Time Quotes: 430+ Quotes to Help You Make the Most Out of Your Time

Besides our lives, time is one of the things in the world that we can not hold. Each person is given 24 hours a day but we have different ways of consuming it. Some people use their time wisely and focus only on what’s important or what really matters while many of us continue to waste time as if it had no limit.

Our collection of time quotes will remind you of the importance of time and inspire you to use it wisely. Time is limited so use it wisely before you run out of it.

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Famous Quotes About Time

  1. “There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.” —Napoleon I
  2. “Time ripens all things; with time all things are revealed; time is the father of truth.” —Francois Rabelais
  3. “We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.” —Jeremy Irons
  4. “Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.” —Delmore Schwartz
  5. “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” —Albert Einstein
  6. “We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.” —John F. Kennedy
  7. “The time is always right to do what is right.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” —Jim Rohn
  9. “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” —Henry Van Dyke
  10. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” —Steve Jobs
  11. “Time is an equal opportunity employer, but how we treat time is not equal.” —John C. Maxwell
  12. “Your time on earth is limited. No matter how much this idea makes you squirm, it’s a fact. No matter who you are, how young or old, what measure of success you’ve attained, or where you live, mortality remains the great equalizer.” —Kerry Shook
  13. “Every minute of your time is either spent helping or hurting your chance for the victory you are seeking in your life. Each minute can be an investment.” —Lisa Kardos
  14. “We need to determine what activities best utilize our time in order to achieve the results we desire in all areas of our life!” —Catherine Pulsifer
  15. “Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.” —Euripides
  16. “Time does not die; only people.” —J. F. Lawton
  17. “Time, as he grows old, teaches all things.” —Aeschylus
  18. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” —Bruce Lee
  19. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” —Mark Twain
  20. “Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” —Hans Christian Anderson
  21. “Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance.” —Leo Buscaglia
  22. “One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.” —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  23. “For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.” —Doug Larson
  24. “Old time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all! His factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes.” —Charles Dickens
  25. “The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.” —Kahlil Gibran
  26. “Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.” —Thomas Hardy
  27. “Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.” —Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
  28. “There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.” —Leo Christopher
  29. “Time is a Master-Worker that heals the wounds of temporary defeat and equalizes the inequalities and rights the wrongs of the world. There is nothing Impossible” with time!” —Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success
  30. “When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.” —Edgar Watson Howe
  31. “Time will discover everything to posterity; it is a babbler, and speaks even when no question is put.” —Euripides
  32. “The most difficult thing about time, I have learned, is doing it.” —Roger Zelazny
  33. “Time passed slowly, like an old man climbing a hill.” —Roger Zelazny
  34. “Time begets more than fiction can create.” —Edward Counsel
  35. “It’s not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it.” —Seneca
  36. “With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have.” —Mitch Albom

Value of Time Quotes

  1. “A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.” —Charles Darwin
  2. “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” —Carl Sandburg
  3. “Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” —Theophrastus
  4. “Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” —Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
  5. “All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.” —Baltasar Gracian
  6. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” —Charles Darwin
  7. “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” —Steve Jobs
  8. “Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” —M. Scott Peck
  9. “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” —Henry David Thoreau
  10. “I recommend you take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.” —Earl of Chesterfield
  11. “Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.” —John Randolph
  12. “Gaining time is gaining everything in love, trade and war.” —John Shebbeare
  13. “One realizes the full importance of time only when there is little of it left. Every man’s greatest capital asset is his unexpired years of productive life.” —P. W. Litchfield
  14. “People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least.” —George C. Lichtenberg
  15. “When we are doing what we love, we don’t care about time. For at least at that moment, time doesn’t exist and we are truly free.” —Wieder Marcia
  16. “Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time.” —Denis Waitley
  17. “Cherish time. Your most valuable resource. You can never make up the time you lose. The most important choices you’ll ever make are how you use your time.” —David Kekich

