Wasted moments

The clock ticks off the minutes, and after it has ticked off sixty seconds, that is a minute gone, and it can never be brought back. It is impossible for us to put forth an extra effort and make up for the loss of that minute. We have all said to ourselves, after we have realized that we have wasted a cer tain amount of our time, a certain number of minutes, hours, days or months perhaps, that we will brace up and pull ourselves together. We say we are going to make it up. When you say that to yourselves, you are simply fooling yourselves. There is no such thing as making up lost time. Lost time is gone forever. — T. J. Watson