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Quotations About / On: TIME

  • 21.
    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 (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Gilbert, in The Critic as Artist, pt. 1, published in Intentions (1891).)
  • 22.
    When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time that is behind the work.
    (Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French author, filmmaker. (Originally published 1918). Le Coq et l'Arlequin, Le Rappel à L'Ordre (1926), repr. In Collected Works, vol. 9 (1950).)
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  • 23.
    Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Rosalind, in As You Like It, act 4, sc. 1, l. 99-101 (1623).)
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  • 24.
    What a pity if we do not live this short time according to the laws of the long time,—the eternal laws!
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, August 10, 1849, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 173, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 25.
    There is something even in the lapse of time by which time recovers itself.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 374, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    For us, the best time is always yesterday.
    (Tatyana Tolstaya (b. 1951), Russian author. Independent (London, May 31, 1990). Said of the Russians.)
    More quotations from: Tatyana Tolstaya, yesterday, time
  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    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.)
  • 30.
    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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