Quote by Samuel Johnson
Learn that the present hour alone is man's.
This quote emphasizes the importance of living in the present moment and not dwelling too much on the past or worrying about the future. It reminds us that the only time we truly have control over is the present hour. By recognizing this, we can prioritize what needs to be done now and make the most of our time. It also serves as a reminder to not get caught up in regrets or anxieties, but rather to focus on being fully present in each passing moment.
To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence. He is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective, against the encroachment of Latin and Greek, and, above all, against the worn-out phrases and dead metaphors with which the language is cluttered up.
The mind of man works with strangeness upon the body of time. An hour, once it lodges in the queer element of the human spirit, may be stretched to fifty or a hundred times its clock length; on the other hand, an hour may be accurately represented by the timepiece of the mind by one second. This extraordinary discrepancy between time on the clock and time in the mind is less known than it should be, and deserves fuller investigation.