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You searched for faffing about to do unnecessary and unimportant things; waste time

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    Many a Slip Twixt Cup & Lip

    Old English: It implies that even when the outcome of an event seems certain, things can still go wrong. (source: Wikipedia)

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    Cast pearls before swine

    To waste something on someone who will not be thankful or care about it

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    Donkey's years

    A very long time

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    Flog a dead horse

    A) waste time on situation that will unavoidably result in negative outcome b) to continue arguing about a point that has been already settled

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    Go the whole hog

    To do all things thoroughly; to do everything possible; to be unique and without reservation; to be extravagant

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    Have a whale of a time

    To have an exciting and interesting time

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    Make a mountain out of a molehill

    To exaggerate; to make something unimportant seem important

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    Monkey around with (someone or something)

    To waste time with someone or something; play around and waste time

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    Put the cart before the horse

    To do things in the wrong order

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    Until the cows come home

    Until very late, for a long time

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    You can't teach an old dog new tricks

    It is difficult for older people to learn new things

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    Green thumb

    A talent for gardening, the ability to make things grow

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    Look at the world through rose-colored glasses

    To see only the good things about something, to be too optimistic

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    Paint the town red

    To go out and party and have a good time

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    Red herring

    An unimportant matter that draws attention away from the main subject

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    See pink elephants

    To see things which are not really there because they are only in your imagination

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    See the world through rose-colored glasses

    To see only the good things about something, to be too optimistic

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    At one sitting

    At one time, during one period

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    Bite the hand that feeds one

    To harm someone who does good things for you

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    Compare apples and oranges

    To compare two things that are not similar and should not be compared

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    Couch potato

    Someone who spends a lot of time on a couch watching television

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    Have a lot on one's plate

    To have many activities at the same time; to be busy with many different things; to be worried about too many things at a time

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    Have bigger fish to fry

    To have more important things to do

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    Have one's finger in too many pies

    To be involved in too many things so that you cannot do any of them well

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    Life is a bowl of cherries

    Only good things happen in life

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    Small potatoes

    Something that is not very big or important compared with other things or people

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    Stick to one's ribs

    To last a long time and to fill one up (used for food)

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    That's the way the cookie crumbles

    That's life, those things happen

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    Ace in the hole

    Something important that is held in reserve, something that other people are not aware of and that can be used to your advantage when the time is right (in stud poker a player gets several cards with one of the cards placed face down the hole card a

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    Have the cards stacked against you

    To have things arranged unfairly against you so that you have an unfair disadvantage

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    At this stage of the game

    At this point or time during an activity

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    Drop the ball

    To make an error or mistake, to handle things badly

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    Get one's feet wet

    To experience something for the first time, to get a little first-time experience with something

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    Golf widow

    A wife who is left alone much of the time because her husband is playing golf

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    Have two (three) strikes against you

    Where situation is so bad you have unlikely chances to win because you have more than one things against you

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    Two strikes against (someone)

    To do two things that are wrong or bad and have only one more thing to do to cause you serious trouble ( from baseball where a batter is finished after three strikes)

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    Chicken and egg situation

    A situation where two things happen together and it is difficult to see which one of them caused the other, related to two factors each of which causes or leads to the other

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    Kill two birds with one stone

    To succeed in doing two things with only one action

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    Lame duck

    A politician who has only a little time left in office and therefore has little power

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    Spread one's wings

    To begin to be independent and try new things

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    Fly in the ointment

    Something small that hinders the outcome of more important things; something that spoils the fun

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    Have other/bigger fish to fry

    To have other more important things to do, to have other opportunities

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    Hive of activity

    Somewhere where things are very busy (like the activity around a beehive)

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    Open up a can of worms

    To create unnecessary complications or problems

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    Small fry

    Unimportant people, children (small fry are young newly-hatched fish)

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    Carry over figures/numbers/costs

    To transfer a figure or number or cost from one column or time to another

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    Carry over (something)

    To save or postpone something for another time

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    Cut one's losses

    To do something in order to stop losing additional money or time etc.

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    In the long run

    Over a long period of time

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    Lead time

    The amount of time between the placing of an order and the receipt of the goods that you have ordered, the time available to prepare for something

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    Red tape

    Rules and regulations that seem unnecessary (often from the government)

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    Table a discussion

    To postpone a discussion until a later time

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    Test market a product

    To research whether or not a product will be successful by selling it in a particular market or by choosing people to use the product for a specified period of time and receiving comments from them

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    Continue down to the wire

    To near a deadline, to have little time remaining

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    Drag on

    To be prolonged, to continue for a long time

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    Go down to the wire

    To near a deadline, to have little time remaining

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    Stack the deck against (someone)

    To trick someone, to arrange things unfairly (a deck is a deck of cards)

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    Grace period

    A period of time (often about 30 days) after a bill or something is due

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    Legal age

    The age when a person can do things such as buy alcohol or cigarettes or when they are responsible for their actions and can borrow money etc.

