Also see Day, Night, Sun, Moon and Stars, Memories, Seasons (months, days, etc.) Sleeping and Waking, Time Song Lists (minute, hour, time, early, late, clock, etc), More Time Song Lists (specific times, clocks, early, hour, late, minute, second, etc), Times Song Lists (already, ever, finally, future, often, while, etc), Again Song Lists, Always Song Lists (always, forever, still, etc), Never Song Lists, Wait Song Lists (stay, wait, until, etc), and When Song Lists (after, before, now, soon, when, etc).
- All I Need is Time
- As Time Goes By
- Before it's Too Late
- The Best of Times
- Break the Hourglass
- Cherish Every Moment
- The Clock Ticks on
- Each and Every Minute
- For the Good Times
- Forever and Ever
- Funny How Time Slips Away
- Half Past Late
- The Hands of Time
- How Time Flies
- I've Got No Time to Lose
- I've Had the Time of My Life
- If I Could Turn Back Time
- If Only I Had Time
- In Times Like These
- It Was the Best of Times
- It's Just a Matter of Time
- Look at the Time
- Lost in Time
- Makin' up for Lost Time
- Making Every Minute Count
- Meanwhile, Life Goes On
- Moments in Time
- My Favorite Waste of Time
- Not a Moment Too Soon
- Not Time Enough
- Nothing But Time
- Once upon a Time
- Once Upon a While Ago
- One Day at a Time
- Only Time Will Tell
- Other Places, Other Times
- Past, Present and Future
- A Place in Time
- A Question of Time
- Running Out of Time
- The Sands of Time
- So Little Time
- Somewhere in Time
- Sooner or Later
- Streets That Time Walks
- Take Things One Day at a Time
- Take Your Time
- Taking My Time
- That Was Once Upon a Time
- This is the Time to Remember
- This Moment in Time
- Time and Again
- A Time and a Place for Everything
- Time and Tide Wait For No One
- Time and Time Again
- Time Fades Away
- Time Flies
- Time Flies When You're Having Fun
- Time Flies Whether You're Having Fun or Not
- Time is a Thief
- Time is Fleeting
- Time is Like a River
- Time is Passing By
- Time Marches on
- Time on My Hands
- Time Passes By
- A Time to Be Born
- A Time to Remember
- The Time of My Life
- Time Waits for No One
- Time Wastes Itself
- Time Will Tell
- Times Gone By
- Times Have Changed
- The Times of Our Lives
- Too Little Time
- Too Much Time on My Hands
- Turn Back the Hands of Time
- When I Get the Time
- When is Sometime?
- Where Does the Time Go?
- While There's Still Time
- All the treasures of earth cannot bring back one lost moment. (French Proverb)
- Always take time to stop and smell the roses...
and sooner or later, you'll inhale a bee.
- As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. (Henry David Thoreau)
- The bad news is; time flies. The good news is; you're the pilot.
- Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. (William Shakespeare)
- The difference between rising at five and seven o'clock in the morning, for forty years, supposing a man to go to bed at the same hour at night, is nearly equivalent to the addition of ten years to a man's life. (Doddridge)
- Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. (Charles Richards)
- Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. (Earl Nightingale)
- Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today, because if you like it today you can do it again tomorrow. (from The Drifters by James A. Michener)
- Don't rush me. I'm waiting for the last minute.
- Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
- Dost thou love life? Then do not squander Time; for that's the stuff that Life is made of. (Benjamin Franklin)
- Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
- Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. (George Bernard Shaw)
- The future is something that everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. (C. S. Lewis)
- Gather ye rose-buds while ye may;
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying. (Robert Herrick)
- Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- How bad can impatience be, they named a flower after it?! (Dars on Stampin' and Scrappin')
- I always wanted to be a procrastinator, but never got around to it.
- I can't be late...I just got here.
- I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments. (Nathaniel Emmons)
- I didn't intend to do a thing today and so far I'm right on schedule.
- I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. (Diane Ackerman)
- I have not yet begun to procrastinate.
- I wish I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.
- I'd rather think of time as a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because they'll never come again. (from Star Trek)
- If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would ever get done.
- If you are to do what you want with your time,
you must learn not to do what you don't want.
- If you don't have time to put it away where it belongs,
how will you find the time to find it?
- I'll stop procrastinating...tomorrow!
- It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. (Sir Winston Churchill)
- It's comforting to know that whatever happens tomorrow will have absolutely no effect on today.
- A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
- Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven't met yet.
- The less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.
- Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. (Roger Babson)
- Let not the mistakes of yesterday--nor the fears of tomorrow--spoil our today.
- Live now...procrastinate tomorrow!
- The Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes you think you can?
- Lost time is never found again. (John H. Aughey)
- Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever. (Horace Mann)
- Men count up the faults of those who keep them waiting. (French Proverb)
- Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. (Dion Boucicault)
- Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away. (Charles Caleb Colton)
- Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. (Lao Tzu)
- Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
- Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely.
- No one should live by the early bird policy without finding out whether he classifies as a bird or a worm.
- Nothing is as far away as one minute ago. (Jim Bishop)
- Nothing is worth more than this day. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
- One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
- Procrastinate Now!
- Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. (Don Marquis)
- Procrastination is the thief of time. (Edward Young)
- Procrastination on your part does not create an emergency on my part.
- The Procrastination Support Group meeting has been postponed!
- Punctuality is something that, if you have it, there's often no one around to share it with you.
- Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. (Evelyn Waugh)
- Regardless of how much patience we have, we would prefer never to use any of it. (James T. O'Brien)
- 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. (J. Lubbock)
- A seminar on Time Travel will be held two weeks ago.
- Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence--neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish--it is an imponderably valuable gift. (Maya Angelou)
- The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.
- There is a time to let things happen and a time to make things happen. (Hugh Prather)
- There is never enough time, unless you're serving it. (Malcolm Forbes)
- There's no such thing as too late. That's why they invented death.
- This is life's dilemma and it is sure as fate
Some things can't be hurried and other things can't wait.
- Time eases all things. (Sophocles)
- Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, Time stays. We go! (Henry Austin Dobson)
- Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols. (Thomas Mann)
- Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.
- Time is the coin of your life.
Only you should determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
- Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
- Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.
- Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
- Time that is not spent loving is wasted.
- Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks. (Euripides)
- Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. (John Lennon)
- Today is the last day of the first part of your life (John Hovancin)
- Tomorrow is today's greatest labor-saving device.
- The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
- Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. (Mark Twain)
- What we love to do we find time to do. (John L. Spalding)
- What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.
- Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. (George Orwell)
- With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. (Chinese Proverb)
- You can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
- You can't get much done by starting tomorrow.
- You may delay, but time will not. (Benjamin Franklin)
- You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. (Charles Buxton)
- Your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
Time Doesn't Discriminate
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.
Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.
To everything there is a season,
and a time for every purpose under the heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal;
a time to break down, a time to build up;
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to lose and a time to seek;
a time to rend and a time to sew;
a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time of war and a time of peace.
(Gamaliel Bradford, from Shadow Verses)
Down come the leaves,
Like fleeting years,
Or idle tears
Of love that grieves.
A tinkling trill,
A pallid flight
Like brief delight--
And all is still.
How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
(William H. Davies)
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass.
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
(Bill Morgan, Jr.)
Time, sooner or later,
is the one commodity
we all run short of.
Wrote John Burroughs:
"I still find each day too short for
all the thoughts I want to think
all the walks I want to take
all the books I want to read
all the friends I want to see."
Our time is too short . . .
for angry words
for wounded feelings
for crushed souls.
Perhaps the measure of a life
is not its length
. . . but its love.
There Isn't Time!
There isn't time, there isn't time
To do the things I want to do,
With all the mountain-tops to climb,
And all the woods to wander through,
And all the seas to sail upon,
And everywhere there is to go,
And all the people, every one
Who lives upon the earth, to know.
There's only time, there's only time
To know a few, and do a few,
And then sit down and make a rhyme
About the rest I want to do.
When as a child I laughed and wept
When as a youth I dreamed and talked
When I became a full-grown man
When older still, I daily grew
Soon I shall find in traveling on
Not Enough Time
There are not enough hours in a day
To see what I'd like to see
There are not enough days in a week
To enjoy the things that are free
There are not enough weeks in a year
This wonderful world to view
There are not enough years in a lifetime
To spend in loving you.
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 not.
-;- -;- -;-
Take time to take--
the small gifts so hesitatingly offered by a friend.
the proud handmade present from a child.
Take time to listen--
to the old man's too oft-told tale
-;- to a husband's words of love
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- - - --`×´-- - - -
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Take time to share-- -;-
a moment with a lonely soul
-;- (for loneliness shared becomes love).
a sorrow with a bereaved friend
(for sorrow shared becomes comfort).
Take time to touch--
another human (which means "I care for you, I trust you").
another life (for that is what life is all about).
Take time for each other-- -;-
for nothing else is that important.
