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240 Time Quotes That Will Inspire You Deeply

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Life, if well lived, is long enough. Seneca

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The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

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Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe Troly-Curtin

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Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments. Rose Kennedy

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Every second is of infinite value. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The future has a way of arriving unannounced. George F. Will

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Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got. Art Buchwald

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You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. Charles Buxto

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Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think. Chinese proverb

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The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. Charles Caleb Colton

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How we spend our days, is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard

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The more you know yourself, the more you understand life, the more you value your time. Maxime Lagacé

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A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin

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Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

The Best Time Quote

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Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing. Miles Davis

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill

We feast on time as time feasts on us. Maria Popova

Do we need more time? Or do we need to be more disciplined with the time we have? Kerry Johnson

People often complain about lack of time when lack of direction is the real problem. Zig Ziglar

Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. Emily Dickinson

It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Seneca (On The Shortness Of Life)

We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. Seneca

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As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. Henry David Thoreau

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. M. Scott Peck

I recommend you take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves. Earl of Chesterfield

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. William Penn

Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it. Arthur Schopenhauer

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Lack of time is actually lack of priorities. Tim Ferriss

The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately. Seneca

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin

Relentlessly prune bullshit, don’t wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have. That’s what you do when life is short. Paul Graham

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. Carl Sandburg

Shard by shard we are released from the tyranny of so-called time. Patti Smith

We go back and forth between being time’s master and its victim. James Gleick

Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. Rich Warren

The best use of time is stepping back to identify the best use of time. Aaron Aalto

Part 2. Time Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Time Quotes (Emerson, Shakespeare, Einstein, etc.)

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu

Time is the devourer of everything. Ovid

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. Albert Einstein

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. Samuel Smiles

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. Leonardo da Vinci

You can have it all. Just not all at once. Oprah Winfrey

Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin

Never leave ’till tomorrow which you can do today. Benjamin Franklin

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The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King Jr

It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning. Vincent Van Gogh

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. Mother Teresa

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese proverb

All great achievements require time. Maya Angelou

There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time. Coco Chanel

We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. Nelson Mandela

Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. Mahatma Gandhi

Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose. Thomas A. Edison

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. Henry Ford

The years teach much which the days never know. Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must use time as a tool, not as a couch. John F. Kennedy

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. William Shakespeare

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Rabindranath Tagore

Time is money. Benjamin Franklin

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Short Time Quotes

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Time is long but life is short. Stevie Wonder

Time is the wisest counselor of all. Pericles

I don’t have time is just saying it’s not a priority. Naval Ravikant

Time is a construction of our consciousness. Maria Popova

If one has no time, one has also lost oneself. Marc Wittmann

To choose time, is to save time. Francis Bacon

Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson

Time is not a measure, but a quality. Paulo Coelho

Too often too late comes too soon. Dr. SunWolf

Things change, and time is how we keep track. James Gleick

Time brings all things to pass. Aeschylus

Time is the fire in which we burn. Gene Roddenberry

Time is non-refundable, use it with intention. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

Own time, or time will own you. Brian Norgard

Time is a drug; too much of it kills you. Terry Pratchett

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Only time can heal what reason cannot. Seneca

Whatever begins, also ends. Seneca

Time itself comes in drops. William James

In time and with water, everything changes. Leonardo da Vinci

Time stays long enough for those who use it. Leonardo da Vinci

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. Michael Altshuler

No time like the present. Mrs. Manley

Time is an illusion. Albert Einstein

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. Douglas Adams

Time will explain. Jane Austen

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Inspirational And Motivational Time Quotes

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In such seconds of decision entire futures are made. Dan Simmons

Light tomorrow with today! Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Bruce Lee

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing. Thomas Jefferson

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between Sunrise and Sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever. Horace Mann

Mental time-travel is one of the greatest gifts of the mind. It makes us human, and it makes us special. Claudia Hammond

You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump. Unknown

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! Tony Robbins

If time and reason are functions of each other, if we are creatures of time, then we had better know it, and try to make the best of it. To act responsibly. Ursula K. Le Guin

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The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I don’t think it is possible to contribute to the present moment in any meaningful way while being wholly engulfed by it. It is only by stepping out of it, by taking a telescopic perspective, that we can then dip back in and do the work which our time asks of us. Maria Popova

You must match time’s swiftness with your speed in using it, and you must drink quickly as though from a rapid stream that will not always flow. Seneca

An hour, once it lodges in the queer element of the human spirit, may be stretched to fifty or a hundred times its clock length. Virginia Woolf

The perfect time to do what you love is now. Neil Strauss

If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got. Lee Iacocca

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. Earl Nightingale

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away. Charles Caleb Colton

Time is your most important resource. You can do so much in ten minutes. Ingvar Kamprad

Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real. Sara Paddison

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett

Funny Time Quotes (Some Will Surprise You)

