Trust no future, however pleasant,
Let the dead past bury its dead;
Act, act in the living present,
Heart within, and God overhead.
Lines from “The Psalm of Life,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Sometimes printed with variant punctuation:
Trust no future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act,—act in the living present!
Heart within, and God o'erhead!
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