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Why time and tide wait for none ?

Asked by Ritu Arora, 28 Aug '08 04:49 pm
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Jaanewale kabhi waapas nahin aate but jaane waalon ke yaad aati hai.
We cant hold time and tide because we cant hold water, wind or fire in our hands.
Answered by shariff, 28 Aug '08 06:00 pm

 
  
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It's actually quite literal. And I think the saying is: Time and Tide waits for no man (and very few women). Just kidding about the bit in brackets. Time is not something man can tamper with, it just keeps marching on regardless. Equally so with tides. Man hasn't yet figured out how to control the tides, although we've possibly messed about so much in other areas, that we might just have messed with tides. Nonetheless, this phrase is simply saying, that no matter what you do, you can't stop time nor tides and it won't wait for you while you mess about. So, if you've got something important to do, don't procrastinate, because neither time nor tide will wait for you.

TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO ONE MAN/TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO MAN - Proverb from the late 14th century. From "The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," Fifth Edition, edited by Elizabeth Knowles (Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2001).

Another reference has more detail. It says, in part: Time and tide wait for ...more
Answered by Jairam Kshirasagar, 28 Aug '08 04:55 pm

 
  
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Because on one can catch the time
Answered by rajeev singh, 28 Aug '08 04:54 pm

 
  
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You can see your watch, & notice all needles are moving without waiting for others.
They are never waiting others in any conditions & they are completing his works.
Answered by Puran, 28 Aug '08 04:53 pm

 
  
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Bcoz noone can catch them.
Answered by Hemant kumar, 28 Aug '08 04:52 pm

 
  
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Both are too strong and keep going on their way
they can never be stopped or moulded
Answered by minticool, 28 Aug '08 04:52 pm

 
  
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They never pause..
Answered by chitrasahgal, 28 Aug '08 04:52 pm

 
  
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They find it difficult to choose actually
Answered by spiritx, 28 Aug '08 04:52 pm

 
  
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Because both of them have no emotions!
Answered by Tushar Kher, 28 Aug '08 04:52 pm

 
  
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They are timeless.
Answered by Anoop Pandey, 28 Aug '08 04:51 pm

 
  
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