Quotations About / On: TIME

  • 11.
    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.)
  • 12.
    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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  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    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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  • 15.
    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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  • 16.
    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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  • 17.
    A free spirit must be able to surmount anxiety time after time.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 18.
    All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
    (Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), British psychologist. Little Essays of Love and Virtue, ch. 7 (1922).)
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  • 19.
    From time to time I listen to what you are saying, just in case a response is needed.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 20.
    Any time you've got nothing to do—and lots of time to do it—come on up.
    (Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Flower Belle Lee (Mae West), My Little Chickadee, to a would-be conquest (1940).)
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