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60 Quotes Emphasizing The Importance Of Time

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‘I need to hurry’, ‘lack of time’,. And ‘do it faster’ are some popular dialogues on which our conversations are regularly based. Most of us take it for granted and think this is something endless and comes for free, but time is one of the most mysterious forces in the universe. It’s not as simple as it apparently appears to be. We need to look at the philosophy of time more deeply.

Time is money. What segregates the life of happy and successful people is how they use their time wisely. Time is something that helps us organise our daily activities in a structured manner. We can repent for the time we have lost but can never get back. 

Hence, we need to learn how to effectively manage time. Let us read some quotes which illustrate the same.

Best Quotes On Time

1. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” — Leo Tolstoy, War, and Peace

2. “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” — William Penn, Fruits of Solitude

3. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

4. “The most precious resource we all have is time.” — Steve Jobs

5. “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” — Margaret Peters

6. “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to.’” — Lao Tzu

7. “No man goes before his time. Unless the boss leaves early.” — Groucho Marx

8. “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

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

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

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

12. “An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you can’t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.” — Chinese Proverb

13. “There’s never enough time to do it right, but there’s always enough time to do it over.” — Jack Bergman

14. “A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” — Charles Darwin

15. “Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.” — Miles Davis

16. “I am not particularly interested in saving time; I prefer to enjoy it.” — Eduardo Galeano

17. “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun

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

19. “It’s not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it.” — Seneca

20. “I wish I could turn back the clock and find you sooner so I can love you longer.” — Unknown

21. “Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.” — Alice Walker, The Color Purple

22. “You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” — Charles Buxton

23. “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” — “Calvin and Hobbes” by Bill Watterson

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

25. “Time is a waste of money.” — Oscar Wilde

26. “Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician.” — Lucille S. Harper

27. “No measure of time with you will be long enough. But let’s start with forever.” — Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn

28. “You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.” — Bonnie Prudden

29. “Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30.” — Robert Frost

30. “Time has no meaning when you’re in love.” — Unknown

Quotes on The Vale of Moments

Time affects every single thing in the universe. Everything has an age of its own, and it begins to fade over time.  Nothing lasts forever. Hence, we must cherish the happy moments we spend and, at the same time, remember that tough times won’t last forever. Let us read some quotes which emphasize the transient nature of time. 

31. “Better three hours too soon than one minute too late.” — William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor

32. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” — Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

33. “There is a time for work and a time for love. That leaves no other time.” — Coco Chanel

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

35. “To live is so startling, it leaves little time for anything else.” — Emily Dickinson

36. “Lost time is never found again.” — Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac

37. “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” — Albert Einstein

38. “Time you enjoy wasted was not time wasted.” — John Lennon

39. “Time is precious. Make sure you spend it with the right people.” — Unknown

40. “Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” — George Orwell, 1984

41. “Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them.” — Marcel Proust

42. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” — Mother Teresa

43. “The few hours I spend with you are worth the thousand hours I spend without you.” — Unknown

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

Quotes On The Universal Truths Regarding Time

Time is the most precious resource one has over which a person can make choices and effectively utilise them. Time destroys everything at the same time; it heals everything too. This proves the dual aspect of time. Let’s make every moment count, either in productiveness and building up yourself or amidst joy and happiness. Let’s read some quotes to understand the universality of time. 

45. “Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.” — Dion Boucicault

46. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” — Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

47. “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

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

49. “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

50. “Own time, or time will own you.” — Brian Norgard

It’s time to retrospect and reflect on the past happenings of life or carry it forward and focus on new opportunities. This is totally up to you how you use it.

Maximizing your efficacy doesn’t need a ton of hours; it just needs you to make the best out of the present moment. Let us read some quotes which expose the meaning of time to us–

51. “Time is a game played beautifully by children.” — Heraclitus, Fragments

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

53. “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”— Dr. Seuss, “How Did it Get So Late So Soon?”

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

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

56. “Time is a slippery thing: lose hold of it once, and its string might sail out of your hands forever.” — Anthony Doerr, All The Light We Cannot See

57. “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, The Sound and the Fury

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

59. “Punctuality is the thief of time.” — Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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

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