Quotes of the Day for 18 November 2003 – Time
It was on this day in 1883 that the US and Canada adopted a system of time zones. Prior to that, each town observed local solar time, and the railroads had a nightmare of a scheduling system. To simplify the task, the railroads had proposed the system we have used ever since. Here, then, are some thoughts on Time.
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.
- Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955
There is time for work. And there is time for love. That leaves no other time.
- Coco Chanel, 1883 - 1971
Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
- Dion Boucicalt
Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.
- Edgar Watson Howe, 1853 - 1937
Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man: yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hair's breadth of time assigned to thee live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it.
- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
- Bertrand Russell, 1872 - 1970
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