Quotes About Time Passing

  1. “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” —C.S. Lewis
  2. “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.” —Lao Tzu
  3. “Lost time is never found again.” —Benjamin Franklin
  4. “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” —Harvey Mackay
  5. “Time passes quickly. Make sure you do all those things you really want for your life while you still can. Each say do a little something to move closer to your dream.” —Unknown
  6. “Time does not pass, it continues.” —Marty Rubin
  7. “Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.” —Dag Hammarskjold
  8. “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” —Earl Nightingale
  9. “You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.” —James Matthew Barrie
  10. “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. —Eva Young
  11. “Time, as is well known, sometimes flies like a bird and sometimes crawls like a worm, but human beings are generally particularly happy when they don’t notice whether it’s passing quickly or slowly.” —Ivan Turgenev
  12. “Time passes by so quickly. Change happens all around us every day whether we like it or not. Enjoy the moment while you can. One day it will just be another memory.” —Unknown
  13. “Time was passing like a hand waving from a train that I wanted to be on.” —Jonathan Safran Foer
  14. “Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.” —Haruki Murakami
  15. “Time passes so slowly if you are unaware of it and so quickly if you are aware of it.” —Marc Bolan
  16. “Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.” —Thomas Mann
  17. “Time is not a thing, thus nothing which is, and yet it remains constant in its passing away without being something temporal like the beings in time.” —Martin Heidegger
  18. “We have been conditioned to see the passing of time as an adversary.” —Menachem Mendel Schneerson
  19. “Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away”. —Marcus Aurelius
  20. “Don’t ever waste a day. Once time goes by, you never get back it.” —Joyce Meyer
  21. “We are passing through a very sensitive time, and on the whole, this country is facing very big problems.” —Naguib Mahfouz
  22. “Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.” —Hector Louis Berlioz
  23. “The best thing about time passing is the privilege of running out of it, of watching the wave of mortality break over me and everyone I know.” —Sarah Manguso
  24. “Life is not just the passing of time. Life is the collection of experiences and their intensity.” —Jim Rohn
  25. “Time moves slowly but passes quickly.” —Alice Walker

Wasting Time Quotes

  1. “Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” —Rodin
  2. “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.” —William Shakespeare
  3. “Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.” —Dion Boucicault
  4. “Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.” —Alan Lakein
  5. “Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.” —Mason Cooley
  6. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” —Bruce Leee
  7. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” —Jim Rohn
  8. “Be selective with who you invest your time, wasted time is worse than wasted money.” —Unknown
  9. “Comparing yourself to someone else is a massive waste of time.” —Steve Errey
  10. “Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.” —Jean de la Bruyere
  11. “It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  12. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” —Coco Chanel
  13. “Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.” —Jean De La Bruyere
  14. “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” —Henry Ford
  15. “If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.” —Benjamin Franklin
  16. “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” —Benjamin Franklin
  17. “I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time.” —Stephen Hawking
  18. “Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.” —E. W. Howe
  19. “Wasting time is something that people do or feel all over the world, not just in Italy.” —Paolo Sorrentino
  20. “You know, you only get to live life once, so there are two things that that yields. One is that there’s no point in crying over spilt milk, but secondly you hate wasting time, energy, and whatever talent you’ve got.” —David Miliband
  21. “I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time.” —Dean Kamen
  22. “I’m so an all-or-nothing person in dating, always. I’m big on not wasting time. And so, yeah, if something’s not working, it’s time to not hold people back.” —Ginnifer Goodwin
  23. “Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.” —Roberto Clemente
  24. “It goes without saying that the desire to accomplish the task with more confidence, to avoid wasting time and labour, and to spare our experimental animals as much as possible, made us strictly observe all the precautions taken by surgeons in respect to their patients.” —Ivan Pavlov
  25. “If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.” —Billy Joel
  26. “There are things we control – but things that are not in control, no point wasting time and energy into that.” —Rohit Sharma
  27. “When one pays a visit it is for the purpose of wasting other people’s time, not one’s own.” —Oscar Wilde
  28. “I feel like I’m wasting time if I repeat myself.” —Heath Ledger
  29. “When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.” —Aiden Wilson Tozer
  30. “There’s no good way to waste your time. Wasting time is just wasting time.” —Helen Mirren
  31. “Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.” —Turcois Ominek
  32. “I have no patience for wasting time.” —William Clay Ford, Jr.
  33. “For some reason, as time gets short in life, wasting time escaping through entertainment bothers me.” —Dick Van Dyke
  34. “One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not to be done at all.” —Brian Tracy
  35. “The biggest mistake you can make in life is to waste your time.” —Jerry Bruckner
  36. “I hate wasting time or money and that happens all the time for no good reason, and then people save money by skimping on the important things.” —Rick Baker
  37. “Don’t waste your time on revenge. Those who hurt you will eventually face their own karma.” —Matareva Pearl
  38. “It’s tough to go to sleep at night, and I wake up after five hours because I feel like I’m wasting time. I just sit up at night and think about what I can do next.” —Dave Grohl
  39. “If you’re wasting your time or your attention, then start investing it wisely.” —Mitch Thrower
  40. “I hate wasting time.” —Robert Plant
  41. “Stop wanting someone who doesn’t want you. You’re just wasting your time.” —Unknown
  42. “If everybody knows where everything is kept you can avoid wasting time looking for things.” —Anthea Turner
  43. “It’s bad enough wasting time without killing it.” —Norton Juster
  44. “Wasting time with the wrong person is just time wasted.” —Greg Behrendt
  45. “Someone wasting your time is far worse than someone wasting your money.” —Mitch Thrower
  46. “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” —Bertrand Russell
  47. “What fools call wasting time is most often the best investment.” —Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  48. “If you’re wasting time having fun, you’re not wasting time.” —Tim Ferriss
  49. “Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.” —Paulo Coelho
  50. “Do not waste time trying to convince people who have their mind made up.” —Unknown
  51. “Do something instead of killing time because time is killing you.” —Paulo Coelho
  52. “Stop wasting time trying to find the perfect person instead, invest your time in becoming the best you, and the right person will come along very quickly.” —Charles Orlando
  53. “The biggest waste is the waste of time.” —Theophrastus
  54. “There’s no reason to waste time trying to prove who you are to people that don’t even know who they are.” —Pastor YPJ
  55. “We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.” —George Matthew Adams
  56. “I’m not gonna waste your time, so I wouldn’t expect you to waste my time.” —Terrell Owens
  57. “Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.” —Victor Hugo
  58. “Doing something you’re not fully committed to is a colossal waste of time.” —Unknown
  59. “Doing a thing well is often a waste of time.” —Robert Byrne
  60. “Don’t live in the past. There’s no point. You can’t change anything. What a waste of time.” —Bob Newhart
  61. “There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.” —Benjamin Disraeli
  62. “Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” —Auguste Rodin
  63. “Don’t waste your time trying to fix your past because your past is already gone.” —Jeetash Kevlani
  64. “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” —Jack London
  65. “No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire today.” —Denis Waitley

