I was looking for quotes on the subject of time for an article I’m writing for work when I came across two very different ways of saying the same thing. This, from H. Jackson Brown Jr:
Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
This struck me as being a touch self-righteous. I much prefer Charles Caleb Colton’s way of looking at it:
Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
H. Jackson Brown Jr, by the way, is the author of Life’s Little Instruction Book. Colton was a nineteenth century English cleric, gambler and moonlight-flitter.
I know who I trust.