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65 Inspirational Time Quotes About Making the Most of It

Published on November 19, 2019 6:00 AM EST
inspirational time quotes about making the most of it

It’s been said since we can all remember that time is a terrible thing to waste. It’s an expiration that’s ever-present, and if we sit around wasting it we will be sorry that we let it go to waste. Time is something that no one can ever get back, and these terrific time quotes prove just how precious each moment of life is. Feel gracious for each minute you’ve been gifted with these quotes about time as your friendly reminder.

Time moves surprisingly fast. In life, you turn around and before you know it, years have gone by.

inspirational time quotes about making the most of it

Time is the most precious resource we have at our disposal. On this earth, we only have a limited amount of time to spend with our friends, family and loved ones.

But although we have the same amount of hours in a day, many of us never seem to have enough time.  Some people seem to be able to get more from their day than others. Making the most of your time boils down to time management – you have to plan, prioritize, and spend wisely the hours you have.

In that regard, here are some inspirational, wise, and thought-provoking time quotes, time sayings, and time proverbs that will encourage you to use your time wisely. Enjoy!

Inspirational time quotes about making the most of it

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

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

3. “Time is the longest distance between two places.” ― Tennessee Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. “Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.” – William Shakespeare

Inspirational time quotes about making good use of every minute of your life

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

14. “Life is all about having a good time.” – Miley Cyrus

15. “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

16. “If time flies when you’re having fun, it hits the afterburners when you don’t think you’re having enough.” – Jef Mallett

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

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

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

20. “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

21. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee

Inspirational time quotes to make you appreciate it

22. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” ― Marthe Troly-Curtin

23. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy

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

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

26. “There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.” – Leo Christopher

27. “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.” – Anonymous

28. “Change your 24 hours and you will change your life.” – Eric Thomas

29. “The time is always right to do the right thing.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

30. “There are moments and days when I want to freeze time, and there are days I wish away.” – Sarah Williams

31. “Hands of time move us forward, never back. Only memories frozen in mind, can we re-enact.” – Robert M. Hensel

32. “Your time is the one thing you can’t pawn off on somebody else. What do you want to be doing? Are you doing it?” – Anita Dhake

Inspirational time quotes to encourage you to use it wisely

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

34. “Time is an equal opportunity employer, but how we treat time is not equal.” –  John C. Maxwell

35. “Time is the one thing we all have in common, but it is also the one thing that we all use differently.” – Catherine Pulsifer

36. “The trouble is, you think you have time.” — Buddha

37. “We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.” — Roald Dahl

38. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” — Mark Twain

39. “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” — Henry David Thoreau

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

41. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee

42. “Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.” – Zig Ziglar

Time quotes to make you better

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

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

45. “Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away” – LINKIN PARK

46. “Time is money.” – BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

47. “Time will run back and fetch the Age of Gold.” – JOHN MILTON

48. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

49. “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs

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

Other inspirational time quotes

51. “Time management is about life management.”― Idowu Koyenikan

52. “Everyone’s time is limited. What matters most is to focus on what matters most.”― Roy T. Bennett

53. “The time that leads to mastery is dependent on the intensity of our focus.”― Robert Greene

54. “Time, as it grows old, teaches all things.”― Aeschylus

55. “How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.”― David Norris

56. “Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its students.”― Hector Berlioz

57. “You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.”― Mitch Albom

58. “Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.”― Henry David Thoreau

59. “Time and tide wait for no man.”― Stephen King

60. “Time has taught me not to lose hope, yet not to trust too much in hope either.”― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

61. “Time deals gently only with those who take it gently.”― Anatole France

62. “Time is the clarity for seeing right and wrong.”― Alan Lightman

63. “If you keep waiting for the right time, it may never happen. Sometimes you have to make the most of the time you have.”― Priya Ardis

64. “Time felt slower when we do nothing but wait.”― Toba Beta

65. “Let every man be master of his time.”― William Shakespeare

Which of these inspirational time quotes was your favorite?

Although we have a limited amount of time, it is something many of us squander away. Using your time effectively is important, and you stand to gain from it.

Remember, how we spend our time is how we spend our lives. Hopefully these time quotes will inspire you to be more wise with your time.

Did you enjoy these inspirational time quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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