Use time

We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.

John F. Kennedy – American politician, 1961-63 35th president (1917-1963), in his speech at the National Association of Manufacturers in New York (December 6th, 1961), Quotations book 2019

Count what counts

Count your garden by the flowers,
never by the leaves that fall;
Count your days by golden hours
don’t remember clouds at all!
Count the night by stars, not shadows
Count your life with smiles – not tears
And on every birthday morning,
count your age by friends – not years.

birthday poem, given to a lady’s 90th birthday in Richfield Springs, New York, published in “Ninetieth Birthday Celebrated at Monticello” (Richfield Mercury, 27.1.1927)

News

News are the first rough draft of history.

proverb from journalism

Time

Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment because they’ll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we’ve lived. After all – we’re only mortal.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard – captain of the USS-Enterprise, character in the “Star Trek” films and serial, from “Star Trek Generations” (1994)

Time management

The people who acknowledge that they have a limited amount of time and live with a sense of urgency have the best chances of living to their full potential.

Dr. W. Stanley Beecham – American psychologist, author and business consultant (b. 1961), from “Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success“ (2016)

Time

Time is the enemy of the poor business and the friend of the great business. If you have a business that’s earning 20 % – 25 % on equity, time is your friend. But time is your enemy if your money is in a low return business.

Warren Buffett – American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), at the 1998 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, Quotations book 2018

Sense of Christmas

The most precious gift that we can give to someone is the time we take to spend with them.
If we appreciate this, we have understood the meaning of Christmas.

Roswitha Bloch – German lyricist, aphorist and lecturer (b. 1957), Quotations book 2017

Make changes

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol – American Artist (1928-1987), from “The Philosophy of Andy Warhol” (1975), Quotations book 2015

Priorities

Life is short. Spend time with people who give chocolate.

Josh Harcus – American internet entrepreneur (b. 1989), Quotations book 2014

Actions speak louder than words

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

attributed to Andrew Carnegie – Scottish-born American steel industrialist (1835-1919), could not be verified by the Carnegie Collection without any doubts, Quotations book 2014

Vie

Ce qui importe ce n’est pas d’ajouter des années à la vie, mais d’ajouter de la vie aux années.

attribué à Alexis Carrel – chirurgien, anatomiste et biologiste français, prix Nobel de physiologie ou médecine 1912 (1873-1944)

Age

You turn wise, but you forget the most.

Nora Ephron – American author and director (1941-2012)

On time

Nine out of ten decisions are wrong only because they were made too late.

Business wisdom, falsely attributed to Tom Peters – American author and consultant (b. 1942)

Age

Old age is like climbing a mountain. You climb from ledge to ledge. The higher you get, the more tired and breathless you become, but your views become more extensive.

attributed to Ingmar Bergman – Swedish scriptwriter, film and stage director (1918-2007), Quotations book 2013

Pressure of time

If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.

Proverb – Quotations book 2012

Reputation

It is better to lose your time than to lose your character.

Jamaican proverb

Time management

Time management, really deciding what are the things that count, is a real skill that takes time to learn. it took me a lot of time to get that right.

attributed to William H. “Bill” Gates – American Software entrepreneur, Microsoft (b. 1955)

Sitting in the shade

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

Warren Buffett – American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), Quotations book 2002

Mediocrity

Time is the friend of the wonderful business, the enemy of the mediocre.

Warren Buffett – American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), Quotations book 2003

Time

Time does not change us.

It just unfolds us..

Max Frisch – Swiss writer (1911-1991), Quotations book 2008

Seeds of time

If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which not, speak then to me…

William Shakespeare – English writer (1564-1616), in “Macbeth” 1st act, Scene 3/4 “Banquo” (1623)

Priorities

I am generous with my money and stingy with my time.

Nandan Nilekani – Indian entrepreneur, CEO at Infosys (b. 1955), Quotations book 2007

Eternal

The things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

The Bible, 2 Corinthians 4:18 (KJV)