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.
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.
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.
When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
Had the employers of past generations all of them dealt fairly with their employees there would have been no unions.
There's a sucker born every minute.
You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
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.
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.
It gets late early around here...
We spend most of our lives working. So why do so few people have a good time doing it?
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!
It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
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.
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.
There is no time for cut and dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
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.
Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion ... produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Things that are done, it is needless to speak about ... things that are past, it is needless to blame.
Accountants and market researchers may be brilliant at examining and analysing facts about the past, but they have no forward vision.
Not a penny off the pay; not a minute on the day.
When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you.
Time has convinced me of one thing. Television is for appearing on, not for looking at.
He had ambitions, at one time, to become a sex maniac, but he failed his practical.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions. It deals with the future of present decisions.
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
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.
When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute - and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.
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.
April is the cruelest month.
All my possessions for a moment of time.
Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.
Employ thy time well if thou meanest to get leisure.
Remember that time is money.
Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty.
It is practically impossible for a top management man, or even middle management, to be doing the degree and level of work that he should be doing and, at the same time, have a clean desk.
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.
Yesterday's success formula is often today's obsolete dogma ... We must continually challenge the past so that we can renew ourselves each day.
You can't fight against the future. Time is on our side.
All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
It is extremely important that you show some insensitivity to your past in order to show the proper respect for the future.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
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.
Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.
There is no time like the pleasant.
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.
Think to yourself that every day is your last; the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.
While we're talking, envious time is fleeing; seize the day, put no trust in the future.
In the not too distant future the notion of the annual pay increase must become as exceptional as it was novel a generation ago.
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
As for myself, I know what trouble I've given you at various times through my peculiarities, and as my own boys grow up, I shall learn more and more of the kind of trial you had to overcome in superintending the development of a creature different from yourself, for whom you felt responsible.
I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by history of the past.
I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
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.
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.
I think leadership is valuing the time you spend with your people more than anything else you do.
The more time I spend with our people, the more I find out about our business.
A child's a plaything for an hour.
Now I have finished with all earthly business, and high time too. Yes, yes, my dear child, now comes death.
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
He who would make serious use of his life must always act as though he had a long time to live and must schedule his time as though he were about to die.
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.
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.
There is always a comforting thought in time of trouble when it is not our trouble.
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.
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.
I've made it a rule never to drink by daylight and never to refuse a drink after dark.
Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
Far from being the thief of time, procrastination is the king of it.
Bureaucratic time ... slower than geologic time but more expensive than time spent with Madame Claude's girls in Paris.
Who controls the past controls ... the future: who controls the present controls the past.
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
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.
You know it takes a year, a full turn of the calendar, to get over losing somebody. That's a true saying.
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
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, thecreationof time.
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.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
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.
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.
The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.
I recommend you to take care of the minutes for the hours will take care of themselves.
He who yields to his times acts wisely.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
In government it is order that matters; In action it is timeliness that matters.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
How small a part of time they share, That are so wondrous sweet and fair!
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
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.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.