80 phrases about time, the passing of years and memories

Compilation of the best phrases that speak of time, eternity and ephemeral moments. Time is that unit of measure that sometimes feels eternal and other times it seems that it will only last an instant. 

80 phrases about time, the passing of years and memories
It determines the moments that we live and, independent of what we can think about their proportion, it is an immutable constant in our lives.

Everything we live is determined by time, and it is the same time that can change our perspective; for this and many other things is that it has been one of the reasons for reflection preferred by thinkers and philosophers throughout our history, who have given us the best phrases about time.

Here is a selection of the best quotes, thoughts and phrases about the time with which you will surely be able to identify yourself, which will also make you reflect on the use we give you and how to take advantage of it without wasting a single moment.

You will find phrases about time and love, life and death, which can inspire you according to the moment you are going through.

1. Five minutes is enough to dream a lifetime, this is how relative time is.
Has it happened to you? There is no better explanation about the relativity of time than what Mario Benedetti gives us.

2. The distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein tells us about the perception we have of the temporality of the same moment, because every second we live is past, present and future in itself.

3. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Very true this phrase of Leon Tolstoy, because perseverance, for example, is composed of these two warriors.

4. It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter the time, the greater our ability to wait.
Elizabeth Taylor makes this interesting reflection on how the value we give to time changes as we get older.

5. Love is space and time measured by the heart.
The definition of time according to the French writer Marcel Proust

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6. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Steve Jobs invites us to reflect on how we live our lives according to our own parameters or trying to satisfy those of others.

7. The problem is that you think you have time.
This phrase about the time of Buddha shows us the other side of the coin, when we procrastinate and stop doing things because we believe we have a lot of time ahead.

8. In all our actions, the right value and respect for time determines success or failure.
Malcolm X is a faithful believer in the importance of time .

9. The way we spend our time defines who we are.
According to Jonathan Estrin, another way to meet people is to observe how they spend their time.

10. There is no memory that time does not erase or regret that death does not end.
Miguel de Cervantes talks about one of the faculties that we give the most time, that is, healing wounds.

11. How foolish is the man who lets time go by sterilely.
Goethe considered that time is a limited and unrepeatable resource.

12. Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who maintains the ability to see beauty does not age.
Franz Kafka tells us about two stages of life that determine the passage of time: youth and old age.

13. The only thing that really belongs to us is time: even he who has nothing else has that.
Very successful phrase of Baltasar Gracian because as human beings, whatever our time, is next to life, the only possession we have.

14. Remembering is the only way to stop time.
And it is that from the memories we can go back in time , live again a moment that has passed and stop our present time while we think about it. Jaroslav Seifert phrase.

15. Time is the measure of movement between two instants.
This is how the philosopher Aristotle defines time.

16. Time is the best author; Always find a perfect ending.
According to Charles Chaplin and although we can deny it, the moments end in the perfect moment, as it should be thanks to time.

17. You can ask me anything you want, except time.
Napoleon Bonaparte was quite clear that time is not given away.

18. Old age and the passage of time teach all things.
The tragic Greek poet Sophocles left us this teaching that has endured over the centuries.

19. Let's not waste any of our time; Perhaps there were more beautiful ones but this is ours.
Jean Paul Sartre reflects on the nostalgia of other times and the importance of loving ours.

20. When we say that all past time was better, we are condemning the future without knowing it.
Francisco de Quevedo also reflects on the nostalgia of time, the judgments we make of the past on the present and how they condition what our future will be.

21. It is said that time is a great teacher; the bad thing is that he is killing his disciples.
With a little irony Hector Berlioz talks about the passage of time, lessons and death.

22. All my possessions for a moment longer.
I knew the phrase of who was Queen of England Isabel I, because nothing more valuable than the time that in addition, not even the greatest wealth can buy.

23. We must use time wisely and realize that it is always the right time to do things right.
Nelson Mandela tells us about the present moment and how we should use it.

24. Time is nothing but the current in which I am fishing.
Beautiful metaphor of time by Henry David Thoreau.

25. Until you value yourself you will not value your time. And until you value your time you will not do anything with it.
M. Scott Peck believes that there is a direct relationship between self-love and the value we give to our time. What do you think?

