Quotes About Time

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Time and tide await none. The powerful tide of time overpowers everything: kingdoms fall, evil dies, relationships change, seasons wither, and the new sun rises. Here is a collection of famous time quotes.

  • "Remember that time is money." -Benjamin Franklin
  • "Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day." -Benjamin Franklin
  • "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." -Benjamin Franklin
  • "As though a rose should shut and be a bud again." -John Keats
  • "Years of love have been forgot in the hatred of a minute." -Edgar Allan Poe
  • "Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells, From the bells, bells, bells." -Edgar Allen Poe
  • "The world's a bubble, and the life of man, less than a span." -Francis Bacon
  • "Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend." -Francis Bacon
  • "Sweet childish days that were as long as twenty days are now." -William Wordsworth
  • "Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce?" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "For he lives twice who can at once employ, The present well, and even the past enjoy." -Alexander Pope
  • "'Tis with our judgments as our watches—none go just alike, yet each believes his own." -Alexander Pope
  • "To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, every cubic inch of space is a miracle." -Walt Whitman