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    All thumbs

    To be awkward and clumsy, a difficulty in fixing things or working with one's hands

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    Bite the hand that feeds (someone)

    To harm someone who does good things for you

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    Sticky fingers

    The habit of stealing things

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    You've got to hand it to (someone)

    Someone has done something well (although you may not approve of the things that he or she has done)

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    Able to breathe easily again

    To be able to relax after a busy and stressful time

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    Able to breathe freely again

    To be able to relax after a busy and stressful time

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    At each other's throats

    Fighting or arguing all the time

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    Breathe easy/easier

    To relax after a busy and stressful time

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    Contemplate one's navel

    To spend a lot of time thinking about one's own problems rather than being concerned about more important things

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    Hardly have time to breathe

    To be very busy

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    In the same breath

    Almost at the same time

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    Joined at the hip

    Two people spending all their time together

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    Land in (someone's) lap

    To come to you and you now have to deal with it (used for things like extra work)

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    Time to catch one's breath

    Enough time to relax or behave normally

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    Waste one's breath

    Talk in vain: being not able to convince someone; to waste time talking

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    Cannot see beyond the end of one's nose

    -to not be able to see beyond what concerns one at the present time

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    Cut off one`s nose to spite one`s face

    To make things worse for yourself by trying to harm someone or something else

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    On the nose

    In exactly the right place or amount, at exactly the right time

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    Poke one's nose into (something)

    To interfere with something, to try to discover things that do not involve you

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    Set one's eyes on (someone or something)

    To see someone or something for the first time

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    Bang one`s head against a wall

    To not succeed at something after trying very hard, to waste one's time trying to do something that is hopeless

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    Beat one`s head against a wall

    To not succeed at something after trying very hard, to waste one's time trying to do something that is hopeless

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    Great minds think alike

    Someone has the same idea or says the same thing as you do and at the same time

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    Have a lot on one's mind

    To have many things to worry about

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    Head is buzzing

    To be thinking of something or many things at the same time

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    Keep one's wits about one

    To keep one's mind operating clearly in a time of stress

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    Knock one's head against a (brick) wall

    Wasting time by doing something that can't be done; attempting something each time with no success

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    Laugh one's head off

    To laugh a lot and for a long time

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    Mind is buzzing

    To be thinking of something or many things at the same time

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    Raise its (ugly) head

    A problem or bad situation appears or happens after not happening for a period of time

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    Scream one's head off

    To scream a lot and for a long time

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    Sixth sense

    The ability to know or feel things that are beyond the five basic senses of sight or hearing or smell or taste or touch

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    Split hairs

    To disagree or argue about something that is not important, to make unnecessary distinctions about something

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    Stuff one's face

    To eat a lot in a short time

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    Win (someone's) heart

    To do nice things for someone to make him or her love you, to have the qualities to make you like something music or art or a book

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    Young at heart

    Doing things that usually younger people enjoy (usually used for an older person)

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    Get one`s feet wet

    To begin to do something for the first time

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    Kick up one's heels

    To have a good time, to celebrate

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    Let the grass grow under one`s feet

    To allow oneself to waste time; to be idle or lazy; to be careless

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    Stretch one's legs

    To walk around after sitting down or lying down for a period of time

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    Bad-mouth (someone or something)

    To say bad things about someone or something

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    Find one's tongue

    To be able to talk, to find the ability to talk after not being able to talk for a short time

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    Go steady

    To date one person regularly (not so common recently but at one time used often by teenagers)

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    Have a crush (on someone)

    To have strong feelings of love for someone (often for a short time and with no results)

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    Hit it off (with someone)

    To get along well with someone (from the first time that you meet that person)

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    Love at first sight

    To fall in love with someone or something the first time that one sees him or her or it

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    To make up

    A) to create; to invent b) apply cosmetics c) contents of something; to be composed of; to comprise d) to fulfill a missed obligation in the future; a promise of making things better

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    Split up

    To end a relationship; to separate things

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    Whisper sweet nothings in (someone's) ear

    To say romantic or intimate things to someone

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    Goof off

    To waste time

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    Know one's ABCs

    To know the alphabet or the most basic things about something

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    At one time

    At a time in the past

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    By the dozen

    Twelve at a time, in a group of twelve

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    Have two strikes against (one)

    To have a number of things that are working against you which make success more difficult (in baseball you are finished batting after three strikes)

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    In one fell swoop

    In a single movement; in one incident; all at the same time; as one event

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    Lesser of the two

    The smaller of two things, the one with the least amount

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    Lesser of two evils

    The less bad thing of two bad things

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    A number of (things or people)

    Some things, some people

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    One at a time

    Individually

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    One by one

    Individually, one at a time

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    One of those days

    A bad day where many things go wrong

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    One of those things

    Something is unfortunate but it must be accepted

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    Six of one and half a dozen of the other

    There is little difference between two things or situations

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    A stitch in time saves nine

    Any damage or mistake should be corrected immediately in order to prevent it from becoming worse

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    Two of a kind

    People or things that are of the same type or are similar in character or attitude etc.

