Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Douglas Ellsworth Lurton

Psychologist

"When you determine what you want, you have made the most important decision of your life. You have to know what you want in order to attain it."

"The psychologist William Moulton Marston asked three thousand persons, "What do you have to live for?" He was shocked to find that 94 percent were simply enduring the present while they waited for the future; waited for "something" to happen; waited for children to grow up and leave home; waited for next year; waited for another time to take a long dreamed-about trip; waited for someone to die; waited for tomorrow without realizing that all anyone ever has is today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow never comes."

"Take the tools in hand and carve your own best life."

"All anyone ever has is today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow never comes."