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270 Best Quotes About Time

Time is the most precious resource we have at our disposal. We are all allotted 24 hours in each day, no matter what you do, where you’re from, what your title is, etc. If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Here are 250 inspirational, motivational, and thought-provoking time quotes, time sayings, and its uses and misuses that will trigger you spend yours moving forward. Enjoy!

270 Most Inspiring Quotes About Time

“Time, hurries swiftly on, each fleeting year seems shorter than the last, and many hopes which cheered its opening dawn, are buried with the past.” – Mary Ann H. Dodd Shutts

“Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.” – Mason Cooley

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” – William Shakespeare.

“I am the bore-worm of time, hewing down the years with the slow incisors of me.Aeons yield to my insistence. I eat at their roots until time topples at my slow devouring.” – Muriel Strode

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“Change your 24 hours, and you will change your life.” – Eric Thomas

“Time is precious, but the truth is more precious than time.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“All our sweetest hours fly fastest.” – Virgil

“Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.” – Henry David Thoreau

“All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou

“Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels and a roar of power or terror. It’s passing, yet I’m the one who’s doing all the moving. I’m not the station, I’m not the stop: I’m the train. I’m the train.” – Martin Amis

“Time, hurries swiftly on, each fleeting year seems shorter than the last, and many hopes which cheered its opening dawn, are buried with the past.” – Mary Ann H. Dodd Shutts

“Forever is composed of nows.” – Emily Dickinson

“Time can be a greedy thing-sometimes it steals the details for itself.” – Khaled Hosseini

“Methinks I see the wanton hours flee, And as they pass, turn back and laugh at me.” – George Villiers

“I have seen a flower blooming in beauty in a secluded vale, and, ere I had a chance to look again, a chilly breath of air had scattered its petals and left it a ruin.” – Charles Lanman

“Time will pass, and seasons will come and go.” – Roy Bean

“Time is long, but life is short.” – Stevie Wonder

“In the woods, there is… a clock that never strikes.” – Arthur Rimbaud

“I don’t care how busy I am – I will always make time for what’s most important to me.” – Kevin Hart

“We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.” – John F. Kennedy

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Colette

“Noontime, when all nature is peculiarly quiet…” – Washington Irving

“Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side.” – The Talmud

“The trouble is, you think you have time.” – Jack Kornfield

“Time is generally the best doctor.” – Ovid

“Old Time, in whose banks we deposit our notes Is a miser who always wants guineas for groats; He keeps all his customers still in arrears, lending them minutes and charging them years.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee

“Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. An odd moment in the afternoon. Today it is intolerable.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?” – Stephen Hawking

“…Victor felt, in the thicket, as if he went through the gate of a new life, as on this fiery morning he sauntered onward with the sun, which darted beside him from twig to twig, through the murmuring wood, away along under symphonious branches, which were so many music-barrels set in motion, over moss that lay in green sun-fire, and under evergreen bathed in heavenly blue. And this morning renewed in his heart the painful likeness of four things,—life, a day, a year, a journey, which resembles each other in their fresh, exultant beginning, in the oppressive interlude, in the weary, sated close..” – Jean-Paul Friedrich Richter

“We must use time wisely and forever realise that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” – Theophrastus

“Time slips away like grains of sand never to return.” – Robin Sharma

“I am tired of the imposed rhythms of men, Tethered time, restrained and trained To a monotonous beat Digital time blinking exactness Unliving.” – Phillip Pulfrey

“Life is short. Focus on what really matters most. You have to change your priorities over time.” – Roy T. Bennett

“While we cannot do anything about how fast the time flows, we still can control how we use it. Being more energised and productive helps us live to the fullest.” – Always remember what your goals are, get more done, and try new things to find all of your talents.

“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 an eternity.” – Henry Van Dyke

“The big picture doesn’t just come from distance; it also comes from time.” – Simon Sinek

“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 may be done if we are always doing.” – Thomas Jefferson

“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

“The way we spend our time defines who we are.” – Jonathan Estrin

“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognise and appreciate until they have been depleted.” – Denis Waitley

“There’s only one thing more precious than our time, and that’s who we spend it on.” – Leo Christopher

“All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.” – Baltasar Gracian

“Human life is but a schoolday of eternity.” – James Lendall Basford

“The time I kill is killing me.” – Mason Cooley

“It’s a strange thing, but when you are dreading something and would give anything to slow downtime, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up. J.K.” – Rowling

“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.” – Stephen King

“Time, the cradle of hope… Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“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