-;- Take time to live--
to dance for fun -;-
to sing for joy
to paint or sew or create a beautiful gift.
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- - - --`×´-- - - -
-;- .·´ | `·. -;-
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Take time to watch--
the snow swirling outside the windowpane,
the flames dancing in the fireplace.
Take time for gladness--
for this faltering, fumbling world is, after all,
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- - - --`×´-- - - -
-;- .·´ | `·. -;-
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Take time to work--
it is the price of success.
Take time to think--
it is the source of power.
Take time to play--
it is the secret of youth.
Take time to read--
it is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to be friendly--
it is the road to happiness.
Take time to to dream--
it is hitching your wagon to a star.
Take time to love and be loved--
it is the privilege of the gods.
Take time to look around--
it is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to laugh--
it is the music of the soul.
A Thousand Marbles
I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic. The average person lives about seventy-five years. I know, some live more and some live less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years. Then, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900 which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has in their entire lifetime.
It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all this and by that time I had lived through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays. I got to thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand of them left to enjoy.
So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had. I ended up having to visit three toy stores to round-up 1000 marbles. I took them home and put them inside of a large, clear plastic container right here in the shack next to my gear. Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it away.
I found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more on the really important things in life. There is nothing like watching your time here on this earth run out to help get your priorities straight.
This morning, I took the very last marble out of the container. I figure if I make it until next Saturday then I have been given a little extra time. And the one thing we can all use is a little more time.
Daylight Savings Time
In Spring when maple buds are red,
We turn the clock an hour ahead;
Which means, each April that arrives,
We lose an hour
Out of our lives.
Who cares? When Autumn birds in flocks
Fly southward, back we turn the clocks,
And so regain a lovely thing-
That missing hour
We lost last Spring.
Daylight Savings Time Facts and Quotes
- You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.
- The federal law that established 'daylight time' in the United States does not require any area to observe daylight saving time. But if a state chooses to observe DST, it must follow the starting and ending dates set by the law. From 1986 to 2006 this was the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, but starting in 2007, it is the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
- More than one billion people in about seventy countries around the world observe DST in some form.
- Arizona (except the Navajo Nation) and Hawaii and the territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa are the only places in the U.S. that stay on standard time all year long.
- Most of Canada uses Daylight Saving Time. Some exceptions include the majority of Saskatchewan and parts of northeastern British Columbia. In the fall of 2005, Manitoba and Ontario announced they would extend daylight time starting in 2007 "to maintain Ontario's competitive advantage by coordinating time changes with our major trading partner, and harmonizing our financial, industrial, transportation, and communications links."
- Three large regions in Australia do not participate in DST. Western Australia, the Northern Territory, and Queensland stay on standard time all year. The remaining south-central and southeastern sections of the continent (including Sydney and Melbourne) make the switch. This results in both vertical and horizontal time zones in Australia during the summer.
- In the Southern Hemisphere, where summer arrives in what we in the Northern Hemisphere consider the winter months, DST is observed from late October to late March.
- Most countries near the equator don't deviate from standard time.
- It wasn't until 1996 that Mexico adopted DST. Now all three Mexican time zones are on the same schedule as the United States.
- Also in 1996, members of the European Union agreed to observe a 'summer-time period' from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.
- China, which spans five time zones, is always eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and it does not observe DST.
- In Japan, DST was implemented after World War II by the U.S. occupation. In 1952 it was abandoned because of strong opposition by Japanese farmers.
- Who came up with the brilliant idea to move the clocks forward on a weekend in the middle of the night? Why not move then ahead on a Friday around 4 p.m.?
Daylight Savings Time in Indiana
Until April 2005, the Hoosier state had its own unique and complex time system. Not only is the state split between two time zones, but until recently, only some parts of the state observed daylight saving time while the majority did not.
Under the old system, 77 of the state's 92 counties were in the Eastern Time Zone but remained on standard time all year. That is, except for two counties near Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Ky., which did use daylight time.
The counties in the northwest corner of the state (near Chicago) and the southwestern tip (near Evansville), which are in the Central Time Zone, used both standard and daylight time.
The battle between the old system and DST was contentious and hard-won-bills proposing DST had failed more than two dozen times until finally squeaking through the state legislature in April 2005. As of April 2, 2006, the entire state of Indiana joined 47 other states in observing Daylight Saving Time.
But it isn't quite as simple and straightforward as it seems. Telling time in Indiana remains something of a bewildering experience: eighteen counties now observed Central Daylight Time and the remaining 74 counties observe Eastern Daylight Time.