Quotations About / On: YESTERDAY
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).)
Our "Age of Anxiety" is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's toolswith yesterday's concepts.
(Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), Canadian communications and media theorist, and Quentin Fiore. The Medium Is the Massage, Random House (1967).)
Yesterday does not define you, it only indicates your past choices.
Yesterday is gone but, today starts a better day.
Wisdom is yesterday's mistakes today's problems are tomorrow's strength.
Today I know more than yesterday; tomorrow I will know more than today.
Yesterday is history; But, you can do enough today to gain your future.
For us, the best time is always yesterday.
(Tatyana Tolstaya (b. 1951), Russian author. Independent (London, May 31, 1990).
Said of the Russians.)
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).)
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterdaybut 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).)