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    Two-time (someone)

    To cheat on one's partner by seeing someone else

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    Get down to the facts

    To begin to discuss things that matter, to get to the truth

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    Burn (oneself) out

    To become very tired and almost sick from doing something for a long time or from working too hard

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    A stick in the mud

    To keep one's opinions, believes, behaviour, habits for many years; to become unchanged for a long period of time

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    Lyndon B. Johnson

    I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.

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    Robert Benchley

    I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.

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    Pat Buckley

    I hold that religion and faith are two different things.

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    Robert Moog

    I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.

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    Charles M. Schulz

    I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.

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    James Herriot

    I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.

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    Georg C. Lichtenberg

    I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.

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    Wendell Berry

    I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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    Liv Tyler

    I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too.

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    Giorgio Armani

    I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.

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    Jeff Hawkins

    I do two things. I design mobile computers and I study brains.

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    Bob Hope

    I don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for my nap.

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    Julie Walters

    I don't know if you can change things, but it's a drop in the ocean.

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    Coco Chanel

    I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.

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    Andy Rooney

    I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.

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    Henri Matisse

    I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.

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    Britney Spears

    I don't understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone, and I don't want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person.

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    Spalding Gray

    I fantasize about going back to high school with the knowledge I have now. I would shine. I would have a good time, I would have a girlfriend. I think that's where a lot of my pain comes from. I think I never had any teenage years to go back to.

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    Georgia O'Keeffe

    I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.

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    Christopher Morley

    Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.

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    Rene Descartes

    I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.

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    Reinhold Niebuhr

    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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    Fred Woodworth

    Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.

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    Andre Maurois

    Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.

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    Doug Coupland

    Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time.

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    Robert Green Ingersoll

    Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.

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    Charles Dudley Warner

    Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.

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    Marilyn vos Savant

    Have enough sense to know, ahead of time, when your skills will not extend to wallpapering.

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    Francis Bacon

    He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.

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    Jack Nicklaus

    He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can.

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    Nick Price

    He's got everything. He' not a great player yet because he hasn't won any major championships, but it's a matter of time. He's an outstanding talent. I didn't realize how tall he is.

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    Hippocrates

    Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

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    Franklin P. Adams

    Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.

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    Percy Bysshe Shelley

    History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.

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    Ambrose Bierce

    History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.

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    Konrad Adenauer

    History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.

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    John Cheever

    Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time.

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    Dennis Miller

    Born again?! No, I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time.

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    Jonathan Carroll

    Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That's probably why they get along so well.

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    Jonathan Mayhew

    But let us remember, at the same time, government is sacred, and not to be trifled with.

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    Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    But my passion is racing cars. It's what I like to do in my off time.

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    Aeschylus

    But time growing old teaches all things.

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    Malcolm Forbes

    By the time we've made it, we've had it.

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    Aristotle

    Change in all things is sweet.

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    Adlai E. Stevenson

    Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.

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    Esther Dyson

    Change means that what was before wasn't perfect. People want things to be better.

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    Barack Obama

    Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

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    William Faulkner

    Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.

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    Herb Caen

    Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.

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    William Wordsworth

    Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.

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    Seth Lloyd

    Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs.

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    Andy Rooney

    Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.

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    Andy Rooney

    Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads.

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    Edward Kennedy

    Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.

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    E. B. White

    Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

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    Thomas Jefferson

    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 may be done if we are always doing.

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    Og Mandino

    Do all things with love.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.

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    Erma Bombeck

    Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.

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    Oscar Wilde

    Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

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    Stephen Covey

    Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

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    Tom Robbins

    Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently.

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    Barry Goldwater

    Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.

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    Liam Neeson

    Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy.

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    Frank Lloyd Wright

    Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.

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    Roger Ebert

    Every great film should seem new every time you see it.

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    Jean Paul

    Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.

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    John Ciardi

    Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.

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    Louis Kahn

    Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.

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    Bill Bradley

    Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved.

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    Alfred A. Montapert

    Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.

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    Faith Hill

    Everybody wants you to do good things, but in a small town you pretty much graduate and get married. Mostly you marry, have children and go to their football games.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.

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    Steven Wright

    Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

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    Julius Caesar

    Experience is the teacher of all things.

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    Roseanne Barr

    Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're feeling festive?

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    Henry Ford

    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

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    Thomas Aquinas

    Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.

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    Oswald Chambers

    Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.

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    Dwight L. Moody

    Faith makes all things possible... love makes all things easy.

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    Keanu Reeves

    Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.

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    Alan Thicke

    Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing together actively can be the '90s version of it. Instead of just watching, you can do it together... something we don't spend enough time on. We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.

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    Oliver Hudson

    Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.

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    Doug Larson

    Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.

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    Mariel Hemingway

    Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important.

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    Henry Ward Beecher

    Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.

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    Miguel de Cervantes

    For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.

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    William Penn

    For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

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    Martin Luther

    For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.

