110 Time Quotes

Looking for the best time quotes? We’ve compiled a list of top 110 quotes and sayings.

110 Popular Time Quotes

1. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin

2. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” – Roy T. Bennett

3. “Time goes on. So whatever you’re going to do, do it. Do it now. Don’t wait.” – Robert De Niro

4. “All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.” – Baltasar Gracian

5. “The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey

6. “Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn

7. “Forever is composed of nows.” – Emily Dickinson

8. “No use thinking of the past for its gone, don’t think of the future because it has to come, think of the present because thats where you are.” – Kazi Shams

9. “Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.” – Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

10. “Time brings all things to pass.” – Aeschylus

11. “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

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12. “Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new… but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design?” – Paracelsus

13. “Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend.” – Diogenes Laërtius

14. “Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” – Michael LeBoeuf

15. “If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” – Maria Edgeworth

16. “Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.” – Mason Cooley

17. “We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.” – John F. Kennedy

18. “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” – C.S. Lewis

19. “Time is the longest distance between two places.” – Tennessee Williams

20. “There’s time enough, but none to spare.” – Charles W. Chesnutt

21. “Know how to live the time that is given you.” – Dario Fo

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22. “Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” – Theophrastus

23. “Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.” – Delmore Schwartz

24. “Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” – Anthony G. Oettinger

25. “All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou

26. “Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.” – John Archibald Wheeler

27. “Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin

28. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa

29. “Time and tide wait for no man.” – Geoffrey Chaucer

30. “All our sweetest hours fly fastest.” – Virgil

31. “Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

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32. “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” – Albert Einstein

33. “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn

34. “Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart’s desire.” – John Dewey

35. “Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.” – Adam Hochschild

36. “Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.” – Alan Lakein

37. “Time will pass and seasons will come and go.” – Roy Bean

38. “The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.” – Henry James

39. “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.” – William Shakespeare

40. “Time makes more converts than reason.” – Thomas Paine

41. “As time goes by, you seem to weed out the things that were making your life hard.” – Tom Petty

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42. “Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.” – Faith Baldwin

43. “Time is like the wind, it lifts the light and leaves the heavy.” – Dominico Cieri Estrada

44. “The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

45. “I don’t care how busy I am – I will always make time for what’s most important to me.” – Kevin Hart

46. “Time is the wisest counselor of all.” – Pericles

47. “Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true.” – Marcel Proust

48. “Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.” – Dion Boucicault

49. “Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.” – Leonardo da Vinci

50. “We must use time creatively.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

51. “You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin

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52. “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

53. “Time is generally the best doctor.” – Ovid

54. “Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.” – Warren Buffett

55. “Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Edward Young

56. “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

57. “The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.” – William Butler Yeats

58. “Patience and time do more than strength or passion.” – Jean de La Fontaine

59. “Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” – Robert Orben

60. “”Time is the least thing we have of.” – Ernest Hemingway

61. “Time moves in one direction, memory in another.” – William Gibson

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62. “Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” – Denis Waitley

63. “Time is a slippery thing: lose hold of it once, and its string might sail out of your hands forever.” – Anthony Doerr

64. “Time is long but life is short.” – Stevie Wonder

65. “Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.” – Marcel Proust

66. “Time itself comes in drops.” – William James

67. “The big picture doesn’t just come from distance; it also comes from time.” – Simon Sinek

68. “There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.” – Michelangelo

69. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

70. “Time is a gift, given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life.” – Norton Juster

71. “It’s crazy how fast time flies and how things progress.” – Nathan Chen

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72. “Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.” – Thomas Hardy

73. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

74. “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Bertrand Russell

75. “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

76. “Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” – Steven Wright

77. “Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.” – Benjamin Disraeli

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

79. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin

80. “There are no secrets that time does not reveal.” – Jean Racine

81. “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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82. “Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” – Napoleon Hill

83. “It’s such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it.” – Mitch Albom

84. “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

85. “Five minutes are enough to dream a whole life, that is how relative time is.” – Mario Benedetti

86. “Life is a funny thing. We only get so many years to live it, so we have to do everything we can to make sure those years are as full as they can be. We shouldn’t waste time on things that might happen someday, or maybe even never.” – Colleen Hoover

87. “Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.” – David Foster Wallace

88. “Time is not the great teacher. Experience is. A man may live a whole life, but if he never leaves his home to experience that life, he dies knowing nothing. A mere child who has suffered and lived can be the wiser of the two.” – Lynsay Sands

89. “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.” – Kahlil Gibran

90. “Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” – Paulo Coelho

91. “Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.” – Stephen King

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92. “Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” – Eckhart Tolle

93. “The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now.” – Bill Cosby

94. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” – Coco Chanel

95. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol

96. “Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.” – Haruki Murakami

97. “Time is an illusion.” – Albert Einstein

98. “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.” – Lao Tzu

99. “Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.” – Jean de La Bruyère

100. “Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.” – Roy T. Bennett

101. “It’s dark now and I am very tired. I love you, always. Time is nothing.” – Audrey Niffenegger

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102. “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” – Bill Watterson

103. “Time is a game played beautifully by children.” – Heraclitus

104. “We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone.” – William Shakespeare

105. “Time is what we want most,but what we use worst.” – William Penn

106. “Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.” – Tennessee Williams

107. “Time can be a greedy thing-sometimes it steals the details for itself.” – Khaled Hosseini

108. “Life is short. Focus on what really matters most. You have to change your priorities over time.” – Roy T. Bennett

109. “With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have.” – Mitch Albom

110. “I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.” – Reba McEntire

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