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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
Francis Bacon - Novum organumTranslations available
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
Leonardo da VinciTranslations available
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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.

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Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.
Jean de La Bruyere - Les CaractèresTranslations available
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It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - The Little PrinceTranslations available
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Time is a great master; it regulates things well.
Pierre Corneille - SertoriusTranslations available
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There are moments in life when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence immeasurably increased.
Charles BaudelaireTranslations available
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Nor is it right to say there are three times: past, present and future. Perhaps it would be more correct to say: there are three times: a present of things past, a present of things present, a present of things future.
Augustine of Hippo - ConfessionsTranslations available
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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien - The Lord of the RingsTranslations available
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Meet the time as it seeks us.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of CymbelineTranslations available
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Time reveals the truth.
SenecaTranslations available
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Let us see to it that all time belongs to us. This, however, cannot be unless first of all our own selves begin to belong to us.
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad LuciliumTranslations available
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All our dignity consists, then, in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill.
Let us endeavour then to think well; this is the principle of morality.

Blaise Pascal - PenséesTranslations available
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You could not step twice into the same river.
Heraclitus of EphesusTranslations available
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You could not step twice into the same river.

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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.
Émile Maximilien Paul LittréTranslations available
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Time, that moving image of an immovable eternity.
Jean-Baptiste RousseauTranslations available
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
Jean de La Fontaine - FablesTranslations available
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Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
Jean de La Fontaine - FablesTranslations available
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It takes a long time to become young.
Pablo PicassoTranslations available
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What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.
Augustine of Hippo - ConfessionsTranslations available
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There are no secrets that time does not reveal.
Jean Racine - BritannicusTranslations available
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When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time that is behind the work.
Jean Cocteau - Le Coq et l’ArlequinTranslations available
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Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience.
Albert CamusTranslations available
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Hours were made for man, not man for hours.
François Rabelais - Gargantua and PantagruelTranslations available
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As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the WoodsTranslations available
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The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.
Marcel ProustTranslations available
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Love is space and time measured by the heart.
Marcel ProustTranslations available
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Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.
Bertrand RussellTranslations available
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Everything comes in time to those who can wait.
François RabelaisTranslations available
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It's never too late, but it's always high time.
Alfred AdlerTranslations available
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It's never too late, but it's always high time.

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Time is the notion of 'before and after'.
Erwin SchrödingerTranslations available
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