26. Time is our best friend and the one who better than anyone teaches us the wisdom of silence.
Another phrase about time in relation to Amos Alcott's learning.

27. If you count the years, the time will seem short; If you ponder the events, it will seem like a century.
Plinio the Younger makes a very successful reflection, because the moments of life, our memories and the lessons learned are always more intense than what it might seem like is a year.

28. Everything happens to everyone. Sooner or later, there is enough time.
George Bernard Shaw leaves us this phrase about events and time .

29. The future is something that everyone reaches at a rate of sixty minutes per hour, whatever he does and whoever he is.
This phrase from Clive Staples Lewis shows us that independent of any factor, for all one hour has 60 minutes.

30. The law, democracy, love... Nothing has more weight on our lives than time.
Reflection on time and its role in our life that Winston Churchill does.

31. What are a thousand years? Time is short for the one who thinks, and endless for the one who wants.
Émile Chartier gives us this beautiful phrase about time and the importance of desire as the way we create dreams and illusions.

32. Time is both the most valuable and the most perishable of our resources.
John Randolph is another person who talks about time as a unique and limited resource we have.

33. Love is intensity and for this it is a relaxation of time: It stretches the minutes and lengthens them like centuries.
Octavio Paz and his beautiful reflection on the relationship between love and time .

34. Without time there is no future, but with time you can miss the present.
Singer Frank Sinatra makes this reflection in which he makes us see how we let the present be diluted by thinking that we have time ahead.

35. Death as the end of the time lived can only cause fear to those who do not know how to fill the time given to live.
Viktor Frank talks about death as the end of time and the fear we feel of reaching it.

36. A young man in years can be old in hours, if he has not wasted his time.
Sir Francis Bacon emphasizes the importance of education and wisdom. Although they say that there are things that only with age are learned, there are many others that can give us wisdom as young people, such as books.

37. Many people do not turn eighty because they try to stay in their forties for too long.
Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí reflects on the fear we have of reaching old age and therefore not being young.

38. Time is a mobile image of eternity.
Definition of what time is for Plato

39. Clocks kill time. Time is dead as long as it is being marked by small wheels; Only when the clock stops does time come to life.
William Faulkner gives us this interesting reflection that makes us see that it is the need we have to measure it and live according to that measure, which limits the amount of time we have.

40. Time is a child who plays like a child. I am one, but in contrast to myself I am young and old at the same time.
Carl Jung explains how time allows us to return to the past being in the present, as he says, being young and old at the same time.

41. To choose one's own time is to gain time.
Sir Francis Bacon invites us to each of us decide his own temporality and live according to her.

42. Time is nothing but the space between our memories
Henri-Frédéric Amiel means that it is the moments we live that really give a measure of time.

43. The car, the television, the video, the personal computer, the cell phone and other passwords of happiness, machines born to <> or << spend time >>, take over time.
For Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano, technology and everything we have invented as a means of entertainment is taking our time.

44. Those who love deeply never grow old, may die of old age but die young
Arthur Wing Pinero believes that the secret of youth to avoid the passage of time is love .

45. Being with you or not being with you is the measure of my time.
A very romantic phrase by Jorge Luis Borges that takes love as a unit of measurement of time.

46. ​​Time is an illusion.
Definition of the meaning of time according to Albert Einstein.

47. They always say that time changes things, but in reality they have to be changed by oneself.
Andy Warhol speaks to us with this phrase about the responsibility we have over our actions and the passage of time .

48. Let's give time to time: for the glass to overflow it must be filled first.
And how to leave out this list of phrases about time, these famous words of the poet Antonio Machado.

49. Count your age for friends, not years.
John Lennon, the member of the band The Beatles, preferred to tell the passage of time for the friends he had instead of the years.

50. Some are willing to do anything but live here and now.
John Lennon also talked about what it costs us to live in the present, at the only moment we own .

51. Those who share our childhood never seem to grow.
Graham Greene refers to how our essence is maintained as children and we can continue seeing it in those we met at that age despite the passage of time.

52. Time to time and each footprint will find its sand.
Another phrase about the time said by the Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler.

