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Quotes are powerful because they provide us with an opportunity to stop, think, and evaluate our own lives. A powerful quote is no different. . We are too afraid to actually do the “crazy things” we wish to do. I could try and describe the showmanship and antics that go on in this stadium but why do that.

91 Wishes Quotes

When we long for something, or have aspirations we are wishing. Let these wishes quotes give you thoughts and inspiration to make your hopes and dreams come true; may they clarify the difference between dreaming and hoping.

  1. "Rather than wishing for change, you first must be prepared to change." Catherine Pulsifer
    Preparation   |

  2. The best security lies in creating a society that nobody wishes to attack. Yoda
    Positive   |

  3. And when you wish upon a star might be happier the way you are. Phyllis Sugar, Wishing
    Cute Quotes   |

  4. Wishing that all your dreams come true, you can do it we have faith in you.
    Source: Best Wishes
    Believe In Yourself   |

  5. "Don't wish your precious life away. You were designed to fall in love with God, serve Him, love others, and live your life to the fullest." Tiffany Langford, 31 Days of Prayer for your Future Husband
    God   |

  6. "It isn't hard at all to make a wish. The difficultly lies in how to make what you wish for a reality." Catherine Pulsifer, Make A Wish Come True
    Inspirational Quotes  |  

  7. The wish to bring pain to an end, to heal and be present for another person in their anguish are qualities we have all aspired to and embodied. Christina Feldman, Compassion
    Encouraging Quotes  |  

  8. "It is not what you say, or wish, or hope or intend, it is only what you do that counts." Brian Tracy
    Hope   |  

  9. "It is no surprise that those who - Wish - may not see results, but those with a resolution get the results they desire - at least close to it!" Boomy Tokan, New Year's Resolutions
    New Year Quotes   |  

  10. "Your perceptions about yourself - your character, your essence, and the actions you take - will play a big role in what kind of life you are living and where you will find yourself in time. When you line up your perceptions and your actions, you can create the life you dream." Laya Saul, You Don't Have to Learn Everything the Hard Way
    Character   |  

  11. And always remember we love you no matter what you do. May all your wishes come true this year because to us you are very dear. Catherine Pulsifer
    Happy Birthday Wishes   |  

  12. "At the end of the day, what we all wish to feel is useful and respected." Kula Sellathurai; Raymond Aaron, Action Leads to Success
    Trust   |

  13. "We push ourselves harder each and every day so that we can earn enough to keep up with our ever growing wish list. But do we ever stop and take a moment to analyze if the things we wish for are really going to bring us substantial and everlasting happiness?" Summer Andrews, Minimalist Living
    Happiness   |

  14. "Instead of wishing that your life could be different, get up and make it happen. Ditch the excuses and start reaching for the life you've always wanted." Alex Fitel, Excuses: How to Stop Making Them and Start Living
    Excuses   |

  15. Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing. Alexander Woollcott
    Funny Quotes about Life   |

  16. Wishing is all fine and dandy,
    As long as you don't make it handy.
    Wishing is for you to dream,
    If you want success, you're better to scheme.
    Julie Hebert, I Wish
    Motivational Poems

  17. "We have all had those relationships that we simply wished had never happened, but we can't go back and change the past. Everyone is going to deal with a little baggage in their life, but that does not mean that you have to drag it around with you for the rest of your life." Jennifer N Smith, Anxiety Book
    Relationship  |

  18. You are smart, you are funny, you are more important than money
    If I could have one wish it is that your day be filled with bliss.
    Catherine Pulsifer
    Fathers Day Wishes   |  

  19. "If we had one wish for you on this special day it would be: May the best of your past be the worst of your future." Catherine Pulsifer
    Future   |  

  20. "Many people go through their lives wishing that they were more successful. I think that this is a good starting point, because 'Wishing' for something will not get you it." Simon Banner, Secrets of Success
    Success  |

  21. "We all wish we could receive a gift, but instead we sometimes receive hurtful words. It's like receiving dirt." Scott Turansky, Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes
    Regret   |  

