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  • Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.

  • Nearly all trouble comes from mis-timing ...

  • It is so seldom in this world that things come just when they are wanted ...

  • A freshet in the autumn does not compensate for a drought in the spring.

  • ... the whole art of life is knowing the right time to say things.

  • ... some things ... arrive in their own mysterious hour, on their own terms and not yours, to be seized or relinquished forever.

  • Timing: The alpha and omega of aerialists, jugglers, actors, diplomats, publicists, generals, prizefighters, revolutionists, financiers, dictators, lovers.

  • The appointed thing comes at the appointed time in the appointed way.

  • Things come suitable to the time.

  • ... Fate carries its own clock.

  • Words of affection, howsoe'er express'd, / The latest spoken still are deem'd the best ...

    • Joanna Baillie,
    • "Lines to Agnes Baillie on Her Birthday," The Dramatic and Poetical Works of Joanna Baillie ()
  • Persons who are born too soon or born too late seldom achieve the eminence of those who are born at the right time.

  • Timing is everything. Even the right decision is wrong if it's made too late.

  • Timing. We give it many names: Destiny, Fate, Kismet, the will of God. Whatever we call it, lives are changed and molded by it, in small or drastic ways beyond our control. The precise, exquisite influence of timing moves people into new positions as surely as a spring flood rearranges the landscape. It is as unavoidable as life.

  • Timing's mighty important. In cooking, in life, in love. If the timing goes wrong, you've got to start over. Do it right.

  • There is no greater mistake in life than seeing things or hearing them at the wrong time.