quotations about time
If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
BRUCE LEE, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
BIBLE, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Lost time is never found again.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Poor Richard's Almanack
Time brings all things to pass.
AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers
Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away
LINKIN PARK, "In the End", Hybrid Theory
Time will run back and fetch the Age of Gold.
JOHN MILTON, On the Morning of Christ's Nativity
There is no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again, now.
EUGENE O'NEILL, A Moon for the Misbegotten
You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.
And when two lovers woo
They still say, "I love you."
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by.
HERMAN HUPFELD, "As Time Goes By"
Time is money.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Advice to Young Tradesmen
Time is the warp of life.... Oh, tell the young, the gay, the fair to weave it well.
JOSHUA MARSDEN, "What is Time?", The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 5
We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.
ROALD DAHL, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
We give our time away all day long, to emotions that gain us no advantages, to people who do not value our time, to inefficient habits. If you want to take back this time, you need to cut to the chase.
STUART R. LEVINE, Cut to the Chase: and 99 Other Rules to Liberate Yourself and Gain Back the Gift of Time
The strongest of all warriors are these two -- Time and Patience.
LEO TOLSTOY, War and Peace
Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.
RAY CUMMINGS, The Girl in the Golden Atom
Time is not composed of indivisible nows any more than any other magnitude is composed of indivisibles.
To realize the unimportance of time is the gate to wisdom.
BERTRAND RUSSELL, Mysticism and Logic
Time is the measurer of all things, but is itself immeasurable, and the grand discloser of all things, but is itself undisclosed.
CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon
Little drops of water, little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean, and the pleasant land.
So the little minutes, humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages of eternity.
JULIA CARNEY, Little Things
Time is of your own making;
Its clock ticks in your head.
The moment you stop thought
Time too stops dead.
ANGELUS SILESIUS, Messenger of the Heart
If we consider eternity, into that time never entered; eternity is not an everlasting flux of time, but time is as a short parenthesis in a long period; and eternity had been the same as it is, though time had never been.
JOHN DONNE, Book of Devotions