Time Management Quotes

  1. “You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future.” —Ashley Ormon
  2. “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.” —Thomas Jefferson
  3. “Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.” —William Shakespeare
  4. “The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” —Stephen R. Covey
  5. “Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.” —Charles Richards
  6. “I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.” —Golda Meir
  7. “The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it.” —Shoppenhauer
  8. “Time management becomes an issue when your time is completely your own.” —Dan O’Brien
  9. “You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” —Charles Brixton
  10. “Time is one of your most valuable commodities and how you spend it determines what your life will be. You can either waste it, invest it or give it away.” —David Khalil
  11. “Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” —John C. Maxwell
  12. “If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.” —Lee Iacocca
  13. “Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.” —Lord Chesterfield
  14. “In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking.” —Sir John Lubbock
  15. “The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I did not have time.” —Franklin Field
  16. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” —Zig Ziglar
  17. “Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year — and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! —Anthony Robbins
  18. “It’s how we spend our time here and now, that really matters. If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it.” —Marcia Wieder
  19. “Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real.” —Sara Paddison
  20. “One day at a time–this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.” —Unknown
  21. “Everything requires time. It is the only truly universal condition. All work takes place in time and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.” —Unknown
  22. “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” —Peter F. Drucker
  23. “I like to do weird things in the shower, like drink my coffee, brush my teeth and drink a smoothie. It’s good time management.” —Michelle Williams
  24. “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” —Abraham Lincoln
  25. “This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it”. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  26. “You may delay, but time will not.” —Benjamin Franklin
  27. “Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.” —Art Buchwald
  28. “The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time.” —Leo Kennedy
  29. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” —H. Jackson Brown
  30. “How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.” —David Norris
  31. “To choose time is to save time.” —Francis Bacon
  32. “The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in.” —Lord Chesterfield
  33. “Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts.” —Ted W. Engstrom
  34. “I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” —Ian Fleming
  35. “Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” —Will Rogers
  36. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” —Samuel Levenson
  37. “Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.” —Josh Billings
  38. “Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels and what one achieves.” —Jawaharlal Nehru
  39. “We must use time creatively — and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
  40. “We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.” —Roald Dahl
  41. “All that we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” —JRR Tolkien
  42. “Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.” —Unknown

