Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.

– Baltasar Gracian


The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, ‘In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!’

– John F. Kennedy


All movements go too far.

– Bertrand Russell


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

– Marcus Aurelius



Nothing is improbable until it moves into the past tense.

 George Ade


To excel the past we must not allow ourselves to lose contact with it; on the contrary, we must feel it under our feet because we raised ourselves upon it.

– Josi Ortega y Gasset


This only is denied even to God: the power to undo the past.

– Agathon


I was thinking about how disjointedly time seemed to flow, passing in a blur at times, with single images standing out more clearly than others. And then, at other times, every second was significant, etched in my mind.

– Stephenie Meyer


Time is the rider that breaks youth.

– George Herbert


Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.

– Josi Incenieros


The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

– Rabindranath Tagore


For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.

– Doug Larson


Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Time is a test of trouble – but not a remedy – If such it proved, it proves too, there was no melody.

– Emily Dickinson


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