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    Erma Bombeck

    For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.

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    Ausonius

    Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.

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    Hannah More

    Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

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    C. S. Lewis

    Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

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    Ambrose Bierce

    Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.

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    William Wordsworth

    Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.

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    To fool around

    To waste time; to joke; not to be serious; to avoid responsibility

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    William Hurt

    Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.

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    Sophia Bush

    Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It's when you make your best friends - I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.

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    Bertolt Brecht

    Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.

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    All good things must come to an end

    Things that give us pleasure will end sooner or later

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    All good things come to he who waits

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    All things come to those who wait

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    All things must pass

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    First things first

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    Good things come to those who wait

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    Haste makes waste

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    Ignorance is bliss

    Not knowing is better than knowing; one is not concerned about things one does not know;

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    Little things please little minds

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    Moderation in all things

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    Penny wise and pound foolish

    Someone who does not see the bigger picture but concentrates on small insignificant details; someone careless of large things which are more important than the small details

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    Procrastination is the thief of time

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    The best things in life are free

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    The more things change, the more they stay the same

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    There's a time and a place for everything

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    There's no time like the present

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    Third time lucky

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    Time and tide wait for no man

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    Time flies

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    Time is a great healer

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    Time is money

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    Time will tell

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    Waste not want not

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    Work expands so as to fill the time available

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    The difficult we do at once; the impossible will take a little longer

    To say that something thought impossible could be done with time

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    Don't hold your breath

    Even if something good happened the result will take considerable time; do not wait to witness something soon

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    Don't rock the boat

    Do not disturb or spoil things

  •  
    Richard Chamberlain

    'Handsome' means many things to many people. If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered - and have my parents to thank for it. Realistically, it doesn't hurt to be good-looking, especially in this business.

  •  
    Colin Powell

    90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.

  •  
    Lenny Kravitz

    A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad.

  •  
    Stewart Alsop

    A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.

  •  
    Pam Brown

    A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.

  •  
    George Edward Moore

    A great artist is always before his time or behind it.

  •  
    Carl Reiner

    A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.

  •  
    Herb Caen

    A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.

  •  
    Charles Darwin

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

  •  
    Katharine Graham

    A mistake is simply another way of doing things.

  •  
    Henry Moore

    A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.

  •  
    Joe Moore

    A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.

  •  
    Herbert Hoover

    About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

  •  
    Robert Sternberg

    ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country. The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions. And so, one could blame the companies, but really, economically, they have no incentive to change things very much because they're getting the business.

  •  
    Helen Gurley Brown

    After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.

  •  
    Julie Andrews

    All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

  •  
    Orison Swett Marden

    All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.

  •  
    Victor Hugo

    All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

  •  
    Harry S. Truman

    All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.

  •  
    Elias Canetti

    All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.

  •  
    Thomas Browne

    All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.

  •  
    Thomas Fuller

    All things are difficult before they are easy.

  •  
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    All things must change to something new, to something strange.

  •  
    Dean Acheson

    Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.

  •  
    Edgard Varese

    An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.

  •  
    Andy Warhol

    An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.

  •  
    Laurence J. Peter

    An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.

  •  
    Ernest Hemingway

    An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.

  •  
    Bryant H. McGill

    An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.

  •  
    Tillie Olsen

    And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total?

  •  
    Doug Collins

    Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win.

  •  
    Aristotle

    Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.

  •  
    Tim Berners-Lee

    Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.

  •  
    Abigail Adams

    Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.

  •  
    Harry Seidler

    Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.

  •  
    Philip Johnson

    Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

  •  
    Frank Gehry

    Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.

  •  
    Thomas Merton

    Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

  •  
    Jean Cocteau

    Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.

  •  
    Cleveland Amory

    As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.

  •  
    Emmanuel Teney

    As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.

  •  
    Jean de la Bruyere

    Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.

  •  
    Mother Teresa

    Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

  •  
    David Hume

    Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

  •  
    Albert Camus

    Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.

  •  
    Willa Cather

    I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.

  •  
    Tyra Banks

    I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.

  •  
    Barbara Bush

    I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.

  •  
    W. C. Fields

    I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.

  •  
    Yogi Berra

    I never said most of the things I said.

  •  
    Penelope Keith

    I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.

  •  
    Tina Turner

    I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.

  •  
    Walt Whitman

    I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.

  •  
    Leo Buscaglia

    I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.

  •  
    Anais Nin

    I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.

  •  
    Mahatma Gandhi

    I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

  •  
    Debi Thomas

    I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible. I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.

  •  
    David Attenborough

    I think a major element of jetlag is psychological. Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.

  •  
    Marc Newson

    I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.

  •  
    Christopher Walken

    I think that weddings have probably been crashed since the beginning of time. Cavemen crashed them. You go to meet girls. It makes sense.

  •  
    Matthew Vaughn

    I think there's a time in your life where you don't feel like you fit in. I think everyone has that when you're a teenager, especially, and especially in the society we live in.

