76 Time Management Quotes: Motivational Lessons On Productivity

76 Time Management Quotes: Motivational Lessons On Productivity


  • Do you have all that you desire? The health, the home, the career or the relationship? Look to where you’re investing your time the most, is it dedicated to achieving those desires? ― Rob Liano
  • I’ve never yet run out of ideas what to write about… only out of time to write it in. ― Rayne Hall
  • Your Purpose Should Dictate How You Spend Your Time ― Brenda Johnson Padgitt
  • How long will you wait for the right time to come? The right time is now and the right place is here. ― Dada J.P. Vaswani
  • Time equals life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. ― Alan Lakein
  • I don’t think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present. Somerset Maugham
  • It’s how we spend our time here and now, that really matters. If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it. —  Marcia Wieder

The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something

  • Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real. —  Sara Paddison
  • The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something . — Carl Sandburg
  • You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late .—  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else. ― Peter F. Drucker
  • It’s not about having enough time, it’s about making enough time. ― Rachael Bermingham
  • Time is the most versatile resource. It flies, marches on, works wonders, and will tell. It also runs out. ― Kathryn Alesandrini,
  • He lives long that lives well, and time misspent is not lived but lost. — Thomas Fuller
  • He who know most grieves most for wasted time. — Dante
  • Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. — Samuel Smiles
  • Forget physics, forget organic chem, forget reading James Joyce’s Ulysses – organizing your time is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face in your academic career. ― Stefanie Weisman,
  • The secret to your future is hidden in your daily routine. You have to be self—disciplined to spend your time wisely. ― Michelle Moore

Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else. ― Peter F. Drucker

  • Time is not a means to keep or prove your worth in the world, but a means to experience the richness of all that is.” ― Elizabeth Grace Saunders
  • If you are not taking the time to set your own goals, chances are pretty high someone else is doing it for you. So don’t be surprised someday when you end up someplace you never hoped to be. ― Mark W Boyer
  • All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that  —  Baltasar Gracian
  • Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend  —  Theophrastus
  • Time is money — Benjamin Franklin
  • Gaining time is gaining everything in love, trade, and war  — John Shebbeare
  •  Some only learn the value of time when it’s too late!  ― Stephen Richards
  • Time is the ultimate democracy. Rich and poor, young and old, male and female: all have 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week.  ― Elizabeth Grace Saunders
  •  I am told by people all the time that they simply do not have time to read and listen to all the material they have purchased or subscribed to. But time is democratic and just. Everyone has the same amount. When I choose to read with my mid-morning coffee break and you choose to blather about trivia with friends when I choose to study for an hour sitting on my backyard deck at day’s end but you choose to watch a TIVO’d American Idol episode, we reveal much. When someone says he does not have the time to apply himself to acquiring the know-how required to create sufficient value for his stated desires, he is a farmer surrounded by ripe fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and a herd of cattle on his own property who dies of starvation, unable to organize his time and discipline himself to eat.  ― Dan S. Kennedy
  •  There are far too many people that waste their time telling themselves that they don’t have enough time. ― Daniel Willey
  • People who violate your boundaries are thieves. They steal time that doesn’t belong to them. ―Elizabeth Grace Saunders

You cannot kill time without injuring eternity. - Henry David Thoreau

  • You cannot kill time without injuring eternity. – Henry David Thoreau
  • Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend  — Laertius Diogenes
  • Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions. — John Randolph
  • Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose. — Thomas Edison
  • Time is not waiting for you; be wise on time spending because time is money.  ― Osunsakin Adewale
  •  Watch your time; keep your eyes on your talents. Set your goals and move into action. You owe the world a birth of success; Go, begin to labor for it now!  ―Israelmore Ayivor
  •  There is no such thing as time management. There is only the mindset that optimally manages the self and its actions.  ― Tony Dovale
  • A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times  —* Baltasar Gracian
  • One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished tasks — Malcolm S. Forbes
  • To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing — Eva Young
  • Our culture reasons that because we feel there is not enough time, we should increase our pace, multitask, and fit more into our already overbooked days. But even though it is counter-intuitive to popular wisdom, perhaps the more effective response to the limits of time is to live more fully in the moment, to savor it and expand it. ― Carrie Newcomer,
  • Our lives are made up of time, and the quality of our existence depends on our wise use of the moments we are given. ― Alexandra Stoddard

  • Time is our most valuable nonrenewable resource, and if we want to treat it with respect, we need to set priorities. ― Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
  • A year from now you will wish you had started today. — Karen Lamb
  • The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time. — Leo Kennedy
  • While we are postponing, life speeds by.— Seneca
  • You may delay, but time will not. — Benjamin Franklin
  • Never leave ’till tomorrow which you can do today. — Benjamin Franklin
  • Every hour you are not going after your passion, making your dreams a reality or defining your purpose is an hour you can’t get back. Is what you’re doing right now, this day, this moment getting you closer to where you want to be? If not, readjust your focus. It’s your future. Go get it! ― Elizabeth Bourgeret

While we are postponing, life speeds by.— Seneca

  • A man has no right to occupy another man’s time unnecessarily ― John D. Rockefeller
  • It is not that we have too little time to do all the things we need to do, it is that we feel the need to do too many things in the time we have. ― Gary Keller
  • You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time, you must make it  — Charles Bruxton
  • Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein Jackson Brown
  • The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot  —  Michael Altshuler
  • 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
  • I am fascinated at how much time we spend doing things that we don’t enjoy. ― Daniel Willey
  • One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not to be done at all. ― Brian Tracy,
  • Nothing consumes time like nothing. ― Russell Ackoff

  • Be deliberate in your choices. We are created to do what we are called to do and what we are born to experience, not what we believe other people expect us to do. Your time is precious. ― Julie Conno
  • I am definitely going to take a course on time management… just as soon as I can work it into my schedule  —  Louis E. Boone
  • 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. — Sir John Lubbock
  • Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. —  Jean De La Bruyere
  • The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: “I did not have time.” — Franklin Field
  • Time is a priceless gift. Time defined moments. Time lost can not be redefined. May you find the value of time as your greatest wealth. ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Practical management of your time includes taking responsibility for your choices. ― Julie Connor
  • A key point to bear in mind: The value of attentiveness varies in proportion to its object. You’re better off not giving the small things more time than they deserve. ― Marcus Aurelius
  • Time is a created thing. To say, “I don’t have time” is like saying “I don’t want to. ― Lau-tzu
  • You gotta make it a priority to make your priorities a priority. ― Richie Norton
  • To do two things at once is to do neither. — Publius Syrus
  • One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other. — Chinese Proverb
  • Do you really want to waste your precious time doing things that are neither important nor urgent?” ― Eddie de Jong
  • You may spend years being somebody to everybody, yet you can’t find 60 seconds to be someone to someone else. Find the time today to be somebody’s someone. ― Robert Braathe
  • To become distinguished in your industry, you have to constantly manage, master and maximize your time. ― Onyi Anyado
  • Relationships are built on small, consistent deposits of time. You can’t cram for what’s most important. If you want to connect with your kids, you’ve got to be available consistently, not randomly. ― Andy Stanley

You gotta make it a priority to make your priorities a priority. ― Richie Norton

  • A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life. — Charles Darwin
  • Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. — Benjamin Franklin
  • 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! — Anthony Robbins


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