Education is an admirable thing, but it is well worth remembering from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde

The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.

Bill Cosby

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Time brings all things to pass.


A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

Charles Darwin

The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!'

John F. Kennedy

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.

John F. Kennedy

The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.


There's time enough, but none to spare.

Charles W. Chesnutt

A stone thrown at the right time is better than gold given at the wrong time.

Persian Proverb

In a minute there is time for decision and revisions that a minute will reverse.

T. S. Eliot

Doing a thing well is often a waste of time.

Robert Byrne

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Douglas Adams

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.

Leonardo da Vinci

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

Charles F. Kettering

The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.

Henri Bergson

So little time and so little to do.

Oscar Levant

Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.


As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

Henry David Thoreau

All my possessions for a moment of time.

Elizabeth I

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

Albert Einstein

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then.

Henry David Thoreau

Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave, and gives them what he will and not what they crave.


People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do.

Thomas Sowell

All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.

Baltasar Gracian

I find that we all get more legendary as time goes by. "Legend" means, basically, "bullshit."

Joel Rosenberg

The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.

Luciano De Crescenzo

It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.

Charles Baudelaire

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.

Scottish Proverb

I meditate and put on a rubber tire with three bottles of beer. Most of the time I just sit picking my nose and thinking.

James Gould Cozzens

There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to go - if there are no doors or windows he walks through a wall.

Bernard Malamud

People find life entirely too time-consuming.

Stanislaw J. Lec

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

Alan Watts

If time flies when you're having fun, it hits the afterburners when you don't think you're having enough.

Jef Mallett

The time has come when advertising in some hands has reached the status of a science.

Claude C. Hopkins

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.

Jesse Jackson

Time is swift, it races by; Opportunities are born and die... Still you wait and will not try - A bird with wings who dares not rise and fly.

A. A. Milne

I'm becoming more and more myself with time. I guess that's what grace is. The refinement of your soul through time.

Bonnie Jewell

You lose a lot of time, hating people.

Marian Anderson

This is no time to make new enemies.


There are moments, you reach moments, when all of a sudden time stops and becomes eternal.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.

Ben Hecht

If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.

Maria Edgeworth

Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time.

George Gissing

An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.

Bonnie Friedman

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

Jean de La Fontaine

Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life.

Michael Leboeuf

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.

Colley Cibber

You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff.

Frank Crane

As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.

John Steinbeck

I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.

W. Somerset Maugham

'They asked me once my thoughts about infinity, and I told 'em with all I had to think about, infinity was not on my list of things to think about. It could be time on an ego-trip, for all I know. After all, when you're pressed for time, infinity may as well not be there.'

Jane Wagner

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

Carl Sandburg

Calendars are for careful people, not passionate ones.

Chuck Sigars

Time flies over us, but leaves it's shadow behind.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.

Alan Lakein

At 5:30 the morning shift of commissary workers arrive to stock the coffee urns, bring in fresh food and prepare for the daylong job of feeding the humans.

Francis X. Clines

There are two times of the year that stir the blood. In the fall, for the hunt, and now for lacrosse.

Oren Lyons, Jr.

Time is the wisest counsellor of all.


May this house stand until an ant drinks the ocean and a tortoise circles the world.

Jonathan Carroll

There are times when you just get down, you feel like nobody likes you. We're in high school forever. It's just what we do with it.

J. Russell Lynes

Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.

Jorge Luis Borges

I have spent most of my time worrying about things that have never happened.

Mark Twain

There is never enough time, unless you're serving it.

Malcolm S. Forbes

Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter.

Nadine Gordimer

A single day is enough to make us a little larger.

Paul Klee

My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock, should find the time in my face.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide away, while I do so little to any good purpose.

David Brainerd

Be careful how you spend your time: Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of.

Richard Baxter

Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.

Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.

Mason Cooley

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.

Max Frisch

The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it.


Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.

Delmore Schwartz

Time is a dressmaker, specializing in alterations.

Faith Baldwin

Time is the one thing we possess. Our success depends upon the use of our time, and its by-product, the odd moment.

Arthur Brisbane

The present will not long endure.


Time is not a line, but a series of now-points.

Taisen Deshimaru

We must use time as a tool not as a couch.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Is time the only thing you are waiting for?


We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going... Concentrate on something useful.

Arnold Bennett

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

Will Rogers

Time, time, time, See what's become of me, While I look around all my possibilities.

Paul Simon

Time has convinced me of one thing: Television is for appearing on - not for looking at.

Noel Coward

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.


The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.

Abraham Lincoln

Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.

Abraham Lincoln

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

Henry Van Dyke

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Mark Twain

Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it's time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.

Mark Twain

When my time comes, just skin me and put me up there on Trigger, just as though nothing had ever changed.

Roy Rogers

Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly.

Ivan Turgenev

Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind.

Giordano Bruno

A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there - even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity.

Robert Doisneau

Oh! Do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.

Jane Austen

Today is tomorrow's yesterday...make the best of it... for it will never come again.

Janice Markowitz

We look to the history of the time of framing and to the intervening history of interpretation. But the ultimate question must be, what do the words of the text mean in our time.

William J. Brennan, Jr.

Perfection is the child of time.

Joseph Hall

Time doesn't. All that Time does is make it more distant, put more space between you and what happened. It doesn't heal anything. I don't know how or what does the healing, but it isn't Time.

Mercedes Lackey

How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.

Marcus Aurelius

How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.

Marcus Aurelius

Eduaction is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde

"Twenty-three and a quarter minutes past," Uncle Matthew was saying furiously, "in precisely six and three-quarter minutes the damned fella will be late.