Time Flies Quotes

  1. “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. “If time flies when you’re having fun, it hits the afterburners when you don’t think you’re having enough.” —Jef Mallett
  3. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” —Unknown
  4. “It’s funny, don’t you think, how time seems to do a lot of things? It flies, it tells, and worst of all, it runs out.” —Markus Zusak
  5. “It’s pretty scary to know how quickly time flies.” —James Wan
  6. “It’s crazy how fast time flies and how things progress.” —Nathan Chen
  7. “Time flies like an arrow – but fruit flies like a banana.” —Terry Wogan
  8. “Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” —Robert Orben
  9. “Life is so fast. And I still remember when I came up to the big leagues and played as if it were yesterday. Time flies.” —Asdrubal Cabrera
  10. “Time flies never to be recalled.” —Virgil
  11. “But meanwhile time flies; it flies never to be regained.” —Virgil
  12. “When you get a groove going, time flies.” —Donald Fagen
  13. “For myself, personally, I am never really aware of timing or anything because I am passionate about what I do, so I have found that if you really love what you do, then time flies.” —Colm Wilkinson
  14. “I’ve gotten to travel all over the world and meet all kinds of people and do all kinds of great things, so it’s, like, surreal. It just lets you know how time flies, especially when you’re having fun. It seems like time keeps going by faster as I get older.” —Mekhi Phifer
  15. “Time moves so fast, people come and go out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell the people you love and care how much they mean to you.” —Anurag Prakash Ray
  16. “Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.” —Isak Dinesen

Quotes About Timing

  1. “You win battles by knowing the enemy’s timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect.” —Miyamoto Musashi
  2. “Success is always a matter of some luck and timing.” —Kathleen Kennedy
  3. “Remember this although timing in life is everything, memorable moments in history don’t just happen! Do something. Stay positive!” —Amy Dumas
  4. “People talk about perfect timing, but I think everything is perfect in its moment; you just want to capture that.” —Eddie Huang
  5. “I am aware that success is more than a good idea. It is timing too.” —Anita Roddick
  6. “Timing has always been a key element in my life. I have been blessed to have been in the right place at the right time.” —Buzz Aldrin
  7. “I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.” —Dan Millman
  8. “One of the things that I’m really proud of is that I have really good timing. It’s very easy for me to see what’s coming up and it’s no coincidence that I went headfirst into wine and then headfirst into new media – none at all.” —Gary Vaynerchuk
  9. “Timing in life is everything.” —John Sculley
  10. “I’ve learned over the years to appreciate God’s timing, and you can’t rush things; it’s gonna happen exactly when it’s supposed to.” —Sevyn Streeter
  11. “Timing is everything in life and in golf.” —Arnold Palmer
  12. “There is timing in everything. timing in strategy cannot be mastered without a great deal of practice. —Miyamoto Musashi
  13. “Personally, I’ve learned about perseverance: when you hear the word ‘No,’ and when you hear rejection,” that it’s not always final. And that timing is everything, and you have to stay the course and just keep working hard and know that, when your time comes, that it will be sweet and that it will be the perfect time.” —Angela Robinson
  14. “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” —Octavia Butler
  15. “Life is about timing.” —Carl Lewis
  16. “I’m such a profound believer that timing is everything; I would tattoo that on my arm.” —Drew Barrymore
  17. “Timing and accuracy is really what matters at the end of the day.” —Carson Wentz

Short Quotes About Time

  1. “Time brings all things to pass.” —Aeschylus
  2. “Time is the wisest counselor of all.” —Pericles
  3. “Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.” —Stephen King
  4. “Time is an illusion.” —Albert Einstein
  5. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” —Leo Tolstoy
  6. “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” —William Penn
  7. “Time is precious.” —Unknown
  8. “Time is money.” —Benjamin Franklin
  9. “The way we spend our time defines who we are.” —Jonathan Estrin
  10. “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” —Unknown
  11. “We all make time for what we feel is important in our lives.” —Unknown
  12. “Time perfects men as well as destroys them.” —Chanakya
  13. “The trouble is, you think you have time.” —Buddha
  14. “Time, consoler of affliction and softener of anger.” —Charles Dickens
  15. “Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.” —Ray Cummings
  16. “Time will run back and fetch the age of gold.” —John Milton
  17. “Time: a great engraver, or eraser.” —Yahia Lababidi
  18. “Killing time is not an easy job.” —Haruki Murakami
  19. “Time eases all things.” —Sophocles
  20. “Let every man be master of his time.” —William Shakespeare
  21. “Time speaks, and all is hush’d.” —Henry Kirke White
  22. “The end of time is the birthday of eternity.” —Edward Counsel
  23. “Time is the best avenger.” —Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  24. “Time is a face on the water.” —Stephen King
  25. “Time will explain.” —Jane Austen
  26. “Time cleanses what it touches over time.” —Aeschylus
  27. “Time is, time was, but time shall be no more.” —James Joyce
  28. “Time is the vehicle that carries everything into nothing.” —Paul Chatfield
  29. “In the dark attics of our minds, all times mingle.” —Charles de Lint
  30. “Time is a game played beautifully by children.” —Heraclitus
  31. “Time is the great physician.” —Benjamin Disraeli
  32. “Time is the devourer of everything.” —Ovid

