Who Said That?

Recently I ran across the saying:

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.”

Who said that?

Intrigued by this saying, I began a Google search which led me to quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt.  As I continued to see who else has been quoted with the saying I was given the name of  Bil Keane, an American cartoonist who was  noted for his long running newspaper comic strip “The Family Circus.” He  had added “Today is a gift of God.”

I believe  the full quote comes to us from author Alice Morse Earle, an American Historian, April 27, 1851 – February 16, 1911, who wrote about life in Colonial days. In her book   Sun-Dials and Roses of Yesterday.  it is stated; “The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”

Now I know who really “Said That,” but do I?  Maybe if I looked further I would find that it carried back to ancient times. Maybe you can add to the search.

So much for now until I get another spurt of inspiration.


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One Response to Who Said That?

  1. Diane Munroe February 1, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    Good Morning Irene, what were the names of the families that settled in Westcliffe and what year was that?

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