58+ Best Time Management Quotes to Reach Your Best Life

Time management is the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities. Profoundly inspirational time management quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Time Management Quotes

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity. Jean de la Bruyère

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

Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it

Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage. The easiest of all wastes, and the hardest to correct, is this waste of time, because wasted time does not litter the floor like wasted material. Henry Ford

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

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. Rodin

The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: ‘I did not have time. Franklin Field

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

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

I like to do weird things in the shower, like drink my coffee, brush my teeth and drink a smoothie. It’s good time management. Michelle Williams

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

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

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. Stephen R. Covey

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. Abraham Lincoln

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

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. 

Where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign Victor Hugo

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

Quit thinking time is ‘out there. Take ownership of time, acknowledge that you are where it comes from  and it will stop owning you. Claim time as yours and it will release its claim on you. Gay Hendricks

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

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. Lee Iacocca

The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings. Thomas Sowell

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln

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

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. Napoleon Hill

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. Golda Meir

I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung. Rabindranath Tagore

One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half a hundred half finished tasks. Malcolm S. Forbes

A year from now you may wish you had started today. Karen Lamb

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

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. William James

The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves. Barbara Corcoran

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln

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

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. Spanish Proverb

Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters. Pandora Poikilos

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

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

You may delay, but time will not Benjamin Franklin

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

Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters. Pandora Poikilos

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Lord Chesterfield

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

We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone. William Shakespeare

Look upon time management as a vehicle that can take you from wherever you are today, to wherever you want to be in the future. Brian Tracy

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

Time  life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. Alan Lakein

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

Time management is really a misnomer; the challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Stephen Covey

Time is money. Use it wisely. Folorunsho Alakija

Time management requires self discipline, self mastery and self control more than anything else. Brian Tracy

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

Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what? Jim Rohn

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

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