Quotes on time

Vladimir: That passed the time. Esragon: It would have passed in any case.

A line is not made up of points. … In the same way, time is not made up parts considered as indivisible ‘nows.’ Part of Aristotle’s reply to Zeno’s paradox concerning continuity.

A man, in his books, may be said to walk the earth a long time after he is gone.  (Julian Muir)

A mathematician … has no material to work with but ideas, and so his patterns are likely to last longer, since ideas wear less with time than words. (G.H.Hardy)

A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.  (Anon.)

A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is. (Bertrand Russell)

According to the common law of nature, deficiency of power is supplied by duration of time.  (Robert Jameson)

Act as if you are going to live for ever and cast your plans way ahead. You must feel responsible without time limitations, and the consideration of whether you may or may not be around to see the results should never enter your thoughts.  (Hyman G. Rickover)

(Comment:  How true – especially on the issue of existence/non-existence)

 

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