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Tempus fugit

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Meaning of Tempus fugit
The English definition of this Latin motto is as follows:

"Time flees"

The translation of "Tempus fugit" is misquoted as "Time flies" due to a  similar Latin phrase "tempus volat hora fugit" which means 'time flies, the hour flees'. As the word 'flees' has slowly slipped from our common vocabulary it has been replaced by the word 'flies' has taken its place. The definition and meaning of this famous Latin motto reflects how quickly time passes succinctly explained by William Shakespeare "In the blink of an eye".

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Tempus Fugit Grandfather Clocks & Sundials
The popular Latin phrase or motto "Tempus fugit" is used
to encapsulate the beliefs, inspiration, interests or ideals of a person or a group of people.

The "Tempus fugit" or "Tempus Fugit Velut Umbra" (Time flies like a shadow) motto were favorite phrases that was added to the sundials of days gone by. The Latin motto "Memento Mori" also appears on many sundials as a reminder that time was short and that no one was immortal. This famous Latin motto was also a popular addition to "Tempus Fugit Grandfather Clocks"

The association between sundials, Grandfather Clocks and time inspired owners and designers to include Latin mottos in these expensive garden features which also emphasized their scholarly education.

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"Tempus fugit" Tattoo Inspiration
A motto such as "Tempus fugit" is so inspirational that it is often used in a personal tattoo design or as a family motto.

Quotes about "Tempus fugit"
Famous quotes about the Latin phrase 'Tempus fugit' meaning '"Time flees" include:

"They are not long, the days of wine and roses. Out of a misty dream, our path emerges for a while,
then closes, within a dream."
Quote by Ernest Dowson

"Time flies never to be recalled."
Quote by Virgil


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