Saturday, 30 November 2013

Worth


A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success. - Cullen Hightower

Don't underestimate your worth by comparing yourself with others. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu

Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it. - Publilius Syrus

No one can figure out your worth but you. - Pearl Bailey

People who know how much they’re worth aren’t usually worth that much. - Nelson Bunker Hunt

That man proved his worth who can make us listen when he is by, and think when he has gone. - Unknown

The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.  - Unknown

There is no such thing as absolute value in this world. You can only estimate what a thing is worth to you. - Charles Dudley

When the fight begins within himself, A man’s worth something. -Robert Browning

When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless. - Unknown

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. -Thomas Edison

Friday, 29 November 2013

Quote Worthy


The way you treat others is the way you treat yourself. True respect for another comes from self respect. True love for another comes from self love. True forgiveness for another comes from self forgiveness. - Unknown

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved. - Unknown

The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind. - Heinrich Heine

It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die. -
S. I. Hayakawa

When we clear out other people’s expectations or the classic things we are supposed to want, we make room to take baby steps toward our true dreams. - Unknown

No one day is alike another, each tomorrow has its special miracle, its magic moment in which old universes are destroyed and new stars are created. - Paulo Coelho

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Temptation


Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. - William Butler Yeats

Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory. - Frederick W. Faber

Every temptation is an opportunity to triumph over evil. - Marc Williams

No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it. - James Allen

Saintliness is also a temptation. - Jean Anouilh

Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart. - William Shakespeare

Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure hours that men are made or marred. - W. M. Taylor

Temptation usually comes in through a door that has deliberately been left open. - Unknown

Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you second chances. - Orlando A. Battista

When temptation knocks, imagination usually answers. - Dan Bennett

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Buddhist Quotes


Buddhism:- the belief in the limitless human capacity for wisdom, compassion and courage, starting with a deep understanding of your own limitless nature. - Unknown

All beings tremble before violence. All fear death, all love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do? - Buddha

As the rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all. - Buddha

Be ye lamp unto yourselves. Hold fast to the truth as a lamp. See salvation alone in the truth. - The Buddha

Buddhism is not about religion. Buddhism is about wisdom of nature. The nature of mind. - Unknown

Free yourself from attachment. Know the sweet joy of the way. How joyful to look upon the awakened and to keep company with the wise. How long the road to the man who travels the road with the fool. - Buddha

No matter how far out on the sea of suffering we’ve sailed, all that is required is to turn toward awakening. It’s never too late, but it takes that turning, and no one can do that for us. - Bommie Myotai Treace

The Way is in the heart. - Buddha

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Vacations


A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. - Unknown

It is not the place you choose for a vacation that determines your enjoyment but the company you tag along with. - Unknown

No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one. - Elbert Hubbard

The trouble with vacations is you have to earn them before you go and make up for them when you come back. It is really more restful just to keep on working. - Henry Allen Moe

Vacations should always be just long enough for your boss to miss you, but not so long he finds out he can really do quite well without you. - Unknown

Vanity


Looking for a quote on a particular subject? I have categorized the quotes to make the search easier This 'label' - ZQuotesV - has all the quotes on subjects beginning with the Alphabet V. You might want to search the labels on the right hand side of the page too.

Vanity

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness. - Thomas Wolfe

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity. - Miguel de Cervantes

Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired: even I who write this and you who read this. - Blaise Pascal

Quote Worthy


Whats the use of worrying? It never was worth while, so Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag, And smile, smile, smile. - George Asaf

Happiness keeps you sweet, Trials keep you strong, Sorrows keep you human, Failures keep you humble, Success keeps you glowing. - Unknown

Oh, treacherous night! thou lendest thy ready veil to every treason, and teeming mischief's beneath thy shade. - Aaron Hill

A rainbow in the morning is the Shepherd’s warning: But a rainbow at night is the Shepherd’s delight. - Old Weather Rhyme

The most difficult phase of life is not when no one understands you. It’s when you don’t understand yourself. - Unknown

Pay someone a compliment today. Lift someone else’s self-esteem. It does not take away from your own. - Unknown

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. - John Bunyan

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. - Matthew

The worst feeling isn’t being lonely but being forgotten by someone you can’t forget. - Unknown

A man should always consider how much more unhappy he might be than he is. - Unknown

Monday, 25 November 2013

Did they actually say these?