  •  
    Reese Witherspoon

    I think women are natural caretakers. They take care of everybody. They take care of their husbands and their kids and their dogs, and don't spend a lot of time just getting back and taking time out.

  •  
    Miranda Otto

    I think you go through a period as a teenager of being quite cool and unaffected by things.

  •  
    James L. Brooks

    I took some time out for life.

  •  
    Sophie Ellis Bextor

    I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time. I don't believe in diets. Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.

  •  
    Robert Brault

    I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.

  •  
    H. G. Wells

    I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.

  •  
    J. D. Salinger

    I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty... you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.

  •  
    Lucille Ball

    I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.

  •  
    Sasha Cohen

    I'm a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.

  •  
    Joan Jett

    I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.

  •  
    Ryan Stiles

    I'm going to buy some green bananas because by the time I get home they'll be ripe.

  •  
    Lord Acton

    I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.

  •  
    Craig Johnston

    I've always had an inquisitive mind about everything from flowers to television sets to motor cars. Always pulled them apart - couldn't put 'em back, but always extremely interested in how things work.

  •  
    Rose Kennedy

    I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got a little money along with it.

  •  
    Bertrand Russell

    I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.

  •  
    Leonardo DiCaprio

    I've never been Romeo who meets a girl and falls for her immediately. It's been a much slower process for me each time I've gone into a relationship.

  •  
    Henry David Thoreau

    If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

  •  
    Abu Bakr

    If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world, that is bad. But if a learned person is thus attracted, it is worse.

  •  
    Martin Yan

    If I could only have one type of food with me, I would bring soy sauce. The reason being that if I have soy sauce, I can flavor a lot of things.

  •  
    Cornelius Vanderbilt

    If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.

  •  
    Carol Alt

    If I'm making a movie and get hungry, I call time-out and eat some crackers.

  •  
    Alice Duer Miller

    If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.

  •  
    Mahatma Gandhi

    If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.

  •  
    Heinrich Heine

    If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.

  •  
    Scott Adams

    If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?

  •  
    Edward W. Howe

    If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.

  •  
    David Horowitz

    If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at a time of presidential inaugurals, this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday, and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years, which rejected it.

  •  
    Ray Bradbury

    If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

  •  
    Tommy Bolt

    If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up.

  •  
    Wayne Dyer

    If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

  •  
    Niklas Zennstrom

    If you could utilize the resources of the end users' computers, you could do things much more efficiently.

  •  
    John Wooden

    If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

  •  
    Jim Rohn

    If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.

  •  
    Andrea Jung

    If you feel like it's difficult to change, you will probably have a harder time succeeding.

  •  
    Bruce Lee

    If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.

  •  
    Juliana Hatfield

    If you want to achieve things in life, you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart, you'll succeed.

  •  
    Jef Raskin

    Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.

  •  
    Aristotle

    In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

  •  
    Bertrand Russell

    In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards.

  •  
    Albert Schweitzer

    In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

  •  
    Delia Ephron

    In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35, you're older than most of the buildings.

  •  
    Joyce Carol Oates

    In love there are two things - bodies and words.

  •  
    Anthony J. D'Angelo

    In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.

  •  
    Stephen Jay Gould

    In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.

  •  
    John Fowles

    In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.

  •  
    Marlo Thomas

    In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace, in marriage, in education and on the playing field. It was a very exciting, rebellious time.

  •  
    Khalil Gibran

    In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

  •  
    Earl Wilson

    Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money?

  •  
    Arthur Conan Doyle

    It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

  •  
    Henry David Thoreau

    It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

  •  
    Taylor Caldwell

    It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.

  •  
    Friedrich List

    It is bad policy to regulate everything... where things may better regulate themselves and can be better promoted by private exertions; but it is no less bad policy to let those things alone which can only be promoted by interfering social power.

  •  
    Nelson Mandela

    It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

  •  
    Wayne Dyer

    It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.

  •  
    Vladimir Lenin

    It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.

  •  
    Francois Rabelais

    It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.

  •  
    David Allan Coe

    It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.

  •  
    G. H. Hardy

    It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.

  •  
    Leigh Steinberg

    It is soooooo necessary to get the basic skills, because by the time you graduate, undergraduate or graduate, that field would have totally changed from your first day of school.

  •  
    Helen Keller

    It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.

  •  
    Jacques Barzun

    It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.

  •  
    David R. Brower

    It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy, we go out and wreck something with it.

  •  
    Pablo Picasso

    It takes a long time to become young.

  •  
    John Leonard

    It takes a long time to grow an old friend.

  •  
    Don Herold

    It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.

  •  
    Anna Akhmatova

    It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.

  •  
    Vanessa Kerry

    It was definitely a part of our life. I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee in Vietnam at the same time, so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too. And we definitely grew up listening to the stories.

  •  
    Anne Sullivan

    It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.

  •  
    Andy Warhol

    It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.

  •  
    Maureen O'Hara

    John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.

  •  
    Bill Gates

    Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.