Proverbs on Time

  1. “What may be done at any time will be done at no time.” —Scottish Proverb
  2. “Time is a good storyteller”. —Irish Proverb
  3. “Wasting time is robbing oneself.” —Estonian Proverb
  4. “Time flies when you’re having fun.” —English Proverb
  5. “Time is a file that wears and makes no noise.” —English Proverb
  6. “The time to slap a king is the time when a fly touches on his cheek.” —African Proverb
  7. “Time lost cannot be won again.” —Chinese Proverb
  8. “Time and thinking tame the strongest grief.” —English Proverb
  9. “There is a time to speak and a time to be silent.” —English Proverb
  10. “Time lost is lost forever.” —African Proverb
  11. “Time is a healer.” —African Proverb
  12. “The crutch of time does more than the club of Hercules.” —English Proverb
  13. “Time is a teacher.” —African Proverb
  14. “Time and tide wait for no man.” —Chinese Proverb
  15. “Truth and morning become light with time.” —African Proverb
  16. “Time cures all things.” —Chinese Proverb

Other Time Quotes

  1. “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” —Nelson Mandela
  2. “Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new… but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design?” —Paracelsus
  3. “Time is like the wind, it lifts the light and leaves the heavy”. —Dominico Cieri Estrada
  4. “Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side.” —The Talmud
  5. “It’s a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.” —J.K. Rowling
  6. “You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.” —J.M. Barrie
  7. “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” —Bil Keane
  8. “If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” —Maria Edgeworth
  9. “No use thinking of the past for its gone, don’t think of the future because it has to come, think of the present because that’s where you are.” —Kazi Shams
  10. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” —Andy Warhol
  11. “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” —Earl Nightingale
  12. “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” —Rabindranath Tagore
  13. “Change your 24 hours and you will change your life.” —Eric Thomas
  14. “Time slips away like grains of sand never to return again.” —Robin Sharma
  15. “I refuse to entertain negativity. Life is too big and time is too short to get caught up in empty drama.” —Unknown
  16. “Always make time for things that make you feel happy to be alive.” —Unknown
  17. “Time is precious. Make sure you spend it with the right people.” —Unknown
  18. “The greatest gift you can give someone is your time because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.” —Unknown
  19. “In today’s busy world you may find your time and energy being spent in only a few areas of your life while other areas miss out. This makes it easy to get out of balance, leading to frustration and stress.” —Martin Formato, Discover Yourself
  20. “I can use my time much better working on tomorrow’s problem than by fretting about yesterday’s.” —Admiral King
  21. “No time? Switch off the TV. Television is our biggest enemy.” —Josie Cluney, Finding Purpose
  22. “Although I believe we were certainly made to live with and fellowship with other people, I also believe that everyone needs their own time.” —Michelle Stewart
  23. “What you do with the time you are present in your child’s life can propel him toward a destiny greater than you can ever imagine.” —Joseph Woodley
  24. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” —Andrew Jackson
  25. “Hands of time move us forward, never back. Only memories frozen in mind, can we re-enact.” —Robert M. Hensel
  26. “Balance your time expenditures so you can spend time with the people that you love.” —Steve Brunkhorst
  27. “There are moments and days when I want to freeze time, and there are days I wish away.” —Sarah Williams
  28. “Time is a gift that most of us take for granted. We get so caught up in the busyness of our daily lives that we rarely stop and take a serious look at how we’re spending this gift.” —Cheryl Richardson
  29. “We give our time away all day long, to emotions that gain us no advantages, to people who do not value our time, to inefficient habits. If you want to take back this time, you need to cut to the chase.” —Stuart R. Levine
  30. “A clock is a little machine that shuts us out from the wonder of time.” —Susan Glaspell
  31. “Can’t bring back time. Like holding water in your hand.” —James Joyce
  32. “To realize the unimportance of time is the gate to wisdom.” —Bertrand Russell
  33. “Time is the measurer of all things, but is itself immeasurable, and the grand discloser of all things, but is itself undisclosed.” —Charles Caleb Colton
  34. “In a world in which time is a circle, every handshake, every kiss, every birth, every word, will be repeated precisely.” —Alan Lightman
  35. “Time is not composed of indivisible nows any more than any other magnitude is composed of indivisibles.” —Aristotle
  36. “The best thing to spend on your children is your time.” —Louise Hart
  37. “If we consider eternity, into that time never entered; eternity is not an everlasting flux of time, but time is as a short parenthesis in a long period; and eternity had been the same as it is, though time had never been.” —John Donne
  38. “That time does not run backward, that is its wrath; “That which was”–that is the name of the stone it cannot roll.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
  39. “They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.” —Cassandra Clare
  40. “If you keep too busy to look at time you will not know that it is passing.” —Lewis F. Korns
  41. “As the old saying goes, a man with one watch always knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never sure.” —Daniel j. Levitin
  42. “Time is a kind of river, an irresistible flood sweeping up men and events and carrying them headlong, one after the other, to the great sea of being.” —Marcus Aurelius
  43. “Time is not a thing that passes. It’s a sea on which you float.” —Margaret Atwood
  44. “Hold fast the time! Guard it, watch over it, every hour, every minute! Unregarded it slips away, like a lizard, smooth, slippery, faithless, a pixy wife.” —Thomas Mann
  45. “Time isn’t made of anything. It is an abstraction. Just a meaning that we impose upon motion.” —Anne Carson
  46. “How very near us stand the two vast gulfs of time, the past and the future, in which all things disappear.” —Marcus Aurelius
  47. “The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door.” —Frank Herbert
  48. “Every hour in itself, as it respects us in particular, is the only one we can call our own.” —Jean de la Bruyere
  49. “To spend time is to pass it in a specified manner. To waste time is to expend it thoughtlessly or carelessly. We all have time to spend or waste, and it is our decision what to do with it. But once passed, it is gone forever.” —Bruce Lee
  50. “One must work with time and not against it.” —Ursula K. Le Guin
  51. “Time is a lake, getting deeper year by year, drop by drop. Surface tension, the electric presence of our staccato acts, keeps us scuttling like water bugs on its surface, unmindful of the depths we traverse. We’re safe, afloat in the now, until we stop moving and begin to sink into the past. Only then do we realize how important all those yesterdays were, how they hold each present moment to the sun; and how many people we leave behind, stricken in time like ambered insects.” —Michael Marshall
  52. “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” —Douglas Adams
  53. “Time depends on the position of the observer and the direction in which he looks.” —Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
  54. “Time was like someone alongside me who could be unpredictable, could nudge me into something stupid.” —Glen Duncan
  55. “One day you will hear the sound of time rustling as it slips through your fingers like sand.” —Sergei Lukyanenko
  56. “Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence — neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish — it is an imponderably valuable gift.” —Maya Angelou
  57. “Each moment is the fruit of forty thousand years. The minute-winning days, like flies, buzz home to death, and every moment is a window on all time.” —Thomas Wolfe
  58. “Time is not bought ready-made at the watchmaker’s.” —Jacob Bronowski
  59. “I never follow the clock: hours were made for man, not man for hours.” —François Rabelais
  60. “Time travels like a ship in the wide ocean, which hath no bounding shore to mark its progress.” —Joanna Baillie
  61. “Time is the father of mutability.” —Solon
  62. “One of the best gifts my parents gave us was not only this awareness of time but what they did with that time. And having that awareness of time is a very special kind of perspective. It shapes my every day.” —Nancy Borowick
  63. “The touch of time does more than the club of Hercules.” —James Branch Cabell
  64. “Our time is brief, and it will pass no matter what we do. So let us have purpose in spending it. Let us spend it so that our time matters to each of us, and matters to all those whose lives we touch.” —Philip Zimbardo
  65. “Time is the chrysalis of eternity.” —Richter
  66. “So much of what we now call time is a collective myth, devised by emperors, industrialists, protesters, and tinkerers.” —Derek Thompson
  67. “Man seems to be deficient in nothing so much as he is in time.” —Zeno
  68. “There is nothing fatherly about time and what it does to us, either.” —Dean Koontz
  69. “The first thing necessary for a constructive dealing with time is to learn to live in the reality of the present moment. For psychologically speaking, this present moment is all we have.” —Rollo May
  70. “As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.” —Henry David Thoreau
  71. “Time never works. It eats, and undermines, and rots, and rusts, and destroys. But it never works. It only gives us an opportunity to work.” —Lyman Abbott
  72. “Time is a seed-field; in youth, we sow it with causes; in after life we reap the harvest of effects.” —Horace Mann
  73. “How unthinking must those unhappy persons be, who make it a common excuse for idle and pernicious amusements, that they do it to kill time.” —Wellins Calcott
  74. “Nothing is more precious than time, and those who misspend it are the greatest of all prodigals.” —Theophrastus
  75. “Time is a master of ceremonies who always ends up putting us in our rightful place, we advance, stop and retreat according to his orders, our mistake lies in imagining that we can catch him out.” —José Saramago
  76. “Go to the man on the street and ask whether time has a direction, whether the future is different from the past, and whether time doesn’t march on toward the future. That’s the natural view. The more interesting view is how the physicists manage to convince themselves that time doesn’t have a direction.” —Tim Maudlin
