Charlie Chaplin

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Time is my only enemy.
Charlie Chaplin
It is not little time we have but it is a lot of time we do not use.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
Mark Twain
Time is a great healer but a poor beautician.
William Somerset Maugham
Our time is so exciting that you actually can only shock people with
boring things. Samuel Beckett
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Mein einziger Feind ist die Zeit.
Charlie Chaplin
Time is my only enemy.
Charlie Chaplin: or Sir Charles
Spencer (1889-1977) was an
English comic actor and film
director. He became one of the
most famous actors as well as a
notable filmmaker, composer and
musician in the early to mid
Classical Hollywood era of
American cinema.
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Es ist nicht wenig Zeit, die wir haben, sondern es ist viel Zeit, die wir nicht
nutzen. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is not little time we have but it is a lot of time we do not use.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca: or Seneca the Younger (4
BC- AD 65) was a Roman philosopher, statesman,
natural scientist and dramatist. Most of his speeches he
became famous for got lost. He was tutor and advisor to
emporer Nero.
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Verschiebe nicht auf morgen, was auch bis übermorgen Zeit hat.
Mark Twain
Never put off until tomorrow what you can
do the day after tomorrow.
Mark Twain: or Samuel Langhorn Clemens
(1835-1910) was an American author and
humorist. Most people know him because
of his world famous novels The adventures
of Tom Sawyer and The adventures of
Huckleberry Finn. He is often quoted owing
to his keen wit and incisive satire.
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William Somerset
Maugham: (1874-1965)
was an English playwright,
novelist and short story
writer who was among the
most popular writers of his
era. His masterpiece is
generally agreed to be Of
Human Bondage.
Die Zeit ist ein guter Arzt, aber ein schlechter
Kosmetiker.
William Somerset Maugham
Time is a great healer but a poor beautician.
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Unsere Zeit ist so aufregend, dass man die Menschen
eigentlich nur noch mit Langeweile schocken kann.
Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett: (1906-1989)
was an Irish writer, dramatist
and poet. He was awarded the
Nobel Prize of Literature in
1969 for his writing. He is
publicly mostly famous for his
play “Waiting for Godot” which
was voted the most significant
English language play of the
20th century.
Our time is so exciting that you actually can only shock people with boring things.
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Time is money.
Benjamin Franklin
Time is the best of critics, and patience is the best of teachers.
Frederic Chopin
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Rodin
One – two – three! Time runs in double quick and so do we.
Wilhelm Busch
Living in the present is the state between the good old
time and the better future.
Zarko Petan
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Zeit ist Geld.
Time is money.
Benjamin Franklin:(17061790) was one of the founding
fathers of the USA. He was an
author, satirist, political
theorist, politician, scientist,
inventor, statesman and
diplomat. As a scientist he is
famous for his discoveries and
theories regarding electricity.
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Die Zeit ist der beste Kritiker und Geduld der beste Lehrer.
Frederic Chopin
Time is the best of critics, and patience is the best of teachers.
Frederic Chopin: (1810-1849)
was a Polish composer and
pianist. He was one of the great
masters of Romantic Music.
Several of Chopin’s pieces have
become very well known - for
instance ”The Revolutionary
Ètude” the “Minute Waltz” and
the “Funeral March”.
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Nichts ist wirklich Zeit verschwendung, wenn man
die Erfahrung sinnvoll nutzt. Rodin
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Rodin: born Francois- AugusteRenè (1840-1917) was a French
sculptor and draughtsman. He is
regarded as the foremost sculptor
of the 19th and early 20th
centuries. Among his important
sculptors are Man with the Broken
Nose, The Age of Bronze and The
Kiss.
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Eins – zwei - drei! Im Sauseschritt läuft die Zeit, wir laufen mit.
Wilhelm Busch
One – two – three! Time runs in double quick and so do we.
Wilhelm Busch:(1832-1908) was a
German caricaturist, painter and poet who
is especially famous for his satirical picture
stories such as Max and Moritz which has
achieved the status as a popular classic
and a bestseller artist. He also wrote a
number of poems in a similar style to his
picture stories. Only Goethe and Schiller
are quoted more frequently in German
than Busch.
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Die Gegenwart ist der Zustand zwischen der
guten alten Zeit und der schöneren Zukunft.
Zarko Petan
Living in the present is the state between the good old time
and the better future.
Zarko Petan: (born in 1929) is a
Slovenian writer, essayist,
screenwriter and theatre and film
director. But the most famous he is
as a writer of aphorisms. He has
published more than 60 books in
Slovene, and many others in other
languages, especially in Croatian.
