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God, who is liberal in all his other gifts, shows us, by the wise economy of his providence, how circumspect we ought to be in the management of our time, for he never gives us two moments together.

Great issues develop from small beginnings.

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

Happiness is a tide: it carries you only a little way at a time; but you have covered a vast space before you know that you are moving at all.

He lives long that lives well; and time misspent is not lived, but lost. God is better than his promise if he takes from him a long lease, and gives him a free­hold of a better value.

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.

Hold fast the time! Guard it, watch over it, every hour, every minute! Unregarded it slips away like a lizard, smooth, slippery, faithless. Hold every moment sacred. Give each clarity and meaning, each the weight of thine awareness, each its true and due fulfillment.

Home wasn't built in a day.

Horus non numero nisi serenas (I count only the sunny hours).

Hours have wings and fly up to the author of time and carry news of our usage. All our prayers cannot entreat one of them either to return or slacken its pace. The misspents of every minute are a new record against us in heaven. Sure if we thought thus we would dismiss them with better reports, and not suffer them to fly away empty, or laden with dangerous intelligence. How happy is it when they carry up not only the message but the fruits of good, and stay with the Ancient of Days to speak for us before his glorious throne.

How far that little candle throws his beams! so shines a good deed in a naughty world.

Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.

I don't ask for your pity, but just your understanding - no, not even that -no. Just for your recognition of me in you, and the enemy, time, in us all.

I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.

I never stop to plan. I take things step-by-step.

I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.

I think and think for months, for years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.


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