Time Quotes

time quotes

Here are 30 quotes on “time”.  Hope you like them.

1) There is never enough time to do all the nothing you want. -Bill Watterson

2) Each of us is given a pocketful of time to spend however we may. We may use what we will. We waste what we will. But we can never get back a day. -Roger Wilcox

3) Procrastination is like a credit card; it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill. -Christopher Parker

4) Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. -Benjamin Franklin

5) Time—Use it or lose it. Time, like a snowflake, disappears while we’re trying to decide what to do with it.

6) The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time. -Leo Kennedy

7) You cannot kill time without injuring eternity. -Henry David Thoreau

8 ) Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. -Dale Carnegie

9) One of the greatest labour-saving inventions of today is tomorrow. -Vincent T. Foss

10) Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed. -Peter F. Drucker

11) It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

12) You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. -Charles Buxton

13) No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. -Victor Hugo

14) Time is the wisest counsellor. –Pericles

15) Be ready when opportunity comes…Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet. -Roy D. Chapin Jr

16) There comes a time in every man’s life, and I’ve had plenty of them. -Casey Stengel

17) Time is not an enemy unless you try to kill it

18) The best thing you can spend on your children is time. -Louise Hart

19) Every time I close the door on reality, it comes in through the windows. -Jennifer Unlimited

20) I try to take one day at a time — but sometimes several days attack me at once. -Jennifer Unlimited

21) You may delay, but time will not. -Benjamin Franklin

22) Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. -Don Marquis

23) Most of the time, stuff doesn’t just happen to us – we make it happen by what we do and the way we are. -Tony Jeary

24) Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent Return on Energy! -Brian Tracy

25) Every time you get rejected, say: ‘Next! -Mark Victor Hansen

26) People have more options than they think they do. But most people spend more time planning their vacations than thinking about what they want to do with their lives.” -Bob McDonald

27) People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be. -Harvey Mackay

28) The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. -Rabindranath Tagore

29) Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once. -Woody Allen

30) The time is always right to do what is right. -Martin Luther King, Jr

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    • Aartee
    • July 28, 2009

    Hi Shawn,

    It’s the first “Time” I’m leaving a comment but am an avid reader and follower of your awesomely inspiring website. I like the quotes on time because after all Time is the 4th dimension to our existence and there are infinite things man can do with ‘time’…even travel back & forth someday…but nonetheless to travel back in time someday we have to keep travelling ‘forth’ in time every minute and every second..keep journeying to the destination of life!

    Thanks Shawn for your brilliant brilliant efforts to enlighten our lives with motivational quotes..they make a difference in our lives in more ways than one…

  1. Reply

    Wow! Thanks Aartee!
    I was just getting down on myself today…wondering if I’m really making any contribution to the world in any way, shape, or form.

    Yes, I do get a fair amount of “praise” and thanks via email and I’ve saved quite a few of them for future reference. But I still begin to wonder sometimes.

    Maybe I need to “raise the bar” a bit and think of a way to make an even greater impact…and maybe that by sending one good short quote every single day by email? Maybe it’s more videos? Maybe it’s one-on-one coaching? Maybe it’s public speaking? Maybe it’s getting my book into stores by finally finding a distributor? Maybe it’s daily blog posts…or multiple posts per day?

    At any rate, your comment woke me up a bit. I guess I just needed that positive reinforcement today. Thanks!


    • bill
    • July 28, 2009

    “You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.” – Henry David THOREAU (NOT Henry David Johnson)



    • bill
    • July 28, 2009

    “Time, is on my side. Yes it is.” – Mick Jagger

    • bill
    • July 28, 2009

    “A Stitch in TIME save Nine.” – Traditional

    • Wendy Kolbas
    • July 29, 2009

    Thank you for the quotes. Time is so valuable and sometimes I need to be reminded to make the most of every minute. I try to make every moment of my life a step in a positive direction. That is hard to do. And it is frustrating when there never seems to be enough time. When I have lost people I care about, my biggest regret is always that I didn’t spend as much time as I would have liked to with them.

    • Emmanuel
    • July 29, 2009

    Nicely, Time is never available to any one who does not prepare for it. I am impressed by these Time Quotes. Thank you.

  2. Reply

    Thanks, Bill, for catching that. I always thought it was Emerson who made that statement, but Thoreau did rent Emerson’s cabin/land, right? Close enough. 🙂

    Also, thanks for adding those other quotations.


    • bj
    • July 30, 2009

    Will you publish quotes about FOOD & NUTRITION? your website is awsome.
    bj in texas

  3. Reply

    Thanks BJ,
    I will try to find some. Can’t promise it will be quick, though. 🙂 On my way to Winnipeg for a 2 week work trip! Very sad to be away from the fam during the Summer. 🙁


    • Karen Brandon
    • November 27, 2009

    Thank you for your valuable suggestions. I would like to share some of my ideas in motivation. Drew berman a fabulous motivational speaker has an eminent collection of motivating ideas to share. His ideas are focused mainly towards success. He is an excellent motivator to anyone who aspires for everlasting success.

    • Jonathan
    • January 21, 2010

    Unlimited sounds like a really good last name. Wow, I wish my last name is Eternity!

    • Sara
    • June 26, 2010

    hay there
    iam a big fan of your quotes
    this time my faourite one is the first
    ‘There is never enough time to do all the nothing you want’

    • Gary Franklin
    • October 23, 2010

    its later than its ever been

    • H DASH
    • February 21, 2011

    I am greatly enriched with all these collections. These are the life lessons one has to learn and work out in practical life. Indeed, very splendid efforts on your part to awaken the humanity at large.

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