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If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.

labor not after riches first, and think thou afterwards wilt enjoy them. He who neglecteth the present moment, throweth away all that he hath. As the arrow passeth through the heart, while the warrior knew not that it was
There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.
The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.
Forget the past and live the present hour.
Be glad today. Tomorrow may bring tears. Be brave today. The darkest night will pass. And golden rays will usher in the dawn.
It is a mark of soulfulness to be present in the here and now. When we are present, we are not fabricating inner movies. We are seeing what is before us.
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present -- which seldom happens to us.
We were wise indeed, could we discern truly the signs of our own time; and by knowledge of its wants and advantages, wisely adjust our own position in it. Let us, instead of gazing idly into the obscure distance, look calmly around us, for a little, on the perplexed scene where we stand. Perhaps, on a more serious inspection, something of its perplexity will disappear, some of its distinctive characters and deeper tendencies more clearly reveal themselves; whereby our own relations to it, our own true aims and endeavors in it, may also become clearer.
To live is so starling it leaves little time for anything else.
Present-moment living, getting in touch with your now, is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives. One thing is certain, you cannot live it until it does appear.
There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.
To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.
Today is a king in disguise.
Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds.
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.
A loser seldom lives in the present, but instead destroys the present by focusing on past memories or future expectations.
Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift -- which is why they call it the present.
Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.
When we come into the present, we begin to feel the life around us again, but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding. We must have the courage to face whatever is present -- our pain, our desires, our grief, our loss, our secret hopes our love -- everything that moves us most deeply.
Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have; so spend it wisely.
The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.
We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is.
Today must not borrow from tomorrow.
Now is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.
The second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop.
I'm trying to do the best I can. I'm not concerned with tomorrow, but with what goes on today.
The obscurest epoch is to-day.
Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note.
I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
Look well to this day, for it, and it alone is life.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
We can live forever, a minute at a time.
We convince by our presence.
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
He to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives.
The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.