“Whether we wake or we sleep, Whether we carol or weep, The Sun with his Planets in chime, Marketh the going of Time.” – Edward Fitzgerald

“It is an old story, this irresistible and ceaseless flow of life and time; time always scattering the flowers of life with a lavish hand along its course…” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Time makes more converts than reason.” – Thomas Paine

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. C.S.” – Lewis

“The flower that you hold in your hands was born today, and already it is as old as you are.” – Antonio Porchia

“The future is uncertain, but the end is always near.” – Jim Morrison

“Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.” – John Archibald Wheeler

“Every day, a thread makes a skein in the year.” – Dutch Proverb

“Each moment has its sickle, emulous Of Time’s enormous scythe, whose ample sweep Strikes empires from the root.” – Edward Young

“He who robs you of your time steals your greatest treasure.” – James Lendall Basford

“Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear.” – Jack London

“There are whole years for which I hope I’ll never be cross-examined, for I could not give an alibi.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“Among life’s regrets is all the time wasted being early for everything.” – Robert Brault

“Punctuality is the thief of time.” – Oscar Wilde.

“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

“Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future does not come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Know how to live the time that is given to you.” – Dario Fo

“Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” – Robert Orben

“Why won’t they let a year die without bringing in a new one on the instant, can’t they use birth control on time? I want an interregnum. The stupid year’s patter on with unrelenting feet, never stopping — rising to little monotonous peaks in our imaginations at festivals like New Year’s and Easter and Christmas — But, goodness, why need they do it.” – John Dos Passos

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” – Albert Einstein

“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.” – Denis Waitley

“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Time flies on restless pinions — constant never.” – Friedrich Schiller

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” – Coco Chanel

“The common man is not concerned about the passage of time; the man of talent is driven by it.” – Schopenhauer

“Time is the fire in which we burn.” – Delmore Schwartz

“Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true.” – Marcel Proust

“There are several divisions of the day and night. I will commence with the media nox (mid-night) as it is the starting point of the civil year amongst the Romans. The time which approaches it nearest is media nocte (past mid-night); then comes gallicinium (cock’s-crow); then the conticinium (moment of silence) the time that the cock ceases to crow; then the moment called ante lucem and diluculum (the break of day) when it is already day, without the sun has risen; then the second diluculum called mané (the morning when the sun commences appearing); then ad meridiem (which precedes mid-day); then the meridies, or the middle of the day; then succeeds the time called de meridie (afternoon); then suprema (close of the last moment of the day); vespera (evening) which immediately precedes the rising of the star called vesperium or hesperon; then comes crepusculum (twilight), which is perhaps called so because uncertain things are called crepercœ, and it is difficult to say whether this moment belongs to the day or the night; then comes the moment which we call luminibus accensis (the illuminated lights) and which the ancients called prima face (the first flambeau); then concubium (time to retire); then the intempesta (inopportune time to work); and then the moment called ad mediam noctem (which is near to midnight), after which the media nox returns.” – Censorinus

“Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin.

“Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.” – Adam Hochschild

“Time is the wisest counsellor of all.” – Pericles.

“Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.” – John Updike

“Time isn’t precious at all because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious, indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” – Eckhart Tolle

“A lot like yesterday, a lot like never.” – Tim O’Brien

“I seemed to have lived a long time since that day.” – Richard Hengist Horne

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Bertrand Russell

“The hour-glass is a reminder not only of Time’s quick flight but concurrently also of the dust to which we shall at last return.” – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

“Pick my left pocket of its silver dime, but spare the right — it holds my golden time.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future.” – Ashley Ormon

“There’s time enough, but none to spare.” – Charles W. Chesnutt

“Time is a figure eight, at its centre, the city of Déjà vu.” – Robert Brault

“Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.” – Ambrose Bierce

“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, and they’re called memories. Some take us forward, and they’re called dreams.” – Jeremy Irons

“The clocks are all turned forward from Funny Time to Right Time. I always remember, “Spring back or Fall in..” – David J. Beard

“They played games, finishing in the greatest gale of delight with one invented by the Shaker girls, where the children were all named after days of the week, and were stolen by a beggar, one after another, while their mother was watching the porridge.” – Amanda B. Harris

“Time goes on. So whatever you’re going to do, do it. Do it now. Don’t wait.” – Robert De Niro

“Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.” – Dion Boucicault

“I am the ages, with infinity stretched between my shores.” – Muriel Strode

“Round my cradle shimmered the last moonbeams of the eighteenth century and the first morning rays of the nineteenth.” – Heinrich Heine

“Time moves in one direction, memory in another.” – William Gibson

“Someday man will travel at the speed of light, of small interest to those of us still trying to catch up to the speed of time.” – Robert Brault

“We measure the beginning and progress, and end of the year, by these months, and the days of which they consist; we date all affairs, actions, and accidents of humane life, and reflect back upon them, by the help of this certain character of time, when joined with other measures: as, such a day of such a month, of such a year in some certain period or epocha.” – William Holder

“The clock talked loud. I threw it away; it scared me what it talked.” – Tillie Olsen

“In reality, killing time is only the name for another of the multifarious ways by which Time kills us.” – Osbert Sitwell

“Time waits for no one.” – Folklore.

