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Quotations About / On: TIME

  • 1.
    Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.
    (Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936), Italian author, playwright. Maurizio, in The Pleasure of Honesty, act 1.)
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  • 2.
    No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time.
    (James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author. (First published 1976). "The Devil Finds Work," sect. 1, The Price Of The Ticket (1985).)
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  • 3.
    A right result, at this time, will be worth more to the world, than ten times the men, and ten times the money.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Message to Congress in special session, July 4, 1861. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 4, p. 432, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
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  • 4.
    Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 5.
    In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.
    (Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. Candide, or Optimism (Candide, ou l'Optimisme) (1759), ch. 23, p. 238, Paris, Garnier Flammarion (1966). Words uttered by an Englishman by way of explaining the court- martial and execution of John Byng in 1757 for his failure to prevent the French from taking the island of Minorca.)
  • 6.
    The "good old times"Mall times when old are good.
    (George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. The Age of Bronze, l. 1 (1823).)
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  • 7.
    The advantage of having a bad memory is that you can enjoy the same good things for the first time several times.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 335, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man Alone With Himself," aphorism 580, "A Bad Memory," (1878).)
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  • 8.
    For five years I have seen her each day, and each time I believe it is for the first time.
    (Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Titus, in Berenice, act 2, sc. 2 (1670).)
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  • 9.
    The long time to come when I shall not exist has more effect on me than this short present time, which nevertheless seems endless.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. XII, 18, 1.)
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  • 10.
    I would rather be old for a shorter time than be old before my time.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "On Some Verses of Virgil," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. III, ch. 5, Abel Langelier, Paris (1588).)
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