Time Quotes: 66 Best Time Management Quotes

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.

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.

Time as he grows old teaches many lessons.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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  1. “Take care never to be idle”

    That one says it all. If I can ever master that I’ll be able to do anything.

  2. Frankly, that’s something I lack of. I still spend too much time thinking and too little time doing.

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  5. hi Donald,

    Thanks for reminding me of how to use time wisely and effectively.

    It is really the best asset all of us have and we do not use it wisely.

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  7. Nice List. You should first decide on who you are and where you want to go in life. Only then can you judge how well you manage your time

  8. @Easy Going:
    I completely agree. The way we use our time can only be seen in the light of our life purpose.

  9. I learn too much and do too little.

    Guess its not too late to start now

  10. Of course not. There is not “too late”. I’m sure the best time to start is always “now”.

  11. i just had to come on here for a school project and I relized how bad i’ve been wasting time… thank you

  12. Morgan,
    You’re welcome. Wasting time is not just your problem of course. Many people (including me 🙂 ) have the same problem.

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    that is true. i love that man.

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  21. i hav been searching 4 d best quotes n i found it here w/o even wasting ma tme

  22. Thanks for the quotes. I’ve used them to encourage others.

  23. Time is precious. The only thing is that only a few can realize the fact

  24. if we care for time in present, the coming time will care for us.

  25. Sabahat,
    Well said. I like it 🙂

  26. Exllant thoought about TIME

  27. thanks! it helped out my language project!

  28. Foss

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

  29. so…..take care of our time!! till we still have time…..n never running out of time

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  31. I’m motivated by by your quotes! I am looking forward to receiving more.

  32. willingness is weakness

  33. A few moments of past is well remebered whereas other moments are not

  34. Time Is Life,It passes minute to minute

  35. awesome quotes..it was indeed very useful…thanking you…stella

  36. kehinde oluwaseun oluwagbemisola
    kehinde oluwaseun oluwagbemisola

    THIS IS THE TRUE ESSENCE OF OUR LIVING, WE CANNOT AFFORD TO WASTE. Thank you,looking forward to receiving more quotes from you.

  37. love your quotes that you posted here hope you dont mind i tweeted some of them.

  38. habeeb abubakar usman
    habeeb abubakar usman

    time is not but a wall by which life is supported

  39. Time is our golden gift

  40. Those who will not respect TIME, they will not respect God also.

  41. Time, like a field, every season to bear harvest must be cultivated with diligence and care or it will remain baron and unfulfilled.

  42. thanks for reminding me the importance of time……..really it is great.

  43. Time and Tide wait for no body..

  44. Time =Life

  45. I have the same amount of hours that Helen Keller and Da Vinci had…sheesh!
    I’d better get crackin’!

  46. Thanks for these great quotes, Donald.
    I am always looking for relevant material to share with the teachers I coach through my blog.
    Theses quotes will be “timely” for my teachers today!

  47. As TIME goes by… the unseen things will be seen and what was shown to your eyes possibly just to gave the impression as if (Tikno).

  48. Idowu Sunday Paul
    Idowu Sunday Paul

    God treasured time and that is why he does things in their appropriate timing.

  49. This are the good proverbs that which we can overcome from all over the bad attitude & we can be good by following this:-):-):-)

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

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

  52. Awesome. Good job

  53. it is such a nice thought.

  54. Indeed powerful with valuable quotes are given .These are truly important and thoughtful for us. Thank so much for you beautiful share.

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

  56. these r much valuable quotes AWESOME………………

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

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

  59. I found what iam looking for,here!Superb

  60. 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

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

  62. its nice to have that inspiring quotes it can help to encourage people to have a better future..

  63. Sultan Yahaya, The Economist from Tanzania.
    Sultan Yahaya, The Economist from Tanzania.

    wow! this is truly wonderful site….I should daily visit it for gaining more knowledge on my time management!

  64. You have shared some amazing time management quotes by some great people in this article. This shows that great people place a lot of emphasis on time management and in order to become great we must learn to effectively manage our time. Thank you.

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