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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  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
  Time is like money; the less we have of it to spare, the further we make it go.
            —Josh Billings
  Time, like a brilliant steed with seven rays, and with a thousand eyes, imperishable, full of fecundity, bears all things onward.
            —Hymn to Time
  Time’s shadows, like the shuttle, flee.
            —David Macbeth Moir
  Time, like a seven-wheeled, seven-naved car, moves on. His rolling wheels are all the worlds, his axle is immortality.
            —Friedrich Rückert
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
  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
  Time is as wind, and as waves are we.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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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