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59 Time Quotes to Help You Make the Most of Your Time

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Time is our most precious resource.

Here are 59 time quotes to help you make the most of your time.

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

2. “We give our time away all day long, to emotions that gain us no advantages, to people who do not value our time, to inefficient habits. If you want to take back this time, you need to cut to the chase.” ~ Stuart R. Levine

3. “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

4. “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

onehouradayformula banner long5. “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might as well put that passing to the best possible use.” ~ Earl Nightingale

6. “Either you run your day, or your day runs you.” ~ Jim Rohn

7. “I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.” ~ Golda Meir

8. “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

9. “Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.” ~ Lord Chesterfield

10. “All you need to achieve your goals and drastically change your life is one-hour-a-day.” ~ Marelisa Fábrega

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

12. “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

13. “Your greatest resource is your time.” ~ Brian Tracy

14. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ~ Michael Altshuler

15. “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

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

17. “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

18. “The real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours.” ~ Arthur Lacey

19. “Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” ~Richard Whately

20. “Up until now you’ve probably heard the terms ‘investing” and ‘return on your investment’ only in relation to money. However, you have to start applying these concepts to your time as well. Make wise time investments and then enjoy the positive returns that you receive on your investment.” ~ Marelisa Fábrega

21. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb

22. “While we are postponing, life speeds by.” ~ Seneca

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

24. “With perseverance, the very odds and ends of time may be worked up into results of the greatest value.” ~ The Royal Path of Life

25. “Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” ~ Lord Chesterfield

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26. “I recommend you take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.”  ~ Earl of Chesterfield

27. “How long will you wait for the right time to come? The right time is now, and the right place is here.” ~ Dada J.P. Vaswani

28. “Your purpose should dictate how you spend your time.” ~ Brenda Johnson Padgitt

29. “Stop allowing time to control you; instead, take control of your time.” ~ Marelisa Fábrega

30. “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

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

32. “Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you.” ~ Carl Sandburg

33. “Managing your time without setting priorities is like shooting randomly and calling whatever you hit the target.”
~ Peter Turla

34. “The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business–or almost anywhere else for that matter.” ~ Lee Iacocca

35. “Spare moments are the gold dust of time.” ~ Bishop Hail

36. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey

37. “If you want to be more productive, you need to become master of your minutes.” ~ Crystal Paine

38. “You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you.” ~ Tony Morgan

39. “If you don’t set aside some time each day to create the life you want, then you’ll be spending your time surviving instead of living your best life.” ~ Marelisa Fábrega

40. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ~ Peter Drucker

41. “Don’t spend a dollar’s worth of time on a ten cent decision.” ~ Peter Turla

42. “We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things than we can to spend minor time on major things.” ~ Jim Rohn

43. “The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

44. “You wake up in the morning, and your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of un-manufactured tissue of the universe of your life! It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions. No one can take it from you. And no one receives either more or less than you receive.” ~ Arnold Bennett

45. “A man must be master of his hours and days, not their servant.” ~ William Frederick Book

46. “Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.” ~ Horace Mann

47. “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

48. “The time for action is now. It is never too late to do something.” ~ Carl Sandburg

49. “Until you value yourself, you will not value your time.” ~ M. Scott Peck

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

51. “We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves.” ~ Alice Boch

52. “There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.” ~ Brian Tracy

53. “What comes first, the compass or the clock? Before one can truly manage time (the clock), it is important to know where you are going, what your priorities and goals are, in which direction you are headed (the compass). Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what’s urgent, learn to focus on what is really important.“~ Unknown

54. “We realize our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a problem of priorities. We confess, we have left undone those things that ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.“ ~ Charles E. Hummel

55. “To get all there is out of living, we must employ our time wisely, never being in too much of a hurry to stop and sip life, but never losing our sense of the enormous value of a minute.” ~ Robert Updefraff

56. “If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and remark, there goes another day of my life, never to return, you will become time conscious.“ ~ A.B. Zu Tavern

57. “We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.“ ~ Henry Ward Beecher

58. This is the key to time management – to see the value of every moment. Menachem Mendel Schneerson

59. “Use some time each day, one-hour-a-day is all you need, to bust your regrets. What do you regret not having done in the past? Start doing it now.” ~ Marelisa Fábrega


I hope your found these 59 time quotes useful. Live your best life by improving how you manage your time.

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