201 Time Quotes To Know The Value of Most Precious Asset

 

Inspirational Quotes About Time To Make Good Use of Every Minute of Your Life

 

“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

Best Quotes About Time

Best Quotes About Time To Use It Thoughtfully: Time is our most precious asset. Time is valuable because it is finite. Once time is gone, it can never be recovered. Every person on this earth has a limited amount of time, that’s why it’s essential to utilize your time wisely and productively. The nature of time is a complex thing. Scientists, poets, and philosophers explain it differently, and many of us have our own 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.

How you spend your time decides what you are going to achieve in your life. Good time management can help you in every area of life, whether it’s work or at home, and ensures you make the most out of every moment. Idiots kill their time foolishly while wise people make the most of every moment. By using your time wisely you can transform your life in a miraculous way.

A lot of us struggle with making the right decision, and we tend to wait for a better moment to start something. How many times can we tell ourselves “the time is not right yet” or “I’m not ready yet” before it is too late to grab an opportunity? Let’s see what some great minds had to say about that “perfect timing” in these 201 wonderful quotes about time.

 

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die, A time to plant and a time to uproot, A time to kill and a time to heal, A time to tear down and a time to build, A time to weep and a time to laugh, A time to mourn and a time to dance, A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, A time to embrace and a time to refrain, A time to search and a time to give up, A time to keep and a time to throw away, A time to tear and a time to mend, A time to be silent and a time to speak, A time to love and a time to hate, A time for war and a time for peace.

– Ecclesiastes

Time is the one thing that can never be retrieved. One may lose and regain a friend; one may lose and regain money; opportunity once spurned may come again; but the hours that are lost in idleness can never be brought back to be used in gainful pursuits.

– C. R. Lawton

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, Jr.

Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.

– Khalil Gibran

Lost wealth may be regained by diligent work, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.

– Samuel Smiles

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.

– William Faulkner

When I give you my time, I’m giving you a portion of my life that I will never get back. Please don’t make me regret it.

– Anonymous

If you are constantly lamenting about never having enough time, you will accomplish absolutely nothing at all.

– Bradley Kirkland

Time is life. Therefore, waste your time and waste your life, or master your time and master your life.

– Alan Lakein

Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.

– Roy T. Bennett

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.

– Nelson Mandela

A person who dares to spend one hour idly has not discovered the value of life.

– Charles Darwin

Time is an equal opportunity employer, but how we treat time is not equal.

– John C. Maxwell

Time is precious. Make sure you spend it with the right people.

– Anonymous

People talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.

– Dion Boucicault

Old age and the passage of time teach all things.

– Sophocles

Let every man be the master of his time.

– William Shakespeare

You may delay, but time will not.

– Benjamin Franklin

 

Time Is Invaluable Quotes For Those Who Want To Use Time Wisely

You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable. You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons. Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing. Yet 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. And that, that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.

– Khalil Gibran

Time is more precious than gold, more precious than diamonds, more precious than oil, or any valuable treasures. It is time that we do not have enough of; it is time that causes war within our hearts, and so we must spend it wisely.

– Cecelia Ahern

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

It isn’t the experience of today that drives men mad. It is the remorse for something that happened yesterday, and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.

– Robert Jones Burdette

All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.

– Martha Graham

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.

– James M. Barrie

If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality, I have no right to throw away your time if I do my own.

– Richard Cecil

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift of God. Which is why we call it “the present”.

– Bill Keane

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

– Thomas Alva Edison

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

There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.

– Leo Christopher

You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.

– Charles Buxton

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.

– Albert Einstein

On the sand of time, you can’t leave footprints while sitting down.

– Nelson Rockefeller

Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.

– Margaret E. Peters

Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind.

– Giordano Bruno

There is time enough, but none to spare.

– Charles Waddell Chesnutt

Every second is of infinite value.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Time Quotes To Remind The Importance of Relationships In Life

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly 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

There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it, and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.

