When a great man has some one object in view to be achieved in a given time, it may be absolutely necessary for him to walk out of all the common roads.
Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction from the life of man.
We sometimes speak of winning reputation as though that were the final goal. The truth is contrary to this. Reputation is a reward, to be sure, but it is really the beginning, not the end of endeavor. It should not be the signal for a let-down, but rather, a reminder that the standards which won recognition can never again be lowered. From him who gives much - much is forever after expected.
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 left for anything but to make peacework a dimension of our every waking activity.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his body, to risk his well-being, to risk his life in a great cause.
Music is the universal language of mankind ... poetry their universal pastime and delight.
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is ... impossible.
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
I never deny, I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
On seeing a former lover for the first time in years: I thought I told you to wait in the car.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator.
The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made. Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home: Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view That stand upon the threshold of the new.
Today as in the time of Pliny and Columella, the hyacinth flourishes in Wales, the periwinkle in Illyria, the daisy on the ruins of Numantia; while around them cities have changed their masters and their names, collided and smashed, disappeared into nothingness, their peaceful generations have crossed down the ages as fresh and smiling as on the days of battle.
The strait and narrow path, though clearly marked, is a path, not a freeway nor an escalator. Indeed, there are times when the only way the strait and narrow path can be followed is on one's knees! And we are to help each other along the path.
If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.
Time spent in the advertising business seems to create a permanent deformity like the Chinese habit of foot-binding.
DUEL, n. A formal ceremony preliminary to reconciliation of two enemies. Great skill is necessary to its satisfactory observance; if awkwardly performed ... deplorable consequences sometimes ensue. A long time ago a man lost his life.
Last year I picked up the New York Times and there was a story about a kid from Dartmouth who was bragging that he never left his room, and made dates and ordered pizza with his computer. The piece de resistance of this story was that he had two roommates, and he was proud of the fact that he only talked to them by computer.
I had not time to lick it into form, as a bear doth her young ones.
A lifetime isn't nearly long enough to figure out what it's all about.
When, from a long distant past, nothing subsists, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered, still, alone, more fragile, but with more vitality, more unsubstantial, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised for a long time, like souls, ready to remind us, waiting and hoping for their moment, amid the ruins of all the rest; and bear unfaltering ... the vast structure of recollection.
A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't it is of no use.
Let us live in as small a circle as we will, we are either debtors or creditors before we have had time to look around.
To be always intending to live a new life, but never to find time to set about it; this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day and night to another, till he is starved and destroyed.
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
Increasingly in recent times we have come first to identify the remedy that is most agreeable, most convenient, most in accord with major pecuniary or political interest, the one that reflects our available faculty for action; then we move from the remedy so available or desired back to a cause to which that remedy is relevant.
Come my Celia, let us prove, While we can, the sports of love Time will not be ours forever He at length our good will sever. Spend not then his gifts in vain; Suns that set may rise again, But if once we lose this light 'Tis with us perpetual night.
Oh, God, give me grace for this day. Not for a lifetime, nor for next week, nor for tomorrow, just for this day. Direct my thoughts and bless them Direct my work and bless it. Direct the things I say and give them blessing, too. Direct and bless everything that I think and speak and do. So that for this one day, just this one day, I have the gift of grace that comes from your presence.
Anybody who is happy all the time needs a psychiatrist.
Time is a versatile performer. It flies, marches on, heals all wounds, runs out, and will tell.
There's nothng surer, The rich get rich and the poor get poorer, In the meantime, in between time, Ain't we got fun.
— Gus Kahn
But you think ... that it is time for me to have done with the world, and so I would if I could get into a better before I was called into the best, and not die here in a rage, like a poisoned rat in a hole.
Contact is all it takes to change your life, to lose your place in time. Contact, asleep or awake, Coming around you may wake up to find questions deep within your eyes, Things you never realized
Somewhere there's music, how faint the tune ... Some tribal cultures believe that the act of creation takes place through music. They literally sing their homes, their villages and their valleys into existence. They keep them strong and real regularly and ritually through music and belief. It's a little like prayer, isn't it? Somewhere in the world, someone is chanting their own universe into being right now. We modern folk are not so different from this. We speak of being in tune, of needing harmony and rhythm to feel complete and alive. We create our own realities with our words and our songs, our eyes and our hands. Each world is defined by our own outline, the envelope of skin and nerves and light and air we inhabit. Every time we push against something, we feel ourselves.
Homesickness is ... absolutely nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time ... You don't really long for another country. You long for something in yourself that you don't have, or haven't been able to find.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
Great artists treasure their time with a bitter and snarling miserliness.
