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Quotations About the Seconds, Minutes and Hours

Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that follow it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  Cling to the flying hours; and yet
Let one pure hope, one great desire,
Like song on dying lips, be set, --
That ere we fall in scattered fire,
Our hearts may lift the world's heart higher. ~ Edmund W. Gosse

"Sixty seconds make a minute,
Sixty minutes make an hour."
If I were a little linnet,
Hopping in her leafy bower,
Then I should not have to sing it, --
"Sixty seconds make a minute."

"Twenty-four hours make one day,
Seven days make one week;"
And while we all at marbles play,
Or run at cunning "hide-and-seek,"
Or in the garden gather flowers,
We'll tell the time that makes the hours.

In every month the weeks are four,
And twelve whole months will make a year.
Now I must say it o'er and o'er,
Or else it never will be clear;
So once again I will begin it, --
"Sixty seconds make a minute."
~Anonymous

One little grain in the sandy bars,
One little flower in a field of flowers,
One little star in a heaven of stars;
One little hour in a year of hours:
What if it makes or what if it mars?

But the bar is built of the little grains,
And the little flowers make the meadows gay:
And the little stars light the heavenly plains;
And the little hours of each little day
Give to us all that life contains.
~ Ernest Whitney

The future is something that everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minute an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. ~ C. S. Lewis

Employ thy time well, and since thou art not sure of a minute throw not away an hour. ~ Benjamin Franklin

  There is a critical minute for all things. ~ Horace