Here are 66 best time quotes organized by topics:

Be on time

Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.
William Shakespeare

Time is the best teacher

Time is the wisest counselor of all.
Pericles

Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
Delmore Schwartz

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Rodin

Time as he grows old teaches many lessons.
Aeschylus

Histories make men wise.
Francis Bacon


Use your time wisely

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

The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it.
Shoppenhauer

Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.
Alan Lakein

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

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

Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.
Author Unknown

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

Make use of time, let not advantage slip.
William Shakespeare

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Check your priorities

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

It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau

Small things matter

Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.
Lord Chesterfield

You’re writing the story of your life one moment at a time.
Doc Childre and Howard Martin

Do only a few things

To do two things at once is to do neither.
Publius Syrus

One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other.
Chinese Proverb

Focus on the present

Never let yesterday use up today.
Richard H. Nelson

I don’t think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
W. Somerset Maugham

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

Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real.
Sara Paddison

The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.
Carl Sandburg

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.
Art Buchwald

This is the beginning of a new day.
God has given me this day to use as I will.
I can waste it or use it for good.
What I do today is important, because
I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
When tomorrow comes,
this day will be gone forever,
leaving in its place something
that I have traded for it.
I want it to be gain, not loss;
good not evil; success not failure;
in order that I shall not regret
the price I paid for it.
Author Unknown

Lost time gone forever

He lives long that lives well; and time misspent is not lived but lost.
Thomas Fuller

He who know most grieves most for wasted time.
Dante

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
Samuel Smiles

Money, I can only gain or lose. But time I can only lose. So, I must spend it carefully.
Author Unknown

One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time.
Author Unknown

Lost time is never found again.
Proverb

The importance of time

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

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

Time is money.
Benjamin Franklin

Gaining time is gaining everything in love, trade and war.
John Shebbeare

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

Your greatest resource is your time.
Brian Tracy

You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.
Henry David Thoreau

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Laertius Diogenes

Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.
John Randolph

Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.
Thomas Edison

Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.
Peter F. Drucker

Don’t procrastinate

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.
Scottish Proverb

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
Baltasar Gracian

One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished tasks.
Malcolm S. Forbes

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
Eva Young

A year from now you will wish you had started today.
Karen Lamb

The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time.
Leo Kennedy

While we are postponing, life speeds by.
Seneca

You may delay, but time will not.
Benjamin Franklin

Never leave ’till tomorrow which you can do today.
Benjamin Franklin

Don’t excuse, you are in control

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

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

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
Michael Altshuler

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

I am definitely going to take a course on time management… just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.
Louis E. Boone

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

Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.
Jean De La Bruyere

The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: “I did not have time.”
Franklin Field


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  • sukru

    >> Warning: Dates in calendar are closer than they appear! <<

    • Jacinda

      Love it.

  • shafaq shah

    cleanliness is next to god,but after reading these quotes i would like to replace “cleanliness” with “timeliness”

    • shubham

      such a nice 1 it is.

    • priya

      so true ……..

  • Daniel

    Awesome. Good job

    • Cyril Nyasha Chirenje

      Powerful quotes that brings true healing to your life.

  • shubham

    it is such a nice thought.

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  • http://www.lifeoptimizer.org Rama Krishna Rudrarapu

    Value of time knows very well, who’s life is minutes in this world

  • nithya

    these r much valuable quotes AWESOME………………

  • Klemen

    My time reading the quotes was well spent, thank you, really deep stuff.

  • Vijay

    Thank you for sharing amazing quotes…..this is exactly the boost i was looking for….

  • Ar – Rizqha

    I found what iam looking for,here!Superb

  • Rajesh

    Awesome Quotes… Just reading is not Enough

    People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
    ””Zig Ziglar

  • Mike Suarez Jr

    Stop wasting your time, and start doing something with the time you have.

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