A selection of motivating and inspirational time management quotes from some of the best thinkers and teachers on the subject...
To choose time is to save time.
- Francis Bacon
The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.
- Henry Ward Beecher
You wake up in the morning, and your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of un-manufactured tissue of the universe of your life! It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions. No one can take it from you. And no one receives either more or less than you receive.
- Arnold Bennett
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
- Hector Louis Berlioz
Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.
- Josh Billings
You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
- Charles Bixton
A man must be master of his hours and days, not their servant.
- William Frederick Book
Take care in your minutes, and the hours will take care of themselves.
- Lord Chesterfield
Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed.
- Peter F. Drucker
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I DID NOT HAVE TIME.
- Franklin Field
He that rises late must trot all day.
- Benjamin Franklin
All time management begins with planning.
- Tom Greening
Time spent on hiring is time well spent.
- Robert Half
Time, whose tooth gnaws away at everything else, is powerless against truth.
- Thomas H. Huxley
In all planning you make a list and you set priorities.
- Alan Lakein
Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.
- Horace Mann
If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?
- Jeffery J. Mayer
The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.
- Mike Murdock
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present.
It is later than you think.
- Chinese Proverb
Monday is the key day of the week.
- Gaelic Proverb
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
Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
- Jim Rohn
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
Three o'clock is always too late, or too early, for anything you want to do.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.
- Brian Tracy
Get into the habit of asking yourself if what you are doing can be handled by someone else.
- Source Unknown
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
- Frank Zappa
Many time management quotes are a reminder to all of us to make the most of our time. Hopefully these time management quotes inspire you to do just that.