Nancy Mitford

By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Time and space - time to be alone, space to move about - these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow.

Edwin Way Teale

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.

Elisabeth Kubler Ross

Judges don't age; time decorates them.

Enid Bagnold

Everything that has been will be, everything that will be is, everything that will be has been.

Eugene Ionesco

Time is my greatest enemy.

Evita Perón

Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time.

George Bernard Shaw

Decisions are made by people who have time, not people who have talent.

Scott Adams

The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.

George Bernard Shaw

A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge: it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw

The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.

George Bernard Shaw

Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.


One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.


Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.


Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.


If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.

M. C. Escher

But already it is time to depart, for me to die, for you to go on living; which of us takes the better course, is concealed from anyone except God.


I spend almost as much time figuring out what's wrong with my computer as I do actually using it.

Clifford Stoll

What a time experiences as evil, is usually an untimely echo of what was formerly experienced as good--the atavism of a more ancient ideal.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.

Friedrich Nietzsche

At the bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique human being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.

Friedrich Nietzsche

To find everything profound - that is an inconvenient trait. It makes one strain one's eyes all the time, and in the end one finds more than one might have wished.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

Friedrich Nietzsche

All that is straight lies. All truth is crooked; time itself is a circle.

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is time, it is high time... Yes, but to do what?

Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has much to proclaim one day, stays silently much immersed within himself: he who has to kindle the lightning one day, must for a long time--be a cloud.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Punctuality is the thief of time.

Oscar Wilde

I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.

Anne Frank

I go into ecstasies every time I see the naked figure of a woman, such as Venus, for example. It strikes me as so wonderful and exquisite that I have difficulty in stopping the tears rolling down my cheeks.

Anne Frank

The best way is not to fight it, just go. Don't be trying all the time to fix things. What you run from only stays with you longer. When you fight something, you only make it stronger.

Chuck Palahniuk

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sidney J. Harris

There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.

Benjamin Disraeli

Time as he grows old teaches all things.


Before you act consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.


It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.

Henry Ford

I foresee the time when industry shall no longer denude the forests which require generations to mature, nor use up the mines which were ages in the making, but shall draw its materials largely from the annual produce of the fields.

Henry Ford

It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.

John F. Kennedy

I married Joyce Sours, who has always understood my love for music and my need to perform. I think that is the most important thing in any musician's life is to make sure you marry a woman who will be understanding of the time you will put in to the music.

John F. Kennedy

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

The tree of Liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family - and I don't think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.

Frank Sinatra

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?

Scott Adams

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted.

John Lennon

There are many methods for predicting the future. For example, you can read horoscopes, tea leaves, tarot cards, or crystal balls. Collectively, these methods are known as 'nutty methods.' Or you can put well-researched facts into sophisticated computer models, more commonly referred to as 'a complete waste of time.'

Scott Adams

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force... If we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has the right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Every time you state what you want or believe, you're the first to hear it. It's a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don't put a ceiling on yourself.

Oprah Winfrey

As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around.

Oprah Winfrey

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

Oprah Winfrey

Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner's manual your creator gave you and destroying your design.

Oprah Winfrey

I've learned that you can't have everything and do everything at the same time.

Oprah Winfrey

Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it's right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.

Oprah Winfrey

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

Jack London

We must use time creatively.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Time eases all things.


A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.

Mother Teresa

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Mother Teresa

In our time, we have sifted the sands of Mars, we have established a presence there, we have fulfilled a century of dreams!

Carl Sagan

One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.

Carl Sagan

For the first time, we have the power to decide the fate of our planet and ourselves, ... This is a time of great danger, but our species is young, and curious, and brave. It shows much promise.

Carl Sagan

If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.

Janis Joplin

Everything we do today; can and will be done better, faster, and smarter in the time ahead.

Calum Ross

You can't be envious and happy at the same time.

Frank Tyger

The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.

Rene Descartes

The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.

Edgar Allan Poe

What seest thou elseIn the dark backward and abysm of time?

William Shakespeare

This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.... There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death.

William Shakespeare

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.

William Shakespeare

What seest thou else In the dark backward and abysm of time?

William Shakespeare

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a taleTold by an idiot, full of so.

William Shakespeare

I like this place, and willingly would waste my time in it.

William Shakespeare

The end crowns all, And that old common arbitrator, Time, Will one day end it.

William Shakespeare

In time we hate that which we often fear.

William Shakespeare

I wasted time, now time doth waste me.

William Shakespeare

Come what come may, Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.

William Shakespeare

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players.They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts...

William Shakespeare

To us, the moment 8:17 A.M. means something - something very important, if it happens to be the starting time of our daily train. To our ancestors, such an odd eccentric instant was without significance - did not even exist. In inventing the locomotive, Watt and Stevenson were part inventors of time.

Aldous Huxley

The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall.

Orville Wright

"If birds can glide for long periods of time, then… why can't I ?'

Orville Wright

You only live a short time...and you are dead a long time..

Johan Huizinga

If you don't find God in the next person you meet, it is a waste of time looking for him further.

Mahatma Gandhi

When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always.

Mahatma Gandhi

There is a time for departure even when there is no certain place to go.

Tennessee Williams

We shall never cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.

T. S. Eliot

His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.

Ernest Hemingway

We shall not cease from our exploration, and at the end of all our exploring, we shall arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

T. S. Eliot

All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.

Ernest Hemingway

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.


Time heals what reason cannot.


If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.

Vincent van Gogh