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The forty-four-hour week has no charm for me. I'm looking for a forty-hour day.

The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.

The great rule of moral conduct is, next to God, to respect Time.

The ideal never comes. Today is ideal for him who makes it so.

The Importance of Using Time Well How pleasant it is, at the end of the day, No follies to have to repent; But reflect on the past, and be able to say, That my time has been properly spent.

The laboring man and the artificer knows what every hour of his time is worth, and parts not with it but for the full value: they are only noblemen and gentlemen, who should know best how to use it, that think it only fit to be cast away; and their not knowing how to set a true value upon this, is the true cause of the wrong estimate they make of all other things.

The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. One yawns, one procrastinates, one can do it when one will, and, therefore, one seldom does it at all; whereas those who have a great deal of business must buckle to it; and then they always find time enough to do it.

The moment we pass out of our habits we lose all sense of permanency and routine.

The most important thing in our lives is what we are doing now.

The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.

The organized person ... makes the most of his time and goes to his bed for the night perfectly relaxed for rest and renewal.

The power of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing.

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

The secret of my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day.

The surest poison is time.

The time which we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it, those that we inspire contract it; and habit fills up what remains.

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long yet live very little.

The years seem to rush by now, and I think of death as a fast approaching end of a journey-double and treble reason for loving as well as working while it is day.

There are only three colors, ten digits, and seven notes; it's what we do with them that's important.

There is a time for work. And a time for love. That leaves no other time.

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