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That old bald cheater, Time.
      - Ben Jonson, The Poetaster (act I, sc. 5)

Imitate time; it destroys everything slowly; it undermines, it wears away, it detaches, it does not wrench.
      - Joseph Joubert

The noiseless foot of Time steals swiftly by
  And ere we dream of manhood, age is nigh.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Satires
         (IX, 129), (Gifford's translation)

Time, that aged nurse
  Rocked me to patience.
      - John Keats (1), Endymion (bk. I)

Time's waters will not ebb nor stay.
      - John Keble,
        Christian Year--First Sunday after Christmas

Remember always your end, and that lost time does not return.
  [Lat., Memento semper finis, et quia perditum non redit tempus.]
      - Thomas a Kempis bk. I, ch. XXV, 11

Redeem the misspent time that's past,
  And live this day as 'twere thy last.
      - Bishop Thomas Ken (Kenn)

We must use time as a tool not as a couch.
      - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Like wind flies Time 'tween birth and death;
  Therefore, as long as thou hast breath,
    Of care for two days hold thee free:
      The day that was and is to be.
      - Omar Khayyam ("The Tent-Maker")

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.
      - Jean de la Bruyere

Time, which strengthens Friendship, weakens Love.
      - Jean de la Bruyere,
        The Characters or Manners of the Present Age
         (ch. IV)

Time is a great ocean which, like the other ocean, overflows with our remains.
      - Alphonse de Lamartine

The sublime is contained in a grain of dust.
      - Walter Savage Landor

The great rule of moral conduct is, next to God, to respect time.
      - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

Twenty ages sunk in eternal night. They are without movement, without light, and without noise.
  [Fr., Vingt siecles descendus dans l'eternelle nuit.
    Y sont sans mouvement, sans lumiere et sans bruit.]
      - Pierre Lemoine,
        Oeuvres Poetiques--Saint Louis

But how many moments are already past!
  Ah! who thinks of those that are past?
      - Ephraim Gotthold Lessing

An hour-glass is a reminder not only of time's quick flight, but also of the dust to which we must at last return.
      - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Duration is not a test of true or false.
      - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Better late than never.
  [Lat., Potius sero quam nunquam.]
      - Titus Livy IV, II, 11

Time rides with the old
  At a great pace. As travellers on swift steeds
    See the near landscape fly and flow behind them,
      While the remoter fields and dim horizons
        Go with them, and seem wheeling round to meet them,
          So in old age things near us slip away,
            And distant things go with us.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To-day, to-morrow, every day, to thousands the end of the world is close at hand. And why should we fear it? We walk here, as it were, in the crypts of life; at times, from the great cathedral above us, we can hear the organ and the chanting choir; we see the light stream through the open door, when some friend goes up before us; and shall we fear to mount the narrow staircase of the grave that leads us out of this uncertain twilight into life eternal?
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What is time? The shadow on the dial, the striking of the clock, the running of the sand--day and night, summer and winter, months, years, centuries--these are but arbitrary and outward signs, the measure of time, not time itself. Time is the life of the soul.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Time is the Life of the Soul.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hyperion
         (bk. II, ch. VI)

Alas! it is not till Time, with reckless hand, has torn out half the leaves from the Book of Human Life to light the fires of human passion with, from day to day, that man begins to see that the leaves which remain are few in number.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hyperion
         (bk. IV, ch. VIII)

A handful of red sand from the hot clime
  Of Arab deserts brought,
    Within this glass becomes the spy of Time,
      The minister of Thought.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
        Sand of the Desert in an Hour-Glass

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