Bill Callahan
Owner and Master Designer
Tamalpais NatureWorks

VOLTAIRE POSED THE FOLLOWING QUESTION
IN ONE OF HIS NOVELS


What of all things in the world is the longest and the shortest, swiftest and the slowest, the most divisible and the most extended, the most neglected and the most regretted, without which nothing can be done. Which devours all that is little and enlivens all that is great.

His answer:
Time

Nothing is shorter since it is insufficient for the accomplishment of your projects
Nothing is longer since it is the measure of eternity
Nothing is more slow to him that expects
Nothing is more rapid to him that enjoys
In greatness it extends to infinity
In smallness it is infinitely divisible
All men neglect it
All regret the loss of it
Nothing can be done without it
TIME is mans most precious asset

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