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The passing minute is every man's equal possession but what has once gone by is not ours.

The present is a point just passed.

The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill, but time and chance happeneth to them all.

The same object seen from the three different points of view-the past, the present, and the future-often exhibits three different faces to us; like those sign-boards over shop doors, which represent the face of a lion as we approach, of a man when we are in front, and of an ass when we have passed.

The signs of the times.

The smallest effort is not lost, Each wavelet on the ocean tost Aids in the ebb-tide or the flow; Each rain-drop makes some floweret blow; Each struggle lessens human woe.

The time I kill is killing me.

The time is out of joint.

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

The waters wear the stones.

The way to succeed is never quit. That's it. But really be humble about it.... You start out lowly and humble and you carefully try to learn an accretion of little things that help you get there.

The world doesn't come to the clever folks, it comes to the stubborn, obstinate, one-idea-at-a-time people.

The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.

There are no fragments so precious as those of time, and none are so heedlessly lost by people who cannot make a moment, and yet can waste years.

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.

There can be no persevering industry without a deep sense of the value of time.

There is a time to be born, and a time to die, says Solomon, and it is the memento of a truly wise man; but there is an interval between these two times of infinite importance.

There is no saying shocks me so much as that which I hear very often, "that a man does not know how to pass his time." It would have been but ill-spoken by Methusaleh in the nine hun-dred and sixty-ninth year of his life.

There is not a single moment in life that we can afford to lose.


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