The 07/12/13 Joy Jar

12 Jul

Moi has a couple of watches that she really likes. Watches are all about time, perhaps, with a little bit of fashion thrown in. Time is precious because one can never get it back. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is a realization of the value of time.

Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
Samuel Johnson

We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.
ROALD DAHL, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
THOMAS MANN, The Magic Mountain

The habit of looking to the future and thinking that the whole meaning of the present lies in what it will bring forth is a pernicious one. There can be no value in the whole unless there is value in the parts.
BERTRAND RUSSELL, Conquest of Happiness

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Poor Richard’s Almanac

Time
Like a petal in the wind
Flows softly by
As old lives are taken
New ones begin
A continual chain
Which lasts throughout eternity
Every life but a minute in time
But each of equal importance
CINDY CHENEY, “Time”

Nothing keeps. There is one law in the universe: NOW.
ALFRED SUTRO, The Open Door

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Indifferent to the affairs of men, time runs out, precise, heedless, exact, and immutable in rhythm.
ERWIN SYLVANUS, Dr. Korczak and the Children

Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to.”
LAO TZU,

The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.
LEO TOLSTOY, War and Peace

Time is the great physician.
BENJAMIN DISRAELI, Endymion

Time ripens the substance of a life as the seasons mellow and perfect its fruits. The best apples fall latest and keep longest.
AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT, Table Talk

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