  77. “Time is for dragonflies and angels. The former live too little and the latter live too long.” —James Thurber
  78. “Time is a limited commodity and each of us has 24 hours per day. Once you invest that time, it is irretrievable.” —Susan Murphy
  79. “Once I lived in time as a fish in water, breathing it, drinking it, sustained by it. Now I kill time and time kills me.” —J. M. Coetzee
  80. “Only time conquers time and its burdens.” —Dean Koontz
  81. “Perhaps we expect time to work for us, when time is only given us that we may work.” —Lyman Abbott
  82. “Each person who gets stuck in time gets stuck alone.” —Alan Lightman
  83. “Time has ghosts. That’s what time is: the ghost of every instant passed, haunting the potential of every moment to come.” —Tim Lebbon
  84. “There is a desert of time as well as of land.” —Edward Counsel
  85. “Time is the longest distance between two places.” —Tennessee Williams
  86. “When things don’t please you, the best medicine is to swallow a little tincture of time.” —Ken Alstad
  87. “For though time may seem to drag slowly on. Before you will know it, time will be gone.” —Martha Lavinia Hoffman
  88. “Days, months, years fly away, and irrecoverably sink in the abyss of time.” —Jean de la Bruyere
  89. “Time’s ruins build eternity’s mansions.” —James Joyce
  90. “Time is a trust, and for every minute of it you will have to account.” —John Lubbock
  91. “Time is the best critic.” —Amos Bronson Alcott
  92. “Our time’s the most precious thing we’ve got to offer folks, and the worst thing a body can do is to take it away from us.” —Charles de Lint
  93. “Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them.” —Marcel Proust
  94. “It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.” —George Harrison
  95. “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” —Hippocrates
  96. “Time: the whisper beneath that word is death.” —James Baldwin
  97. “Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” —Napoleon Hill
  98. “Time is the wisest of all things that are, for it brings everything to light.” —Thales
  99. “Never leave ’till tomorrow which you can do today.” —Benjamin Franklin
  100. “Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend.” —Diogenes Laërtius
  101. “Time, for a man who has never truly felt a second of it, is not a great sacrifice.” —Josephine Hart
  102. “If time travel is possible, where are the tourist from the future?” —Stephen Hawkings
  103. “Time admits no argument.” —Edward Counsel
  104. “Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realise how important it is to use the time I have.” —Viggo Mortensen
  105. “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” —Albert Einstein
  106. “The real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours.” —Arthur Lacey
  107. “Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” —Denis Waitley
  108. “Time expands, then contracts, and in tune with the stirrings of the heart.” —Haruki Murakami
  109. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” —Karen Lamb
  110. “Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” —Richard Whately
  111. “While we are postponing, life speeds by.” —Seneca
  112. “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” —Charles Kettering
  113. “How long will you wait for the right time to come? The right time is now, and the right place is here.” —Dada J.P. Vaswani
  114. “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” —Bill Watterson
  115. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” —Mother Teresa
  116. “Stop allowing time to control you; instead, take control of your time.” —Marelisa Fábrega
  117. “For the present is the point at which time touches eternity.” —C.S. Lewis
  118. “Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.” —Zig Ziglar
  119. “The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business–or almost anywhere else for that matter.” —Lee Iacocca
  120. “Your purpose should dictate how you spend your time.” —Brenda Johnson Padgitt
  121. “Managing your time without setting priorities is like shooting randomly and calling whatever you hit the target.” —Peter Turla
  122. “Spare moments are the gold dust of time.” —Bishop Hail
  123. “Time, the human dimension, which makes us everything we are.” —Martin Amis
  124. “If you want to be more productive, you need to become master of your minutes.” —Crystal Paine
  125. “We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things than we can to spend minor time on major things.” —Jim Rohn
  126. “Don’t spend a dollar’s worth of time on a ten cent decision.” —Peter Turla
  127. “A man must be master of his hours and days, not their servant.” —William Frederick Book
  128. “Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.” —Horace Mann
  129. “The time for action is now. It is never too late to do something.” —Carl Sandburg
  130. “We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves.” —Alice Boch
  131. “There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing. —Brian Tracy
  132. “What comes first, the compass or the clock? Before one can truly manage time (the clock), it is important to know where you are going, what your priorities and goals are, in which direction you are headed (the compass). Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what’s urgent, learn to focus on what is really important. —Unknown
