Quotations About / On: TIME

  • 11.
    there is a time to fish and a time to mend your nets.
    (My Eastern European Immigrant Paternal grandfather's saying.)
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  • 12.
    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.)
  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    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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  • 15.
    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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  • 16.
    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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  • 17.
    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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  • 18.
    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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  • 19.
    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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  • 20.
    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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