Carve out dials, quaintly, point by point Thereby to set the minutes, how they run, How many make the Hour full, complete, How many hours bring about the Day.
L'heure de la justice ne sonne pas Aux cadrans de ce monde: The hour of justice does not strike On the dials of this world.Maurice Maeterlinck
O God! methinks, it were a happy life, To be no better than a homely swain; To sit upon a hill, as I do now, To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, Thereby to see the minutes how they run: How many make the hour full complete, How many hours bring about the day, How many days will finish up the year, How many years a mortal man may live.william shakespeare
Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing , only when everything is in place does the door open.ludwig wittgenstein