For me

Time will go by anyway
It is never too late to start or stop something because time will go by anyway. We never know how much time we have left, so don’t put special things off if you can do them now. Tell people you love them, don’t be consumed by work, apologise to people you have hurt. Find something good in each day.

Time heals all wounds
Some wounds will always hurt, but not as bad, and not all the time. I have been through breakups and bereavements where I felt such emotional pain I did not know how I would survive. Over time though, I realised that an hour, two hours, a day, two days would go by and it did not hurt. And when it hurt, it didn’t hurt so badly. Time and patience is underrated.

Time goes fast
Don’t waste time worrying about what other people think, or what society says you should and shouldn’t do. Wear your hair long at any age, wear what you want, and don’t spend precious time being hungry, angry, on stupid diets, or worrying about things you cannot change. I was shocked to realise the other day that 9/11 was TWENTY TWO YEARS ago. In my mind it seemed about eight years ago.

And some more wisdom about time.

  • The two most powerful warriors are patience and time (Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace)
  • Lost time is never found again (Benjamin Franklin)
  • Time is the wisest counselor of all (Pericles)
  • Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back (Harvey Mackay)
  • The trouble is, you think you have time (Jack Kornfield)
  • Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death (Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey)
  • Time brings all things to pass (Aeschylus)
  • Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them (Dion Boucicault)
  • There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time (Napoleon I)
  • Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not (Stephen King, The Green Mile)
  • Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
  • You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time (Charles F. Kettering)
  • Regret for wasted time is more wasted time (Mason Cooley)
  • You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future  (Ashley Ormon)
  • There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on  (Leo Christopher)
  • Time is what we want most, but what we use worst (William Penn)
  • The way we spend our time defines who we are (Jonathan Estrin)
  • Time slips away like grains of sand never to return again (Robin Sharma)
  • Time spent with cats is never wasted (Colette)
  • There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want (Bill Watterson)
  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life (Steve Jobs)
  • All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us  (J. R. R. Tolkien)
  • The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something  (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
  • If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves (Maria Edgeworth)
  • Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present (Bil Keane)
  • We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right  (Nelson Mandela)
  • Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change (Thomas Hardy)
  • The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is (C.S. Lewis)
  • We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams (Jeremy Irons)
  • It’s a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up (J.K. Rowling)

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Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

2 thoughts

  1. Great!!! Thank you, Janet.
    Then there was Sam Beckett’s : ” Time would have passed in any case.
    (Esrtagon) Yes, but not so rapidly. (Vladimir)
    Waiting For Godot.

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