Sometimes we say things without thinking. Sometimes words come out a different meaning to the one we intended them to be. Here are a few examples.

People can have the Model T in any colour - so long as it's black. - Henry Ford

People would not want to know of any misquotes that I may or may not make. - Unknown

Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that. - Bill Shanky

Spare no expense to make everything as economical as possible. - Samuel Goldwyn 

Sure, there have been deaths and injuries in boxing, but none of them serious. - Alan Winter

The doctors X-rayed my head and found nothing. - Unknown

The loss of life will be irreplaceable. - Unknown

The truth is more important than the facts. - Frank Lloyd Wright

The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance. - Ruth Gordon

We have deep depth. - Unknown

We made too many wrong mistakes. - Unknown

We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made. - Unknown

When I have been asked who caused the riots and the killing, my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame. - Unknown

With eight minutes left, the game could be won in the next five or ten minutes. - Unknown

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.
- Unknown

You can observe a lot just by watching. - Unknown

You know it’s cold outside when you go outside and it’s cold. - Unknown

You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.
- Unknown

Zero-zero is a big score. - Unknown

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Vices


It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. - Abraham Lincoln

Men wish to be saved from the mischiefs of their vices, but not from their vices. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vice may be learnt, even without a teacher. - Seneca

Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue. - Lord Chesterfield

Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess! - Charles Dickens

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Writers / Writing


A bad book is as much of a labour to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul. - Aldous Huxley

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. - Richard Bach

A writer only becomes a true writer by practising his craft, by experimenting constantly with language, as a great artist may experiment with clay or oils until the medium becomes second nature, to be moulded however the artist may desire. - Christabel Lamotte

A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. - Leo Rosten

All there is to writing is having ideas. To learn to write is to learn to have ideas. - Robert Frost

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. - Socrates

Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous. - William Somerset Maugham

I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living. - Anne Lindbergh

If there's a book you want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. - Toni Morrison

If you write a page a day, you will be an author of a thick book in a year. Great results will take shape when small efforts are continually put in over time. - Unknown

In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fiction parts should be printed in red ink, the fact parts in black ink. - Catherine Drinker Bowen

Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped. - Lillian Hellman

Omit needless words. Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell. - William Strunk

One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. - Annie Dillard

Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Start writing a new chapter, for if you live by the book you’ll never make history. - Ben Sobel

Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book. - Mickey Spillane

The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone’s neurosis. - William Styron

The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination. - James A. Michener

The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything. - Walter Bagehot

The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way. - Richard Harding Davis

The waste basket is the writer's best friend. - Isaac Singer

The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn't behave that way you would never do anything. - John Irving

There are two kinds of writers; those that make you think, and those that make you wonder. - Brian Aldiss

To write simply is as difficult as to be good. - William Somerset Maugham

To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself. - Anne Rice

To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author. - Charles Colton 

Two sorts of writers possess genius: those who think, and those who cause others to think. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

When asked, "How do you write?" I invariably answer, "one word at a time."  - Stephen King

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. - Enrique Jardiel Poncela

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research. - Wilson Mizner

Write a wise saying and your name will live forever. - Unknown

Write what you like, then imbue it with life and make it unique by blending in your own personal knowledge of life, friendship, relationships, sex, and work. - Stephen King

Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders. - Walter Bagehot

Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories. - Mario Vargas Llosa

Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. - Sharon O'Brien

Writing is the supreme solace. - William Somerset Maugham

Writing when properly managed, is but a different name for conversation. - Laurence Sterne

You can’t write about people out of textbooks, and you can’t use jargon. You have to speak clearly and simply and purely in a language that a six-year-old child can understand; and yet have the meanings and the overtones of language, and the implications, that appeal to the highest intelligence. - Katherine Anne Porter

