Quotations About / On: TIME

  • 41.
    Time itself comes in drops.
    (William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published 1909. A Pluralistic Universe, lecture 6, Peter Smith (1967).)
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  • 42.
    For us, the best time is always yesterday.
    (Tatyana Tolstaya (b. 1951), Russian author. Independent (London, May 31, 1990). Said of the Russians.)
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  • 43.
    Time is the only critic without ambition.
    (John Steinbeck (1902-1968), U.S. author. Writers at Work, "On Critics," Fourth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1977).)
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  • 44.
    Time has nothing to do with the matter.
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Alceste, in The Misanthrope, act 1, sc. 2 (1666). Alceste speaks about the writing of a good poem.)
  • 45.
    Laws are silent in times of war.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher. Pro Milone, ch. 4, sct. 11 (44-43 B.C.).)
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  • 46.
    In time of war the laws are silent.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Pro Lilone, 11.)
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  • 47.
    Geological time is not money.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "More Maxims of Mark," p. 942, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910, Library of America (1992).)
  • 48.
    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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  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    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.)
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