Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,
So do our minutes hasten to their end;
Each changing place with that which goes before,
In sequent toil all forwards do contend.

Sonnet 60 -- Shakespeare

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Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.

Henry David Thoreau

The future is not what it used to be.

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time…

Wm Shakespeare

To see a world in a grain of sand
And Heaven in a Wild Flower;
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
and Eternity in an hour.

Wm Blake

What do you get when you cross a kangaroo with a calendar?
A leap year!

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

Charles Dickens

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?

Measure, measure your life in love
Seasons of love …

From RENT, by Jonathan Larson

The future will be better tomorrow.

Dan Quayle

Mary left on a horse on Sunday, was gone for four days, and came back on Sunday. How did that happen?

The horse's name was Sunday!

Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days; how many have 28?

Every month has at least 28 days.

What happened in the middle of the twentieth century that will not happen again for 4,000 years?

The year 1961 can be read upside down and that won't happen again until 6009!

Yesterday is HISTORY
Tomorrow is a MYSTERY
Today is a GIFT
That's why it's called the 'PRESENT'


And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.

George Carlin

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


Time is the one thing that is given to everyone in equal measure.


The world is new each morning -- that is God's gift, and a man should believe he is reborn each day.

Israel Ben Eliezer

Live in the present. Do the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold.

Peace Pilgrim

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.

Groucho Marx

Time, by moments, steals away,
First the hour, and then the day;
Small the daily loss appears,
Yet it soon amounts to years

John Newton

In times like these, it is helpful to remember that there have always been times like these.

Paul Harvey

As for the future, your task is not to forsee it, but to enable it.

from "The Wisdom of the Sands"

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Time in minutes slips away,
First the hour and then the day.
Small the daily loss appears,
Till it soon amounts to years.

Inscription in the Indianapolis Public Library

Look to this day for it is life,
the very life of life...
For yesterday is already a dream and tomorrow is only a vision.
But today, well lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a dream of hope.

Sanskrit Proverb

The early bird may catch the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.


Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November. All the rest have thirty-one excepting February alone. That has twenty-eight days clear, and twenty-nine in each leap year.


LOOK back on time with kindly eyes,
He doubtless did his best;
How softly sinks his trembling sun
In human nature’s west!

Emily Dickinson

Dream as you'll live forever. Live as you'll die today.


Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Does killing time damage eternity?

But at my back I always hear
Time's winged chariot hurrying near
And yonder all before us lie
Deserts of vast eternity

Andrew Marvell

Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday, Christened on Tuesday, Married on Wednesday, Took ill on Thursday, Worse on Friday, Died on Saturday, Buried on Sunday. This is the end Of Solomon Grundy.


Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.

Charles Schultz

Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur. The hours pass and the days and the months and the years, and the past time never returns.


When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.

Albert Einstein ?

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans

John Lennon

Count your age by friends, not years
Count your life by smiles, not tears

Unknown (found it on a piece of embroidery)

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.

Leo Buscaglia

For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.


Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a flying;
And that same flower that blooms today,
Tomorrow shall be dying.

Fredrick O' R. Hayes

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.


Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Finds us further than to-day.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

LIVE YOUR LIFE EACH DAY as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey.


One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.


Fourth, eleventh, ninth, and sixth,
Thirty days to each affix;
Every other thirty-one
Except the second month alone.

Q: If you were stuck in a room with only a calendar, how would you survive?
A: Eat the dates and drink from the spring!

From my nine year old daughter, Dana

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

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

And you run and you run
To catch up with the sun
But it's sinking,
Racing around
To come up behind you again.

-- Pink Floyd

My uprights are midnights,
my levels God's law.
My corners dark moonlight,
my spaces fill all.

(a calendar) - Bob Richmond

Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.

Tomorrow I will live, the fool does say; Today itself's too late; the wise lived yesterday.

Martial (c. 66 A.D.) Epigrams

Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,
So do our minutes hasten to their end;
Each changing place with that which goes before,
In sequent toil all forwards do contend.

Sonnet 60 -- Shakespeare

Alike for those who for TO-DAY prepare,
And those that after a TO-MORROW stare,
A Muezzin from the Tower of Darkness cries
"Fools! your Reward is neither Here nor There."

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

One cannot walk down an avenue, converse with a friend, enter a building, browse beneath the arches of an old arcade without meeting an instrument of time. Time is visible in all places. Clock towers, wristwatches, church bells divide years into months, months into days, days into hours, hours into seconds, each increment of time marching after the other in perfect succession. And beyond any particular clock, a vast scaffold of time, stretching across the universe, lays down the law of time equally for all. In this world, a second is a second. Time paces forward with exquisite regularity, at precisely the same velocity in every corner of space. Time is an infinite ruler. Time is absolute.

-- Einstein's Dreams

Dates in Calendar are Closer Than They Appear!

Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.

Keep a diary, and someday it'll keep you.

Mae West

Dogs, ye have had your day!

Alexander Pope

Years following years steal something every day;
At last they steal us from ourselves away.

Alexander Pope

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

Think'st thou existence doth depend on time?
It doth; but actions are our epochs.

Lord Byron

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.

H. G. Wells

I've been on a calendar, but never on time.

Marilyn Monroe

More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all other causes combined.

Fred Brooks, Jr
The Mythical Man Month

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Douglas Adams

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.

Oscar Wilde

Give space to time, and time will fill space.

One seventh of your life is spent on Monday.

Tomorrow, tomorrow
There's always tomorrow
It's only a day away.

From Annie

With a bit of a mind flip
You're into the time slip.
And nothing can ever be the same.
You're spaced out on sensation.
Like you're under sedation.
Let's do the time-warp again.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

I've been aware of the time passing by
They say in the end it's the wink of an eye
And when the morning light comes streaming in
You'll get up and do it again

Jackson Browne

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