“One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.”
Okay, this next quote is from a French poet named Apollinaire, who died at the tender age of 38. Here is the quote in French, on a pen and ink rendering I bought in Paris.
Mais en verite je l'attends, avec mon coeur avec mon ame et sur les ponts des reviens-t'en si jamais revient cette femme. Je lui dirai. Je suis content.
And here is the rough translation in English:
Oh, the romance of that stanza - aren't we all waiting for someone we once loved to return? Partially convinced that it will never happen, yet happy with our waiting, nonetheless...