Quotations About / On: YESTERDAY

  • 1.
    Judicial judgment must take deep account ... of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today.
    (Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965), U.S. associate justice of the Supreme Court. Quoted in National Observer (Silver Spring, Maryland, March 1, 1965).)
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  • 2.
    Our "Age of Anxiety" is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools—with yesterday's concepts.
    (Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), Canadian communications and media theorist, and Quentin Fiore. The Medium Is the Massage, Random House (1967).)
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  • 3.
    Wisdom is yesterday's mistakes today's problems are tomorrow's strength.
    (Terrance Upham)
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  • 4.
    Today I know more than yesterday; tomorrow I will know more than today.
    (learning, hope)
    More quotations from: Ritienne Abela
  • 5.
    Yesterday is history; But, you can do enough today to gain your future.
    (wisdom)
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 6.
    For us, the best time is always yesterday.
    (Tatyana Tolstaya (b. 1951), Russian author. Independent (London, May 31, 1990). Said of the Russians.)
    More quotations from: Tatyana Tolstaya, yesterday, time
  • 7.
    In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
    (Jean Rostand (1894-1977), French biologist, writer. repr. In The Substance of Man, "A Biologist's Thoughts," ch. 10 (1962). Pensées d'un Biologiste (1939).)
    More quotations from: Jean Rostand, yesterday, today
  • 8.
    The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday—but never jam today.
    (Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician. The White Queen, in Through the Looking-Glass, "Wool and Water," (1872).)
  • 9.
    Today is, after all, today, but yesterday is of the same substance as tomorrow.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Primislaus, in Libussa, act 3 (1872).)
  • 10.
    I never felt so fervently thankful, so soothed, so tranquil, so filled with the blessed peace, as I did yesterday when I learned that Michael Angelo was dead.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. The Innocents Abroad, ch. 27 (1896). "I used to worship the mighty genius of Michael Angelo," Twain wrote of his visit to Rome, "but I do not want Michael Angelo for breakfast—for luncheon—for dinner—for tea—for supper—for between meals.... Here—here it is frightful. He designed St. Peter's; he designed the Pope ... the eternal bore designed the Eternal City, and unless all men and books do lie, he painted everything in it!")
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