Day quotes and sayings

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it.
Henry Ward Beecher

Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Proverb

The feeling of Sunday is the same everywhere, heavy, melancholy, standing still. Like when they say, “As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.”
Jean Rhys

It is true that every day has its own evil, and its good too. But how difficult must life be, especially farther on when the evil of each day increases as far as worldly things go, if it is not strengthened and comforted by faith. And in Christ all worldly things may become better, and, as it were, sanctified. Theo, woe is me if I do not preach the Gospel; if I did not aim at that and possess faith and hope in Christ, it would be bad for me indeed, but no I have some courage.
Vincent van Gogh

I want to be able, as days go by, always to look myself straight in the eye.
Edgar Guest

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, A box where sweets compacted lie.
George Herbert

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.
Charles Richards

“Old times” never come back and I suppose it’s just as well. What comes back is a new morning every day in the year, and that’s better.
George E. Woodberry

I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls off a string.
Anonymous

Midnight brought on the dusky hour Friendliest to sleep and silence.
John Milton

I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is fourteen days.
Totie Fields

Now came still Evening on, and Twilight grey Had in her sober livery all things clad.
John Milton

The candles burn their sockets, The blinds let through the day, The young man feels his pockets And wonders what’s to pay.
A. E. Housman

They (the days) come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party; but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.
Margaret Thatcher

School days are the unhappiest in the whole span if human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency.
Henry Louis Mencken

Our lives are repetitious shams-every single day a simulacrum of the previous day. So for Man, he is out to pepper his daily activities with different things-he’s fighting against boredom.
Matthew Lotti

And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Bible

The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o’er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
Thomas Gray

Under the opening eye-lids of the morn.
John Milton

The day begins to droop, – Its course is done: But nothing tells the place Of the setting sun.
Robert Bridges

Where the quiet-coloured end of evening smiles, Miles and miles.
Robert Browning

The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended, The darkness falls at Thy behest.
John Ellerton

The day is committed to error and floundering; success and achievement are matters of long range.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
Abraham Lincoln

Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright, The bridal of the earth and sky.
George Herbert

Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
Bible

A bad day never hath a good night.
Proverb

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.
Bob Feller

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.
Paulo Coelho

Just staying one day ahead of yesterday.
Proverb

In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.
Anonymous

That virgin, vital, beautiful day: today.
Stephane Mallarme

Sunday: A day given over by Americans to wishing that they themselves were dead and in Heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in Hell.
Henry Louis Mencken

Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.
Publilius Syrus

Now the day is over, Night is drawing nigh, Shadows of the evening Steal across the sky.
Sabine Baring-Gould

Put off for one day and ten days will pass.
Korean Proverb

Don’t count the days- make the days count.
Anonymous

Every day has been so short, every hour so fleeting, every minute so filled with the life I love that time for me has fled on too swift a wing.
Aga Khan III

Oh, what a beautiful morning! Oh, what a beautiful day!
Oscar Hammerstein

Every day you spend drifting away from your goals is a waste not only of that day, but also of the additional day it takes to regain lost ground.
Ralph Marston

A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.
Paul Klee

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Charles R. Swindoll

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
Seneca

When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.
Rabindranath Tagore

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burroughs

A day may sink or save a realm.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Someday is not a day of the week.
Anonymous

Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
Jean-Paul Sartre

When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.
John Wyndham

These are not dark days: these are great days – the greatest days our country has ever lived.
Winston Churchill

Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight: And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught The Sultan’s Turret in a Noose of Light.
Edward Fitzgerald

Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
Rabindranath Tagore