  •  
    Dario Fo

    Know how to live the time that is given you.

  •  
    Christopher Dawson

    Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.

  •  
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

    Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.

  •  
    Denis Waitley

    Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.

  •  
    Roger Babson

    Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.

  •  
    Anton Chekhov

    Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.

  •  
    Sara Teasdale

    Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.

  •  
    Lao Tzu

    Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

  •  
    Miguel Angel Ruiz

    Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.

  •  
    Meg Whitman

    Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net.

  •  
    Friedrich Schiller

    Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.

  •  
    Benjamin Franklin

    Lost time is never found again.

  •  
    Johnny Carson

    Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.

  •  
    Andy Rooney

    Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.

  •  
    Peter Drucker

    Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

  •  
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.

  •  
    Samuel Johnson

    Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.

  •  
    Jane Harrison

    Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious - friendship and learning.

  •  
    Donald G. Mitchell

    Married or unmarried, young or old, poet or worker, you are still a dreamer, and will one time know, and feel, that your life is but a dream.

  •  
    Frank A. Clark

    Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food.

  •  
    H. L. Mencken

    Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.

  •  
    Dion Boucicault

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

  •  
    Harold Coffin

    Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.

  •  
    Don Marquis

    Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.

  •  
    Loretta Lynn

    Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to. She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time, so we got whipped.

  •  
    Dale Carnegie

    Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

  •  
    Louis D. Brandeis

    Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.

  •  
    Robert Staughton Lynd

    Most of us can remember a time when a birthday - especially if it was one's own - brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.

  •  
    Alice Hoffman

    Mothers always find ways to fit in the work - but then when you're working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you're with your children, you're thinking about working.

  •  
    Charles Caleb Colton

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

  •  
    Thomas Fuller

    Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.

  •  
    W. H. Auden

    Music is the best means we have of digesting time.

  •  
    Julia Roberts

    My boyfriend keeps telling me I've got to own things. So, first I bought this car. And then he told me I oughta get a house. 'Why a house?' 'Well, you gotta have a place to park the car.'

  •  
    David Byrne

    My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner, especially spicy food.

  •  
    Buck Owens

    My mother told me on several different occasions that she was livin' her dream vicariously through me. She once said that I was getting' to do all the things that she would have wanted to have done.

  •  
    John Turner

    My time is now.

  •  
    Jean Rostand

    Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.

  •  
    Tad Williams

    Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.

  •  
    George S. Patton

    Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

  •  
    Theodore Roosevelt

    Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.

  •  
    Henry A. Kissinger

    No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.

  •  
    Oscar Wilde

    No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

  •  
    Danielle Berry

    No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee, I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer'.

  •  
    Diane Johnson

    Not having to own a car has made me realize what a waste of time the automobile is.

  •  
    Rem Koolhaas

    Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.

  •  
    Scott Adams

    Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.

  •  
    Marie Curie

    Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

  •  
    Auguste Rodin

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

  •  
    E. Joseph Cossman

    Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.

  •  
    Henry Ford

    Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

  •  
    Louis Kronenberger

    Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.

  •  
    James Thurber

    Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.

  •  
    William Feather

    One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.

  •  
    William Feather

    One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.

  •  
    E. V. Lucas

    One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.

  •  
    Dale Carnegie

    One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

  •  
    Marlo Thomas

    One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.

  •  
    Anita Hill

    One of the things I was taught in law school is that I'd never be able to think the same again - that being a lawyer is something that's part of who I am as an individual now.

  •  
    Ralph Fiennes

    One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.

  •  
    Terry Pratchett

    Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.

  •  
    Marc Chagall

    Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.

  •  
    Herbert Kaufman

    Only things the dreamers make live on. They are the eternal conquerors.

  •  
    Albert Einstein

    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

  •  
    Jean Paul

    Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.

  •  
    Sydney J. Harris

    Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.

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    Confucius

    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

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    Thomas A. Edison

    Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

  •  
    Lyndon B. Johnson

    Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.

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    Maria Schell

    Peace is when time doesn't matter as it passes by.

  •  
    Albert Ellis

    People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships take up too much time and effort and that they'd much rather do other kinds of things. But most people are afraid of rejection.

  •  
    Joan Jett

    People don't want to see women doing things they don't think women should do.

  •  
    Iris Murdoch

    People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.

  •  
    John Wanamaker

    People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.

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    Henrik Ibsen

    People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it.

  •  
    Owen Feltham

    Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.

  •  
    Georg C. Lichtenberg

    Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.

  •  
    Greg LeMond

    Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.

  •  
    Dorothea Lange

    Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

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    T. S. Eliot

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.

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    Muhammad Yunus

    Poverty is unnecessary.

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    Lord Chesterfield

    Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.

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    John Lubbock

    Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

  •  
    Richard Meier

    Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time.

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    Bill Gates

    Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back.

  •  
    Eileen Caddy

    Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.

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    Menachem Mendel Schneerson

    So during those first moments of the day, which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent these boundaries and concentrate fully on spiritual matters. And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time management of the entire day.

