Time and tide wait for no man.
For the next inn he spurs a main. In haste alights, and scuds away - But time and tide for no man stay.
Take [or Seize ] Time by the forelock (Thales of Miletus.). Time is represented as an old man, quite bald, with the exception of a single lock of hair on the forehead. Shakespeare calls him “that bald sexton, Time.” (King John, iii. 1.)
Like Friar Bacon's brazen head, I've spoken; Time is, time was, time's past.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894