Quotes on time


I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for...

~ Thornton Wilder

There is no observation more frequently made by such as employ themselves in surveying the conduct of mankind, than that marriage, though the dictate of nature, and the institution of Providence, is yet very often the cause of misery, and that those who enter into that state can seldom forbear to express their repentance, and their envy of those whom either chance or caution hath withheld from it.

~ Samuel Johnson

My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.

~ Thomas Jefferson

There is measure in all things.

~ Horace

Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate their subject matters.

~ B. F. Skinner

I dreamed a thousand new paths. . . I woke and walked my old one.

~ Chinese Proverb

Common sense is that layer of prejudices which we acquire before we are sixteen.

~ Albert Einstein

Morpheus You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.

~ Matrix, The

Let the sun shine in.

~ Anti-War Poster

All living souls welcome whatsoever they are ready to cope with all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.

~ George Santayana

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