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- A -
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen

If you are planning for one year, plant rice. If you are planning for ten years plant trees. If you are planning for 100 years plant people.
Anonymous

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Isaac Asimov

- B -
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

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
Timothy Berners-Lee

It gets late early around here...
Yogi Berra

The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!

The best laid schemes of mice and men
oft go awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!

Robert Burns

- C -
It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
Eddie Cantor

We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
Bernardus Carnotensis

For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals from the moment of conception until death.
Rachel Carson

There is no time for cut and dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
Coco Chanel

Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time, and I think a marriage is as a marriage always has been, between a man and a woman.
Hillary Clinton

Things that are done, it is needless to speak about ... things that are past, it is needless to blame.
Confucius

Accountants and market researchers may be brilliant at examining and analysing facts about the past, but they have no forward vision.
Terence Conran

When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you.
Kevin Costner

Time has convinced me of one thing. Television is for appearing on, not for looking at.
Noël Coward

- D -
He had ambitions, at one time, to become a sex maniac, but he failed his practical.
Les Dawson

Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions. It deals with the future of present decisions.
Peter Drucker

Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Peter Drucker

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

- E -
I find that no matter how long a meeting goes on, the best ideas always come during the final five minutes, when people drop their guard and I ask them what they really think.
Michael Eisner

April is the cruelest month.
T. S. Eliot

All my possessions for a moment of time.
Elizabeth I

- F -
Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.
Malcolm Forbes

Employ thy time well if thou meanest to get leisure.
Benjamin Franklin

Remember that time is money.
Benjamin Franklin

Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty.
Robert Frost

- G -
It's the classic case of being at the party too early. Nobody was there yet and nobody had had a drink. By the time we got there, the party was raging.
Mark Getty

Yesterday's success formula is often today's obsolete dogma ... We must continually challenge the past so that we can renew ourselves each day.
Sumantra Ghoshal

You can't fight against the future. Time is on our side.
William Gladstone

It is extremely important that you show some insensitivity to your past in order to show the proper respect for the future.
Roberto Goizueta

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Graham Greene

- H -
The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.
Oliver Herford

There is no time like the pleasant.
Oliver Herford

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

Think to yourself that every day is your last; the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.
Horace

While we're talking, envious time is fleeing; seize the day, put no trust in the future.
Horace

A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
Elbert Hubbard

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- J -
I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson

Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and ... the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
Samuel Johnson

A speech is a solemn responsibility. The man who makes a bad thirty-minute speech to two hundred people wastes only a half-hour of his own time. But he wastes one hundred hours of the audience's time - more than four days - which should be a hanging offense.
Jenkin Lloyd Jones

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- L -
A child's a plaything for an hour.
Charles Lamb

Now I have finished with all earthly business, and high time too. Yes, yes, my dear child, now comes death.
Franz Lehár

Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Sam Levenson

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

- M -
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
Marya Mannes

There is always a comforting thought in time of trouble when it is not our trouble.
Don Marquis

The time has now definitely come when every intelligent individual must learn to think globally, beyond the horizon of a narrow nationalist point of view.
Robert Maxwell

We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
Margaret Mead

I've made it a rule never to drink by daylight and never to refuse a drink after dark.
H. L. Mencken

Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
Margaret Mitchell

- N -
Far from being the thief of time, procrastination is the king of it.
Ogden Nash

- O -
Bureaucratic time ... slower than geologic time but more expensive than time spent with Madame Claude's girls in Paris.
P. J. O'Rourke

Who controls the past controls ... the future: who controls the present controls the past.
George Orwell

- P -
But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.
Plutarch

You know it takes a year, a full turn of the calendar, to get over losing somebody. That's a true saying.
Annie Proulx

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- R -
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Ayn Rand

Forget wars, religions, famines and poems for the moment. This is history's greatest theme: the metastasis of exchange, specialization and the invention it has called forth, the creation of time.
Matt Ridley

One of the blessings of age is to learn not to part on a note of sharpness, to treasure the moments spent with those we love, and to make them whenever possible good to remember, for time is short.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

- S -
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana

Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.
Menachem Mendel Schneerson

There's a time when you have to explain to your children why they're born, and it's a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then.
Hazel Scott

The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.
George Bernard Shaw

I recommend you to take care of the minutes for the hours will take care of themselves.
Philip Stanhope

He who yields to his times acts wisely.
Publilius Syrus

- T -
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa

In government it is order that matters; In action it is timeliness that matters.
Lao Tzu

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- V -
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
William E. Vaughan

- W -
How small a part of time they share, That are so wondrous sweet and fair!
Edmund Waller

The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
H. G. Wells

The Khomeini cry for the execution of Rushdie is an infantile cry. From the beginning of time we have seen that. To murder the thinker does not murder the thought.
Arnold Wesker

- X -
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X

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