  •  
    Franz Kafka

    So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.

  •  
    Nick Cannon

    So my father was a person who never lied to me. If I had a question, he answered it. I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.

  •  
    John Charles Polanyi

    Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover things that can be used for good.

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    Daniel Greenberg

    Some go on to trade schools or get further training for jobs they are interested in. Some go into the arts, some are craftsmen, some take a little time out to travel, and some start their own businesses. But our graduates find and work at what they want to do.

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    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

    Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

  •  
    Warren Buffett

    Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

  •  
    Bo Bennett

    Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.

  •  
    Arnold H. Glasow

    Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.

  •  
    Henry David Thoreau

    Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.

  •  
    Kenny G

    That's my ideal day, time with my boys.

  •  
    Joe Rogan

    That's my only goal. Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone has a good time and works hard.

  •  
    William Gibson

    The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.

  •  
    Aristotle

    The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

  •  
    Lawrence Durrell

    The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know.

  •  
    Christopher Lasch

    The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time.

  •  
    Helen Keller

    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

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    Abraham Lincoln

    The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

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    Rabindranath Tagore

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

  •  
    Lewis Thomas

    The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.

  •  
    A. P. Herbert

    The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.

  •  
    Mark Twain

    The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

  •  
    Fred Allen

    The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    The good man is the friend of all living things.

  •  
    Lewis Thomas

    The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning.

  •  
    Ben Stein

    The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.

  •  
    Jim Clark

    The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things - of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.

  •  
    Damon Wayans

    The less food, the more time to talk, the more to talk about.

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    John Frusciante

    The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know.

  •  
    Alphonse Karr

    The more things change, the more they are the same.

  •  
    Earl Warren

    The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.

  •  
    Ron White

    The next time you have a thought... let it go.

  •  
    Shirley Knight

    The only people you can really share certain things with in secret are your girlfriends.

  •  
    Natalie Wood

    The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby.

  •  
    Phyllis Diller

    The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron.

  •  
    Billy Graham

    The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.

  •  
    Jane Wyman

    The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.

  •  
    Alfred Marshall

    The price of every thing rises and falls from time to time and place to place; and with every such change the purchasing power of money changes so far as that thing goes.

  •  
    William Shenstone

    The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.

  •  
    Lawrence Durrell

    The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.

  •  
    Dante Alighieri

    The secret of getting things done is to act!

  •  
    Joseph Wood Krutch

    The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.

  •  
    Niklas Zennstrom

    The telephone is a 100-year-old technology. It's time for a change. Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.

  •  
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

  •  
    Mason Cooley

    The time I kill is killing me.

  •  
    E. B. White

    The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.

  •  
    George Ade

    The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.

  •  
    Daniel J. Boorstin

    The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing."

  •  
    Lyn Nofziger

    The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

  •  
    John Barrymore

    The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.

  •  
    Bob Lemon

    The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.

  •  
    Benjamin Jowett

    The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.

  •  
    Vincent Van Gogh

    The way to know life is to love many things.

  •  
    Horace Walpole

    The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.

  •  
    Bertrand Russell

    The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

  •  
    Chris Rock

    There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.

  •  
    Benjamin Spock

    There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age.

  •  
    Smedley Butler

    There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.

  •  
    Mark Twain

    There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.

  •  
    Marie Osmond

    There are some great questions to ask your doctor. If he says 'no,' then you find yourself a different doctor. There really has to be a change in how we medically look at women at this time. I mean, this is not just baby gloom.

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    Shirley Knight

    There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about, there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.

  •  
    Robert Kennedy

    There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?

  •  
    Plato

    There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

  •  
    Sophie Swetchine

    There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.

  •  
    Thomas Chatterton

    There is a time for all things - except marriage, my dear.

  •  
    Alphonse de Lamartine

    There is a woman at the begining of all great things.

  •  
    Everett Dirksen

    There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

  •  
    Coco Chanel

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

  •  
    Epictetus

    There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

  •  
    Richard Pryor

    There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace.

  •  
    Adlai E. Stevenson

    There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.

  •  
    Charles Spalding

    There was endless action - not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part.

  •  
    John D. Barrow

    There was no "before" the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time.

  •  
    Josh Billings

    There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.

  •  
    Don DeLillo

    There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.

  •  
    Mario Lopez

    There's three things men always talk about - women, sports, and cars.

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    Charles W. Chesnutt

    There's time enough, but none to spare.

  •  
    Henry A. Wallace

    They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.

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    Francis Bacon

    Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.

  •  
    Jean Anouilh

    Things are beautiful if you love them.

  •  
    Henry David Thoreau

    Things do not change; we change.

  •  
    John F. Kennedy

    Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

  •  
    Madonna Ciccone

    Things were a lot simpler in Detroit. I didn't care about anything but boyfriends.

  •  
    Michael Bloomberg

    This is the city of dreamers and time and again it's the place where the greatest dream of all, the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.

  •  
    Jason Zebehazy

    Three things are needed for a good life, good friends, good food, and good song.

