Why wilt thou defer thy good purpose from day to day?
ARISE! and beginin this very instant, and say
Now is the time to be doing;
Now is the time to be striving;
Now is the fit time to amend myself!
Unless thou dost earnestly force thyself,
thou shalt never get the victory over sin.
(Thomas a Kempis, born in 1379 or 1380; died 25 July, 1471.)