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Time Quotes and Sayings

For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.

All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.

Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
William Faulkner

An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.

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

Calendars are for careful people, not passionate ones.

Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.
John Archibald Wheeler

Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

All my possessions for a moment of time.

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

Oh! Do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.

If time flies when you’re having fun, it hits the afterburners when you don’t think you’re having enough.

Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror. It’s passing, yet I’m the one who’s doing all the moving.
Martin Amis

The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, ‘In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!’

Life is all about timing… the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable… attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It’s all about timing.

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.

The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked.
Tillie Olsen

There is never enough time, unless you’re serving it.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.

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

Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.

In good times and bad times, I’ll be on your side for ever more…that’s what friends are for.

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.

Time goes, you say? Ah no!
Alas, Time stays, we go.
Henry Austin Dobson

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever…

So little time and so little to do.

For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
Doug Larson

A single day is enough to make us a little larger.

You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future

The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it.

But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.
Benjamin Disraeli

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

Don�t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.

Doing a thing well is often a waste of time.

Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!…. his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes.
Charles Dickens

Time is just something that we assign. You know, past, present, it’s just all arbitrary. Most Native Americans, they don’t think of time as linear; in time, out of time, I never have enough time, circular time, the Stevens wheel. All moments are happening all the time.

Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.

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

Time wastes our bodies and our wits, but we waste time, so we are quits.

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.

Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have – so spend it wisely

People find life entirely too time-consuming.

Time is the fire in which we burn.
Delmore Schwartz

I was thinking about how disjointedly time seemed to flow, passing in a blur at times, with single images standing out more clearly than others. And then, at other times, every second was significant, etched in my mind.

There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
William Shakespeare

I don’t think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
James Matthew Barrie

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.
John B. Priestly

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

The flower that you hold in your hands was born today and already it is as old as you are.
Antonio Porchia

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

It’s a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.
J.K. Rowling

Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.

Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side.
The Talmud

We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here.

Time is like the wind, it lifts the light and leaves the heavy.
Domenico Cieri Estrada

Time is the justice that examines all offenders.
William Shakespeare

Time is making fools of us again.
J.K. Rowling

El tiempo da buen consejo.
Proverb

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
Napoleon I

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
Faith Baldwin

How long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you’re on.
Zall’s Second Law

The years like great black oxen tread the world
And God, the herdsman, goads them on behind.
William Butler Yeats

Time! the corrector when our judgments err.
Lord Byron

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

If you want work well done, select a busy man – the other kind has no time.
Elbert Hubbard

Time flies on restless pinions – constant never.
Friedrich Schiller

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

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

The time you think you’re missing, misses you too.
Ymber Delecto

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.
Saint Augustine

Each moment has its sickle, emulous
Of Time’s enormous scythe, whose ample sweep
Strikes empires from the root.
Edward Young

The inertia hardest to overcome is that of perfectly good seconds.
Martin H. Fischer

Watches are so named as a reminder – if you don’t watch carefully what you do with your time, it will slip away from you.
Drew Sirtors

Time is the wisest counsellor of all.
Pericles

Time is the only thief we can’t get justice against.
Astrid Alauda

There are whole years for which I hope I’ll never be cross-examined, for I could not give an alibi.
Mignon McLaughlin

Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires.
Charles Caleb Colton

Time is what we want most, but… what we use worst.
Willaim Penn

Time is the longest distance between two places.
Tennessee Williams

Can an afternoon revert?
Carrie Latet

Pick my left pocket of its silver dime, but spare the right – it holds my golden time!
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Man goes nowhere. Everything comes to man, like tomorrow.
Antonio Porchia

Whether we wake or we sleep,
Whether we carol or weep,
The Sun with his Planets in chime,
Marketh the going of Time.
Edward Fitzgerald

Time, the cradle of hope…. Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends.
Charles Caleb Colton

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
Henry David Thoreau

The Present is a Point just passed.
David Russell

Methinks I see the wanton hours flee,
And as they pass, turn back and laugh at me.
George Villiers

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
Charles Caleb Colton

One must learn a different… sense of time, one that depends more on small amounts than big ones.
Sister Mary Paul

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
Ambrose Bierce

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Louis Hector Berlioz

Let not the sands of time get in your lunch.

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