102 Inspirational Quotes About Time And Time Management

Time is precious—we all know that. Once it goes, you can never regain it. Constantly flowing, never stopping, time is one of those aspects that have mystified mankind from the past several centuries. Though free, it is priceless; you can’t buy time even if you have all the wealth in the world. It is constantly flowing and there is no way you can hold on to it. However it is all yours to spend in a worthwhile way—or waste away in meaningless activities. Once time passes, you can’t get it back. But you can always strive to make better use of time in future.

In the modern world, time is what everybody wants more. However, how many make the best use of the time that they already have? The primarily issue with those who are always in lack of time is that they fail to properly utilize what has been provided to them. After all, everyone on this Earth has been granted the same 24 hours a day—how we utilize it, is what makes the difference. Read through this interesting collection of time quotes that will make you realize how precious time is and motivate you to make the best use of it.

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

- Phrynette Married, Marthe Troly-Curtin

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

- Anthony G. Oettinger

There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying.

- Just Listen, Sarah Dessen

Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let's not forget this.

- Dave Eggers

It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.

- Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

- Mother Teresa

How did it get so late so soon?

- Dr. Seuss

You can have it all. Just not all at once.

- Oprah Winfrey

Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.

- Paulo Coelho

They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!

- Dr. Seuss

Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

- Coco Chanel

Time is the longest distance between two places.

- The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.

- The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.

- Taylor Swift

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

- The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

- The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin, Charles Darwin

They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite

- Clockwork Prince, Cassandra Clare

Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.

- Dance Dance Dance, Haruki Murakami

Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.

- All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy

It's hard being left behind. (...) It's hard to be the one who stays.

- The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.

- Kurt Vonnegut

Time is an illusion.

- Albert Einstein

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.

- Les Caractères, Jean de La Bruyère

Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.

- Lao Tzu

It's dark now and I am very tired. I love you, always. Time is nothing.

- The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger

There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.

- Bill Watterson

You may delay, but time will not.

- Benjamin Franklin

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.

- The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

Time is a game played beautifully by children.

- Fragments, Heraclitus

The past is never dead. It's not even past.

- Requiem for a Nun, William Faulkner

One day spent with someone you love can change everything.

- For One More Day, Mitch Albom

Time is what we want most,but what we use worst.

- William Penn

How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?

- Dr. Seuss

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.

- Edgar Allan Poe

A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.

- Jean Genet

The future is uncertain but the end is always near.

- Jim Morrison

Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.

- Jorge Luis Borges

For a while" is a phrase whose length can't be measured.At least by the person who's waiting.

- South of the Border, Haruki Murakami

Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.

- The Green Mile, Stephen King

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

- C.S. Lewis

My past is everything I failed to be.

- The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa

Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.

- The Girl in the Golden Atom, Ray Cummings

Time doesn't take away from friendship, nor does separation.

- Memoirs, Tennessee Williams

You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.

- Roman Payne

There are memories that time does not erase... Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.

- City of Heavenly Fire, Cassandra Clare

The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.

- War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

- Walden, Henry David Thoreau

Time can be a greedy thing-sometimes it steals the details for itself.

- The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

I'm not much but I'm all I have.

- Martian Time-Slip, Philip K. Dick

She wanted none of those days to end, and it was always with disappointment that she watched the darkness stride forward.

- The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.

- Mahatma Gandhi

The future starts today, not tomorrow.

- Pope John Paul II

I always felt like I was meant to have been born in another era, another time.

- Johnny Depp

Time spent with a cat is never wasted.

- Colette

You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life

- The Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick

Punctuality is the thief of time

- Oscar Wilde

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.

- Letters of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson

With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can't appreciate what we have

- The Time Keeper, Mitch Albom

Life is but a day: A fragile dewdrop on its perilious way From a tree's summit

- John Keats

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

- All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.

- The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner

There's a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.

- Tennessee Williams

Inelegantly, and without my consent, time passed.

- No One Belongs Here More Than You, Miranda July

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

- Alan W. Watts

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.

- Omar Khayyám

The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.

- Dante Alighieri

It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.

- Vincent van Gogh

Time will explain.

- Persuasion, Jane Austen

Time's the thief of memory

- The Gunslinger, Stephen King

L'ternit, c'est long ... surtout vers la fin.

- Franz Kafka

Time that withers you will wither me. We will fall like ripe fruit and roll down the grass together. Dear friend, let me lie beside you watching the clouds until the earth covers us and we are gone.

- Written on the Body, Jeanette Winterson

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.

- The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster

Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.

- Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, David Foster Wallace

Eternity is in love with the productions of time.

- The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, William Blake

The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.

- Rick Warren

Everything changed the day she figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life.

- Brian Andreas

When you are measuring life, you are not living it.

- The Time Keeper, Mitch Albom

Time has no meaning, Love will endure..

- Jude Deveraux

It's such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it.

- For One More Day, Mitch Albom

But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you.

- The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months—they're like dog months.

- Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell

Time and I have quarrelled. All hours are midnight now. I had a clock and a watch, but I destroyed them both. I could not bear the way they mocked me.

- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke

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

Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.

- A Month Of Sundays, John Updike

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.

- Eckhart Tolle

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it.

- Moses Hadas

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

Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend.

- Diogenes Laërtius

A man is the sum of his misfortunes. One day you'd think misfortune would get tired but then time is your misfortune

- The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner

The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. ... The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.

- On the Shortness of Life, Seneca

Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future And time future contained in time past.

- Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot

The tired sunsets and the tired people - it takes a lifetime to die and no time at all.

- Charles Bukowski

You can't stop time. You can't capture light. You can only turn your face up and let it rain down.

- The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards

The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.

- The Parliament of Birds, Geoffrey Chaucer

And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit.

- London Fields, Martin Amis

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.

- Richard II, William Shakespeare

It's paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone.

- Andy Rooney

A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.

- Fidel Castro

I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late start without me.

- Tallulah Bankhead

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

- The Merry Wives of Windsor, William Shakespeare

Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we've got 24 hours each.

- Christopher Rice

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