"Time is the measure of business, as money is of wares." Francis Bacon, "Of Dispatch"
"What may be done at any time will be done at no time." Old Scottish proverb
"Time is money." Benjamin Franklin, "Advice to a Young Tradesman"
"As we advance in life, we acquire a keener sense of the value of time. Nothing else, indeed, seems of any consequence, and we become misers in this respect." William Hazlitt, "The Feeling of Immortality in Youth"
"Let us alone. Time driveth onward fast,
And in a little while our lips are dumb,
Let us alone. What is it that will last?
All things are taken from us, and become
portions and parcels of the dreadful past.
Let us alone."
Tennyson, "The Lotos-Eaters"
"Nae man can tether time or tide." Robert Burns, "Tom O'Shanter
"Time is a test of trouble,
But not a remedy.
If such it prove, it proves too
There was no malady."
Emily Dickinson, "Poems, Part IV, Time and Eternity"
"For time y'lost may not recovered be." Chaucer, "Troilus and Criseyde IV"