by Kalidasa (Sanskrit poet, 4th century AD)
Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life,
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
- The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendor of beauty -
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow only a vision.
But today, well-lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation of the dawn.