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Category: Quotes on Time

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Benjamin Franklin on Time!

“Waste neither time, nor money, but make the best use of both.” Benjamin Franklin

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Dwight D. Eisenhower on Time!

The older I get, the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first – a process which often reduces the most complex human problems to manageable proportions. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Sticky: Nenien C. McPherson, Jr. on Time!

In one McGuffey’s Reader there is a story about the clock that had been running for a long, long time on the mantelpiece. One day the clock began to think about how many times during the year ahead it would have to tick.  It counted up the seconds – 31,536,000 in the year – and […]

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Richard Iannelli on Time!

Spontaneity is the quality of being able to do something just because you feel like it at the moment, of trusting your instincts, of taking yourself by surprise and snatching from the clutches of your well-organized routine a bit of  unscheduled pleasure. Richard Iannelli

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Daniel H. Burnham on Time!

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized.  Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. […]

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Harry Emerson Fosdick on Time!

No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed.  No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined.  No Niagra is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled.  No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined. Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Dean Rusk on Time!

The pace of events is moving so fast that unless we can find some way to keep our sights on tomorrow, we cannot expect to be in touch with today. Dean Rusk

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James A. Michener on Time!

…Luddites were those frenzied traditionalists of the early 19th century who toured [England] wrecking new weaving machines on the theory that if they were destroyed…old jobs and old ways of life could be preserved…At certain times in his life, each man is tempted to become a Luddite, for there is always something he would like […]

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Ralph Vaull Starr on Time!

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.  Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. Ralph Vaull Starr

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Charles A. Lindbergh on Time!

Not so long ago, when I was a student in college, just flying an airplane seemed a dream.  But that dream turned into a reality. Charles A. Lindbergh