Time Management Quotes

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.

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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.

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