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  • 41.
    It's time for America to get right.
    (Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977), African American civil rights activist. As quoted in This Little Light of Mine, ch. 8, by Hay Mills (1993). Said on September 13, 1965, in a speech at a rally following a hearing before the United States House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Elections—at which she had also spoken.)
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  • 42.
    A week is a long time in politics.
    (Harold Wilson, Lord Riveaulx (1916-1995), British Labour politician, prime minister. Attributed. quoted in Sayings of the Century, "Prime Ministers: A Word from No. 10," Nigel Rees (1984). When asked by Rees in 1977, Wilson was unable to remember when or even if he had uttered this dictum always associated with him. Rees suggests the words were probably said in 1964 shortly after Wilson became prime minister. A journalist recalled Wilson saying, "Forty-eight hours is a long time in politics" at a party conference in 1960.)
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  • 43.
    Time is flying, never to return.
    (Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Georgics, bk. 3, l. 284 (29 B.C.). The Latin, fugit irreparabile tempus, is usually quoted tempus fugit.)
  • 44.
    The time I kill is killing me.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 45.
    Age: I go slower as time goes faster.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 46.
    How time flies when one has fun!
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Vladimir, in Waiting for Godot, p. 49, Grove Press (1954).)
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  • 47.
    The critical period in matrimony is breakfast-time.
    (A.P. (Sir Alan Patrick) Herbert (1890-1971), British author, politician. "Is Marriage Lawful?" Uncommon Law (1935).)
  • 48.
    Those who fled will fight another time.
    (Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. De fuga in persecutione, X....)
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  • 49.
    Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
    (David Lloyd George (1863-1945), Welsh Liberal politician, prime minister. Comment on preparations for the Versailles Peace Conference, Nov. 1918.)
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  • 50.
    But time growing old teaches all things.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 981.)
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