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Time is what is indicated by a clock.
(Albert Einstein : 1879-1955)
When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder, a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
(Albert Einstein : 1879-1955)
All my possessions for a moment of time.
(Last words of Queen Elizabeth I : 1533-1603)
Come, fill the cup, and in the fire of spring
The winter garment of repentance fling :
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly -- and lo! The Bird is on the wing.
(Omar Khayyam : translated from Persian by Edward Fitzgerald)
Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future.
And time future contained in time past.
Remember that time is money.
(Benjamin Franklin : 1706-1790 : American statesman and scientist)
In time the savage bull sustains the yoke.
In time all haggard hawks will stoop to lure.
In time small wedges cleave the hardest oak.
In time the flint is pierced with softest shower.
(Thomas Kyd : 1558-1594 : The Spanish Tragedy)
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
Stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!
(John Milton : on becoming 23 years old)
Even such is Tune, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with age and dust;
Who in the dark and silent grave,
When we have wandered all our ways,
Shuts up the story of our days;
(Sir Walter Raleigh : 1552-1618 : written the night before his execution)
Time travels in divers paces with divers persons. I'll tell you who Time ambles withal, who Time trots withal, who Time gallops withal, and who he stands still withal.
(Shakespeare : As You Like It)
Time! that which man is always trying to kill, but which ends in killing him.
Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.
(Isaac Watts : 1674-1748)
Time is a very strange thing.
So long as one takes it for granted, it is nothing at all.
But then, all of a sudden, one is aware of nothing else.
It is all about us. It is within us also. In our faces it is there trickling.
In the mirror it is there trickling.
In my sleep it is there flowing.
And between me and you,
There too, it flows soundless like an hour-glass.
(Hugo Von Hof Mannsthal : 1874-1929)
It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
(Jim [J. A.] Bishop)
.... There is no time for reading. Where do I look for the books? Where and when do I buy them? Who would lend them? There must be set times and hours assigned for the health of the soul.... My students occupy the morning hours. What do I do with the rest? Why not this? But when do I visit the important people whose support I need? When do I prepare material for the students to buy? When do I restore myself by relaxing my mind from its preoccupations?
(St. Augustine : Confessions)
Success means controlling your own time. If you can gain control over 60 per cent of the time in your life, you are really successful. Time is the most important currency. But once you spend it, man, it's gone.