There is no short-cut no patent tram-road, to wisdom. After all the centuries of invention, the soul's path lies through the thorny wilderness which must still be trodden in solitude, with bleeding feet, with sobs for help, as it was trodden by them of old time.
You need only choose ... then keep choosing as many times as necessary. That is all you need do. And it is certainly something you can do. Then as you continue to choose, everything is yours.
A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
Not I, not I, but the wind that blows through me! A fine wind is blowing the new direction of Time.
Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.
The man or woman you really love will never grow old to you. Through the wrinkles of time, through the bowed frame of years, you will always see the dear face and feel the warm heart union of your eternal love.
Put your trust in the living God and all will be right in time and eternity.
The cheap, no matter how charming, how immediate, does not wear so well. It has a way of telling its story the first time through.
A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. Indeed the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.
There has never been any country at every moment so virtuous and so wise that it has not sometimes needed to be saved from itself.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Let proportion be found not only in numbers and measures, but also in sounds, weights, times, and positions, and what ever force there is.
If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.
I'm an excellent housekeeper. Every time I get a divorce, I keep the house.
A citizen of an advanced industrialized nation consumes in six months the energy and raw materials that have to last the citizen of a developing country his entire lifetime.
Why do born-again people so often make you wish they'd never been born the first time?
If you realize too acutely how valuable time is, you are too paralyzed to do anything.
No enjoyment, however inconsiderable, is confined to the present moment. A man is the happier for life from having made once an agreeable tour, or lived for any length of time with pleasant people, or enjoyed any considerable interval of innocent pleasure.
One realizes the full importance of time only when there is little of it left. Every man's greatest capital asset is his unexpired years of productive life.
Remember, every time you open your mouth to talk, your mind walks out and parades up and down the words.
We are fortunate to live in such interesting times, we have a ringside seat for the fall of western civilization, the only problem is that it is inside the ring.
If we spent as much time lifting our children as we do criticizing them, how effectively we could help them to see themselves in a more positive light!
I now want to tell three stories about advances in twentieth-century physics. A curious fact emerges in these tales: time and again physicists have been guided by their sense of beauty not only in developing new theories but even in judging the validity of physical theories once they are developed ... Simplicity is part of what I mean by beauty, but it is a simplicity of ideas, not simplicity of a mechanical sort that can be measured by counting equations or symbols.
My share of the work of the world may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious. Darwin could work only half an hour at a time; but in many diligent half-hours he laid anew the foundations of philosophy. Green, the historian, tells us that the world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
He who gives money, gives much. He who gives time, gives more. He who gives himself, gives all.
The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Ordinary people merely think how they shall spend their time; a man of talent tries to use it.
Good is a good doctor, but Bad is sometimes a better.
I can do only one thing at a time, but I can avoid doing many things simultaneously.
Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye and deny it.
Indian monks were the first to choose the garden as the proper setting for their lives, which were devoted to the contemplation of the divine; but with a prophetic eye we may see that the garden will often be dedicated in a like manner: at a later time Greek philosophers, and monks in early Christian days, will retire into their gardens for united, yet silent, contemplation.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
It is high time that the idea of success be replaced by the idea of service.
There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime.
The real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours.
The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all.
If a man is after money, he's money mad; if he keeps it, he's a capitalist; if he spends it, he's a playboy; if he doesn'tget it, he's a never-do-well; if he doesn't try to get it, he lacks ambition. If he gets it without working for it; he's a parasite; and if he accumulates it after a life time of hard work, people call him a fool who never got anything out of life.
A man may fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
There are times when minds need to turn to simple things. Perhaps for a few of these nights all of us might do well to leave the briefcases at the office and to read again the pages of the Bible, and to re-read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. We might do well to stay home a few days and walk over the fields, or to stand in the shelter of the barn door and reflect upon the relentless and yet benevolent forces of Mother Nature. The laws of nature are relentless. They can never be disobeyed without exacting a penalty. Yet they are benevolent, for when they are understood and obeyed, nature yields up the abundance that blesses those who understand and obey.
I strongly believe the black culture spends too much time, energy and effort raising, praising, and teasing our black children about the dubious glories of professional sports.
The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
TRUTH, n. An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance. Discovery of truth is the sole purpose of philosophy, which is the most ancient occupation of the human mind and has a fair prospect of existing ... to the end of time.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as nothing happened.
I am dying. I haven't drunk champagne for a long time.
I have tried simply to write the best I can; sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
In conversation the game is, to say something new with old words. And you shall observe a man of the people picking his way along, step by step, using every time an old boulder, yet never setting his foot on an old place.
