Time and tide wait for no man

This page is about the saying "Time and tide wait for no man".

Possible interpretation: 1) Nobody can stop the progression of time. 2) We should act on favourable opportunities immediately, without delay.

tide (noun): the rising and falling of the sea caused by the attraction of the moon and sun (The real meaning of "tide" in this saying may originally have been the same as "time".)

Quick Quiz:

In relation to time, "Time and tide wait for no man" is a saying about man's

a. impotence

b. timelessness

c. impatience

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Contributor: Josef Essberger