30 Quotes on Time

time gita

Compiled by London swaminathan

Post No.1757; Date 29 March 2015

Calendar of Golden Sayings, April 2015

Important Days: 


Festivals:  April 2-Mahavir Jayanti, 3- Good Friday,  5-Easter Sunday, 6- Easter Monday, April 14- New Year Day for Bengalis, Nepalese, Singalese, Tamil Communities,  Vishu in Kerala, 21- Akshaya trtyai, 30 Madurai Meenakshi Kalyanam.



Auspicious days: April 1, 3,6,8,10,15, 22


Ekathasi- 15 and   29/30


Amavasya – 18


 Pournami-  4, Lunar Eclipse

30 Quotations on Time from Tamil and Sanskrit  Literature

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April 1 Wednesday

Requests submitted to bosses by the proficient at opportune time will surely be granted – Kumara sambhava 7-93

Kaalaprayuktaa khalu kaarya vibhir vijnaapanaa bhartrsu siddhimeti

2 Thursday

Tough times do not last – Katha sarit sagara

Kancit kaalam hi duhsthitih

3 Friday

A night lost cannot be regained – Valmiki Ramayana 2-105-19

Atyeti rajanii yaa tu saa pratinivartate

4 Saturday

Though not always, it is indeed time that transforms enemies into friends — Katha sarit sagara

Kaalayuktaa hyarirmitram jaayate na ca sarvadaa

April 5 Sunday

It is the power of the occasion that transforms bhava/emotion into the flow of rasa/sentiment – Ramayana manjari 4-12-469

Kaalasakthirhi bhavaanaam pratyagrarasapaayini

foot steps

6 Monday

Time’s twists are tortuous –  Subhasitaratna khandamanjusa p5

Kaalasya kutilaa gatih

7 Tuesday

Salutations unto time – Vairagyasataka  41

Kaalaaya tasmai namah

8  Wednesday

Policies initiated at the right time will certainly come to fruition – Raguvamsa12-69

Kale khalu samaarabddhaah phalam badhnanti niitayah

9 Thursday

Time, the glutton of universe –  Siva aparataka  samapana stotra  s.12

10 Friday

Time is indeed inviolable — Valmiki Ramayana 3-68-21

Kaalo hi duratikramah

clock big

11 Saturday

Time is endless; the earth is limitless – Malatimadhava  1.s8

Kaalo hyayam nirvadhir vipulaa  ca prthvii

April 12 Sunday

Bygones are gone for ever –  Valmiki Ramayana 6-63-15

Gatantu gatameva hi

13 Monday

Gone are those days – Uttara rama carita  1.s19

Te hi no divasaa gataah

14 Tuesday

Whose nature does not change with Time? –

Kahavatratnakar p.355

Na kaalatah  kasya gunavyatikramah

15  Wednesday

No burden is too heavy for providence; not even earth –  Valmiki Ramayana 6-48-19

Na kaalasyaati bhaarosti krtaantasca sudurjayah


16 Thursday

No life is expunged before the appointed hour – Valmiki Ramayana –  2-39-5

Na tvevaanagale kale dehaaccayavati jiivitam

17 Friday

There is no deity more powerful than time –  Valmiki Ramayana 2-88-11

Na nuunam daivatam kincitkaalena balavattaram

18 Saturday

At the time of doom, one seized by fate disregards good advice – Valmiki Ramayana 4-15-31

Na rocate tadvacanam hi tasya kaalaabhipannasya vinaasakaale

April 19 Sunday

The sun bides his time to rise and destroy darkness –  Bharat manjari  3-7-251

Na hi kaalamanaasaadya timiram hanti bhaskarah

20 Monday

Time creates ups and downs –  Pratima nataka 7-p.83

Nimnasthalotpaadako hi kaalah


21 Tuesday

Like a wheel in rotation, ups and downs are part of time’s motion – Meghasandesa  2-46

Na cairgaccatyupari ca dasaa cakranemi kramena

22 Wednesday

Surely, Time/destiny is hard to supersede — Valmiki Ramayana 2-24-33

Nuunam kaalo duratyayah

23 Thursday

Like a flowing river, what has gone by will never come back –    Valmiki Ramayana 5-20-12

Yadatiitam punarnaiti srotah srotasvinaamiva

24 Friday

Who remains untouched by misfortunes wrought by Time ? –


spsanti kam kaalavasena naapadah

25 Saturday

The crow defeats the owl during day-time. The leader seeks the right time to quell the enemy – Tirukkural 481


April 26 Sunday

What is difficult for him to achieve who adopts proper means and tact and acts in right time – Tirukkural 483

27 Monday

One can win even the world if he chooses the proper place and acts in the right hour – Tirukkural 484

28 Tuesday

Heroes who want to conquer the world wait patiently for the proper time, gathering strength – Tirukkural 485

29  Wednesday

In the adverse time feign peace and wait like a heron. Strike like its peck when the time is opportune — Tirukkural 490

30 Thursday

Everything is subservient to Time – Kahavatratnakar  p.21

Sarvam kaalamapeksate