87 Most Inspiring Quotes about Time

Time is a crucial element in our lives, and properly managing it through careful planning and organization is vital.

Acknowledging time as an invaluable, finite resource, we should treat it with respect and steer clear of wasting it on unproductive pursuits.


Frequently, individuals desire more than 24 hours in a day, feeling as though time is perpetually insufficient.

Nonetheless, a thorough evaluation of our daily habits may uncover that we expend time on activities that do not add value to our lives.

A compilation of outstanding time quotes acts as a reminder to cherish and maximize each invaluable moment we have.

These are the Most Inspiring Quotes about Time!

Time Quotes


We must use time as a tool, not as a couch. ~ John F. Kennedy.


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

Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. ~ Stephen King.

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. ~ Groucho Marx.

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. ~ Dale Carnegie.

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. ~ Mother Teresa.

I don’t need time, I need a deadline. ~ Duke Ellington.

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. ~ Annie Dillard.

No man goes before his time. Unless the boss leaves early. ~ Groucho Marx.


Time is the fire in which we burn. ~ Gene Roddenberry.

You can have it all. Just not all at once. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

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

Best Time Quotes

Time you enjoy wasted was not time wasted. ~ John Lennon.

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

Punctuality is the thief of time. ~ Oscar Wilde.

We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. ~ Nelson Mandela.


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

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. ~ Oscar Wilde.

Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations. ~ Samuel Ullman.

Just a few words on time management: forget all about it. ~ Tim Ferriss.


Lack of time is actually lack of priorities. ~ Tim Ferriss.

Tough times never last, but tough people do. ~ Robert H. Schuller.

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Inspiring Time Quotes

Time itself comes in drops. ~ William James.

There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying. ~ Sarah Dessen.

Time is valuable, and when it is gone, it is gone. Time is wealth, and unlike money, when it is gone, you cannot replace it. ~ Napoleon Hill.

Time moves slowly, but passes quickly. ~ Alice Walker.


Time is a storm in which we are all lost. ~ William Carlos Williams.

Time is the least thing we have of. ~ Ernest Hemingway.

I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men. ~ Leonardo da Vinci.

Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to.’ ~ Lao Tzu.

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


Time will pass and seasons will come and go. ~ Roy Bean.

Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator. ~ Robert Orben.

Famous Time Quotes

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. ~ Steve Jobs.

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. ~ Bruce Lee.

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be. ~ William Wordsworth.

You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. ~ Charles Buxton.

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well. ~ Mark Twain.


Time is the wisest counselor of all. ~ Pericles.

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. ~ Dion Boucicault.

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~ Rabindranath Tagore.

Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead. ~ Harry Potter.

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. ~ Bertrand Russell.

All great achievements require time. ~ Maya Angelou.

Own time, or time will own you. ~ Brian Norgard.

Time is what keeps everything from happening at once. ~ Ray Cummings.


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

I never think of the future – it comes soon enough. ~ Albert Einstein.

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. ~ Aristotle.

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

Light tomorrow with today! ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

The most precious resource we all have is time. ~ Steve Jobs.


Time has no meaning when you’re in love. ~ Unknown.

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.

Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear. ~ Paulo Coelho.

The way we spend our time defines who we are. ~ Jonathan Estrin.

That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Powerful Time Quotes

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

Time can’t be measured in days the way money is measured in pesos and centavos, because all pesos are equal, while every day, perhaps every hour, is different. ~ Jorge Luis Borges.


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

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! ~ Tony Robbins.

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

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.

You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. ~ Bonnie Prudden.

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. ~ Thomas Paine.


Time is the longest distance between two places. ~ Tennessee Williams.

Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing. ~ Miles Davis.

Lost time is never found again. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

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

Top Time Quotes

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

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. ~ Sam Levenson.

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


Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician. ~ Lucille S. Harper.

Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word. ~ Goran Persson.

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. ~ Marcus Aurelius.

Time will explain. ~ Jane Austen.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. ~ Abbie Hoffman.

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. ~ Henry David Thoreau.

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

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

Time makes more converts than reason. ~ Thomas Paine.


Time is money. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

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 Kennedy.

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. ~ William Shakespeare.

I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then. ~ Lewis Carroll.

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