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101 Time Quotes for Better Time Management (VALUE)

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Inspiring Quotes About Time

Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to.” - Lao Tzu
Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to.” – Lao Tzu
Never leave ’till tomorrow which you can do today. - Benjamin Franklin
Never leave ’till tomorrow which you can do today. – Benjamin Franklin
We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. - Seneca
We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. – Seneca
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. - Albert Einstein
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. – Albert Einstein
Life, if well lived, is long enough. - Seneca
Life, if well lived, is long enough. – Seneca
Don’t spend a dollar’s worth of time on a ten-cent decision. – Peter Turla
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. - William Penn
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. – William Penn
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff that life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff that life is made of. – Benjamin Franklin
People often complain about lack of time when lack of direction is the real problem. - Zig Ziglar
People often complain about lack of time when lack of direction is the real problem. – Zig Ziglar
It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. - Steve Jobs
It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. – Steve Jobs
It’s not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it. - Seneca
It’s not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it. – Seneca
Time is the wisest of all things that are, for it brings everything to light. - Thales
Time is the wisest of all things that are, for it brings everything to light. – Thales
Do we need more time? Or do we need to be more disciplined with the time we have? – Kerry Johnson
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. - Lord Chesterfield
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. – Lord Chesterfield
If time travel is possible, where are the tourist from the future? - Stephen Hawking
If time travel is possible, where are the tourist from the future? – Stephen Hawking
For the present is the point at which time touches eternity. - C.S. Lewis
For the present is the point at which time touches eternity. – C.S. Lewis
Time expands, then contracts, and in tune with the stirrings of the heart. - Haruki Murakami
Time expands, then contracts, and in tune with the stirrings of the heart. – Haruki Murakami
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. - Rodin
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. – Rodin
The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. - Charles Caleb Colton
The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. – Charles Caleb Colton
Money, I can only gain or lose. But time I can only lose. So, I must spend it carefully.
Money, I can only gain or lose. But time I can only lose. So, I must spend it carefully.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. - Charles Darwin
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. – Charles Darwin
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
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
There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on. - Leo Christopher
There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on. – Leo Christopher
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.
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.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. – Benjamin Franklin
The trouble is, you think you have time. - Buddha
The trouble is, you think you have time. – Buddha
We all make time for what we feel is important in our lives.
For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.
For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.
I refuse to entertain negativity. Life is too big and time is too short to get caught up in empty drama.
I refuse to entertain negativity. Life is too big and time is too short to get caught up in empty drama.
Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.
Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.
Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. - M. Scott Peck
Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. – M. Scott Peck
Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments. - Rose Kennedy
Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments. – Rose Kennedy
Time is precious. Make sure you spend it with the right people.
Time is precious. Make sure you spend it with the right people.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. - Steve Jobs
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs
Every second is of infinite value. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Every second is of infinite value. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. - Leo Tolstoy
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. – Leo Tolstoy
I recommend you take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves. - Earl of Chesterfield
I recommend you take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves. – Earl of Chesterfield
Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else. - Peter Drucker
Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else. – Peter Drucker
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. - Bruce Lee
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. – Bruce Lee
The future has a way of arriving unannounced. - George F. Will
The future has a way of arriving unannounced. – George F. Will
The way we spend our time defines who we are. - Jonathan Estrin
The way we spend our time defines who we are. – Jonathan Estrin
Time slips away like grains of sand never to return again. - Robin Sharma
Time slips away like grains of sand never to return again. – Robin Sharma
Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got. - Art Buchwald
Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got. – Art Buchwald
You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. - Charles Brixton
You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. – Charles Brixton
Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it. - Arthur Schopenhaue
Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it. – Arthur Schopenhaue
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
If you are too busy to enjoy quality time with your family, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities. - Dave Willis
If you are too busy to enjoy quality time with your family, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities. – Dave Willis
Be selective with who you invest your time, wasted time is worse than wasted money.
Be selective with who you invest your time, wasted time is worse than wasted money.
Always make time for things that make you feel happy to be alive.
Always make time for things that make you feel happy to be alive.
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. - Nelson Mandela
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. – Nelson Mandela
Lack of time is actually lack of priorities. - Tim Ferriss
Lack of time is actually lack of priorities. – Tim Ferriss
An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold. - Chinese Proverb
An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can’t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold. – Chinese Proverb
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
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
No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters. - George Eliot
No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters. – George Eliot
Time is the one thing we all have in common, but it is also the one thing that we all use differently. - Catherine Pulsifer
Time is the one thing we all have in common, but it is also the one thing that we all use differently. – Catherine Pulsifer
The more your know yourself, the more you understand life, the more you value your time. - Maxime Lagace
The more your know yourself, the more you understand life, the more you value your time. – Maxime Lagace
Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. – Rich Warren
Remember, as Martin Luther King Jr. put it best, "The time is always right to do the right thing." - Juju Sabra
Remember, as Martin Luther King Jr. put it best, “The time is always right to do the right thing.” – Juju Sabra
Everyone has the gift of time, but few utilize. - M. K. Soni
Everyone has the gift of time, but few utilize. – M. K. Soni
Lost time is never found again. - Proverb
Lost time is never found again. – Proverb
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. - Carl Sandburg
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. – Carl Sandburg
Relentlessly prune bullshit, don’t wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have. That’s what you do when life is short. - Paul Graham
Relentlessly prune bullshit, don’t wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have. That’s what you do when life is short. – Paul Graham
How can we resent the life we've created for ourselves? Who's to blame, who's to credit, but us? Who can change it, any time we wish, but us? - Richard Bach
How can we resent the life we’ve created for ourselves? Who’s to blame, who’s to credit, but us? Who can change it, any time we wish, but us? – Richard Bach
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
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
The key is to have a balanced life. Set aside a fraction of your time to carry out your dreams and ambitions. - Michael Lee
The key is to have a balanced life. Set aside a fraction of your time to carry out your dreams and ambitions. – Michael Lee
There is no time like the present to start making changes, but I have found that the best time is to start by going about your day differently as soon as you wake up. - Kevin Kerr
There is no time like the present to start making changes, but I have found that the best time is to start by going about your day differently as soon as you wake up. – Kevin Kerr
Time is a precious commodity. If you have not been enlightened to this actuality in your youth, you most certainly will in old age. - Adam Jacobs
Time is a precious commodity. If you have not been enlightened to this actuality in your youth, you most certainly will in old age. – Adam Jacobs
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
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
Everything takes time. Everything that hurts passes with time where each person heals on their own schedule. - Byron Pulsifer
Everything takes time. Everything that hurts passes with time where each person heals on their own schedule. – Byron Pulsifer
If you are a grandfather, give your grandchildren what they long for most - your time. - Carolyn Booth
If you are a grandfather, give your grandchildren what they long for most – your time. – Carolyn Booth
Time can't be bought in a store, and it's one of the most sought-after commodities of modern life. - Rachel Jonat
Time can’t be bought in a store, and it’s one of the most sought-after commodities of modern life. – Rachel Jonat
It's easy to make it through the good times; it's how we handle the bad times that can separates us from the crowd and move us closer to our goals. - Phillip Crone
It’s easy to make it through the good times; it’s how we handle the bad times that can separates us from the crowd and move us closer to our goals. – Phillip Crone
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
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
The thing about Time is that its so abundant for everybody, everyone has exactly twenty four hours in a day to prove ourselves, to achieve all we have for that day. - James Clear
The thing about Time is that it’s so abundant for everybody, everyone has exactly twenty-four hours in a day to prove ourselves, to achieve all we have for that day. – James Clear
Time waits for no one. - Folklore
Time waits for no one. – Folklore
Time is the wisest counselor of all. - Pericles
Time is the wisest counselor of all. – Pericles
The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. - Stephen R. Covey
The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. – Stephen R. Covey
It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. - Theophrastus
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. – Theophrastus
Time is an equal opportunity employer, but how we treat time is not equal. - John C. Maxwell
Time is an equal opportunity employer, but how we treat time is not equal. – John C. Maxwell
