Time Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old time quotes, time sayings, and time proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Baltasar Gracian

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 thats where you are.

Kazi Shams

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

William Penn

Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.

Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

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

Jef Mallett

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.

John F. Kennedy

If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.     

Maria Edgeworth

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.     

Mason Cooley

Lost time is never found again.

Benjamin Franklin

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.     

Albert Einstein

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

Bil Keane

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

Thomas Hardy

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.     

Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.


Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Time is the longest distance between two places.

Tennessee Williams

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

Jean De La Bruyere

Time is an illusion.     

Albert Einstein

Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.     

Lao Tzu

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

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 takes it all, whether you want it to or not.

Stephen King

Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.     

William Shakespeare

Time is the wisest counselor of all.     


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

Delmore Schwartz

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


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

Alan Lakein

The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it.     


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

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

Stephen R. Covey

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