time will tell

time will tell
Cf. MENANDER Monosticha 11 H ἄγει δὲ πρὸς φῶς τὴν ἀλήθειαν χρόνος, time brings the truth to light.

1539 R. TAVERNER tr. Erasmus’ Adages 37 Tempus omnia reuelat. Tyme discloseth all thynges.

1616 T. DRAXE Adages 205 Time reuealeth all things.

1771 C. STUART Letter 15 Apr. in Publications of Mississippi Hist. Society (1925) V. 50 Time only will shew how far those Informations have been well founded.

1863 C. READE Hard Cash I. vi. I will answer..that she will speak as distinctly to music as you do in conversation—Time will show, madam.

1913 E. H. PORTER Pollyanna xxiii. The doctor had looked very grave..and had said that time alone could tell.

1929 ‘J. J. CONNING-TON’ Eye in Museum xiv. ‘I’m not..bringing any charge.’.. ‘Oh..a bright idea, perhaps. Or perhaps not so bright.’ ‘Time will tell,’ the Superintendent retorted.

2002 New Scientist 30 Mar. 7 ‘But if you look at the general principles, it’s a wonderful system,’ says Richard Mulligan..‘Time will tell.’

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