Time the Devourer: Ovid, Metamorphoses 15.234-6

“Time, devourer of everything, and you, hateful old age, you destroy everything and bit by bit you consume all those things which have been mangled by the teeth of the passing age.”

tempus edax rerum, tuque, invidiosa vetustas,
omnia destruitis vitiataque dentibus aevi               235
paulatim lenta consumitis omnia morte!

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