“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend.”
― Diogenes Laertius
“The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.”
― Geoffrey Chaucer