The happiest part of a man’s life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning.
—Samuel Johnson (1709–84) British Essayist
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82) American Philosopher
One golden day redeems a weary year.
—Celia Thaxter (1835–94) American Poet, Writer
There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is, that people can commend it without envy.
—William Shenstone (1714–63) British Poet, Landscape Gardener