Quotes about time

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quotes about time

• 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

• Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have. John C. Maxwell

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

• Ask what Time is, it is nothing else but something of eternal duration become finite, measurable and transitory. William Law

• For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. William Penn

• The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now. Rick Warren

• Serve God by doing common actions in a heavenly spirit, and then, if your daily calling only leaves you cracks and crevices of time, fill them up with holy service. Charles Spurgeon

• Time is your most precious gift, because you only have a set amount of it. Rick Warren

• Time is given us to use in view of eternity. Harry Ironside

• We must recognize how the evil one is working in this world and take a firm stance against him. It means we take careful thought concerning what we put in our minds – what we listen to, what we watch, and how we use our time. Chip Ingram

• What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know. Augustine

• Saving us is the greatest and most concrete demonstration of God’s love, the definitive display of His grace throughout time and eternity. David Jeremiah

• Time is the brush of God, as he paints his masterpiece on the heart of humanity. Ravi Zacharias

• The greatest friend of truth is time; her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion humility. Chuck Colson

• Be careful to make a good improvement of precious time. David Brainerd

• Time is lost when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

• Time is like the wind, it lifts the light and leaves the heavy. Doménico Cieri Estrada

• Don’t spend a dollar’s worth of time on a ten cent decision. Peter Turla

• Time is a very healing place, one in which you can grow. Denise Tanner

• Time lost is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

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

• Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. Henry David Thoreau

• Time in its aging course teaches all things. Aeschylus

• Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas A. Edison

• In my mind I’m a blind man doin’ time. Tupac Shakur

• Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. Louis Hector Berlioz

• He who knows most grieves most for wasted time. Dante

• The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King

• No man goes before his time — unless the boss leaves early. Groucho Marx

• Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin

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

• 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

• Time expands, then contracts, all in tune with the stirrings of the heart. Haruki Murakami

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

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

• They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol

• You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin

• Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. Lord Chesterfield

• Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

• The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.Bertrand Russell

• So much of our time is spent in preparation, so much in routine and so much in retrospect, that the amount of each person’s genius is confined to a very few hours. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

• If we didn’t spend so much time reacting to things, we would spend less time feeling bothered. We would be able to relax in our lives the way our mind relaxes in meditation. Angel Williams

• Time and tide wait for no man. Geoffrey Chaucer

• Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities. Daniel J. Boorstin

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

• Time stays long enough for those who use it. Leonardo Da Vinci

• The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something. Carl Sandburg

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

• Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. Hector Louis Berlioz

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

• Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends. William Shakespeare

• Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. Earl Nightingale

• You can use your time to no better advantage than to pray whenever you have a moment, either alone, or with others, while at work, at rest, or walking down the street! Anywhere!! Ole Hallesby

• God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends. Jeremy Taylor

• Only with time do we really learn who the other person is and come to love the person for him- or herself and not just for the feelings and experiences they give us. Tim Keller

• The present is the only time in which any duty may be done or grace received. C.S. Lewis

• Try to be happy in this very present moment; and put not off being so to a time to come; as though that time should be of another make from this, which is already come, and is ours. Thomas Fuller

• The laws of thought are also the laws of things: of things in the remotest space and the remotest time. C.S. Lewis

• Set no time to the Lord the creator of time, for His time is always best. Samuel Rutherford

• Time spent in prayer is never wasted. Francois Fenelon

• Every uncorrected error and unrepented sin is, in its own right, a fountain of fresh error and fresh sin flowing on to the end of time. C.S. Lewis

• Time is the rider that breaks youth. George Herbert

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

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

• Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other. Brian Tracy

• Time is the wisest counselor of all. Pericles

• I firmly believe you never should spend your time being the former anything. Condoleezza Rice

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

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

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

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

• 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

• Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose. Thomas Edison

• The great myth of our times is that technology is communication. Libby Larsen

• While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt

• If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money. Abigail Van Buren

• Family time is sacred time and should be protected and respected. Boyd K. Packer

• Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide away, while I do so little to any good purpose. David Brainerd

• If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated readings deserves to be read at all. Thomas Carlyle

• Yes, thou art ever present, power divine; not circumscribed by time, nor fixed by space, confined to altars, nor to temples bound. In wealth, in want, in freedom, or in chains, in dungeons or on thrones, the faithful find thee. Hannah More

• Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe

• Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else. Blaise Pascal

• You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. Charles Bruxton

• If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate. You breathe when you walk. You breathe when you stand. You breathe when you lie down. Ajahn Amaro

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