98+ Best Time Quotes to Celebrate Every Second

Reading through these positive time quotes will give you some perspective and help you become a better version of yourself.

Whether it’s inspirational time quotes, or simply powerful time quotes, taking a few minutes out to reflect is critical. I hope you’ll find something here that helps you to find a new perspective and improve your own life.

I thought I would compile a list of famous quotes on time, which may guide you through life.

Inspirational Time Quotes

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe Troly-Curtin

Time is the least thing we have of. Ernest Hemingway

Time is long but life is short. Stevie Wonder

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

There are no secrets that time does not reveal. Jean Racine

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. Anthony G. Oettinger

Time is the wisest counselor of all. Pericles

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

Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing. Miles Davis

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

The most precious resource we all have is time. Steve Jobs

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Time is the longest distance between two places. Tennessee Williams

The trouble is, you think you have time. Buddha

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

Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. Margaret Peters

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. Dion Boucicault

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

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

Time will pass and seasons will come and go. Roy Bean

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We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. Seneca

We must use time as a tool, not as a couch. John F. Kennedy

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

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

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill

No man goes before his time. Unless the boss leaves early. Groucho Marx

Value of Time Quotes

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

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

The key is to have a balanced life. Set aside a fraction of your time to carry out your dreams and ambitions. Michael Lee

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

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

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. Michael Altshuler

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

Time is what we want most but what we use worst. William Penn

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

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

They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite Cassandra Clare

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

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Theophrastus

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

Tough times never last, but tough people do. Robert H. Schuller

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

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

Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. Stephen King

Punctuality is the thief of time. Oscar Wilde

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

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

Life is all about having a good time. Miley Cyrus

We feast on time as time feasts on us. Maria Popova

Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it. Arthur Schopenhauer

Short Time Quotes

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 that’s where you are. Kazi Shams

Time is a gift that most of us take for granted. We get so caught up in the busyness of our daily lives that we rarely stop and take a serious look at how we’re spending this gift. Cheryl Richardson

The main problem with this great obsession for saving time is very simple: you can’t save time. You can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly. Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

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

Time, as far as my father was concerned, was a gift you gave to other people. Michelle Obama

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

Someday is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.  Timothy Ferriss

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. Bil Keane

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

It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten. Anna Wintour

If one has no time, one has also lost oneself. Marc Wittmann

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

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Do we need more time? Or do we need to be more disciplined with the time we have? Kerry Johnson

I don’t need time, I need a deadline. Duke Ellington

Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn. Delmore Schwartz

Each day a day goes by. Carlo Goldoni

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters. George Eliot

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

All great achievements require time. Maya Angelou

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

Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator. Robert Orben

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

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. William Shakespeare

The past always looks better than it was. It’s only pleasant because it isn’t here. Finley Peter Dunne

People often complain about lack of time when lack of direction is the real problem. Zig Ziglar

Meaningful Time Quotes

Time and tide wait for no man. Geoffrey Chaucer

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. Captain Jean-Luc Picard

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. Kahlil Gibran

Time moves slowly, but passes quickly. Alice Walker, The Color Purple

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it. Leonardo da Vinci

The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time. William Butler Yeats

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

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

There is no time like the present to start making changes, but I have found that the best time is to start by going about your day differently as soon as you wake up. Kevin Kerr

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

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

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

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How can we resent the life we’ve created for ourselves? Who’s to blame, who’s to credit, but us? Who can change it, any time we wish, but us? Richard Bach

The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead”. Harry Potter

There is a time for work and a time for love. That leaves no other time. Coco Chanel

The time is always right to do the right thing. Martin Luther King Jr.

A birthday wish for you to enjoy the time you’ve been given. Cherish every year that comes your way. Danielle Duckery

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. Emily Dickinson

We go back and forth between being time’s master and its victim. James Gleick

Everything that you want to be good at requires time, patience, and lots of repetition and practice. Rohen Phoenix

Time you enjoy wasted was not time wasted. John Lennon

Time is precious. Make sure you spend it with the right people. Unknown