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

Time is the longest distance between two places.

Time is the measure of business as money is of wares; and business is bought at a dear hand where there is small despatch. The Spartans and Spaniards have been noted to be of small despatch, and hence the maxim, Let my death come from Spain; for then it will be long in coming.

Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future has not come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of the lightning, at once exists and expires.

Time is the rider that breaks youth.

Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.

Time is the wisest counsellor of all.

Time is what we want most, but what alas! we use worst.

Time is your chief stock in trade.

Time was God's first creation.

Time was made for slaves.

Time whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.

Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will conceal and cover up what is now shining with the greatest splendor.

Time will discover everything to posterity; it is a babbler, and speaks even when no question is put.

Time wounds all heels.

Time! the corrector where our judgments err; the test of truth, and love; the sole philosopher, for all beside are sophists.

Time's horses gallop down the lessening hill.

Time, the cradle of hope, but the grave of ambition, is the stern corrector of fools, but the salutary counsellor of the wise, bringing all they dread to the one, and all they desire to the other; it warns us with a voice that even the sagest discredit too long, and the silliest believe too late. Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it; he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends.

Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth.

Time, with all its celerity, moves slowly on to him whose whole employment is to watch its flight.


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