Das Meer der Zeit ist nur eine Woge auf dem Meere der Ewigkeit.
The sea of time is only a surge on the ocean of eternity.
Or like this
"So many things have changed", sighs the old man. "So many things have to be changed", sighs the young man. And somewhere in between we cut a straw in two and hope the best. Time does not heal anything. Time is part of the wound.