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Who wrote Yesterday is history Tomorrow is a mystery Today is a gift That is why it is called the present?


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September 16, 2014 3:00PM


"The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present."

Other versions:

  • "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present." (Joan Rivers)
  • "Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have - so spend it wisely." (Kay Lyons)