“People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.”
- On the Shortness of Life
“Remember then: There is only one time that is important – NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power. The most necessary man is with whom you are, for no man knows whether he will ever have dealings with any one else: and the most important affair is, to do him good, because for that purpose alone was man sent to this life!
- What Men Live by and Other Tales (1885)