Time and Passing

"The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another."

Horace
Horace "Epistles"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"As I've said many times, the future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In one's youth every person and every event appear to be unique. With age, one becomes much more aware that similar events recur. Later on, one is less often delighted or surprised, but also less disappointed."

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein "Letter to Queen Elizabeth of Belgium"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure Remember, you must use it, as it is given only once. Once wasted you cannot get it back."


Rating: 7.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!"


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Time is the only critic without ambition."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Death is terrifying, but it would be even more terrifying to find out that you are going to live forever and never die."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The day is for mistake and error, sequence of time for success and carrying out. The one who anticipates is master of the day."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Time is a great legalizer, even in the field of morals."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The word "tomorrow" was invented for indecisive people and for children."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age."


Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "Critical and Miscellaneous Essays"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Today is, after all, today, but yesterday is of the same substance as tomorrow."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Why does the past look so enticing to us? For the same reason why from a distance a meadow with flowers looks like a flower bed."

Franz Grillparzer
Franz Grillparzer "Notebooks and Diaries"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Immortality without eternity is a rope with only one end. "

Multatuli (Eduard Douwer Dekker)
Multatuli (Eduard Douwer Dekker) "The Oyster and the Eagle"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope."

Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright "The Living City"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase "It is the busiest man who has time to spare.""


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe."

Harold Rosenberg
Harold Rosenberg "The Tradition of the New"

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Punctuality is the soul of business."

Thomas C. Haliburton
Thomas C. Haliburton "Sam Slick's Wise Saws"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."

Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa "The Real Frank Zappa Book"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Nineteen Eighty-Four"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be - like the reality of yesterday - an illusion tomorrow."

Luigi Pirandello
Luigi Pirandello "Six Characters in Search of an Author"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The future is a better key to the present than the past."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because there is nowhere else to look."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is not hard to live through a day, if you can live through a moment. What creates despair is the imagination, which pretends there is a future, and insists on predicting millions of moments, thousands of days, and so drains you that you cannot live the moment at hand. "


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The future is much like the present, only longer."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."

Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol "The Philosophy of Andy Warhol"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is said that the present is pregnant with the future."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All the [hours] wound you, the last one kills."

Latin Proverbs (inscription on clocks)
Latin Proverbs (inscription on clocks)

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"One generation plants trees, another gets the shade."


Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)