You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Friday, 22 November 2013

Quote Worthy


Keep the golden mean between saying too much and too little. - Publilius Syrus

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. - Helen Keller

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. - Unknown

A merry heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit can make you sick. - Unknown

If you fight for a place in someone’s life, you will never be comfortable there. - Marinela Reka

When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees. - Joseph Joubert

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community. - Ed Howe

When you are in deep water, it’s a good idea to keep your mouth shut. - Unknown

When poverty comes in through the door, love flies out of the window. Unknown

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. - John F. Kennedy

Some people create their own storm and get mad when it rains. - Unknown

Don’t let the dark past ruin a bright future. - Unknown

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Things


A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it. - John Ruskin

All things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small. - Lao Tzu

All things are difficult before they are easy. - Thomas Fuller

All things are only transitory. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All things come round to him who will but wait. - Henry Wadworth Longfellow

All things share the same breath the beast, the tree, the man... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. - Chief Seattle

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. - Zig Ziglar

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. - Bertolt Brecht

Good things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for. Better things come to those who try. - Unknown

How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us. - Parks Cousins

If you take care of the little things, the big things take care of themselves.
- R. Reese

It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves. - Carl Jung

It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them. - Paulo Coelho

Many things are lost for want of asking. - George Herbert

Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the first time. - Margot Fonteyn

Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have. - Unknown

Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their heart. - Unknown

Other peoples things are more pleasing to us, and ours to other people. - Publilius Syrus

See things as they are, rather than how you expect them to be or how you think they should be. - Unknown  

Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace. - John Dryden 

Sweep away the clutter of things that complicate our lives. - Henry David Thoreau

Take things always by their smooth handle. - Thomas Jeffeson

Take things as they come. But try to make things come as you would like to take them. - Curt Goetz

Thats the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious theyve been all along. - Madeleine K. L'Engle

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it. - Unknown

The things hardest to bear are sweetest to remember. - Seneca
 
The things that are essential are acquired with little bother; it is the luxuries that call for toil and effort. - Seneca

The things that count most in life are the things that can’t be counted. - Zig Ziglar

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. - Kalu Kalu 

There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for. - Tom Robbins

There is one common flow, one common breathing. All things are in sympathy. - Hippocrates

Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets. - Baltasar Gracian

Things dont go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be. - Samuel Johnson

Things dont turn up in this world until somebody turns them up. - James Garfield 

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. - Abraham Lincoln

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

Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way thing turns out. - John Wooden

We dont see things as they are, we see them as we are. - Anais Nin

What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. - Unknown

When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest. - William Hazlitt

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things. - William Wordsworth

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Food For Thought


Whenever the energy of anger comes up, we often want to express it to punish the person whom we believe to be the source of our suffering. This is the habit energy in us. When we suffer, we always blame the other person for having made us suffer. We do not realize that anger is, first of all, our business. We are primarily responsible for our anger, but we believe very naively that if we can say something or do something to punish the other person, we will suffer less. This kind of belief should be uprooted. Because whatever you do or say in a state of anger will only cause more damage in the relationship. Instead, we should try not to do anything or say anything when we are angry. - Thich Nhat Hanh

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Think of it – always. - Mahatma Gandhi

When you meet someone with good manners, you cannot know immediately if you are meeting a good person. You may not know for years, or ever. But you will know instantly that something is right about the person. - Unknown

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Tigers


An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured. - Konrad Adenauer

He who rides a tiger finds it hard to dismount. - Unknown

No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. - Unknown

When the tiger comes down from the mountain to the plains, it is bullied by the dogs. - Chinese Proverb

When you go up to the mountain too often, you will eventually encounter the tiger. - Chinese Proverb

Quote Worthy


Every person is important. It does not matter whether you play the violin, the flute, the cello, or the drums; you are still part of the orchestra. - Unknown

Sometimes we look so intently toward the pinnacle that we stumble over the steps leading to it. Development begins just where you are. - Unknown

Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something, then you have the time to do something about it. - Anthony D'Angelo

