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There are many things in life that you may purchase. Time is not one of them, though. Once time has passed, it is lost forever. Having some motivational quotations in front of you to think about, live by, and maintain your drive may be helpful.

You must ensure that you are making the most of every second since your time is irreplaceable. That can seem difficult in the fast-paced, always-connected world of today.

But if you don't take charge, you'll let those priceless seconds pass you by. Hence there are 100 curated motivational time management quotes for you to buckle up and make this year more productive.

Get more done in less time: 100 time management quotes to live by

1. Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop. β€” Ovid

2. You may delay, but time will not. β€” Benjamin Franklin

3. The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. β€” Stephen R. Covey

4. Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves. β€” Lord Chesterfield

5. Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. β€” Samuel Smiles

6. Time stays long enough for those who use it. β€” Leonardo Da Vinci

7. I am definitely going to take a course on time management.., just as soon as I can work it into my schedule. β€” Louis E. Boone

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

9. 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. β€” Tony Robbins

10. Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he cannot afford to lose. β€” Thomas Edison

11. Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends. β€” William Shakespeare

12. Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. β€” William Penn

13. Time is a created thing. To say β€œI don’t have time” is to say β€œI don’t want to”. β€” Lao Tzu

14. The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time. β€” Leo Kennedy

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

16. A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times. β€” Baltasar Gracian

17. You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. β€” Charles Buxton

18. 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. β€” Carl Sandburg

19. The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. β€” Michael Altshuler

20. Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we head our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have. β€” John C. Maxwell

21. You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. β€” Ralph Waldo Emerson

22. This is the key to time management - to see the value of every moment. β€” Menachem Mendel Schneerson

23. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe. β€” Abraham Lincoln

24. Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. β€” Theophrastus

25. To choose time is to save time. β€” Francis Bacon

26. The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it. β€” Shoppenhauer

27. 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. β€” Charles Richards

28. 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. β€” H. Jackson Brown

29. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. β€” Napolean Hill

30. We must use time as a tool, not as a couch. β€” John F. Kennedy

31. We all know our money isn’t infinite, yet we end up treating our time and energy and attention as if they are. β€” Shane Parrish

32. Ordinary people merely think how they shall 'spend' their time; a man of talent tries to 'use' it. β€” Arthur Schopenhauer

33. Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time. β€” Denis Waitley

34. Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. β€” M. Scott Peck

35. Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time. β€” Brian Stacy

36. Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent, and not enough time on what is important. β€” Stephen Covey

37. Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. β€” Zig Zaglar

38. If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. β€” Bruce Lee

39. Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters. β€” Pandora Poikilos

40. You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future. β€” Ashley Ormon

41. The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: β€œI did not have time. β€” Franklin Field

42. Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. β€” Jean De La Bruyere

43. 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. β€” Sir John Lubbock

44. You will never β€œfind” time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. β€” Charles Bruxton

45. A year from now you will wish you had started today. β€” Karen Lamb

46. To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. β€” Eva Young

47. One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished tasks. β€” Malcolm S. Forbes

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

49. What may be done at any time will be done at no time. β€” Scottish Proverb

50. Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. β€” Laertius Diogenes

51. You cannot kill time without injuring eternity. β€” Henry David Thoreau

52. Your greatest resource is your time. β€” Brian Tracy

53. Gaining time is gaining everything in love, trade and war. β€” John Shebbeare

54. Lost time is never found again. β€” Proverb

55. One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time. β€” Anonymous

56. Money, I can only gain or lose. But time I can only lose. So, I must spend it carefully. β€” Anonymous

57. He who know most grieves most for wasted time. β€” Dante

58. He lives long that lives well; and time misspent is not lived but lost. β€” Thomas Fuller

59. Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got. β€” Art Buchwald

60. Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else. β€” Peter F. Drucker

61. Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real. β€” Sara Paddison

62. 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. β€” Marcia Wieder

63. I don’t think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present. β€” W. Somerset Maugham

64. Never let yesterday use up today. β€” Richard H. Nelson

65. One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other. β€” Chinese Proverb

66. To do two things at once is to do neither. β€” Publius Syrus

67. You’re writing the story of your life one moment at a time. β€” Doc Childre and Howard Martin

68. If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got. β€” Lee Iacocca

69. 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! β€” Anthony Robbins

70. Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it. β€” Anonymous

71. Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. β€” Alan Lakein

72. He who lets time rule him will live the life of a slave. β€” John Arthorne

73. Time as he grows old teaches many lessons. β€” Aeschylus

74. Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. β€” Rodin

75. Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn. β€” Delmore Schwartz

76. Time is the wisest counselor of all. β€” Pericles

77. Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. β€” Winston Churchill

78. The shorter way to do many things is to only do one thing at a time. β€” Mozart

79. I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. β€” Golda Meir

80. Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow. β€” Anonymous

81. 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. β€” Victor Hugo

82. Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. β€” Zig Ziglar

83. 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. β€” Alexis Carrel

84. We must use time creatively - and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things. β€” Martin Luther King Jr.

85. 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. β€” Tony Morgan

86. Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. β€” Anonymous

87. Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today. β€” Wayne Dyer

88. A plan is what, a schedule is when. It takes both a plan and a schedule to get things done. β€” Peter Turla

89. You can have it all. Just not all at once. β€” Oprah Winfrey

90. The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing. β€” Barry Werner

91. It’s surprising how much free time and productivity you gain when you lose the busyness in your mind. β€” Brittany Burgunder

92. One can find time for everything if one is never in a hurry. β€” Mikhail Bulgakov

93. Don’t make the same decision twice. Spend time and thought to make a solid decision the first time so that you don’t revisit the issue unnecessarily. β€” Bill Gates

94. You can do two things at once, but you can’t focus effectively on two things at once. β€” Gary Keller

95. One always has time enough, if one will apply it well. β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

96. Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions. β€” John Randolph

97. Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. β€” Louisa May Alcott

98. Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. β€” Alexander Graham Bell

99. Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. β€” Paul j. Meyer

100. The best time to start was last year. Failing that, today will do. β€” Chris Guillebeau

Key takeaways

Time management is a crucial aspect of personal and professional success. These inspiring quotes remind us of the importance of using our time wisely and making the most of each day. Whether you're looking to boost your productivity, reduce stress, or simply find more balance in your life, these quotes offer guidance and motivation to help you achieve your goals.

Remember, time is a precious resource and the way we choose to spend it can have a significant impact on our happiness, success, and overall well-being. So take some time to reflect on these quotes and let them inspire you to make positive changes in your approach to time management.

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