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60 Amazing Time Management Quotes with References!

Jeroen de Flander

Time management quotes inspire you to master your time.

Do you ever feel like there is never enough time in the day? Would you like days with 48 hours?

In today’s fast–paced world, even though it seems like we’re working 24/7, are we really making the best use of our time?

Here are my favorite time management quotes:

Time Management Quotes

1.“Time and I against any two.“ –Baltasar Gracian

2.“Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician.“ –Lucille S. Harper

3.“He that rises late must trot all day.“ –Benjamin Franklin

4.“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that is why they call it the present.“ –Kung Fu Panda

5.“When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute — then it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity!“ –Albert Einstein

6.“Time stays long enough for those who use it.“ –Leonardo Da Vinci

7.“A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.“ –Charles Dickens

8.“Time is the rider that breaks youth.“ –George Herbert

9.“No man goes before his time — unless the boss leaves early“. –Groucho Marx

10.“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” –Benjamin Franklin

Time management quotes 11 – 20

11.“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” –Winston Churchill

12.“Think ahead. Don’t let day– to– day operations drive out planning.” –Donald Rumsfeld

13.“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” –Antoine de Saint– Exupéry

14.“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” –Dwight Eisenhower

15.“I always say, don’t make plans, make options.” –Jennifer Aniston

16.“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” –Yogi Berra

17.“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” –Henry David Thoreau

18.“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” –Alan Lakein

19.“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” –Abraham Lincoln

20.“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report written on birds that he’d had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, “Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.” ―Anne Lamott

Time management quotes 21 – 30

21.“Both positive and negative thinking are contagious.” ―Stephen Richards

22.“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”―Michael Altshuler

23.“Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you.” ―Carl Sandburg

24.“If you don’t write when you don’t have time for it, you won’t write when you do have time for it.” ―Katerina Stoykova Klemer

25.“Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters.” ―Pandora Poikilos

26.“He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.” ―Victor Hugo

27.“Habitual procrastinators will readily testify to all the lost opportunities, missed deadlines, failed relationships and even monetary losses incurred just because of one nasty habit of putting things off until it is often too late.”―Stephen Richards

28.“There is only now. And look! How rich we are in it.” ―Vanna Bonta

29.“The problem with procrastination is it’s been around since the beginning of time it seems.”―Stephen Richards

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

Time management quotes 31 – 40

31.“The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it. ”―Shoppenhauer

32.“Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. ”―Alan Lakein

33.“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week. ”―Charles Richards

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

35.“Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it. ”―Author Unknown

36.“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 can be done if we are always doing. ”―Thomas Jefferson

37.“Make use of time, let not advantage slip. ”―William Shakespeare

38.“This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. ”―Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Time management quotes 41 – 50

41.“The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one’s day and every night to examine the results obtained.” –Alexis Carrel

42.“You must vie with time’s swiftness in the speed of using it, and, as from a torrent that rushes by and will not always flow, you must drink quickly.” ―Seneca

43.“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

44.“You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you.” –Tony Morgan

45.“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” –Anonymous

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

47.“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” –Mark Twain

48.“You can have it all. Just not all at once.” –Oprah Winfrey

49.“The essence of self– discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing.” –Barry Werner

50.“Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.” –Bruce Lee

Time management quotes 51 – 60

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

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

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

54.”Better to be three hours too soon, than a minute too late.” –William Shakespeare

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

56.”One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” –Tony Robbins

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

58.”Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year –  and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!”  –Tony Robbins

59.”To do two things at once is to do neither.”  –Publius Syrus

60.”He who know most grieves most for wasted time.” –Dante

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