  133. “We realize our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a problem of priorities. We confess, we have left undone those things that ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done. —Charles E. Hummel
  134. “To get all there is out of living, we must employ our time wisely, never being in too much of a hurry to stop and sip life, but never losing our sense of the enormous value of a minute.” —Robert Updegraff
  135. “If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and remark, there goes another day of my life, never to return, you will become time conscious.” —A.B. Zu Tavern
  136. “We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.” —Henry Ward Beecher
  137. “This is the key to time management – to see the value of every moment.” —Menachem Mendel Schneerson
  138. “Use some time each day, one-hour-a-day is all you need, to bust your regrets. What do you regret not having done in the past? Start doing it now.” —Marelisa Fábrega
  139. “Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well-arranged mind.” —Pitman
  140. “I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.” —Golda Meir
  141. “You get to decide where your time goes.You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you.” —Tony Morgan
  142. “Time past is a bitter memory; time present a constant struggle; time to come a fearful blank.” —R. E. Raspe
  143. “You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future.” —Ashley Ormon
  144. “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.” —Thomas Jefferson
  145. “The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” —Stephen R. Covey
  146. “Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.” —Charles Richards
  147. “The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it.” —Shoppenhauer
  148. “Time management becomes an issue when your time is completely your own.” —Dan O’Brien
  149. “You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” —Charles Brixton
  150. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” —Zig Ziglar
  151. “Time is one of your most valuable commodities and how you spend it determines what your life will be. You can either waste it, invest it or give it away”. —David Khalil
  152. “Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” —John C. Maxwell
  153. “If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.” —Lee Iacocca
  154. “Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.” —Lord Chesterfield
  155. “In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking.” —Sir John Lubbock
  156. “The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I did not have time.” —Franklin Field
  157. “Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year — and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!” —Anthony Robbins
  158. “It’s how we spend our time here and now, that really matters. If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it.” —Marcia Wieder
  159. “Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real.” —Sara Paddison
  160. “You may delay, but time will not.” —Benjamin Franklin
  161. “One day at a time–this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.” —Unknown
  162. “Everything requires time. It is the only truly universal condition. All work takes place in time and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.” —Unknown
  163. “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” —Peter F. Drucker
  164. “I like to do weird things in the shower, like drink my coffee, brush my teeth and drink a smoothie. It’s good time management.” —Michelle Williams
  165. “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” —Abraham Lincoln
  166. “This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  167. “We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone.” —William Shakespeare
  168. “Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.” —Art Buchwald
  169. “The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time.” —Leo Kennedy
  170. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” —H. Jackson Brown
  171. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” —Samuel Levenson
  172. “How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.” —David Norris
  173. “To choose time is to save time.” —Francis Bacon
  174. “The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in.” —Lord Chesterfield
  175. “Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts.” —Ted W. Engstrom
  176. “I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” —Ian Fleming
  177. “Make use of time, let not advantage slip.” —William Shakespeare
  178. “Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” —Will Rogers
  179. “Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go”. —Josh Billings
  180. “Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels and what one achieves”. —Jawaharlal Nehru
  181. “We must use time creatively — and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things”. —Martin Luther King Jr.
  182. “We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.” —Roald Dahl
  183. “All that we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” —JRR Tolkien
  184. “Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.” —Unknown

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