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Time is the only critic without ambition.

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
Time discovered truth.
An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold.
Now is the watchword of the wise.
Lost time is never found again.
Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.
We should not say that one man's hour is worth another man's hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time's carcass.
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker
No one can be right all of the time, but it helps to be right most of the time.
One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.
We always have time enough, if we will but use it aright.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I DID NOT HAVE TIME.
So much of our time is spent in preparation, so much in routine, and so much in retrospect, that the amount of each person's genius is confined to a very few hours.
When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute -- then it's longer than any hour. That's relativity!
Time is what keeps the light from reaching us. There is no greater obstacle to God than time: and not only time but temporalities, not only temporal things but temporal affections, not only temporal affections but the very taint and smell of time.
Time is Too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice. But for those who love, time is not.
One cannot buy, rent or hire more time. The supply of time is totally inelastic. No matter how high the demand, the supply will not go up. There is no price for it. Time is totally perishable and cannot be stored. Yesterday's time is gone forever, and will never come back. Time is always in short supply. There is no substitute for time. Everything requires time. All work takes place in, and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable and necessary resource.
Time goes, you say? Ah, no! Alas, Time stays, we go.
Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.
Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence -- neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish -- it is an imponderably valuable gift. Each of us has a few minutes a day or a few hours a week which we could donate to an old folks home or a children's hospital ward. The elderly whose pillows we plump or whose water pitchers we refill may or may not thank us for our gift, but the gift is upholding the foundation of the universe.
Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought.
The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God the herdsman treads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.
What comes first, the compass or the clock? Before one can truly manage time (the clock), it is important to know where you are going, what your priorities and goals are, in which direction you are headed (the compass). Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what's urgent, learn to focus on what is really important.
Everything in this life takes longer than you think except life itself.
When as a child I laughed and wept, time crept. When as a youth I waxed more bold, time strolled. When I became a full-grown man, time RAN. When older still I daily grew, time FLEW. Soon I shall find, in passing on, time gone. O Christ! wilt Thou have saved me then? Amen.
Don't serve time, make time serve you
Time is that which a man is always trying to kill, but which ends in killing him.
And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.
Time is that in which all things pass away.
Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week's value out of a year while another man gets a full year's value out of a week.
Time and I against any two.
It is later than you think.
Time is the devourer of all things.
Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator.
When we are doing what we love, we don't care about time. For at least at that moment, time doesn't exist and we are truly free.
It's how we spend our time here and now, that really matters. If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it.
Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.

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