Quotes of Duration

“ It takes a long time to educate a community and it can't be done by spellbinders, moneybags, hypnotizers or magicians or Aladdin's lamp. Character is what matters on a paper. ”

- Harry J. Grant

“ It was the first time it had ever occurred to me, that this detestable cant of false humility might have originated out of the Heep family. I had seen the harvest, but had never thought of the seed. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ It's been a long time that I've been suffering from having no choice but to copy information from a file of HTML format to, say, a document in the DOC format. I had to resort to all those cumbersome operations of copying, editing and so on. This utility has finally eliminated this trouble and saved my time. ”

- Jim Hightower

“ Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ”

- M. Scott Peck

“ It took me a long time, but I don't feel as anxious about stupid things anymore - or perhaps they've just been replaced by more complicated stupid things. ”

- Neil Finn

“ It's going to take a certain man for me to ever get involved with, because he'll have to realize I don't have two children, I have three. Tommy is always going to always be a part of my life. ”

- Pamela Anderson

“ It took a long time for me to convince my staff people to leave me unscheduled from 2:00 to 4:00 everyday. And I need to do that as mayor. I need to schedule accessibility time. ”

- Dick Murphy

“ Time present and time pastAre both perhaps present in time future,And time future contained in time past.If all time is eternally presentAll time is unredeemable. ”

- T. S. Eliot

“ Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. ”

- John Wesley

“ The time to enjoy a European tour is about three weeks after you unpack. ”

- George Ade

“ I believe it has been said that one copy of the "Times" contains more useful information than the whole of the historical works of Thucydides. ”

- Richard Cobden

“ The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition. ”

- Israel Zangwill

“ There is a time for risky love. There is a time for extravagant gestures. There is a time to pour out your affections on one you love. And when the time comes — seize it, don't miss it. ”

- Max Lucado

“ It's been a long time since I've enjoyed watching a high school football game like this. ”

- Bill Murray

“ I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am the most certain of the first time. ”

- Josh Billings

“ Very few things happen at the right time and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects. ”

- Herodotus

“ Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in. ”

- Confucius

“ The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God the herdsman treads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet. ”

- William Butler Yeats

“ Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it. ”

- Leonardo da Vinci

“ Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge... At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. ”

- Jawaharlal Nehru

“ You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself. ”

- Beryl Markham

“ Time goes, you say? Ah, no! Alas, Time stays, we go. ”

- Austin Dobson

“ At this moment in time I did not say them things. ”

- Glenn Hoddle

“ O, call back yesterday, bid time return. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always enough time to do it over. ”

- Jack Bergman

“ Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. ”

- Mark Twain

“ To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did, I ought to know because I've done it a thousand times. ”

- Mark Twain

“ I learned a long time ago that minor surgery is when they do the operation on someone else, not you. ”

- Bill Walton

“ If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves little enough. ”

- Benjamin Franklin
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