``Remember time is money,'' said Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) in ``Advice to A Young Tradesman''(1748).
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) said in ``The Fortunes of Nigel (1822),''``Time and tide wait for no man.''
``But meanwhile it is flying, irretrievable time is flying (Sed fugit interea, fugit inreparabile tempus),'' said Roman poet Virgil (70-19 BC), and this saying is usually quoted as ``tempus fugit (time flies).''
Besides these sayings and proverbs, there are numerous others about the nature of time across all ages and countries of the world.
But among them all, ``Time flies'' appears to be the paradigmatic phrase for contemporary Koreans, who are distinguished worldwide for their quick and hard-working temperament.``I'm so busy. I have no time. Quickly, quickly.'' This phrase is known only to well to merchants, restaurant waiters and others who interact with Koreans at various tourist …