„We must hurry!’ said Mr. Wonka. ‘We have so much time and so little to do! No! Wait! Strike that! Reverse it!“

—  Roald Dahl
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„We do not have time to wait for the en­lightenment of our neighbors so that we can work together toward the development of Asia.“

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„::::We are condemned
to kill time:
:::so we die
little by little.“

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„So much time and so little to say..“

—  Ben Folds American musician 1966
"I'm Missing the War", Whatever and Ever Amen (1997).

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„The way to victory is long.
The going will be hard.
We will do the best we can with what we've got.
We must have more planes and ships- at once.
Then it will be our turn to strike.
We will win through- in time.“

—  Ernest King United States Navy admiral, Chief of Naval Operations 1878 - 1956
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And we learn all so painfully,
That we may spare this hour's term
To practice for Eternity.“

—  Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989
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„Who would have thought around 1900 that in fifty years time we would know so much more and understand so much less.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
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