Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

Our own epoch is determining, day by day, its own style. Our eyes, unhappily, are unable yet to discern it.
Le Corbusier epochal quote

There are two essential epochs in any enterprise - to begin, and to get done.
— Liberty Hyde Bailey

But I now entered on my fifteenth year - a sad epoch in the life of a slave girl. My master began to whisper foul words in my ear. Young as I was, I could not remain ignorant of their import.
— Harriet Ann Jacobs

Old age cannot be cured. An epoch or a civilization cannot be prevented from breathing its last. A natural process that happens to all flesh and all human manifestations cannot be arrested. You can only wring your hands and utter a beautiful swan song.
— epochal quotation by Renee Winegarten