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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Time
 
  Time is like a river made up of the events which happen, and a violent stream; for as soon as a thing has been seen, it is carried away, and another comes in its place, and this will be carried away too.
            —Marcus Aurelius
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  Time is like money; the less we have of it to spare, the further we make it go.
            —Josh Billings
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  Time, like a brilliant steed with seven rays, and with a thousand eyes, imperishable, full of fecundity, bears all things onward.
            —Hymn to Time
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  Time’s shadows, like the shuttle, flee.
            —David Macbeth Moir
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  Time, like a seven-wheeled, seven-naved car, moves on. His rolling wheels are all the worlds, his axle is immortality.
            —Friedrich Rückert
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For time is like a fashionable host
That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand,
And with the arms outstretch’d, as he would fly,
Grasps in the comer: welcome ever smiles,
And farewell goes out sighing.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Time is like the peacefulness of grass, which clothes, as if with silence and deep sleep, deserted plains that once were loud with strife.
            —Alexander Smith
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  Time is as wind, and as waves are we.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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Time, like the earth with flowers bespread
In youthful spring, is dark and
Dead when age and cares come on
And friends and pleasures are all gone.
            —Walther von Der Vogelweide
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