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. - Andrew Jackson
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. – Andrew Jackson
The difference between those who are high achievers and those who aren't is in the ways they utilize their time to get things done. - Eric Lofholm
The difference between those who are high achievers and those who aren’t is in the ways they utilize their time to get things done. – Eric Lofholm
No hand can make the clock to strike the hours that are gone.
No hand can make the clock to strike the hours that are gone.
Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. - Max Lucado
Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. – Max Lucado
It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. – Seneca
Your time is the one thing you can't pawn off on somebody else. What do you want to be doing? Are you doing it? - Anita Dhake
Your time is the one thing you can’t pawn off on somebody else. What do you want to be doing? Are you doing it? – Anita Dhake
Time, consoler of affliction and softener of anger. - Charles Dickens
Time, consoler of affliction and softener of anger. – Charles Dickens
Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one. - Marcus Aurelius
Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one. – Marcus Aurelius
Both nature and time have a unique way to rejuvenate and heal us if we allow space in our lives for this to happen. - Catherine DeVrye
Both nature and time have a unique way to rejuvenate and heal us if we allow space in our lives for this to happen. – Catherine DeVrye
Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning. Time can't be given. But it can be shared. - Cecelia Ahern
Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning. Time can’t be given. But it can be shared. – Cecelia Ahern
If we make a careful study of the lives of the world's great men and women, we shall find that their distinction was achieved by making the most of their spare minutes. - Nixon Waterman
If we make a careful study of the lives of the world’s great men and women, we shall find that their distinction was achieved by making the most of their spare minutes. – Nixon Waterman
Just because things are taking time, it doesn't mean that they won't happen. - AJ Winters
Just because things are taking time, it doesn’t mean that they won’t happen. – AJ Winters
I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred. - Thomas Edison
I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred. – Thomas Edison
Although I believe we were certainly made to live with and fellowship with other people, I also believe that everyone needs their own time.
Although I believe we were certainly made to live with and fellowship with other people, I also believe that everyone needs their own time.
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
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
How we spend our days, is, of course, how we spend our lives. - Annie Dillard
How we spend our days, is, of course, how we spend our lives. – Annie Dillard
The passing moment is all we can be sure of; it is only common sense to extract its utmost value from it. - W. Somerset Maugham
The passing moment is all we can be sure of; it is only common sense to extract its utmost value from it. – W. Somerset Maugham
No time? Switch off the TV. Television is our biggest enemy. - Josie Cluney
No time? Switch off the TV. Television is our biggest enemy. – Josie Cluney
We feast on time as time feasts on us. - Maria Popova
We feast on time as time feasts on us. – Maria Popova
I can use my time much better working on tomorrow's problem than by fretting about yesterday's. - Admiral King
I can use my time much better working on tomorrow’s problem than by fretting about yesterday’s. – Admiral King
Happiness is the ability to lose yourself in something to the point that you don't notice the passage of time. - Nicole Fisher
Happiness is the ability to lose yourself in something to the point that you don’t notice the passage of time. – Nicole Fisher
Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think. - Chinese Proverb
Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think. – Chinese Proverb
In Disneyland, clocks and watches will lose all meaning, for there is no present. There is only yesterday, tomorrow, and the timeless land of fantasy. - Walt Disney
In Disneyland, clocks and watches will lose all meaning, for there is no present. There is only yesterday, tomorrow, and the timeless land of fantasy. – Walt Disney
Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. - Chinese Proverb
Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Chinese Proverb
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. - Henry David Thoreau
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. – Henry David Thoreau
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. - Napoleon Hill
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. – Napoleon Hill

Conclusion

When people don’t respect their time they will have little appreciation for life. It is just the truth.

Everything we do in this life revolves around time. Without the power of time to aid us, we cannot cultivate a loving relationship, start a profitable business, or live a meaningful life.

All of us are given the same 24 hours each day. Nothing more and nothing less. But how often do we misspend a big chunk of our time doing meaningless, nonsensical or even downright ridiculous things?

The truth is, once time is lost, it is lost forever. There’s no restart or rewinding.

It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”

Steve Jobs

Time and health should be cherished more than anything else in this world because these are the only two resources that we cannot reclaim back once they are lost.

We can lose a high-paying job, lose a marriage or lose a friend. It hurts but we can still recoup back what we have lost. For time and health though, once they are gone, they are gone.

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t spend time relaxing and enjoying yourself. In fact, you should. What I’m saying is that we shouldn’t be careless about our time.

I don’t want you to be careless and that’s why I’ve collected these quotes about time so you can understand the importance of time and appreciate time more deeply.

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