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How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss

Time! The corrector when our judgments err. Lord Byron

Vacations are an expensive way to schedule time to pause and reflect. Shane Parrish

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams

Across the morning sky, all the birds are leaving. How can they know that it’s time to go? Nina Simone

There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. Bill Watterson

Pretend to be good all the time, and even God will be fooled. Kurt Vonnegut

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do day after tomorrow just as well. Mark Twain

If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done. Rita Mae Brown

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Who knows where the time goes? Nina Simone

Wasting time is something that people do or feel all over the world, not just in Italy. Paolo Sorrentino

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. Groucho Marx

I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time. Mark Twain

I’ve been on a calendar, but never on time. Marilyn Monroe

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Deep Time Quotes That Will Make You Think

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If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. Thomas Paine

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. Jean de la Bruyere

In our fast-moving modern world, it always seems that the time-train is pulling out of the station just as we reach the platform. No matter how fast we go, no matter how cleverly we schedule, there are never enough hours in the day. Carl Honore

Time is: too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear. Henry Van Dyke

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. Dion Boucicault

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. Leonardo da Vinci

You are a product of how you spend your time. Sunday Adelaja

Time is probably the most incomprehensible, mysterious, destructive and illusory phenomenon in the world. @TheAncientSage

Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. Jorge Luis Borges

Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. Bertrand Russell

Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time — past and future — the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is. Eckhart Tolle

To save time, stop looking for shortcuts. Shane Parrish

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Time is a gift that most of us take for granted. Cheryl Richardson

You are living as if destined to live for ever; your own frailty never occurs to you; you don’t notice how much time has already passed, but squander it as though you had a full and overflowing supply — though all the while that very day which you are devoting to somebody or something may be your last. Seneca (On The Shortness Of Life)

Nobody works out the value of time: men use it lavishly as if it cost nothing… We have to be more careful in preserving what will cease at an unknown point. Seneca

The moment is not properly an atom of time but an atom of eternity. It is the first reflection of eternity in time, its first attempt, as it were, at stopping time. Søren Kierkegaard

Time — particularly our experience of it as a continuity of successive moments — is a cognitive illusion rather than an inherent feature of the universe, a construction of human consciousness and perhaps the very hallmark of human consciousness. Maria Popova

My past is everything I failed to be. Fernando Pessoa

We may be born alone, but childhood ends with a synchrony of clocks, as we lend ourselves fully to the contagion of time. Alan Burdick

Timelessness — in the sense of time never ending, never beginning — is a stagnant nothing. Thomas Mann

Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new… but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design? Paracelsus

Is there anything we know more intimately than the fleetingness of time, the transience of each and every moment? Rebecca Goldstein

Time is a dictator, as we know it. Where does it go? What does it do? Most of all, is it alive? Is it a thing that we cannot touch and is it alive? Nina Simone

Time is a feature of creation, and the creator remains apart from it, transcendent over it. James Gleick

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time. Henry David Thoreau

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Wise Time Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time. Dante Alighieri

The ultimate status symbol is time. Shane Parrish

Time is the ultimate currency and I should have been more tight fisted with it. Naval Ravikant

Do everything you were going to do, but with less angst, less suffering, less emotion. Everything takes time. Naval Ravikant

The more time you have, the more time you waste. Thibaut

There are no refunds on misspent time. Jack Butcher

Patience and time do more than strength or passion. Jean de La Fontaine

Wishing you had spent your time differently only wastes more time. @TheStoicEmperor

Free distractions are expensive. Everything costs time and attention. Nothing is free. Time is not a renewable resource. Spend it on things that matter. @TheStoicEmperor

We keep counting time. We have the sensation time is running out, and we bug ourselves with this. Time is nothing but an abstract measure of motion. We are living in an eternal now. Alan Watts

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. Auguste Rodin

Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side. The Talmud

Time is a fluid condition which has no existence except in the momentary avatars of individual people. There is no such thing as was — only is. William Faulkner

Time is generally the best doctor. Ovid

Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back. Harvey Mackay

The best thing about time passing is the privilege of running out of it, of watching the wave of mortality break over me and everyone I know.. Sarah Manguso

To man, time is given like a piece of land, as it were, entrusted to him for faithful tilling; a space in which to strive incessantly, achieve self-realization, move onward and upward. Thomas Mann

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The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. Stephen R. Covey

Time is the cruelest teacher; first she gives the test, then teaches the lesson. Leonard Bernstein

We will never have total control over this extraordinary dimension. Time will warp and confuse and baffle and entertain however much we learn about its capacities. Claudia Hammond

The more we learn, the more we can shape it to our will and destiny. Claudia Hammond

Presence means becoming aware of a physical and psychic self that is temporally extended. To be self-conscious is to recognize oneself as something that persists through time and is embodied. Marc Wittmann

