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TIME
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If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves little enough. Let us then be up and doing, and doing to the purpose; so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity.
      - Benjamin Franklin

If you have time don't wait for time.
      - Benjamin Franklin

Time is an herb that cures all diseases.
      - Benjamin Franklin

The four eights, that ideal of operative felicity, are here (New Zealand) a realized fact.
      - James Anthony Froude, Oceana (ch. XIV),
        the four eights meaning "eight to work, eight to play, eight to sleep, and eight shillings a day

He is a good time-server that improves the present for God's glory and his own salvation.
      - Thomas Fuller (1)

I count my time by times that I meet thee;
  These are my yesterdays, my morrows, noons,
    And nights, these are my old moons and my new moons.
      Slow fly the hours, fast the hours flee,
        If thou art far from or art near to me:
          If thou art far, the bird's tunes are no tunes;
            If thou art near, the wintry days are Junes.
      - Richard Watson Gilder, The New Day
         (pt. IV, Sonnet VI)

Time, as a river, hath brought down to us what is more light and superficial, while things more solid and substantial have been immersed.
      - Joseph Glanvill

Every second is of infinite value.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Time does not relinquish its rights, either over human beings or over mountains.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thus at Time's humming loom I ply.
  [Ger., So schaff' ich am sausenden Webstuhl der Zeit.]
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
         (I, 1, 156)

Long is the calm brain active in creation;
  Time only strengthens the fine fermentation.
    [Ger., Ein stiller Geist ist Jahre lang geschaftig;
      Die Zeit nur macht die feine Gahrung kraftig.]
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
         (I, 6, 36)

Time is itself an element.
  [Ger., Die Zeit ist selbst ein Element.]
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
        Spruche in Prosa (III)

Mein Erbteil wie herrlich, weit und breit;
  Die Zeit ist mein Besitz, mein Acker ist die Zeit.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
        Westostliche Divan
         (VI, Buch der Spruche),
        original German version (see Carlyle's translations)

My inheritance how lordly wide and fair;
  Time is my fair seed-field, to Time I'm heir.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
        Wilhelm Meister's Travels,
        (version translated by Carlyle in "Chartism", ch. X)

My inheritance, how wide and fair
  Time is my estate; to Time I'm heir.
    [Ger., Mein Vermachtniss, wie herrlich weit und breit;
      Die Zeit ist mein Vermachtniss, mein Acker ist die Zeit.]
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
        Wilhelm Meister's Travels,
        (version translated by Carlyle in "Sartor Resartus")

Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter.
      - Nadine Gordimer

The crutch of Time accomplishes more than the club of Hercules.
      - Baltasar Gracian (used pseudonym Lorenzo Gracian)

Rich with the spoils of time.
      - Thomas Gray, Elegy in a Country Churchyard
         (st. 13)

Having respect for your own time will assure respect for the other person's time.
      - Robert Half

Those that dare lose a day are dangerously prodigal; those that dare misspend it, desperate.
      - Joseph Hall

Time flies over us, but leaves it shadow behind.
      - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Time,--the most independent of all things.
      - William Hazlitt (1)

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.
      - Ben Hecht

I made a posy while the day ran by;
  Here will I smell my remnant out, and tie
    My life within this band.
      But time did beckon to the flowers, and they
        By noon most cunningly did steal away,
          And wither'd in my hand.
      - George Herbert, The Temple--Life


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