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Time Toasts

Best while you have it, use your breath;
There is no drinking after death.

"I drink to the days that are!" -William Morris

Don't worry about the future,
The present is all thou hast,
The future will soon be present,
And the present will soon be past.

Every day should be passed
As though it were to be our last.

May we always look forward with pleasure, and backward without regret.

In the words of R. A. Campbell, "This is the best day the world has ever seen. Tomorrow will be better."

Though life now is pleasant
And sweet to the sense
We'll be damnably moldy
A hundred years hence.

Time cuts down all,
Both great and small.

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.


- , Editor, Etiquette Scholar

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