“Let not the sands of time get in your lunch.” – Tony Hendra

“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking; the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.” – Haruki Murakami

“Time itself comes in drops.” – William James

“Time brings an end to everything. We should not mistake for a tragedy what is no more than the passage of time.” – Robert Brault

“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success…” – Louisa May Alcott

“Time is a very healing place, one in which you can grow.” – Denise Tanner

“Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Edward Young

“One must learn a different… sense of time, one that depends more on small amounts than big ones.” – Sister Mary Paul

“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

“The afternoon was another unending period.” – Gerald Raftery

“It’s such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it.” – Mitch Albom

“Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.” – Warren Buffett

“Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.” – Jean De La Bruyere

“Five minutes are enough to dream a whole life, that is how relative time is.” – Mario Benedetti

“Life is a funny thing. We only get so many years to live it, so we have to do everything we can to make sure those years are as full as they can be. We shouldn’t waste time on things that might happen someday, or maybe even never.” – Colleen Hoover

“Time wastes our bodies and our wits, but we waste time, so we are quits.” – Author Unknown

“With countless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have.” – Mitch Albom

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

“If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” – Maria Edgeworth

“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

“Time is like the wind; it lifts the light and leaves the heavy.” – Doménico Cieri Estrada

“It strikes! one, two, three, four, five, six. Enough, enough, dear watch, Thy pulse hath beat enough. Now sleep and rest; Would thou could’st make the time to do so too; I’ll wind thee up no more.” – Ben Jonson

“Time is a game played beautifully by children.” – Heraclitus of Ephesus

“Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does the separation.” – Tennessee Williams

“The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

“The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.” – William Butler Yeats

“Time gives good advice. (El tiempo da buen consejo..” – Spanish proverb

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” – Charles Buxton

“Days are either days or daze according to the temper of the tempter. To the stormy, every day is different from every other day, and no day is a small stitch in Time.” – Kenneth Alfred Evelyn Alexander

“The nature of time is a complex thing.” – Scientists, poets, and philosophers explain it differently, and many of us have our understanding of what it is and how it works, and – what’s more important from the practical point of view – how it influences us and how we influence it.

“When we remember that in the short space of one hundred years, all the inhabitants of this world will have passed into another state of existence, we cannot but acknowledge that the occupations of time engage too much of our attention.— All of us feel and know these things to be true, and yet we live as though we believed them not. Why is this? It is because the deep and dark valley of forgetfulness is the receptacle of neglected thought. It is a strange truth—we do forget! In the multiplicity of our earthly pursuits, we forget that we are but pilgrims to another world. Reason tells the old man that he was once young, but is he not prone to forget the high aspirations, the wild, free thoughts, the innocence and happiness of his early days.” – Charles Lanman

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy.

“Time isn’t your master, you are.” – Mike Dolan

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol

“Time is the only one of life’s resources that when it’s all spent, you wish you had spent more of it foolishly.” – Robert Brault

“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” – Roy T. Bennett

“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. – Stephen R.Covey.

“Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to live as we do to death.” – Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

“Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.” – David Foster Wallace

“The inertia hardest to overcome is that of perfectly good seconds.” – Martin H. Fischer

“As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.” – Henry David Thoreau

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s the night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness, how the time has flown. How did it get so late so soon? Dr.” – Seuss

“Time is the school in which we learn. Time is the fire in which we burn.” – Delmore Schwartz

“There are no secrets that time does not reveal.” – Jean Racine

“It is time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

“How often the morning sun has surprised him working on some chart which he had begun at night! and how often night has surprised him at a task begun at the break of day.” – Cicero

“I grow impatient of the march of days.In stupid single file, they walk along, Sick old women with indomitable wills, Saying, “I must go on.”And they all do.Sometimes I think I’d like to get in the back of the line And kick the last one, hard…Unfortunately, there is no last.Instead, I walk along with each one in turn, Never finding a beginning, Or an end.” – Rose-Marie Harris