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Youth is the time to learn wisdom, old age is the time to use it.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Freedom is a new religion, a religion of our time.
Heinrich Heine
In hard times you will need your relatives.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe
People who never have time do the least.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
Max Frisch
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Die Jugend ist die Zeit, Weisheit zu lernen.
Das Alter ist die Zeit, sie auszuüben. Jean
Jacques Rousseau
Youth is the time to learn wisdom, old age is the time to use it.
Jean Jacques Rousseau:
(1712 – 1778) was a major
philosopher, writer, and
composer of the 18th century
Enlightenment, whose
political philosophy influenced
the French Revolution and
the development of modern
political and educational
thought.
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Die Freiheit ist eine neue Religion, die Religion unserer Zeit.
Heinrich Heine
Freedom is a new religion, a religion of our time.
Heinrich Heine:(1797 –
1856) was one of the most
important German poets of
the Romantic period. He is
remembered for selections of
his lyric poetry many of which
were set to music by German
composers but he was also a
journalist, essayist and
literary critic.
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Denn in Zeiten der Not bedarf
man seiner Verwandten.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe
In hard times you will need your relatives.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe: (1749 –
1832) is considered as the greatest
German literary figure of the modern era.
He was not only a poet, playwright and
novelist but also a scientist, statesman,
theatre director and critic. His chief
masterpiece is the drama Faust (Part I
and II). His influence spread across
Europe, and his works have been a major
source of inspiration in music, drama,
poetry and philosophy.
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Die Leute, die niemals Zeit haben, tun am wenigsten.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
People who never have time do the least.
Georg Christoph
Lichtenberg: (1742 – 1799)
was a German scientist and
satirical writer, best known for
his aphorisms he collected in
his notebooks (waste books). In
these notebooks he examined a
wide variety of subjects from
society and philosophical
questions to psychology and art
and literature.
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Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.
Max Frisch
Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
Max Frisch: (1911 – 1991) was a
Swiss architect, playwright,
novelist and diarist. He is
regarded as best-known
representative of German
literature after World War II. His
texts have been translated into
many languages and his plays
remain in the repertoire of the
theatres around the globe.
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They say that time changes things but you actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol
Time is the longest distance between two places.
Tennessee Williams
All my possessions for a moment of time.
Queen Elizabeth
If you stop advertising to save money you can also stop your watch to save time.
Henry Ford
I am much more interested in the future than in present
time because in the future I intend to live.
Albert Einstein
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Man sagt, dass die Zeit Dinge verändert, aber eigentlich muss man das
selbst tun. Andy Warhol
They say that time changes things but you
actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol: or Andrew
Warhola (1928 – 1987) was an
American painter, printmaker,
and filmmaker. He was a
leading figure in the visual art
movement known as pop art.
He started his career
successfully as a commercial
illustrator (Campbell’s soup
cans).
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Die Zeit ist der längste Abstand zwischen zwei Orten.
Tennessee Williams
Time ist he longest distance between two places.
Tennessee Williams: (1911 –
1983) was an American
playwright who received many of
the top theatrical awards for his
works of drama. He won the
Pulitzer Prize for his story A
Streetcar Named Desire and
many of his plays were made into
movies and were hits. He was
said to have a deep feeling for
mystery in people’s lives.
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All meine Besitztümer für einen Moment
Zeit.
Queen Elizabeth
All my possessions for a
moment of time.
Queen Elizabeth: (1533 – 1603) was
Queen of England and Ireland from
1558 until her death. She was the
fifth and last monarch in the Tudor
dynasty and daughter of Henry VIII.
She was celebrated as the ruler of
the golden age (Elizabethan era)
famous for the flourishing of the
English drama and for the seafaring
prowess of English adventurers.
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Wer aufhört zu werben, um Geld zu sparen, der
kann auch seine Uhr anhalten, um Zeit zu sparen.
Henry Ford
If you stop advertising to save money you
can also stop your watch to save time.
Henry Ford:(1863 – 1947) was
the American founder of the
Ford Motor Company and father
of modern assembly lines which
are used in mass production.
He introduced the Model T
automobile and thus
revolutionized transportation
and the American industry.
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Mehr als die gegenwärtige Zeit interessiert mich die Zukunft,
denn in der gedenke ich zu leben.
Albert Einstein
I am much more interested in the future than in present
time because in the future I intend to live.
Albert Einstein: (1879 – 1955)
was a theoretical physicist who is
often regarded as the father of
modern physics. He received the
Nobel prize in Physics in 1921
and he published more than 300
scientific and over 150 nonscientific works. His many
contributions to physics include
the special and general theories of
relativity.
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