The Monday Morning Quote #332 – Poems in August #4

Happy The Man

Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.

Be fair or foul, or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not Heaven itself, upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

John Dryden (1631 – 1700)

290px-John_Dryden_by_John_Michael_Wright,_1668_(detail),_National_Portrait_Gallery,_London

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