Showing posts with label time. Show all posts
Showing posts with label time. Show all posts

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Post #3009

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Post #2881

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, December 17, 2018

Post #2721

Time is an herb that cures all diseases.
—Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Post #2404

Time is but a stream I go a fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom, and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper, fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars.
—Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Post #2257

Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
—William Shakespeare

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Post #2004

As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every minute of time; and as it would be great folly to shoe horses (as Nero did) with gold, so it is to spend time in trifles.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Post #1891

What is time ? — the shadow on the dial, the striking of the clock, the running of the sand, day and night, summer and winter, months, years, centuries, — these are but arbitrary and outward signs, — the measure of time, not time itself. Time is the life of the soul. If not this, then tell me what is time?
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Post #1787

Time wasted is existence: used, is life.
—Edward Young

Monday, February 09, 2015

Post #1746

We must improve our time; time goes with a rapid foot.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Post #1698

Time is the greatest of all tyrants. As we go on towards age, he taxes our health, limbs, faculties, strength, and features.
—John Foster

Monday, September 22, 2014

Post #1646

To let time slip is a reverseless crime. You may have time again, but not the same time.
—Sir Richard Baker

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Post #1592

Look not mournfully into the past; it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present; it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear, and with a manly heart.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Post #1582

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he know that every day is Doomsday.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Post #1464

Time with all its celerity, moves slowly on him whose whole employment is to watch its flight.
—Samuel Johnson

Monday, April 15, 2013

Post #1232

Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the same horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.
—Zora Neale Hurston

Friday, February 08, 2013

Post #1185

Time is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men.
—Napoleon Bonaparte

Monday, December 17, 2012

Post #1139

Ah! the clock is always slow; it's later than you think.
—Robert W. Service

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Post #1051

Life is what happens to us while we make other plans.
—Allen Saunders

Friday, October 21, 2011

Post #747

Time is a stream which glides smoothly on and is past before we know.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Post #700

Each person is born to one possession which outvalues all others - his last breath.
—Mark Twain

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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