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Go to now, ye that say, To-day, or to-morrow, we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain; whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow: for what is
life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.-Jas. iv. 13, 14.
Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”—Prov. xxvii. 1.
Give glory to the Lord your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.
JER. xiii. 16.
The night cometh when no man can work.:
JOHN ix. 4.
When the day serves before black-corner'd night, Find what thou want'st by free and offer'd light.
TIMON OF ATHENS. Act v. Scene 1.
Let's take the instant by the forward top;
ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL. Act v. Scene 3.
1 Is. lvi. 12; Luke xii. 19-21.
We must take the current while it serves.
JULIUS CÆSAR. Act iv. Scene 3.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
MACBETH. Act v. Scene 5.
Take all the swift advantage of the hours.
KING RICHARD III. Act iv. Scene 1.
The time is worth the use on 't.
WINTER'S TALE. Act III. Scene 1.
What we would do,
HAMLET. Act iv. Scene 7.
* The flighty purpose never is o'ertook,
MACBETH. Act iv. Scene 1.
TIME THE TEST OF TRUTH.
And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it."— Acts v. 38, 39.
Time's glory is—
Time is the old justice that examines all offenders.
As You LIKE IT. Act IV. Scene 1.
I (Time), that please some, try all.
WINTER'S TALE. Act iv. Chorus.
That old, common arbitrator, Time.
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. Act iv. Scene 5.
PRECEPT AT VARIANCE WITH PRACTICE.
What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth,
1 Prov. xxi. 30; Is. viii. 10.
seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.-Ps. 1. 16, 17.
This people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.—Is. xxix. 13.
Thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.-JER. xii. 2.
Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say??—LUKE vi. 46.
Hast thou that holy feeling in thy soul,
KING RICHARD III. Act 1. Scene 4.
TIMON OF ATHENS. Act iv. Scene 3.
Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,
1 Ezek. xxxiii. 32; Matt. xv. 7, 9.
Whilst, like a puff’d and reckless libertine,
HAMLET. Act 1. Scene 3.
MORAL BLINDNESS OF THE WICKED.
From the wicked their light is withholden."
JOB Xxxviii. 15.
The way of the wicked is as darkness; they know not at what they stumble.—Prov. iv. 19.
Evil men understand not judgment; but they that seek the Lord understand all things.
PROV. xxviü. 5.
Having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them because of the blindness of their heart.4
EPH. iv. 18.
* It is a good divine that follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.
MERCHANT OF VENICE. Act I, Scene 2. 1 Prov. xiii. 9; Job xxi. 17. 2 Job xxiv. 13; xviii. 5, 6, 18; Is. lix, 10; 1 Sam. ii. 9. 3 John vii. 17; Ps. xxv. 9.
4 2 Cor. iv. 3, 4.