Quotes on time


To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, an they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.

~ Henry David Thoreau

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

~ Henry David Thoreau

You can do what you think you can do and you cannot do what you think you cannot.

~ Ben Stein

I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of the field, where I may think the remnant of my thoughts in peace, and part of this body and my soul with contemplation and devout desires.

~ William Shakespeare

I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.

~ William Shakespeare

Ace Running a casino is like robbing a bank with no cops around. For guys like me, Las Vegas washes away your sins. It's like a morality car wash.

~ Casino

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.

~ Ursula K. LeGuin

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

~ African Proverb

While there's life, there's hope.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well.

~ A Bartlett Giamatti

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