One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.
We never shall have any more time we have, and we have always had, all the time there is.
His acting remains forever fixed in a time that never dates.
Once they're on paper, they're gone. I like to do as much with the words, as far as image goes, so that it's really left open for a lot of things, even though I remember a specific impression of something I had at the time. I can't say a song is about this or that; in fact, I wouldn't even want to. I just prefer to have people live it anyway they want. Because it's theirs after that. There's nothing I can do about it anymore
We spend too much time recruiting and not enough time working with the players we have.
Having listened to people for a long time, I believe many of us should be thankful not to be shot.
He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate.
There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can.
A great man's greatest good luck is to die at the right time
Is it a fact - or have I dreamt it - that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time? Rather, the round globe is a vast head, a brain, instinct with intelligence!
It is sometimes frightening to observe the success which comes even to the outlaw with a polished technique, and we find ourselves doubting the validity of the virtues we have been taught. But I believe we must reckon with character in the end, for it is as potent a force in world conflict as it is in our own domestic affairs. It strikes the last blow in any battle.
... it is interesting to note that the original problem that started my research is still outstanding - namely the problem of planning or scheduling dynamically over time, particularly planning dynamically under uncertainty. If such a problem could be successfully solved it could eventually through better planning contribute to the well-being and stability of the world.
I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
I just feel that you reach a point when its time to move on.
It's not so hard to be married, I've done it three or four times.
For tribal man, space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.
I think life is really hard sometimes. It's not easy to wake up every day and go through what you go through. But the beautiful moments that you share with people that you love, or even experience alone, are worth all of the pain and sorrow. Those moments should be cherished, and I think that's what music is all about-to remind people of the beautiful moments that are in everybody's life
PLAGUE, n. In ancient times a general punishment of the innocent for admonition of their ruler, as in the familiar instance of Pharaoh the Immune. The plague today ... is merely Nature's fortuitous manifestation of her purposeless objectionableness.
Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
In revolutionary times the rich are always the people who are most afraid.
PRESENTABLE, adj. Hideously appareled after the manner of the time and place.
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
We must never be too busy to take time to sharpen the saw.
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end.
Sometimes we learn more from a man's errors than from his virtues.
Yeats was the greatest poet of our times ... certainly the greatest in this language, and so far as I am able to judge, in any language.
I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
Physics isn't a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money.
Give us, O give us the man who sings at his work! Be his occupation what it may, he is equal to any of those who follow the same pursuit in silent sullenness. He will do more in the same time ... he will do it better ... he will persevere longer. One is scarcely sensible to fatigue while he marches to music. The very stars are said to make harmony as they revolve in their spheres.
There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
There was silence deep as death, And the boldest held his breath, For a time.
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
We all like to congregate at boundary conditions. Where land meets water. Where earth meets air. Where bodies meet mind. Where space meets time. We like to be on one side, and look at the other.
The new growth in the plant swelling against the sheath, which at the same time imprisons and protects it, must still be the truest type of progress.
One of the significant facts about the moment of birth is that it is an unconscious moment. No one ever knows when he is being born that the event is actually taking place, and sometimes we don't find out about it until quite a long time afterward. Sometimes, we never do really find out that we have been born. So frequently, we don't know why we were born; we don't know where we came from; we don't know what the purpose of life is; nor do we understand the possibilities of our godly destiny.
And oftentimes excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse, As patches set upon a little breach, Discredit more in hiding of the fault Than did the fault before it was so patch'd.
The actions of righteous women ripple on through time and space and even generations.
Nature is methodical, and doeth her work well. Time is never to be hurried.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you still don't know the ending.
He who cultivates a garden, and brings to perfection flowers and fruits cultivates and advances at the same time his own nature.
Interior presence cannot occupy the human soul at the same time that it is occupied by hatred.
Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances: it was somebody's name, or he happened to be there at right time, or it was so then, and another day it would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Although every organized religion works overtime to contribute its own brand of misogyny to the myth of woman-hate, woman-fear, and woman-evil, the Roman Catholic church also carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion, and by its use of skillful and wealthy lobbies to prevent legislative change. It is an obscenity--an all-male hierarchy, celibate or not, that presumes to rule on the lives and bodies of millions of women.
One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important things to be.
We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
Adlai Stevenson has a genius for saying the right thing, at the right time, to the wrong people.
It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged.
Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
You can learn much about life from a checker game: surrender one to take two; don't make two moves at one time; move up, not down; and when you reach the top, you may move as you like.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.
You will find it less easy to uproot faults than to choke them by gaining virtues. Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults. In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.
