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Time Management Quotes: 63 Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Updated: Jul 10

Time Management Quotes

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." – Michael Altshuler

"Time management is life management." – Robin Sharma

"You may delay, but time will not." – Benjamin Franklin

"Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." – Sam Levenson

"Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.'" – Lao Tzu



"It's not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?" – Henry David Thoreau

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

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

"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time." – Leonard Bernstein

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

"The shorter way to do many things is to only do one thing at a time." – Mozart

"The trouble is, you think you have time." – Buddha

"Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives." – John C. Maxwell

Time Management Quotes

"You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future." – Ashley Ormon

"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command." – Napoleon Hill

"Time is the wisest counselor of all." – Pericles

"The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it." – Arthur Schopenhauer

"Time is a precious thing. Never waste it." – Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka

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



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

"Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations." – Faith Baldwin

"Time is the most valuable thing on earth: Time to think, time to act, time to extend our fraternal relations, time to become better men." – Thomas Mann

Time Management Quotes

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

"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

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

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

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



"The greatest gift you can give someone is your time because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back." – Unknown

"One always has time enough, if one will apply it well." – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Time management is really a misnomer – the challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves." – Stephen R. Covey

"Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it." – Leonardo da Vinci

Time Management Quotes

"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

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

"There is more to life than simply increasing its speed." – Mahatma Gandhi

"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." – Abraham Lincoln



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

"Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow." – Robert Kiyosaki

"The way you spend your time is a result of the way you see your time and the way you really see your priorities." – Stephen R. Covey

"You can do anything, but not everything." – David Allen

"The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing." – Barry Werner

"The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time." – Leo Kennedy

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

"The best time to start was yesterday. The next best time is now." – Unknown

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

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

Time Management Quotes

"Lost time is never found again." – Benjamin Franklin

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday." – Don Marquis

"If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done." – Bruce Lee

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

"Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away." – Ben Hecht



"We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right." – Martin Luther King Jr.

"Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted – it is an intimate date with yourself." – Paul TP Wong

"Time management is about life management." – Idowu Koyenikan

"Time management is the key. Though time management is the key, we must have the wisdom and courage to actually use it." – Leila Summers

"To do two things at once is to do neither." – Publilius Syrus

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." – Chinese Proverb

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

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