Motivational Time Quotes, Sayings and Proverbs

A collection of time quotes, time sayings and time proverbs to help you in understanding, appreciating and hopefully managing time more wisely. Enjoy!

Time is very important

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

He that has time has life. ~English Proverb

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

An ounce of gold will not buy an inch of time. ~Chinese Proverb

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

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

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

Your greatest resource is your time. ~Brian Tracy

Time is money. ~Benjamin Franklin

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

Don’t excuse, you are in control of your Time.

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

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

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

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

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

Time and tide wait for no one. ~Irish Proverb

The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, ‘In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!’ ~John F. Kennedy

Don’t procrastinate at all!

Wasting time is robbing oneself. ~Estonian Proverb

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

If you don’t have time to do it right, you must have time to do it over. ~Russian Proverb

Time is like a snowflake–it melts away while we try to decide what to do with it. ~Anonymous

While we are postponing, life speeds by. ~Seneca

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

We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves. ~ Alice Bloch

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

Lost time is gone forever

Lost time is never found again. ~Benjamin Franklin

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

Time flies like an arrow. ~Japanese Proverb

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

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

The present counts

No time to waste like the present. ~English Proverb

God exists in eternity. The only point where eternity meets time is in the present. The present is the only time there is. ~Marianne Williamson

Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have. Spend it wisely. ~Anonymous

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

Never let yesterday use up today. ~Richard H. Nelson

Minutes are worth more than money. Spend them wisely. ~Thomas P. Murphy

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

Every moments counts

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

As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time. ~John Mason

Every moment is golden. ~English Proverb

Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn’t buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure? ~Anonymous

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

Plan your time well

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

Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind. ~Isaac Pitman

Modern man thinks he loses something–time–when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains–except kill it. ~Erich Fromm

We will always have time enough, if we will but use it aright. ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Better to take your time. ~Roman Proverb

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

Use your time wisely

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

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

Those who know the value of time use it in preparation for eternity. ~Dugnet

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time is a wise teacher

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

Time as he grows old teaches many lessons. ~Aeschylus

Time is the wisest counselor of all. ~Pericles

He that neglects time, time will neglect. ~Spanish Proverb

The mystery of time

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

Hour by hour time departs. ~Italian Proverb

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

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

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

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

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. ~Leo Tolstoy

Everything has its time. ~Portuguese Proverb

Time is eternity begun. ~James Montgomery

You don’t need a watch to know when it’s time to die. ~Yiddish Proverb

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