This is the Original Friday Inspiration series – amazing things that we handpicked to inspire you. This week we dig into the beauty of the past.

Once upon a time…

We all have memories that make us happy whenever we remember them. For most of us the past means childhood, family, friends. Somehow we always have the impression that we used to have more free time in the past. Even the days seemed to be longer.

In today’s post we look at the past as a source of inspiration. And there is so much to take on board….

Think about what people used to wear in the past, how movies were made, what activities people used to have. And do you remember the games you used to play with your friends? What about the old family car?

Don’t get too melancholic, and be grateful that you had the chance to live those moments.

“The most precious resource we all have is time.” — Steve Jobs
“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.” — Harvey MacKay
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” — Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
“Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” — Margaret Peters
“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” — C.S. Lewis
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” — William Penn, Fruits of Solitude
“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to.’” — Lao Tzu
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” — Michael Altshuler
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“No man goes before his time. Unless the boss leaves early.” — Groucho Marx
“There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.” — Leo Christopher
“A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” — Charles Darwin
“Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.” — Ray Cummings, The Girl in the Golden Atom
“An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you can’t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.” — Chinese Proverb
“I am not particularly interested in saving time; I prefer to enjoy it.” — Eduardo Galeano
“There’s never enough time to do it right, but there’s always enough time to do it over.” — Jack Bergman
“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun
“Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.” — Miles Davis
“It’s not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it.” — Seneca
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