For the faithful, our finest hours are sometimes during or just following our darkest hours.
More than one cigar at a time is excessive smoking.
What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.
Opportunity knocks at the strangest times, It's not the time that matters But how you answer the door.
When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven, may I not see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union; on States dissevered, discordant, belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, it may be, in fraternal blood.
Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.
Now God comes to thee, not as in the dawning of the day, not as in the bud of the spring, but as the sun at noon to illustrate all shadows, as the sheaves in harvest, to fill all penuries, all occasions invite his mercies, and all times are his seasons.
The passage of time has not altered the capacity of the Redeemer to change lives.
We cannot build the new culture for learning to which we aspire in an environment which is depressed and dampened every day by the impact of alcohol and drug abuse, and we should not, and we cannot, hide from that reality any longer. More and more of our students are demanding that they not be imposed upon by others whose judgment and behavior are impaired by substance abuse. It is time to take a stand.
At the present time, the alternative is not between change or no change, but between change for the better and change for the worse.
He lives long that lives well, and time misspent is not lived, but lost.
Fond as we are of our loved ones, there comes at times during their absence an unexplainable peace.
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
PREFERENCE, n. A sentiment, or frame of mind, induced by the erroneous belief that one thing is better than another.
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?
Time, we know, is relative. You can travel light years through the stars and back, and if you do it at the speed of light then, when you return, you may have aged mere seconds while your twin brother or sister will have aged twenty, thirty, forty or however many years it is, depending on how far you traveled. This will come to you as a profound shock, particularly if you didn't know you had a twin brother or sister.
Sometimes we are inclined to class those who are once-and-a-half witted with the half-witted, because we appreciate only a third part of their wit.
It is not the strengths, but the durations of great sentiments that make great men.
Thou shalt confess the vain pursuit Of human glory yields no fruit But an untimely grave.
I went through a period of first successes. Then there was the inevitable change: the bad newspaper articles. Some people don't care about that, but I do. I'm hurt. I feel it. I don't think I've done anything dreadful. Sometimes you do things for reasons the press doesn't know. But I'm happy to go on as I have.
Time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
Everything passes, and what remains of former times, what remains of life, is the spiritual. In everything we do, the claim of the Absolute is unchanging.
In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.
Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.
You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition.
A wanderer is man from his birth. He was born in a ship On the breast of the river of Time.
An adventure is never an adventure while it's happening. Challenging experiences need time to ferment, and adventure is simply physical and emotional discomfort recollected in tranquillity.
With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart And aged her in a day!
A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
Nature, like us is sometimes caught Without her diadem.
There is a passion of reverence, almost of pity, mingling with the love of an honest man for a pure girl, which makes it the most exquisite, perhaps, of all human sentiments.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.
Everyone alters and is altered by everyone else. We are all the time taking in portions of one another or else reacting against them, and by these involuntary acquisitions and repulsions modifying ourselves.
Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?
Sometimes opportunity knocks, but most of the time it sneaks up and then quietly steals away.
Women, it is now quite clear, Are very much like men. Except of course for here and there, And sometimes now and then.
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
He who understands Archimedes and Apollonius will admire less the achievements of the foremost men of later times.
Now, I saw, upon a time, when he was walking in the fields, that he was, as he was wont, reading in his book, and greatly distressed in his mind; and, as he read, he burst out, as he had done before, crying, What shall I do to be saved?
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
The fall of Rome is often regarded as an object lesson in the wages of sin. Its contemporaries, however, more frequently laid the blame on the rise of Christianity ... Although they do not inquire into the future, and either forget or do not know the past, yet defame present times as most unusually beset, as it were, by evils because there is belief in Christ and worship of God, and increasingly less worship of idols.
If your work is work to you and you don't see beyond that work and see the pleasure in work and the pleasure in work and the pleasure in service, look out: you are in danger of standing in your present station for a long, long time.
These people are so worthless it makes me want to puke blood. I would gladly open fire on them, but if given a choice I'd rather subject them to a slower form of death. They fear me because I'm intelligent and creative. I have something better to do with my time. They are insecure
The individual who cultivates grievances, and who is perpetually exacting explanations of his assumed wrongs, can only be ignored, and left to the education of time and of development ... One does not argue or contend with the foul miasma that settles over stagnant water; one leaves it and climbs to a higher region, where the air is pure and the sunshine fair.
We don't have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here.
The truth is, the science of Nature has been already too long made only a work of the brain and the fancy: It is now high time that it should return to the plainness and soundness of observations on material and obvious things.
Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn.
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race.
There is always a comforting thought in time of trouble when it is not our trouble.