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” – Bil Keane

“The Present is a Point just passed.” – David Russell

“Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops do time come to life.” – William Faulkner

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.” – Lao Tzu

“How delicious and soothing Shadow Land was! ShadowLand! The Land of Yesterday, To-day and To‑morrow. The Land of Hope, and Joy and Peace. The two children wandered off, as it were, into a dream for a time, and when they gazed again, the garden was more delightful than ever—a joyous blend of Spring and Summer seemed to invade the grounds, while many of the flowers and trees showed slight signs of Autumn tinting.” – S.J. Adair Fitz-Gerald

“I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.” – William Shakespeare

“Time doesn’t heal emotional pain. You need to learn how to let go.” – Roy T. Bennett

“We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone.” – William Shakespeare

“Time is that stuff between paydays.” – Leo Ochs

“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

“But it seemed to Lucy, in her waking womanhood, that there were other secrets hidden in Greymire; secrets that belonged to her alone, and would someday whisper their message to her heart.” – Florence Bone

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all its pupils.” – Louis Hector Berlioz

“The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.” – Bill Cosby

“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to da.” – William Shakespeare

“Every pulsation in earthly life is but the ticking of eternity’s clock.” – James Lendall Basford

“The clock of Eternity is wound by the hand of the Almighty.” – James Lendall Basford

“The illimitable, silent, never-resting thing called Time, rolling, rushing on, swift, silent, like an all-embracing ocean-tide, on which we and all the universe swim like exhalations, like apparitions which are, and they are not….” – Thomas Carlyle

“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” – Paulo Coelho

“The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.” – Henry James

“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

“Time brings all things to pass.” – Aeschylus

“There are two days in my calendar: This day and that Day.” – Martin Luther

“Time is the last thing we have of.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Time is neither friend nor enemy; it’s just a measurement.” – Mike Dolan

“Time is a slippery thing: lose hold of it once, and its string might sail out of your hands forever.” – Anthony Doerr

“Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Time changes everything except something within us, which is always surprised by change.” – Thomas Hardy

“From that first moment of doubt, there was no peace for her; from the time she first imagined leaving her forest, she could not stand in one place without wanting to be somewhere else. She trotted up and down beside her pool, restless and unhappy. Unicorns are not meant to make choices. She said no, and yes, and no again, day and night, and for the first time, she began to feel the minutes crawling over her like worms.” – Peter S. Beagle

“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

“Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart’s desire.” – John Dewey

“What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.” – Saint Augustine

“It’s crazy how fast time flies and how things progress.” – Nathan Chen

“Time heals what reason cannot.” – Seneca

“The years pass on in rapid flight Time neither sleeps nor nods; They come like frequent paragraphs, All interspersed with quads…” – Sam Walter Foss

“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” – Steven Wright

“Here’s to the Clock!Whose hands, we pray heaven, When we come home at three, Have stopped at eleven.” – Oliver Herford

“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

“Time is a storm in which we are all lost.” – William Carlos Williams

“It’s dark now, and I am exhausted. I love you, always. Time is nothing.” – Audrey Niffenegger

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa

“I ride the wind, the wild horses of the world, the unreined forces.We are the fleet coursers, outbreasting the ages and immensity.Time recedes, and we are neck and neck with tomorrow. We are gaited to life’s unendingness.” – Muriel Strode

“We must use time creatively.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When you are nine years old, what you remember seems forever; for you remember everything and everything is important and stands big and full and fills up Time and is so solid that you can walk around and around it like a tree and look at it. You are aware that time passes, that there is a movement in time, but that is not what Time is. Time is not a movement, a flowing, a wind then, but it is, rather, a kind of climate in which things are, and when a thing happens it begins to live and keeps on living and stands solid in Time like the tree that you can walk around. And if there is a movement, the movement is not Time itself, any more than a breeze is climate, and all the breeze does is to shake a little the leaves on the tree which is alive and solid.” – Robert Penn Warren

“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Time is not a great teacher. Experience is. A man may live a whole life, but if he never leaves his home to experience that life, he dies knowing nothing. A mere child who has suffered and lived can be the wiser of the two.” – Lynsay Sands

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“Days are stringed instruments, and every one strikes a different note.” – Kenneth Alfred Evelyn Alexander

“The years like great black oxen tread the world And God, the herdsman, goads them on behind.” – William Butler Yeats

“It’s been four months, and I still haven’t gotten over that hour I lost during Daylight Savings Time.” – Keith Wynn

