An instrument for measuring time, especially the interval of an hour. It consists of a glass vessel having two compartments, from the uppermost of which a quantity of sand, water, or mercury occupies an hour in running through a small aperture unto the lower.
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Niccolo Machiavelli
Every so often, we all gaze into the abyss. It's a depressing fact of life that eventually the clock expires; eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out. It's the leaving behind of everything that matters to us that hurts the most. Ben Shapiro
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties. Jules Renard
If I didn't love the hourglass, I wouldn't love myself. Rachel Roy
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Jean Paul