Quotations About / On: TIME

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    But time growing old teaches all things.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 981.)
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  • 43.
    Gain time to lose.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Worstward Ho, p. 20, Grove Press (1983).)
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  • 44.
    Eternity—waste of time.
    (Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972), U.S.-born-French author. quoted in "Gods," Adam, no. 299 (1962).)
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  • 45.
    Consciousness is our only reprieve from Time.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 46.
    Procrastination is the thief of time.
    (Edward Young (1683-1765), British poet, playwright. repr. In Complete Works, ed. J. Doran (1968). Night 1, l. 393, The Complaint, or Night-Thoughts on Life, Death and Immortality (1742-1746).)
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  • 47.
    The surest poison is time.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Old Age," Society and Solitude (1870).)
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  • 48.
    The inmost in due time becomes the outmost.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 49.
    Great towers take time to construct.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 75, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970).)
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  • 50.
    All my possessions for a moment of time.
    (Elizabeth I (1533-1603), British Queen of England. Alleged last words.)
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