  •  
    Will Smith

    Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.

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    Alan Lakein

    Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.

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    Denis Waitley

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

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    Aeschylus

    Time brings all things to pass.

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    Thomas Hardy

    Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

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    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature.

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    Max Frisch

    Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.

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    Henri Matisse

    Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.

  •  
    Henry Austin Dobson

    Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go.

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    Yevgeny Yevtushenko

    Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent.

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    Khalil Gibran

    Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.

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    Faith Baldwin

    Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.

  •  
    Henry David Thoreau

    Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

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    Ovid

    Time is generally the best doctor.

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    Benjamin Franklin

    Time is money.

  •  
    Evita Peron

    Time is my greatest enemy.

  •  
    Jesse Jackson

    Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.

  •  
    Carl Sandburg

    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.

  •  
    Giordano Bruno

    Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind.

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    Tennessee Williams

    Time is the longest distance between two places.

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    Peter Drucker

    Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.

  •  
    Delmore Schwartz

    Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.

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    Pericles

    Time is the wisest counselor of all.

  •  
    Henry Van Dyke

    Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

  •  
    William Penn

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

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    Daniel J. Boorstin

    Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.

  •  
    William Gibson

    Time moves in one direction, memory in another.

  •  
    Tennessee Williams

    Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.

  •  
    Alan Ladd

    Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.

  •  
    Sigmund Freud

    Time spent with cats is never wasted.

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    Desiderius Erasmus

    Time takes away the grief of men.

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    Thomas Huxley

    Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth.

  •  
    Anatole France

    To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

  •  
    Bertrand Russell

    To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

  •  
    Paul R. Ehrlich

    To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.

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    Emily Dickinson

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

  •  
    Martha Graham

    To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that.

  •  
    Aristotle Onassis

    To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.

  •  
    Mark Twain

    To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

  •  
    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

  •  
    M. Scott Peck

    Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

  •  
    Russell Baker

    Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.

  •  
    John Stuart Mill

    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.

  •  
    Michael LeBoeuf

    Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life.

  •  
    David Brainerd

    We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.

  •  
    Henry Ward Beecher

    We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.

  •  
    William Shakespeare

    We are time's subjects, and time bids be gone.

  •  
    Nick Park

    We can do things that we never could before. Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds, and computers make that world even more believable.

  •  
    Jeffrey Sachs

    We had a booming stock market in 1929 and then went into the world's greatest depression. We have a booming stock market in 1999. Will the bubble somehow burst, and then we enter depression? Well, some things are not different.

  •  
    Nelson Mandela

    We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.

  •  
    Max de Pree

    We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.

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    Alfred Hitchcock

    We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.

  •  
    Tom Robbins

    We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

  •  
    Darius Rucker

    We went to church every Sunday. When I was a kid, the only time I sang was around my family.

  •  
    Albrecht Durer

    What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things.

  •  
    Roma Downey

    What is free time? I'm a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.

  •  
    John Berger

    What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.

  •  
    Esther Williams

    What the public expects and what is healthy for an individual are two very different things.

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    Saint Augustine

    What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

  •  
    Jim Rohn

    Whatever good things we build end up building us.

  •  
    P. J. O'Rourke

    When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.

  •  
    Catherine Bell

    When I do get time, I like to hike and I take lots of vitamins and powders to keep healthy.

  •  
    John Zimmerman

    When in doubt, take more time.

  •  
    Christine Gregoire

    When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential.

  •  
    Ezra Pound

    When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

  •  
    George Washington Carver

    When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

  •  
    Mark Twain

    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

  •  
    Thomas J. Watson

    Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.

  •  
    Louisa May Alcott

    Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.

  •  
    Dorothy Day

    Women think with their whole bodies and they see things as a whole more than men do.

  •  
    C. Northcote Parkinson

    Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

  •  
    Adam Hochschild

    Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.

  •  
    Byron Dorgan

    Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.

  •  
    Benjamin Franklin

    You may delay, but time will not.

  •  
    Jim Bouton

    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.

  •  
    Jacob Bronowski

    You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.

  •  
    Henry Drummond

    You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.

  •  
    Timothy Leary

    You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind.

  •  
    George Bernard Shaw

    Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

  •  
    Euripides

    Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.

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    To fiddle while room burns

    To be busy with or distracted by smaller, trivial things while something else of a much greater importance is happening; being occupied by small unnecessary details instead of paying attention to more urgent things

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    Done in the nick of time

    At the last minute; in a hurry

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    Ahead of one's time

    Being more advanced than current ideas; being original

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    To have too many irons in the fire

    To be excessively busy and have not enough free time; to be occupied with too many things at one time

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    Pratting on

    Talking for too long about unimportant things

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    Faffing about to do unnecessary and unimportant things

    To waste time

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    Banging on (about something)

    To talk for a long time about something boring

  •  
    Charles M. Schulz

    Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.

  •  
    Elon Musk

    We need to figure out how to have the things we love, and not destroy the world.

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