Thoughts on time

Published: Oct 1, 2016

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Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
—William Gibson


Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
—Thomas Hardy

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I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
—Golda Meir

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
—William Penn


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Time is the longest distance between two places.
—Tennessee Williams


Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
—Theophrastus


There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.
—Bill Watterson



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Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
—Nathaniel Hawthorne


It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
—Elizabeth Taylor



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Time is an illusion.
—Albert Einstein



Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly.
—Ivan Turgenev

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You may delay, but time will not.
—Benjamin Franklin

Time goes, you say? Ah, no! Alas, time stays, we go.
—Henry Austin Dobson


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Time abides long enough for those who make use of it.
—Leonardo da Vinci


We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.
—John F Kennedy


Images: Vinci, Einstein, Meir,: Getty Images; Franklin: Shutterstock.Com; Hawthorne: Courtesy Library Of Congress; Williams: Jack Mitchell / Getty Images; Gibson: Ulf Andersen / Getty Images

(This story appears in the 14 October, 2016 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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