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Time quotes (87)
Time: That which man is always trying to kill but which ends in killing him.
Herbert Spencer Category: Time
The real secret of how to use time is to pack it as you would a portmanteau filling up the small spaces with small things.
Sir Henry Haddow Category: Time
What a dead thing is a clock with its ponderous embowelments of lead and brass its pert or solemn dullness of communication compared with the simple altar-like structure and silent heart-language of the old sundials! It stood as the garden god of Christian gardens. Why is it almost everywhere vanished? If its business-use be superseded by more elaborate inventions its moral uses its beauty might have pleaded for its continuance. It spoke of moderate labours of pleasures not protracted after sunset of temperance and good hours. It was the primitive clock the horologue of the first world. Adam could scare have missed it in Paradise.
Charles Lamb Category: Time
When I give a lecture I accept that people look at their watches but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped.
Marcel Archard Category: Time
We are tomorrows past.
Mary Webb Category: Time
Nothing can be born of nothing nothing can be resolved into nothing.
Persius Category: Time
We barely have time to react in this world let alone rehearse.
Ani Difranco Category: Time
Life is too short and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained.
Stendhal Category: Time
Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.
Jon Lithgow Category: Time
When nothing seems to help I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two and I know it was not that blow that did it but all that had gone before.
Jacob August Riis Category: Time
Pythagoras when he was asked what time it was answered that it was the soul of this world.
Plutarch Category: Time
The proper function of man is to live not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them ... I shall use my time.
Jack London Category: Time
Once you have mastered time you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
Anthony (Tony) Robbins Category: Time
Nothing can be produced from nothing; nothing can be returned into nothing. Gigni de nihilo nihil; in nihilum nil posse reverti
Aulus Persius Flaccus Category: Time
I can do only one thing at a time but I can avoid doing many things simultaneously.
Ashleigh Brilliant Category: Time
Doing a thing well is often a waste of time.
Robert Byrne Category: Time
Time goes you say? Ah no! Alas Time stays we go.
Austin Dobson Category: Time
CLOCK n. A machine of great moral value to man allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Time
Years steal fire from the mind as vigor from the limb; And Lifes enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim.
Lord George Gordon Byron Category: Time
It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.
George Orwell Category: Time
Now is the time for all good men to come to.
Walt Kelly Category: Time
We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
Vince Lombardi Category: Time
Meanwhile Time is flying flying never to return.
Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil Category: Time
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
H. Jackson Brown Jr. Category: Time
Life is made up of constant calls to action and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
Learned Hand Category: Time
Each of us is given a pocketful of time to spend however we may. We use what we will. We waste what we will. But we can never get back a day.
Roger Wilcox Category: Time
The shortest way to do many things at once is to do them one at a time.
Samuel Smiles Category: Time
About the time we can make the ends meet somebody moves the ends.
Herbert Clark Hoover Category: Time
The mystical life is the centre of all that I do and all that I think and all that I write.... I have always considered myself a voice of what I believe to be a greater renaissance the revolt of the soul against the intellect.
William Butler Yeats Category: Time
You cant turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.
Bonnie Prudden Category: Time
Time Management Tips: One can make a radar-like sweep of the horizon to identify time and task challenges while these are still manageable and while we still have a choice. The organizational adage the more parts the more trouble also applies to words. Multiplying words may actually multiply the probability of being misunderstood; economies in expression (without being taciturn or aloof) not only save time but usually are more honest and more clear. Regarding writing down thoughts and ideas: often we never recover what came to us once and went unused. What is the wisest use I can make of this sliver of time? Commit rather explicitly to goals.
Neal A. Maxwell Category: Time
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
Coco Chanel Category: Time
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
Napoleon Bonaparte Category: Time
Backward turn backward O Time in your flight Make me a child again just for tonight!
Elizabeth Akers Allen Category: Time
The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan Category: Time
The passing day is prey to error. Time commands success and achievement
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Category: Time
Come what come may Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.
William Shakespeare Category: Time
Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.
Rudyard Kipling Category: Time
Time is a great teacher but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Hector Louis Berlioz Category: Time
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer never give up then for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. quoted by Og Mandino.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Category: Time
You cannot step twice into the same stream. For as you are stepping in other waters are ever flowing on to you.
Heraclitus Category: Time
For tyme y-lost may not recovered be.
