An hour may destroy what an age was building.

By | May 10, 2010
  • A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour. ~ Elbert Hubbard
  • A day for toil, an hour for sport, but for a friend is life too short. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • A fool can ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. ~ English Proverb
  • A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year. ~ Polish Proverb
  • A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins. ~ Lord Byron
  • All the hours wound, the last one kills. ~ Latin Proverb
  • An hour may destroy what an age was building. ~ English Proverb
  • An hour of pain is as long as a day of pleasure. ~ Traditional Proverb
  • An hour of practice is worth five hours of foot-dragging.~ Pancho Segura
  • Begin where you are; work where you are; the hour which you are now wasting, dreaming of some far off success may be crowded with grand possibilities. ~ Orison Swett Marden
  • Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time. ~ John Ruskin
  • Come, let us give a little time to folly… and even in a melancholy day let us find time for an hour of pleasure. ~ St. Bonaventura
  • Even the most expensive clock still shows sixty minutes in every hour. ~ Jewish Proverb
  • Happy hours are very short. ~ Vietnamese Proverb
  • I owe all my success in life to having been always a quarter of an hour before my time. ~ Lord Nelson
  • If the hours are long enough and the pay is short enough, someone will say it’s women’s work. ~ Swahili Proverb
  • If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour. ~ Dianna Booher
  • In America an hour is forty minutes. ~ German Proverb
  • It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour.~ Lillian Hellman
  • It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. ~ William James
  • It takes a year to make a friend, but you can lose one in an hour.~ Chinese Proverb
  • It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.~ Wayne Burgraff
  • Knowledge is the prime need of the hour. ~ Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Lose an hour in the morning, chase it all day. ~ Yiddish Proverb
  • Many men are like clocks that show one hour and strike another. ~ Danish Proverb
  • One hour in the execution of justice is worth seventy years of prayer. ~ Author Unknown
  • One hour of justice is worth seventy hours of prayer. ~ Turkish Proverb
  • Our lives are never certain, even for an hour. ~ Ferrant Sanchez Calavera
  • Plan your progress carefully; hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. ~ Paul J. Meyer
  • Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last. ~ Lord Alfred Tennyson
  • Six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool. ~ English Proverb
  • Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week. ~ William Dean Howells
  • Sometimes it takes only an hour to get a reputation that lasts for a thousand years. ~ Japanese Proverb
  • Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour. ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • The darkest hour is just before the dawn. ~ Traditional Proverb
  • The forty-four-hour week has no charm for me. I’m looking for a forty-hour day. ~ Nicholas Murray Butler
  • The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth. ~ Maria Montessori
  • The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways; I to die, and you to live. Which is better? Only God knows. ~ Socrates
  • The shower of answers to your prayers will continue to your dying hour. Nor will it cease then. When you pass out from beneath the shower, your dear ones will step into it. Every prayer and every sigh which you have uttered for them and their future welfare will, in God’s time, descend upon them as a gentle rain of answers to prayer. ~ 0. Hallesby
  • There are only twenty-four hours in the day. ~ Traditional Proverb
  • There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age. ~ Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
  • These be three silent things: The Falling snow… the hour before the dawn… the mouth of one just dead. ~ Adelaide Crapsey
  • ‘Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, and after one hour more twill be eleven. And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, and then from hour to hour we rot and rot, and thereby hangs a tale. ~ William Shakespeare
  • To learn what is good, a thousand days are not sufficient; to learn what is evil, an hour is too long. ~ Chinese Proverb
  • Too busy with the crowded hour to fear to live or die. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • You can hardly make a friend in a year, but you can easily offend one in an hour. ~ Chinese Proverb