„There is only one time for happiness and the time is NOW!“

Source: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 36
Context: Time waits for no one. There is only one time for happiness and the time is NOW!

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Justice is the only worship.
Love is the only priest.
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As quoted in Familiar Quotations (1937) edited by Christopher Morley, p. 603
Happiness is the only good.
The place to be happy is here.
The time to be happy is now.
The way to be happy is to make others so.
Variant, as it appears on a manuscript copy he jotted down for a fan (26 March 1897) <!-- I know I have seen an image of this, and might be able to find a copy somewhere... ~ Kalki 2007·08·11 -->
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