– George Harrison

Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is 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

Time slips through our hands like grains of sand, never to return again. Those who use time wisely from an early age are rewarded with rich, productive, and satisfying lives.

– Robin Sharma

One realizes the full importance of time only when there is little of it left. Every man’s greatest capital asset is his unexpired years of productive life.

– Paul W. Litchfield

Time is a beautiful thing. It’s like when you meet an old lover on the street six years later and they don’t look so ugly anymore.

– Sarah McLachlan

If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.

– Kim Garst

There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.

– Sarah Dessen

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

– Brian Andreas

The few hours I spend with you are worth the thousand hours I spend without you.

– Anonymous

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

– Thomas Hardy

I wish I could turn back the clock and find you sooner so I can love you longer.

– Anonymous

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

– Jorge Luis Borges

No measure of time with you will be long enough. But let’s start with forever.

– Stephenie Meyer

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

– Lucius A. Seneca

Time is your most precious commodity and it is non-renewable.

– Robin Sharma

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

– Mother Teresa

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.

– Faith Baldwin

Time is a storm in which we are all lost.

– William Carlos Williams

 

Short Inspirational Time Quotes That Will Make You Embrace It

If you only had 48 hours left to live, would you spend it like you normally spend your weekends? If not, why spend 2/7th of your life wasting your free time? After all, free time isn’t free. Free time is the most expensive time you have because nobody pays for it but you. But that also makes it the most valuable time you have, as you alone stand to reap the profits from spending it wisely.

– Jarod Kintz

Eternity is said not to be an extension of time but an absence of time, and sometimes it seemed to me that her abandonment touched that strange mathematical point of endlessness, a point with no width, occupying no space.

– Graham Greene

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

– John Lubbock

The long unmeasured pulse of time moves everything. There is nothing hidden that it cannot bring to light, nothing once known that may not become unknown.

– Sophocles

Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.

– Zig Ziglar

If you keep waiting for the right time, it may never happen. Sometimes you have to make the most of the time you have.

– Priya Ardis

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

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

– Niccolò Machiavelli

The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.

– Anonymous

There’s never enough time to do it right, but there’s always enough time to do it over.

– Jack Bergman

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.

– Rabindranath Tagore

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

– Baltasar Gracian

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.

– Bruce Lee

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

– J. R. R. Tolkien

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

– Leo Tolstoy

Better three hours too soon than one minute too late.

– William Shakespeare

Time moves slowly but passes quickly.

– Alice Walker

There are no refunds on misspent time.

– Jack Butcher

Lost time is never found again.

– Benjamin Franklin

 

Motivational Quotes About Time That Will Make You Better

A seeker once asked a person of wisdom: “Which is the most important work, who is the most important person, and what time is the best time”? The wise one replied: “The work in hand is the most important work. One who works along with you is the most important person, and the present moment is the most auspicious time; do not waste it.

– Anonymous

It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.

– Jane Austen

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.

– Marcus Aurelius

Free time was the most precious time when you should be doing what you loved, or at least slowing down enough to remember what made your life worthwhile and happy.

– Amy Tan

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

Don’t let others steal your time. Be wary of time thieves. You must be ruthless with your time. Learn to say no to time killers.

– Robin Sharma

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.

– John Lubbock

O sweet, delusive Noon, Which the morning climbs to find, O moment sped too soon, And morning left behind.

– Helen Hunt Jackson

Those who are masters of their time live simple lives. A hurried, frenzied pace is not what nature intended.

– Robin Sharma

The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: ‘I did not have time.’

– Franklin Field

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.

– Jim Rohn

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

– Art Buchwald

In all our tasks, proper value and respect for time determine success or failure.

– Malcolm X

If you do not have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

– John Wooden

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

– Delmore Schwartz

Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.

– Sophocles

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.

– Max Frisch

Time heals all wounds.