Every bad situation will have something positive. Even a dead clock shows correct time twice a day. Stay positive in life. - Unknown

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage. - Benjamin Disraeli

The most difficult part of any endeavour is taking the first step, making the first decision. - Robyn Davidson

People never mean half of what they say, and it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions. - Dorothy Day

It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions. - Daniel Defoe

Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. - Unknown

The bridges you cross before you come to them are over rivers that are not there. - Unknown

Monday, 18 November 2013

Time


Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor. - Paul Hawken

By losing present time, we lose all time. - W. Gurney Benham

Come what may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day. - Unknown

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. -  George Herbert

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure. - Benjamin Franklin

Everything that was, is and ever could be, is contained within this present moment. Time is merely a construct of a wholly false perception. - Unknown

Gain control of your time, and you will gain control of your life. - John L. Mason

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator. - Francis Bacon

He who forces time is pushed back by time; he who yields to time finds time on his side. - Unknown

I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. - Lord Chesterfield

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. - William Shakespeare

I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours. - Bernard Berenson

If a person gives you his time, he can give you no more precious gift. - Unknown

If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality, I have no right to throw away your time. - Richard Cecil

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality. - Benjamin Franklin

If you can go back in time for five years, what would you do differently? You cannot go back in time, but you can think five years ahead – Now! - Unknown

If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more. - Brian Koslow

In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in ones life. - Marcel Proust

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

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. - Charles Dickens

Just as you began to feel that you could make good use of time, there was no time left to you. - Lisa Alther

Know the true value of time! Snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. - Lord Chesterfield Stanhope

Let every man be master of his time. - William Shakespeare 

Lost time is never found again. - John H. Aughey

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. - Samuel Smiles

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. - Dion Boucicault

Modern man thinks he loses something; time; when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains; except kill it. - Erich Fromm

No man can stay the passage of time however happy his life may be. Time, like an omnipotent policeman moves us all on willy-nilly. This ceaseless passage of time is so obvious a quality of our lives that we take it for granted. Within this ceaseless movement, all things we know are born, grow, decay and die, and we along with them. -  K. Sri Dhammananda

Oh Time! the beautifier of the dead, adorer of the ruin, comforter and only healer when the heart hath bled... Time, the avenger! - Lord Bryon

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! - Tony Robbins

One always has time enough, if one will apply it well. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One thing you can not recycle is wasted time. Lost time is never found again. - Unknown

Quit saying you don't have time. You have time for what you make time for in life. - Bryant McGill

Remember that time is money. - Benjamin Franklin

Take time by the forelock. - Charles Dickens

Take time to work – it is the price of success. Take time to think – it is the source of power. Take time to play – it is the secret of perpetual youth. Take time to read it is the foundation of wisdom. Take time to be friendly it is the road to happiness. Take time to dream it is hitching your wagon to a star. Take time to laugh – it is the music of the soul. Take time with God – it is the source of strength. - Unknown

The time to relax is when you dont have time for it. - Sydney J. Harris

The time will pass anyway. You can either spend it creating the life you want or spend it living the life you don’t want. The choice is yours. - Unknown

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. - Bertrand Russell

There are a million ways to lose a day, but not even a single way to get one back. Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. The ability to concentrate and use your time well is everything. - Lee Iacocca 

There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. - Ernest Hemingway

There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen. - Unknown

There is always time to make right what is wrong. - Susan Griffin

There is never enough time, unless youre serving it. - Malcolm Forbes

There is nothing of which we are apt to be so lavish as of time, and about which we ought to be more solicitous; since without it we can do nothing in this world. - William Penn

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: Time. - Napoleon Bonaparte

There is time for everything. - Thomas A. Edison

Theres time enough, but none to spare. - Charles W. Chesnutt

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. - Jean De La Bruyere

Time brings all things to pass. - Aeschylus

Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours. - Mark Twain

Time gives birth to both judge and jury. - Unknown

Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. - Margaret Peters

Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance. Moments pass swiftly or as eternities depending upon our state of mind – or rather how we are willing to suspend our minds. It is often said that there are those who can experience more in a moment than some can experience in a lifetime. Time is relative. It is ours, given freely to spend wisely or to squander idly, but never to be hoarded. Time past is gone and all the moaning will never bring it back. - Leo Buscaglia

Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others. - Unknown

Time is a fixed income and, as with any income, the real problem facing most of us is how to live successfully within our daily allotment. - Margaret B. Johnstone

Time is a silent and invisible collaborator. - Jane Hirschfield

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. - Marcus Aurelius

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes in a day. - Denis Waitley

Time is generally the best doctor. - Ovid

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life. - Unknown

Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go. - Josh Billings

Time is like the ocean, always there, always different. - Ogden Nash

Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. - Jim Rohn

Time is nature’s way of preventing everything from happening at once. - Grafitto

Time is not a commodity, something you pass around like cake. Time is the substance of life. When anyone asks you to give your time, they are really asking for a chunk of your life. - Unknown

Time is not a great healer. It is an indifferent and perfunctory one. Sometimes it does not heal at all. And sometimes when it seems to, no healing has been necessary. - Ivy Compton-Burnett

Time is that in which all things pass away. - Schopenhauer

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. - Carl Sandburg

Time is the devourer of all things. - Ovid

Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time. - Denis Waitley

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. - Theophrastus

Time is the only critic without ambition. - John Steinbeck

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

Time makes more converts than reason. - Thomas Paine

Time raises standards. If we could bring one of today’s technologies back one hundred years, we would be worshipped like gods. Today, even the landing of a man on Mars will be considered a fairly mundane event. - Unknown

Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly. - Ivan Turgenev

Time spent in getting even would be better spent in getting ahead. - Unknown

Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendour. - Horatius

Time, for all its smuggling in of new problems conspicuously cancels others. - Unknown

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning. We give our own meaning to time, as to life. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, you old gypsy man, will you not stay, put up your caravan just for one day? - Ralph Hodgson

Until you value yourself, you wont value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. - M. Scott Peck

Wait for that wisest of counsellors, Time. - Pericles

Waste your money and you are only out of money, but waste your time and you have lost a part of your life. - Unknown

We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. - Seneca

We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves. - George Matthew Adams

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch. - John F. Kennedy

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. - Nelson Mendela

We never shall have any more time we have, and we have always had, all the time there is. - Arnold Bennett

What can be done at any time is never done at all. - Unknown

When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time. - Edgar Watson Howe

When the time is right, you just got to do it. - Jack Simplot

You may ask me for anything you like except time. - Napoleon Bonaparte

You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time you must make it. - Charles Buxton

Your time is limited, so dont waste it living someone elses life. Dont be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other peoples thinking. Dont let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. - Steve Jobs 

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

How to stop time: meditate.
How to travel in time: read.
How to escape time: music.
How to feel time: write.
How to waste time: gossip. - Unknown

Did they actually say these?


Sometimes we say things without thinking. Sometimes words come out a different meaning to the one we intended them to be. Here are a few examples.

If it weren’t for electricity we’d all be watching television by candlelight. - George Gobal

If people don’t want to go to the picture, nobody can stop them. - Samuel Goldwyn

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! - P.J. O'Rourke

If you want to really know what your friends and family think of you, die broke, and then see who shows up for the funeral. - Gregory Nunn

If you work on a nonexistent problem, there are much fewer obstacles to overcome. - Unknown

If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either. - Dick Cavett 

I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control. - Alan Bennett

I'm still an atheist, thank God. - Luis Bunuel

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. - Unknown

In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice. - Unknown

It is bad luck to be superstitious. - Andrew W. Mathis

It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am. - Muhammad Ali

It's like deja vu all over again. - Unknown

It's no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or another. - Unknown

Let us all be happy, and live within our means even if we have to borrow the money to do it with. - Artemus Ward

Nobody ever beats Wales at rugby, they just score more points. - Graham Mourie

Nobody goes there anymore because it's always so crowded. - Unknown

People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they’re exactly like the old ones. - Charles F. Kettering