), p. 28
1990s, The Proud Highway : The Fear and Loathing Letters Volume I (1997)
Context: Hopes rise and dreams flicker and die. Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday. Life is beautiful and living is pain. The sound of music floats down a dark street.
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Estoy en el ayer, en el hoy. ¿Y en mañana? En el mañana estuve.
— William Faulkner American writer 1897 - 1962
— Henry Summers British civil servant 1911 - 2005
"A Spell for Midnight"
— Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States 1946
President Clinton's speech at the 200th anniversary of the University of North Carolina.
This quote was later used as a sample by electronic duo Cosmic Gate in their track "Tomorrow"
„Yesterday is but a dream,
Tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.“
— Kālidāsa Classical Sanskrit writer
Source: The complete works of Kalidasa
Source: The Lost Thing
"—All You Zombies—" (1958)
Source: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), p. 237. Part 8 : How I Conquered Worry,
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
1960s, Discerning the Signs of History (1964)
Context: I'm tellin' yuh this morning, money can't save yuh. A beautiful home can't save yuh. Beautiful automobiles can't save yuh. It's God that will save us in the final analysis. And I say to this morning that history is teaching us a lesson. And I hope that we will see it. That there must be underneath all of our wills, underneath all of our material attainment, a moral and religious undergirding that will help us to know that God is our father. That he made us and that we are dependent on Him, and Him only, and when we see that, we have something. For we can arise from the fatigue of despair to the bouyancy of hope.
Dark yesterday can be transformed into bright tomorrow. When you know God, you can stand up amid the agonies and burdens of life and not despair. When you know God, you can stand up amid tension and tribulation and yet smile in the process. When you know God, you go on livin' anyhow. Nothin's gonna stop you 'cause you know that God is watching in your heart. When you know God, you have on some shoes that can help you walk through any muddy place. When you know God, you know that He is over everything. That [he]'s a rock in a weary land, that he is a shelter in the time of a storm. … When you know God, you can live and never die. We're gonna open the doors of the church, now, somebody here needs to accept the Christ. Somebody needs to come this morning. Discerning the signs of history. And as we sing who this morning will make that step. Remain true to the faith of our fathers. Somebody needs to decide Now. Who will come. When we sing will you make that step.
Source: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants