Whether time is long or short, and whether space is broad or narrow, depend upon the mind. Those whose minds are at leisure can feel one day as a millennium, and those whose thoughts are expansive can perceive a small house to be as spacious as the universe.
[ Hung Tzu-ch'eng ]
Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
[ William Blake ]
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.
When it is wrong today, we call them crazy; when it is right tomorrow, we call them a genius.
[ in: Facets of Geniality, National Geographic TV station ]
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
[ Francis Bacon, Of Innovations ]
The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you are likely to see.
[ Winston Churchill ]
If you want the present to be different from the past,
study the past.
[ Spinoza ]
Life must be lived forwards,
but it can only be understood backwards.
[ Søren Kierkegaard ]
Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
[ Dion Boucicault, London Assurance ]
Time: That which man is always trying to kill, but which ends in killing him.
[ Herbert Spencer, Definitions ]
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 ]
There are, assuredly, two forms of The Eternal:
the formed and the formless, the mortal and the immortal.
the stationary and the moving, the actual and the yon.
[ Upanishads ]
To be aged, but not old.
[ Charles Aznavour, on the BBC, March 2000. ]
The quality of your life is in direct proportion with the amount of uncertainty that you can live with.
[ Anthony Robbins, on CNN, January 2000. ]
Boast not of tomorrow, for you know not what any day may bring forth.
[ Proverbs, 27:1 - The Holy Bible ]
is not a matter of chance,
it is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
it is something to be pursued.
[ anonymous ]
Love is space and time made directly perceptible to the heart.
[ Marcel Proust ]
We feel as if time runs in a past-to-future direction, when we are actively involved in the doing, busy with getting ahead with our projects. Conversely, we feel as if time runs in a future-to-past direction when, in contrast, we hold a rather passive attitude, in which case "life happens" to us, instead.
Here you can choose to enjoy some more of my pages on Time:
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