“Each thread of the tapestry woven by time is precious since all the faces that have disappeared from the earth are projected on it by our memory. But even without any face projected there, and without any of my dead reappearing there, it still keeps in my eyes the splendour of being a season of time, humankind’s time, the time in which our destiny will have been experienced and inscribed, among millions of others.” – François Mauriac

“I pondered long the book of suffering, till Time stood before me saying, “There is a quicker way,” and he thrust his flaming brand against my breast.” – Muriel Strode

“Mangoes nowhere. Everything comes to man, like tomorrow.” – Antonio Porchia

“People who would never trespass on your property will trespass on your time as if your time were not your property.” – Robert Brault

“Time! the corrector when our judgments err.” – Lord Byron

“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. Charles F.Kettering

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” – Anthony G. Oettinger

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Truly-Curtin

“As time goes by, you seem to weed out the things that were making your life hard.” – Tom Petty

“Patience and time do more than strength or passion.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“Why do we treat the fleeting day with so much needless fear and sorrow?It’s in its nature not to stay: Today is always gone tomorrow.” – Wisława Szymborska

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” – Bill Watterson

“Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.” – Alan Lakein

“But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Time—the great polisher of all things.” – James Lendall Basford

“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

“I said, “It is a desolation; it is neither seed-time nor harvest,” but the ground lay fallow. I complained, “It is ebb-tide; I drift in the moonless narrows,” but another hour, a rift of illumination and flood-tide, and I swept out to the high seas.” – Muriel Strode

“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

“How long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you’re on.” – Zall’s Second Law

“Time is an illusion.” – Albert Einstein

“A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.” – John B. Priestly

“Time goes, you say? Ah no!Alas, Time stays, we go.” – Henry Austin Dobson

“Time is the longest distance between two places.” – Tennessee Williams

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn

“Dinner was soon followed by tea and coffee, a ten miles’ drive home allowed no waste of hours, and from the time of their sitting down to table, it was a quick succession of busy nothings till the carriage came to the door…” – Jane Austen

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

“When told the reason for Daylight Saving time the old Indian said, “Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket..” – Author Unknown

“I blinked. Time passed… Blink and an hour would elapse. Blink again, and a whole afternoon might go by. It was as though someone was slicing at my internal calendar with a pair of scissors, removing time.” – Abby Geni

“At certain periods of life, we live years of emotion in a few weeks, and look back on those times as on great gaps between the old life and the new.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

“Time is making fools of us again.” – J.K. Rowling

“Time is a dressmaker specialising in alterations.” – Faith Baldwin

“Time is money.” – Benjamin Franklin.

“Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.” – Marcel Proust

“There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.” – Michelangelo

“…[M]ay its index point to joy, And moments we’d with new delights. Sweet may resound each silver bell,—And never quick returning chime, Seem in reproving notes to tell, Of hours misspent, and murdered time….” – Charlotte Turner Smith

“For centuries, a man believed that the sun revolves around the earth. Centuries later, he still thinks that time moves clockwise.” – Robert Brault

“Time is a gift, given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life.” – Norton Juster

“It’s not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it.” – Seneca

“Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day – and later realising that you never make up for the lost time: the cycle familiar to any of us.” – While it is not possible to altogether avoid it, we should never forget that we can’t reclaim the time we wasted, and spend it on things we love and need.

“Time is the only true fortune-teller.” – James Lendall Basford

“The lesson of Good Friday is never to lose hope — or at least give it 48 hours.” – Robert Brault

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn

“A man who dares to waste one hour has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin

“The great enemy of achievement is a schedule already full.” – Robert Brault

“Time and tide wait for no man.” – Geoffrey Chaucer

“Waste your money, and you’re only out of money, but waste your time, and you’ve lost a part of your life.” – Michael LeBoeuf

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“If you want work well done, select a busy man — the other kind has no time.” – Elbert Hubbard

“I said I did not have time, but to what did I give the time, and was it a fair exchange.” – Muriel Strode

“When does a day begin? Different nations have had their methods of punctuating time… midnight… sunrise to sunrise… at sunset… Small boys always begin their holidays ‘the night before.’ They know that the glorious Fourth of July is, and of right out to be, in full blast at least twelve hours before their elders are ready for the first firecracker; and Christmas Eve is rightly conceived as an integral part of Christmas Day… This buoyancy of spirit which dwells confidently in the morrow, even before the dawn has come, is natural to Americans.” – Samuel McChord Crothers

“I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.” – Reba McEntire

Originally published September 20, 2019, updated October 17, 2021

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