– Ancient Proverb

 

Short Time Quotes About Importance And Value of Time In Life

Who among you does not feel that his power to love is boundless? And yet who does not feel that very love, though boundless, encompassed within the center of his being, and moving not from love thought to love thought, not from love deeds to other love deeds? And is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless? But if in your thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons, And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future was longing.

– Khalil Zibran

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 bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.

– Louisa May Alcott

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

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

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.

– Robert Green Ingersoll

How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.

– David Norris

Time can not be conquered. It is dragging you every moment towards the threshold of Death. So utilize your time wisely.

– Pawan Pratap Singh

A person who has not done one-half his day’s work by ten o’clock runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.

– Emily Bronte

Waste your money and you are only out of money, but waste your time and you have lost a part of your life.

– Michael LaBoeuf

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.

– Francois Rabelais

Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time…

– John Cale

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

– Warren Buffett

The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.

– Herb Caen

Lose not yourself in a far-off time, seize the moment that is time.

– Friedrich Schiller

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

– Theophrastus, Misattributed to Diogenes Laertius

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

– Mitch Albom

Time brings all things to pass.

– Aeschylus

 

Thought-provoking Quotes About How Time Flies In Your Life

Busy, productive people are highly efficient with their time. Being an excellent time manager doesn’t mean that you must become a workaholic. On the contrary, time mastery allows you more time to do the things you love to do, the things that are truly meaningful to you. Time mastery leads to life mastery.

– Robin Sharma

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. Time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

– Earl Nightingale

Our last 5 minutes on earth are running out. We can spend those minutes in meanness or we can spend them consciously embracing every glowing soul who wanders without reach.

– Alice Walker

Life is flying by. You don’t have time to waste another minute being negative, offended, or bitter. If someone did you wrong, get over it and move forward.

– Joel Osteen

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

My favorite things in life do not cost any money. It is really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.

– Steve Jobs

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

– Sara Paddison

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

By faithfully working eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

– Robert Frost

If time flies when you’re having fun, it hits the afterburners when you don’t think you’re having enough.

– Jef Mallett

Sometimes life is a constant battle against the nostalgia of a time that can never be real again.

– Jason Myers

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

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

– Coco Chanel

We go back and forth between being time’s master and its victim.

– James Gleick

Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.

– Daniel J. Boorstin

Time, as it grows old, teaches all things.

– Aeschylus

All our sweetest hours fly fastest.

– Virgil

 

Funny Quotes About Time That Will Surely Entertain You

The busiest people I have known in my life always have time enough to do everything. Those who do nothing are always tired and pay no attention to the little amount of work they are required to do. They complain constantly that the day is too short. The truth is, they are afraid to fight the good fight.

– Paulo Coelho

Aside from Velcro, time is the most mysterious substance in the universe. You can’t see it or touch it, yet a plumber can charge you upwards of $ per hour for it without necessarily fixing anything.

– Dave Barry

The main problem with this great obsession for saving time is very simple: you can’t save time. You can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly.

– Benjamin Hoff

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

– Louis Boone

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

– Dr. Seuss

Free time is death to the anxious, and thank goodness I don’t have any of it right now.

– Jon Stewart

The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before.

– G. K. Chesterton

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.

– Leonard Bernstein

Time will explain it all. He is a talker and needs no questioning before he speaks.

– Euripides

Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30.

– Robert Frost

Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.

– Jean-Paul Sartre

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all its pupils.

– Hector Berlioz

With enough time, you can get used to almost anything.

– Katherine Applegate

No man goes before his time unless the boss leaves early.

– Groucho Marx

I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!

– Sam Levenson

Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.

– Hans Christian Andersen

Never waste any time you can spend sleeping.

– Frank H. Knight

Time is a great healer but a poor beautician.

– Lucille S. Harper

So little time and so little to do.

– Oscar Levant

Time is a waste of money.

– Oscar Wilde

 

Top Quotes on Time That Shows How To Make The Most of It

You’ve got to know what you want. This is central to acting on your intentions. When you know what you want, you realize that all there is left then is time management. You’ll manage your time to achieve your goals because you clearly know what you’re trying to achieve in your life.

