„O! what a prodigal have I been of that most valuable of all possessions — Time!“

Last recorded words, as quoted in The Encyclopædia Britannica (1910)

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Variante: Time is the most precious gift in our possession, for it is the most irrevocable.
Fonte: As quoted in LIFE magazine (22 April 1957), p. 152; also in Letters and Papers from Prison (1967), p. 47.
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„O, the times! O, the morals!“

—  Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 a.C.

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Original: (la) O tempora! O mores!
Variante: O the times! O, the customs!

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