53. When we think that tomorrow will never come, it has already become yesterday.
Henry Ford refers to the immediacy and energy we spend thinking about a future that in an instant becomes the past .

54. The time you have spent with your rose is what makes it important.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry writes this beautiful phrase in his book The Little Prince, showing us that we are the people who give the importance to the moments.

55. What we can do is decide what to do with the time given to us.
Nothing more true than these words of JRR Tolkien, we are the ones who decide what we do with our time.

56. Time takes everything, whether you like it or not.
Stephen King also talked about what for him, time ago.

57. There are times when I wish I could turn back the clock and make all the sadness go away, but I feel that if I did, all happiness would go away.
A reflection of Nicholas Sparks that talks about balance and cause - effect over time.

58. Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
Do you agree with this statement about the time of the famous 1984 writer, George Orwell?

59. It's never too late to be who you want to be. There is no time limit.
Eric Roth invites us that the passage of time is not an excuse , because doing and being what we have always dreamed of depends only on us.

60. Books have a unique way of stopping time at a particular time.
Like Dave Eggers, it has surely happened to you that you cannot stop reading that book that caught you, or, for example, how literature has been able to transport you to other times, while you are sitting there in the armchair.

61. Time is a boss who gives everyone the same opportunities. Every human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes each day.
Excellent phrase about time and how we use it by Denis Waitley.

62. Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
William Gibson states that memories work differently over time.

63. What makes old age difficult to bear is not the failure of mental and physical faculties, but the burden of our memories.
Phrase about the time of W. Somerset Maugham.

64. At three it is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
Jean-Paul Sartre talking about the relativity of time .

65. Time is maintained long enough for those who use it.
Leonardo Da Vinci was a faithful believer that those who keep busy always have more time to do what they want.

66. Time changes everything, except something in us that is always surprised by the change.
Does Thomas Hardy refer to this phrase, to that immutable essence of each one of us?

67. Spring passes and one of innocence is remembered. Spend the summer and remember one of the exuberance. Autumn passes and one of the reverence is remembered. Winter passes and one of perseverance is remembered.
Yoko Ono, John Lennon's partner, gives us this thought about how she sees the passage of time.

68. If time could be killed without hurting eternity.
Henry David Thoreau on the consequences of killing time.

69. Men talk about killing time, while time silently kills them.
Dion Boucicault on his side, expresses in this sentence about the time of how we think we have control by killing time when in reality, time is killing us as it goes by.

70. They say that I am outdated, that I live in the past, but sometimes I think that progress progresses too quickly.
Another phrase about the passage of time by the writer Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel.

71. Time and memory are true artists; they reshape reality closer to the desire of the heart.
John Dewey has a very beautiful vision about time and memory according to our heart.

72. Unfortunately, the clock keeps going, the hours keep going. The past increases. The future is removed. The chances decrease, regret piles up.
Haruki Murakami writes in this sentence about time about how each passing moment moves us away from one stage and brings us closer to another.

73. Sometimes, I feel that if you observe things, if you sit still and observe the world in front of you, I would swear that time stops for a second, only for a second.
Lauren Oliver gives us this thought with which we can identify, because surely we have had this same feeling at some point in our lives.

74. Time is what prevents things from happening at the same time.
Ray Cummings states that time is responsible for regulating the moments , the situations we are going through.

75. Human time does not rotate in a circular way. Run forward in a straight line. This is why people cannot be happy: happiness seeks repetition.
Milan Kundera reflects on this phrase about time, about the incompatible nature of time and happiness.

76. Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't expect something outside of you to make you happy in the future. Think about how precious time you have to spend, whether at work or with your family. Every minute must be enjoyed and savored.
And to finish this list of phrases about time, nothing better than this invitation that Earl Nightingale gives us to be happy now, in the present moment.

77. If time did not pass quickly, we would hardly be able to appreciate it.
The Spanish psychologist Bertrand Regader tells us about this curious paradox.

78. Take care of the time, because he, although heals, may end up escaping your hands.
Double-edged weapon.

79. Pythagoras, when asked about what time was, answered that he was the soul of this world.
A great phrase from Plutarch.

80. I have no time to hurry.
Beautiful paradox masterfully synthesized by John Wesley.

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