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Today's harvest is yesterday's......

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How would you guys finish this sentence?

"Today's harvest is yesterday's...

Isn't there another word besides "sowing"?

I'm trying to say something to the effect of: "we reap what we sow", but I wanted to say it in a different way.

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updated JUN 24, 2011
posted by 00b83c38

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Today's harvest is yesterday's dream.

updated MAY 13, 2009
posted by Stephinx
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Today's harvest is yesterday's propagation.

updated MAY 13, 2009
posted by Robert-Austin
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Today's harvest is yesterday's tillage/cultivation/husbandry. I particularly like "husbandry" because, although it is usually used in the phrase "animal husbandry" it can be applied to crops (of course, there are, no doubt, feminists who will object to the inferred "sexism").

I am sure there will be, however, "wifedry" doesn't have the same ring, does it, hehe

updated MAY 12, 2009
posted by Eddy
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Today's harvest is yesterday's tillage/cultivation/husbandry. I particularly like "husbandry" because, although it is usually used in the phrase "animal husbandry" it can be applied to crops (of course, there are, no doubt, feminists who will object to the inferred "sexism").

updated MAY 12, 2009
posted by samdie
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I had thought of sacrifice and planting, I wanted to convey the idea of "we reap what we sow". Planting is probably the closest synonym to sow, but I don't like the sound of it. I like the sound of toil in the sentence. That's funny, I thought there would be other words to choose from'thanks guys.

updated MAY 12, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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Robert, if you don't like "sowing" (I don't either) why don't you use "planting": "Today's harvest is yesterday's planting"

updated MAY 12, 2009
posted by 00719c95
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Eddy

Today's harvest is yesterday's prudence.

That's a good one too Eddy, but what do you think sounds better, toil or prudence?

Well they are both different so it's not just a matter of what sounds better.

Prudence - Wisdom, judgement, common sense, good management, forward planning, etc

Toil - Heavy work, labour, slog, donkey-work, drudgery, grind, graft.

It depends I suppose on what you want to convey.

updated MAY 12, 2009
posted by Eddy
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How about:
'Today's harvest is yesterday's sacrifice?

Just adding ideas to the mix.

updated MAY 12, 2009
posted by Yolii
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Eddy

Today's harvest is yesterday's prudence.

That's a good one too Eddy, but what do you think sounds better, toil or prudence'

updated MAY 12, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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Actually, now that I remember, I have used this idea in many ocassions. It is the journey, not the destination what is to be treasured, since the destination is forever elusive...once you "arrive" you realize the journey continues...towards infinity...I like to use the analogy of a chess game when I explain this, which is not to draw one big general plan, but a plan within a plan that accomplishes the goal.

updated MAY 12, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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That's very good advice, thanks Moe...My hurdle is to teach this old dog (me) new tricks. confused

updated MAY 12, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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woajiaorobert;

I found this to be a more difficult question. In another post, you suggested there would be some translating into the Chinese language. Maybe you could also borrow from their quotations and traditions. I was thinking about:

A long journey begins with your first step. Remember, it is the destination that is the prize, but, be sure to enjoy the journey as you advance toward the prize.

Your question is short. I found that an answer to your question was elusive.

Best regards,

Moe

Todays harvest is yesterdays prudence.

updated MAY 12, 2009
posted by Eddy
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woajiaorobert;

I found this to be a more difficult question. In another post, you suggested there would be some translating into the Chinese language. Maybe you could also borrow from their quotations and traditions. I was thinking about:

A long journey begins with your first step. Remember, it is the destination that is the prize, but, be sure to enjoy the journey as you advance toward the prize.

Your question is short. I found that an answer to your question was elusive.

Best regards,
Moe

updated MAY 12, 2009
posted by Moe
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josue3

'Today's harvest is yesterday's toil?

Creo que es una buena palabra pa? la oración, qué piense Ud.?

It has a good ring to it! Thanks! Let's see if someone else has any other good ideas...your suggestion is really good.

updated MAY 12, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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How would you guys finish this sentence?

"Today's harvest is yesterday's...

Isn't there another word besides "sowing"?

I'm trying to say something to the effect of: "we reap what we sow", but I wanted to say it in a different way.

"Today's harvest is yesterday's toil"

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Creo que es una buena palabra pa' la oración, qué piense Ud.'

updated MAY 12, 2009
posted by josue3
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