Geoffrey Chaucer Category: Time
At the end of about a week I called back and said I need something to compare this to. Could I please have a microsecond?
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Category: Time
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Peter F. Drucker Category: Time
Like the dew on the mountain Like the foam on the river Like the bubble on the fountain Thou art gone and forever!
Sir Walter Scott Category: Time
It takes one a long time to become young.
Pablo Picasso Category: Time
I must govern the clock not be governed by it.
Golda Meir Category: Time
Modern man thinks he loses something; time; when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains; except kill it.
Erich Fromm Category: Time
Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.
Tennessee Williams Category: Time
Time is the great legalizer even in the field of morals.
Henry Louis Mencken Category: Time
One cannot think well love well sleep well if one has not dined well.
Virginia Woolf Category: Time
This time like all times is a very good one if we but know what to do with it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Time
Three oclock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
Jean-Paul Sartre Category: Time
Truth has not special time of its own. Its hour is now always and indeed then most truly when it seems unsuitable to actual circumstances.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer Category: Time
I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time.
Steven Wright Category: Time
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may Old Times is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying.
Robert Herrick Category: Time
Time destroys the speculations of man But it confirms the judgment of nature.
Marcus Tullius Cicero Category: Time
Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.
William Dean Howells Category: Time
If you realize too acutely how valuable time is you are too paralyzed to do anything.
Katharine Butler Hathaway Category: Time
I hate it in friends when they come too late to help.
Euripides Category: Time
Time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
William Faulkner Category: Time
One of the best lessons that anyone can learn in life is how to use time wisely. Consider what can be done in ten minutes. If you need a little mental relaxation you can sit down with a friend and play a game of cards. If you need some physical recreation you can engage in a few exercises that will help tone up your body. Perhaps you have a friend who for weeks or months has been looking for a letter. Then there may be among your acquaintances someone whose friendship you would value highly and whose counsel would be profitable. Learn to use ten minutes intelligently. It will pay you huge dividends.
William A. Irwin Category: Time
Reason too late perhaps may convince you of the folly of misspending time.
George Washington Category: Time
A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
Well. There was noting to be done for it. Things had happened as they did times arrow had yet to be reversed by humans done was done. If a man spent his life looking over his shoulder at every possible branching of his path he could have taken he would never accomplish anything. One must learn from history so as not to repeat it but one must not waste ones energy or time worrying about what might have been. Sorry ... but people die every day and the galaxy continues on quite well without them. Consider yourself lucky you are one of those as yet unselected by the Fates.
Steve Perry Category: Time
Time wasted is existence; used is life.
Edward Young Category: Time
The passing minute is every mans equal possession but what has once gone by is no longer ours.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Category: Time
The only time to buy these is on a day with no y in it.
Warren Buffett Category: Time
Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.
George Ade Category: Time
Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.
Abraham Lincoln Category: Time
Time is the school in which we learn Time is the fire in which we burn.
Delmore Schwartz Category: Time
The feeling of being hurried is not usually the result of living a full life and having no time. It is on the contrary born of a vague fear that we are wasting our life. When we do not do the one thing we ought to do we have no time for anything else we are the busiest people in the world.
Eric Hoffer Category: Time
Some people stay longer in an hour than others do in a month.
William Howells Category: Time
Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore Category: Time
We all sorely complain of the shortness of time and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all or in doing nothing to the purpose or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few and acting as though there would be no end of them.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca Category: Time
Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces and which most men throw away But which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction from the life of a man.
Charles Caleb Colton Category: Time
To choose time is to save time.
Francis Bacon Category: Time
Ive had a wonderful time but this wasnt it.
Groucho Marx Category: Time
Why kill time when one can employ it.
Proverb Category: Time
Time heals griefs and quarrels for we change and are no longer the same persons.
Blaise Pascal Category: Time
Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years.
Unknown Category: Time
Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.
C. Northcote Parkinson Category: Time
May we never let the things we cant have or don't have or shouldnt have spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness let us not forget it for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.
Richard L. Evans Category: Time
Its not the men in your life that counts its the life in your men. Number Three in the Top Ten Most Famous Movie Quotes. The Guinness Book of Film
Mae West Category: Time
We never shall have any more time we have and we have always had all the time there is.
Enoch Arnold Bennett Category: Time
People find life entirely too time-consuming.
Stanislaw Jerszy Lec Category: Time
One today is worth two tomorrows.
Benjamin Franklin Category: Time