Time Quotes

Delude not yourself with the notion that you may be untrue and uncertain in trifles and in important things the contrary. Trifles make up existence, and give the measure by which to try us; and the fearful power of habit, after a time, suffers not the best will to ripen into action.

Carl Maria, Baron Von Weber

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.

Francis de Sales

Time and thinking tame the strongest grief.

English proverb

I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.

Oscar Wilde

Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insurmountable.

Thomas Troward

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.


Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but Jealousy sees the sharpest for it is love and hate at the same time.

Arab Proverb

In time we hate that which we often fear.

William Shakespeare

Surely life, if it be not long, is tedious, since we are forced to call in the assistance of so many trifles to rid us of our time, of that time which never can return.

Samuel Johnson

The lie, as a virtue, a principle, is eternal; the lie, as a recreation, a solace, a refuge in time of need, the fourth Grace, the tenth Muse, man's best and surest friend is immortal.

Mark Twain

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.

John Wanamaker

In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world which no longer exists.

Eric Hoffer

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.

Winston Churchill

It takes a long time to make me beautiful, but it goes fast to make me ugly.

Stellan Skarsgard

The Long and the Short and the Tall made a great impression on me because it was a very ugly tale about the reality of soldiering at a time when we were being gung-ho about the whole thing of war.

Timothy West
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