Time quotes page 1
You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.
Henry David Thoreau
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome.
Since the present moment is Life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Make use of time, let not advantage slip.
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.
I wasted time, and now doth time wate me.
William Shakespeare, Richard II
It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
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
Don't count the days, make the days count.
We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.
John F. Kennedy
My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of
time, collar him.
With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Time is your most important resource. You can do so much in 10 minutes' time. Ten minutes,
once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of
them as possible in meaningless activity.
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
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most
precious to men: time.
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Peter F. Drucker
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.
The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.
In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time
but the will that is lacking.
Misspending a man's time is a kind of self-homicide.
Your past does not equal your future. What matters is not yesterday but what you do right
now. So many people are trying to drive into the future using a rearview mirror to guide
themselves! If you that, you'll crash.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Today is our most precious possession. It is our only sure possession.
Do not shorten the morning by getting up late, or waste it in unworthy occupations or in
talk; look upon it as the quintessence of life, as to a certain extent sacred. Evening is like old
age: we are languid, talkative, silly. Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little
birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Space we can recover, time never.
When our attention is in the present moment, we push fear from our minds. Fear is the
concern over events that might happen in the future - we won't have enough money, our
children will get into trouble, we will get old and die, whatever. To combat fear, the best
strategy is to learn to bring your attention back to the present.
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
Henry David Thoreau
You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day,
and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it.
You just use the future to escape the present.
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
If you're appropriately engaged with your life, you don't need more time. If you're not, more
time won't won't help.
No thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that
you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit,