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On Time and Its Use

   One today is worth two tomorrows.

   Give thy purse rather than thy time.

   A man who does nothing never has time to do anything.

   They who make the best use of their time have none to spare.

   Lost time is never found again.

   Nothing is more precious than time, yet nothing less valued.

   In the short life of man no lost time can be afforded.

   Lose no time; be always employed in something useful.  Keep out 
     of all unnecessary action.
                                                     B. Franklin

   If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must 
   be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found 
   again; and what we call time enough always proves little 
   enough.  Let us then be up and doing, and doing to the purpose; 
   so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity. 

   Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will conceal 
   and cover up what is now shining with greatest splendor. 


   Time will discover everything to posterity; it is a babbler, 
   and speaks even when no question is put. 


   Remember that time is money. He that can earn ten shillings a 
   day by his labor, and goes abroad or sits idle one half of that 
   day, though he spends but sixpence during his diversion or 
   idleness, ought not to reckon that the only expence; he has 
   really spent, or rather thrown away, five shillings besides. 

   An Italian philosopher said that "time was his estate";  an 
   estate indeed which will produce nothing without cultivation, 
   but will abundantly repay the labors of industry, and generally 
   satisfy the most expensive desires, if no part of it be 
   suffered to lie waste by negligence, to be overrun with noxious 
   plants, or laid out for show rather than for use. 


   Dost thou love life?  then do not squander time, for that is 
   the stuff life is made of. 

   A man's time when well-husbanded, is like a culltivated field, 
   of which a few acres produces more of what is useful to life, 
   than extensive provinces, even of the richest soil, when 
   overrun with weeds and brambles. 


   Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind. 

   Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every 
   moment of it. --- No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; 
   --- never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. 

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


   The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which 
   depend upon the future.  We let go the present, which we have 
   in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon 
   chance, --- and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty. 

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