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67 Amazing Quotes About Time That Everyone Must Read

67 Amazing Quotes About Time That Everyone Must Read

Time is the most important resource there is. Whether it is personal or professional life, if you have time and you know how to makes the best use of it, then no success is very far away from you. However, what people these days do is, they waste this important resource and then complain about not having enough time. Well, one needs to understand the importance of time and value it.

Below, are the 67 most amazing quotes about time, reading them a will give you some sense about how important this resource is.

Also, check out our recent post on Best Inspiring Quotes Ever.

Enjoy reading!

The list of 67 Most Amazing Quotes on Time

1. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” ― Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married

2. “Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” ― Anthony G. Oettinger

3. “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.” ― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

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

5. “Time is an illusion.” ― Albert Einstein

6. “Lost Time is never found again.” ― Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

7. “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” ― William Penn

8. “Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.” ― Jean de La Bruyère, Les Caractères

9. “You may delay, but time will not.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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

11. “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” ― William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

12. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” ― Charles Darwin, The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin

13. “They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

14. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” ― M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

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

16.“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” ― Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

18. “Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.” ― Dave Eggers

19. “Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.” ― Stephen King, The Green Mile

20. “Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.” ― Ray Cummings, The Girl in the Golden Atom

21. “Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

22. “Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

23. “Time can be a greedy thing-sometimes it steals the details for itself.” ― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

24. “There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.” ― Coco Chanel

25. “It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it, and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.” ― George Harrison

26. “It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

27. “The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

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

29. “Time is a game played beautifully by children.” ― Heraclitus, Fragments

30. “Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.” ― Jorge Luis Borges

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

32. “Time is the longest distance between two places.” ― Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

33. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ― Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

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

35. “Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no way.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

36. “There are memories that time does not erase… Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

37. “As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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

39. “Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does the separation.” ― Tennessee Williams, Memoirs

40. “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, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

41.  “And therein lies the whole of man’s plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.” ― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

42. “Inelegantly, and without my consent, time passed.” ― Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

43. “The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

44. “It’s worth making time to find the things that really stir your soul. That’s what makes you really feel alive. You have to say ‘no’ to other things you’re used to, and do it with all your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett

45. “Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” ― Miss Piggy

46. “Time spent with a cat is never wasted.” ― Colette

47. “The future starts today, not tomorrow.” ― Pope John Paul II

48. “Life is short. Focus on what really matters most. You have to change your priorities over time.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

49. “Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops do time come to life.” ― William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

50. “Punctuality is the thief of time” ― Oscar Wilde

51. “With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have” ― Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

52. “It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.” ― Vincent Van Gogh

53. “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, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

54. “Time is precious, but the truth is more precious than time.” ― Benjamin Disraeli

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

56. “Time’s the thief of memory” ― Stephen King, The Gunslinger

57. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

58. “I’m afraid of time… I mean, I’m afraid of not having enough time. Not enough time to understand people, how they really are, or to be understood me. I’m afraid of the quick judgements or mistakes everybody makes. You can’t fix them without time. I’m afraid of seeing snapshots, not movies.” ― Ann Brashares

59. “The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.” ― Dante Alighieri

60. “The chief beauty about time

is that you cannot waste it in advance.

The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you,

as perfect, as unspoiled,

as if you had never wasted or misapplied

a single moment in all your life.

You can turn over a new leaf every hour

if you choose.”

Arnold Bennett

61. “Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.” ― David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

62. “It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. … The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.” ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

63. “The best things are never arrived at in haste. God is in no hurry; His plans are never rushed.” ― Michael Phillips

64. “Time will explain.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion

65. “But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

66. “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, Love Bites

67. “You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life” ― Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook


Hopefully, these different quotations will be able to give you what you were looking for and you will be able to understand that at the end of the day, time is our friend.

References: Goodreads


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