01.06.2003 // Miscellaneous // by Tatyana Chepkova
Today I decided to touch upon set expressions connected with time. Proverbs, sayings and set expressions about time that absorbed folk wisdom are really worth knowing.
1. Sorrows and grieves often fade away in course of time, that is why we say that:
Time cures. (Время лечит.)
Time is the best healer. (Время — лучший лекарь.)
Time works wonders. (Время творит чудеса.)
2. People are usually pressed for time, so there are lots of ways to say that there is no time to waste.
Time is money. (Время — деньги.)
Procrastination is the thief of time. (Промедление смерти подобно.)
Sands of time are running out. (Время на исходе.)
Time flies. (Время летит.)
3. There is nothing permanent under the moon. Things come and go. That makes people ponder over the inconstancy of the world.
A time to be born and a time to die. (Время рождаться и время умирать.)
To everything there is a season. (Всему свое время.)
Time will tell. (Время покажет.)
There is time and place for everything. (Всему свое время и место.)
There is no time like present. (Живи настоящим.)
And one more... off topic, but nice, isn't it?
Third time lucky. (Бог любит троицу.)