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When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
J. Paul Getty
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
James M. Barrie
I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.
Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
Henry Ward Beecher
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
George Edward Moore
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
George Washington Carver
For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
C. S. Lewis
Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
It is three and a half hours long, four characters wide and a cesspool deep.
John Jay Chapman
An artist can be truly evaluated only after he is dead. At the very 11th hour, he might do something that will eclipse everything else.
He's so slow that he takes an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes.
Some years ago I became president of Columbia University and learned within 24 hours to be ready to speak at the drop of a hat, and I learned something more, the trustees were expected to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Remember, God provides the best camouflage several hours out of every 24.
David M. Shoup
Kennedy said that if we had nuclear war we'd kill 300 million people in the first hour. McNamara, who is a good businessman and likes to save, says it would be only 200 million.
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.
John F. Kennedy
If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
Edward R. Murrow
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.
I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.
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