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Thoughts on time

Published: Oct 1, 2016 06:14:45 AM IST
Updated: Sep 28, 2016 04:02:15 PM IST

Thoughts on time
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

Thoughts on time

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

Thoughts on time

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

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

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

Thoughts on time

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

Thoughts on time

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

Thoughts on time

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

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

Thoughts on time

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. To visit our Archives, click here.)