What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.
If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times.
Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.