Salvador Dali (1904-1989)
The Persistence of Memory
Museum of Modern Art, New York

Philosophy on Time

Edited by Peter Y. Chou

King Wên (1100 BC-1050 BC),
"The situation represented by the hexagram as a whole is called the time"
Richard Wilhelm & Cary F. Baynes (translators),
The I Ching, Book II, Part II:
The Structure of the Hexagrams, Section 3: The Time,
Bollingen Series XIX, Princeton University Press, 1967, p. 359

Chuang Tzu (369 BC-286 BC), "Continuity without a starting-point is Time."
Chuang Tzu: Taoist Philosopher and Chinese Mystic,
Translated by Herbert A. Giles (2nd Edition, 1926)
George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1961, pp. 218-219, 227-228

Dogen (1200-1253), "The mind and the word are equally being-time."
Shobogenzo Uji or Being Time(1240)
Translated by N. A. Waddell
The Eastern Buddhist, Vol. XII, No. 1 (May 1979), pp. 114-129

Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), "Time ought to be used sparingly"
Letter to Lorenzo de' Medici (Letter 82 "Tempus parce expendendum)
Letters of Marsilio Ficino, Volume I, Shepheard-Walwyn, 1975, pp. 130-132

Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), "The study of truth"
Letter to his nephew, Sebastiano Salvini (13 September, 1480)
Meditations on the Soul: Selected Letters of Marsilio Ficino,
Inner Traditions International, Rochester, Vermont, 1996, pp. 20-21

Martin Heidegger (1902-1985),
"time is that from which Dasein tacitly understands"
Being and Time (1927), translated by Joan Stambaugh
[ Basic Writings (1977), pp. 60-61]

Franklin Merrell-Wolff (1887-1985), Writings on Time
Pathways through to Space, LXXXVII
"The Conflict between Space and Time" (November 13, 1936)
2nd Edition, Julian Press, NY, 1973, pp. 229-241

Franklin Merrell-Wolff (1887-1985), Aphorisms on Time
Aphorisms on Consciousness Without an Object #12-16
The Philosophy of Consciousness Without an Object, Chapter 4
Julian Press, NY, 1973, pp. 104-105

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
"Time" from The Prophet (1923)
Manuscript Version & Printed Edition of Gibran's "Time"

Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950), Talks on Time (1935 & 1938)
Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Ramanasramam,
Tiruvannamalai, South India, 1968, pp. 10, 76, 554

Wei Wu Wei (1895-1986) "Time is seriality: Intemporality is simultaneity."
The Tenth Man: The Great Joke Which Made Lazarus Laugh
Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 1966, pp. 125, 169-174

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