– Patch Adams

Time really does slip through your fingers like tiny grains of sand. Let this new day be the defining moment of your life, the day that you make the decision once and for all to focus on what is truly important to you.

– Robin Sharma

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

He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the busiest life.

– Victor Hugo

Although we try to control it in a million different ways, the only things you can ever really do to time are enjoy it or waste it. That’s it.

– A. J. Compton

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That’s probably why they get along so well.

– Jonathan Carroll

It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.

– Elizabeth Taylor

The secret to multitasking is that it isn’t actually multitasking. It’s just extreme focus and organization.

– Joss Whedon

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what can you do with that there is.

– Ernest Hemingway

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

– Henry David Thoreau

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

– Andy Warhol

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

– Arthur Schopenhauer

Well-arranged time is the surest mark of a well-arranged mind.

– Isaac Pitman

Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like.

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

Time deals gently only with those who take it gently.

– Anatole France

He who knows most grieves most for wasted time.

– Dante Alighieri

Time is the clarity for seeing right and wrong.

– Alan Lightman

Time was God’s first creation.

– Walter Lang

 

Famous Time Quotes With Pictures For Every Mortal Being

The chief beauty of time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day and the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.

– Arnold Bennett

I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… At least not at the same time. So think of your priorities, not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.

– Dan Millman

If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.

– Maurice Chevalier

It’s not just an hourglass. It’s a daily reminder of our mortality and the importance of living full, productive days while advancing our purposes.

– Robin Sharma

Every day 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

By the time most people figure out what they really want and how to go about attaining it, it’s usually too late.

– Robin Sharma

Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we did not spend half our time wishing.

– Alexander Woollcott

Time is the one thing we all have in common, but it is also the one thing that we all use differently.

– Catherine Pulsifer

We shouldn’t waste time on things that might happen someday, or maybe even never.

– Colleen Hoover

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

– Douglas Adams

Time expands, then contracts, all in tune with the stirrings of the heart.

– Haruki Murakami

Take care of the present and the future will take care of itself.

– Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya

We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.

– Ronald Dahl

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

– William Penn

Time will run back and fetch the Age of Gold.

– John Milton

Time is the wisest counselor of all.

– Pericles

Time is the enemy of identity.

– Michael Moorcock

Time is money.

– Benjamin Franklin

 

Best Time Quotes That Will Encourage You To Use It Wisely

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Do not wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it is at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

– Earl Nightingale

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

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

– George Herbert

Time sometimes flies like a bird, and sometimes crawls like a snail, but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly.

– Ivan Turgenev

You have got to own your days and live them, each one of them, every one of them, or else the years go by and none of them belong to you.

– Herb Gardner

Four things never come back, the spoken word, the sped arrow, lost time, and the neglected opportunity.

– Anonymous

It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten.

– Anna Wintour

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

– Anthony Doerr

Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial.

– Frank Dane

“Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.

– Timothy Ferriss

Five minutes are enough to dream a whole life, that is how relative time is.

– Mario Benedetti

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

– Henry David Thoreau

Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.

– Johann Kaspar Lavater

Time is Slow When You Wait!
Time is Fast When You are Late!
Time is Deadly When You are Sad!
Time is Short When You are Happy!
Time is Endless When You are in Pain!
Time is Long When You Feel Bored!
Every time, Time is determined by Your Feelings
and Your Psychological Conditions and not by Clocks…

– Anonymous

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

– Marthe Troly-Curtin, Misattributed to Bertrand Russell & John Lennon

Time felt slower when we do nothing but wait.

– Toba Beta

Time and tide wait for no man.

– Geoffrey Chaucer, Misattributed to Stephen King

We hope you have liked these wonderful quotes about time. It’s a blatant fact that once we start understanding how time can be used as a tool to reach a goal, rather than something we passively rely on, life gets much easier. Now that you’ve spent some time reading these time quotes, check out these inspirational quotes about life that will help you savor every moment.

“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

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