The importance of time is rather practical than theoretical, rather in relation to our desires than in relation to truth. Bertrand Russell

Time flows in the same way for all human beings; every human being flows through time in a different way. Yasunari Kawabata

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Dale Carnegie

You don’t find the time to do things — you make the time to do things. Debbie Millman

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Part 3. Time Quotes About…

Time Quotes About Clocks, Watches

Only when the clock stops does time come to life. William Faulkner

Recover time and happiness by minimizing these three apps: phone, calendar, and alarm clock. Naval Ravikant

The clock always ticks. There are times you don’t hear it, and there are times that you do. David Levithan

Watches are so named as a reminder – if you don’t watch carefully what you do with your time it will slip away from you. Drew Sirtors

A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. Lee Segall

A single clock works only as long as it refers, sooner or later, obviously or not, to the other clocks around it. One can rage about it, and we do. But without a clock and the dais of time, we each rage in silence, alone. Alan Burdick

Sometime in your life, you will have occasion to say, “What is this thing called time?” What is that, the clock? You go to work by the clock, you get your martini in the afternoon by the clock and your coffee by the clock, and you have to get on the plane at a certain time, and arrive at a certain time. It goes on and on and on and on. Nina Simone

Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting. Haruki Murakami

The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked. Tillie Olsen

Tick. Tick. Tick. This is the sound of your life running out. Unknown

The clock is impotent; mechanical time does not affect those living in an eternal present. Paul Schrader

I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other. Pete Seeger

A clock is a little machine that shuts us out from the wonder of time. Susan Glaspell

Clocks were invented to warn us. Tick (time is passing). Tock (time has passed). Kamand Kojouri

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. Golda Meir

Quotes About The Value Of Time

Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend. Diogenes

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. Lord Chesterfield

Make use of time, let not advantage slip. William Shakespeare

If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents- start charging for it. Kim Garst

Time makes more converts than reason. Thomas Paine

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. Sydney J. Harris

Whenever we talk about it, we do so in terms of something lesser. We find or lose time, like a set of keys; we save and spend it, like money. Time creeps, crawls, flies, flees, flows, and stands still; it is abundant or scarce; it weighs on us with palpable heft. Alan Burdick

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Abbie Hoffman

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. Bil Keane

All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. Baltasar Gracian

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. Henry David Thoreau (Walden)

Those who possess time are often not aware of its value. Sunday Adelaja

The one that values his time can value the time of others as well. Sunday Adelaja

When you understand the value of time, the resource and the wealth of time, you will be running away from the crowd. Sunday Adelaja

Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. Denis Waitley

With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have. Mitch Albom

Lots of people wait around “for the right time”. People don’t know that there is no such thing as a right time. Time is never right nor wrong. The only negative factor of time is that you can lose it and the only positive factor of time is that you can seize it. C. JoyBell C.

Seize the time, Meribor. Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again. Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek)

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. J.R.R. Tolkien

Time as he grows old teaches many lessons. Aeschylus

Quotes About Wasted Time, Lost Time

A day without laughter is a day wasted. Charlie Chaplin

If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time. Billy Joel

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. William Shakespeare

What fools call “wasting time” is most often the best investment. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour. Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is named the “Web” for good reason. David Foster Wallace

We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves. Alice Bloch

The thing about working with time, instead of against it, …is that it is not wasted. Even pain counts. Ursula K. Le Guin

Don’t live in the past. There’s no point. You can’t change anything. What a waste of time. Bob Newhart

We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves. George Matthew Adams

When it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. Seneca

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. Ambrose Bierce

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. Eva Young

When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection. Aiden Wilson Tozer

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A year from now you will wish you had started today. Karen Lamb

I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time. Dean Kamen

There’s no good way to waste your time. Wasting time is just wasting time. Helen Mirren

Don’t waste your time on revenge. Those who hurt you will eventually face their own karma. Unknown

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted. Michelangelo

It’s such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it. Mitch Albom

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality. Benjamin Franklin

What fools call wasting time is most often the best investment. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

No time is lost – it is a necessary part of the R&D phase for your work, career, life. Neil Strauss

The best way to fill time is to waste it. Marguerite Duras

If you’re wasting time having fun, you’re not wasting time. Tim Ferriss

He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time. Mason Cooley

Part 4. Poems On Time

Poem #1. Hymn To Time by Ursula K. Le Guin
Time says “Let there be”
every moment and instantly
there is space and the radiance
of each bright galaxy.
And eyes beholding radiance.
And the gnats’ flickering dance.
And the seas’ expanse.
And death, and chance.
Time makes room
for going and coming home
and in time’s womb
begins all ending.
Time is being and being
time, it is all one thing,
the shining, the seeing,
the dark abounding.

Poem #2. Ecclesiastes
For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

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Part 5. Conclusion

Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. Ida Scott Taylor

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