October 19

Right use of time

“There is . . . a time to every purpose” (Eccles. 3:1).
“Are there not twelve hours in the day?” (John 11:9).

When Drexelius was asked by his friend Faustinius how he could do so much as he had done, he answered, “The year has three hundred and sixty-five days, or eight thousand, seven hundred and sixty hours; in so many hours great things may be done; the slow tortoise made a long journey by losing no time.”
The man who hasn’t the time to do the things that are worth while is probably doing some things that are not.

The length of a life is not to be estimated by the winters over which it has spread. Some lives are brief at seventy, for their record is a blank and dreary vacancy; others are protracted at twenty-five, for a history has been compressed within the space.

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