Quotes of the Day for 13 March 2002 – Time
On this day in 1884 the International Prime Meridian Conference established a system of standard time zones. Before that, every town observed local time, based on when the sun was highest in the sky. Railroad schedules were a nightmare to prepare. So the 25 nations assembled at Washington City brought order to our clocks. Here, then, are some quotes on time.
God Himself chasteneth not with a rod but with time.
- Baltasar Gracian
Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
- Faith Baldwin
Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.
- Marcel Proust
There is a time for some things, and a time for all things; a time for great things, and a time for small things.
- Miguel de Cervantes
Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning can never be regained.
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