74+ 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

There’s time enough, but none to spare. — Charles W. Chesnutt

The best thing to spend on your children is your time. — Louise Hart

For he lives twice who can at once employ, The present well, and e’en the past enjoy. — Alexander Pope

A day may sink or save a realm. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

You cant be a practicing attorney without being very disciplined and detail-oriented and having good time management. — Charles Soule

Time is the moving imago of the unmoving eternity. — Plato

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Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time. — Peter Drucker

It never stops, accepting that fact is difficult. I took some time out for life. — James L. Brooks

Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got. — Jim Rohn

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

The perception of duration itself presupposes a duration of perception. — Edmund Husserl

Time and the hour run through the roughest day. — William Shakespeare

Time is a perishable commodity. — David Hume

Time is one thing that can never be retrieved. One may lose and regain friends. One may lose and regain money. Opportunity, once spurned, may come again. But the hours that are lost in idleness can never be brought back to be used in gainful pursuits — Winston Churchill

We all need a daily checkup from the neck up to avoid stinkin’ thinkin’ which ultimately leads to hardening of the attitudes. — Zig Ziglar

The most important question to ask is What am I becoming? — Jim Rohn

The fact is that you can’t do everything that you have to do. You have to procrastinate on something. Therefore, procrastinate on small tasks. — Brian Tracy

By the time we’ve made it, we’ve had it. — Malcolm Forbes

encouraging time management quotes

There is only now. And look! How rich we are in it. — Vanna Bonta

Time management is a misnomer, the challenge is to manage ourselves. — Stephen Covey

If you don’t have enough time to accomplish something, consider the work finished once it’s begun. — John Cage

If you want to improve how you manage time – stop doing what doesn’t need to be done! — Peter Drucker

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

Soon is not as good as now. — Seth Godin

Time management is really personal management, life management. and management of yourself. — Brian Tracy

This is the key to time management – to see the value of every moment. — Menachem Mendel Schneerson

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. — Mike Murdock

Think ahead. Don’t let day-to-day operations drive out planning. — Donald Rumsfeld

Clock watchers never seem to be having a good time. — James Cash Penney

Thrift of time will repay you in after-life with a thousandfold of profit beyond your most sanguine dreams. — William E. Gladstone

One of the most important rules of personal effectiveness is the 10/90 rule. — Brian Tracy

I’ve actually not read any books on time management. — Elon Musk

Make time for planning: Wars are won in the general’s tent. — Stephen Covey

I’ve learned time management, organization and I have priorities. — Tory Burch

The surest poison is time. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

People who are bad at time management. If you say you’re going to be somewhere at a certain time, be there! — Mike Holloway

Managing your time really means managing yourself. If your time is out of control, it means you are out of control. — Douglas Merrill

Time management is a big part of the director’s job. — Debbie Allen

inspiring time management quotes

Time is the fairest and toughest judge. — Edgar Quinet

Time is the only commodity that matters. — Randy Pausch

Time is the greatest innovator. — Francis Bacon

Time is the most precious element of human existence. — Denis Waitley

Time will take your money, but money won’t buy time. — James Taylor

To fill the hour──that is happiness. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not time is the measure of movement but: …each constant periodic appearance of ideas. — John Locke

Time is more than just a work issue; it’s also a life issue. The way you spend your time defines the life you life. — Douglas Merrill

And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total? — Tillie Olsen

Time is the measurable unit of movement concerning a before and an after. — Aristotle

Time is the supreme Law of nature. — Arthur Eddington

Time is the school in which we learn. — Joan Didion

Doing more things faster is no substitute for doing the right things. — Stephen Covey

It’s about focusing on the fight and not the fright. — Robin Roberts

Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind — Isaac Pitman

I always say don’t make plans, make options. — Jennifer Aniston

As you begin to think more in terms of importance, you begin to see time differently. — Stephen Covey

Time brings all things to pass. — Aeschylus

Time is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. — Jorge Luis Borges

How long will you wait for the right time to come? The right time is now and the right place is here. — Dada Vaswani

Then get busy and find out how to do it. — Theodore Roosevelt

greatest time management quotes

The moment has no time. — Leonardo da Vinci

If God calls me tomorrow I will go without a moment’s turning back. — Paramahansa Yogananda

Do you love life? Then don’t waste time, because time is life! — Benjamin Franklin

We all get 24 hours a day… It’s up to us as to what we do with those 24 hours. — Sam Huff

The way you think you spend your time and the way you actually spend your time are rarely the same. — Douglas Merrill

Time is life. To waste your time is to waste your life. — Douglas Merrill

Getting it done is my reward. — Benjamin Franklin

You can have it all, just not all at the same time. — Betty Friedan

The factor of time is very vital in life. Those who have accomplished great things in the world have been those who valued time in their life. The time of life is limited and a great amount of evolution has to be accomplished for fulfillment of life. Therefore, the factor of time must be valued above everything. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The time I kill is killing me. — Mason Cooley

Time your actions so you’re not fighting against the currents but moving with them. — Arthur Golden

Believe that time is going to help you do what you want. — William Morris Hunt

Never waste any time you can spend sleeping. — Frank Knight

Time is the one thing we possess. Our success depends upon the use of our time, and its by-product, the odd moment. — Arthur Brisbane

He who gains time gains everything. — Benjamin Disraeli