77 Time Management Quotes That Will Inspire You To Use Every Moment Wisely

by Funmi // in Quotes

Something you can’t have more of even if you can afford to pay for it is TIME. 24 hours is what we all have daily, and those who manage it well, make the best out of their goals. 

Knowing how to manage your time will not only benefit your business, but it gives you time to attend to your personal life. 

To do this, you want to be aware of your goals, priorities and how you manage the hours you’ve got each day. 

In this article, I have quotes on motivational time management quotes to motivate productivity so that you can reach the daily goals you set for yourself. 

Importance of Time Management Quotes

  1. “Always in motion is the future.” – Yoda
  2. “All my possessions for a moment of time.” – Queen Elizabeth I
  3. “We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.” – John F. Kennedy
  4. “You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.” – Henry David Thoreau
  5. “Nothing keeps. There is one law in the universe: NOW.” – Alfred Sutro
  6. “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.” – Lao Tzu
  7. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee
  8. “A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin 
  9. “Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.” – Delmore Schwartz
  10. “Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.” – Alan Lakein
  11. “There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.” – Leo Christopher
  12. “Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott Peck
  13. “Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.” – Zig Ziglar 
  14. “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
  15. “We give our time away all day long, to emotions that gain us no advantages, to people who do not value our time, to inefficient habits. If you want to take back this time, you need to cut to the chase.” – Stuart R. Levine
  16. “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightingale

Time Management for Productivity Quotes

  1. “Time is money.” – Benjamin Franklin
  2. “How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Seuss
  3. “Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin
  4. “To do two things at once is to do neither.” – Publius Syrus
  5. “You can have it all. Just not all at once.” – Oprah Winfrey
  6. “Why kill time when one can employ it.” – Proverb
  7. “Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters.” – Pandora Poikilos
  8. “The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  9.  “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin
  10. “Never leave ’till tomorrow which you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin
  11. “I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.” – Golda Meir
  12. “What may be done at any time will be done at no time.” – Scottish Proverb
  13. “We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone.” – William Shakespeare
  14. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Samuel Levenson
  15. “The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen Covey 
  16. “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Mike Murdock
  17. “Time is what we want most, but what we spend worst.” – William Penn
  18. “Time is the longest distance between two places.” – Tennessee Williams
  19. “In such seconds of decision entire futures are made.” – Dan Simmons
  20. “Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.” – Brian Tracy
  21. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey
  22. “Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed.” – Peter F. Drucker
  23. “The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.” – Lady Stella Reading 
  24. “You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future.” – Ashley Ormon
  25. “Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.” – William Shakespeare
  26. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa
  27. “Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.” – Josh Billings
  28. “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” – Eva Young
  29. “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln
  30. “Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.” – Arnold H. Glasgow
  31. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln 
  32. “If time were to take on human form, would she be your taskmaster or freedom fighter?” – Richie Norton
  33. “A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.” – Baltasar Gracian
  34. “We must use time creatively — and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  35. “The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing.” – Barry Werner
  36. “Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.” – Thomas Edison 
  37. “As the old saying goes, a man with one watch always knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never sure.” – Daniel J. Levitin
  38. “The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I did not have time.” – Franklin Field
  39. “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
  40. “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 
  41. “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
  42. “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
  43. “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” – Earl Nightingale
  44. “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

Motivational Time Management Quotes

  1. “Either run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
  2. “Time management is life management.” – Robin Sharma 
  3. “You don’t get time. You create time.” – Sanhita Baruah
  4. “No, my entire life is planned. It's called time management.” – Sean Hayes
  5. “A better present makes for a good past and future.” – Kazi Shams
  6. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs 
  7. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa
  8. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. “One who daily puts the finishing touches on his life is never in want of time.” – Seneca
  10. “Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.” – Jean De La Bruyère
  11. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of Assisi
  12. “One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished tasks.” – Malcolm S. Forbes
  13. “Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.” – Orison Swett Marden
  14. “The more business a man has to do, the more he is able to accomplish, for he learns to economize his time.” – Sir Matthew Hale
  15. “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.” – Marcia Wieder 
  16. “To get all there is out of living, we must employ our time wisely, never being in too much of a hurry to stop and sip life, but never losing our sense of the enormous value of a minute.” – Robert Updefraff
  17. “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!” – Anthony Robbins

Do you have any favourite Time management quotes that's not included in this article, please share in the comment section below. 

About the author 


Funmi is a Certified Functional Health Coach. She is passionate about helping female entrepreneurs transform from Stress and burnout so they can begin to thrive in their body and, by extension, their businesses.

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