  22. "If you wish to live long you must be willing to grow old." George Lawton
    Wise  |

  23. "Wish not so much to live long as to live well." Benjamin Franklin
    Famous  |

  24. "Let's make a wish for ourselves and a person we love and send it out into the world, or listen to a guided audio meditation, or choose to be happy for no reason. Is it finally time to believe that anything is possible?" Veronica Hay, Today, I Wish For You
    Love  |

  25. "May the sun shine all day long, everything go right and nothing wrong. May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true!" Irish Saying
    Irish Quotes and Sayings  |

  26. "We can consciously decide to wish or want to achieve something, but if unconsciously there are so many negative thoughts 'run' deep inside our subconscious mind without control, we will never achieve what we want." Benny Zhang, Belief Changing
    Achievement  |

  27. "Choices. We make hundreds of choices in our lives. Other people make hundreds of choices. We might wish and hope that we can change other peoples' choices so they can avoid potential problems be that drug abuse, alcohol, relationships, parenting and on and on." Byron Pulsifer
    Choices  |

  28. What man really wishes to do he will find a means of doing. George Bernard Shaw
    Determination  |

  29. Everything in your life started as a thought, a wish, a hope, or a dream, either in your mind or in the mind of someone else. Your thoughts are creative. Your thoughts form and shape your world and everything that happens to you. Brian Tracy, Goals!
    Graduation  |

  30. "We all have dreams and wishes. The difference is that dreams are there for you to do something with - they are a component of hope for with out a dream there is no hope. A wish, however, is simply a desire to have something without doing anything to accomplish it." Catherine Pulsifer, Living The Dream
    Dream   |  

  31. Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and to be that perfectly. St. Francis De Sales
    Encouraging Poems   |  

  32. Human beings can attain a worthy and harmonious life only if they are able to rid themselves, within the limits of human nature, of striving to fulfill wishes of the material kind. Albert Einstein
    Wealth   |  

  33. "And you also know that we should appreciate the work of God's hands. But oftentimes we wish we looked differently than we do." Patricia Meyers; Amy Middleton, 28 Extraordinary Object Lessons for Home School and Sunday School
    Appreciation  |

  34. "There are moments and days when I want to freeze time, and there are days I wish away." Sarah Williams, Cupcakes On A Tuesday
    Attitude  |

  35. To wish you were someone else is waste the person you are." Author Unknown
    Be Yourself  |

  36. "A necessary skill for achieving that which you desire in your life is the ability to give the task at hand that one last go around." Josh Hinds
    Quotes about Life   |

  37. "May success and happiness follow year each day of this new year." Catherine Pulsifer
    New Year Wishes   |  

  38. "When we get older, some of us lose our dreams and our ambitions, and are content to accept mediocrity." Catherine Pulsifer
    Age  |

  39. "A man will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone."

When we long for something, or have aspirations we are wishing. Let these wishes quotes give you thoughts and inspiration to make your hopes and dreams "Instead of wishing that your life could be different, get up and make it happen.

20 Relationship Quotes to Ponder

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“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

“But the heart’s not like a box that gets filled up. It expands in size the more you love.” – Her

“There is no remedy for love, but to love more.” – Thoreau

"There's only one thing that cuts through all our realities and that's love—the bridge between all our differences." – The L Word

“Some love stories aren’t epic novels. Some are short stories, but that doesn’t make them any less filled with love.” – Sex and the City

"All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love." – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“Give in to love, or live in fear.” – Rent

“Because through love, we feel the intensity of our connection to everything and everyone. And at the core we are all the same. We're all one.” – Loving Annabelle

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allen Poe, “Annabel Lee”

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great." – Roger de Rabutin

“My love she speaks like silence,
Without ideals or violence,
She doesn't have to say she's faithful,
Yet she's true, like ice, like fire.
People carry roses
Make promises by the hours,
My love she laughs like the flowers,
Valentines can't buy her.”
– Bob Dylan, “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” lyrics

“If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.” – Rumi

“Lonely days of uncertainty, they disappear when you’re near me, when you’re around my life’s worthwhile, and now I long to see you smile.” – Big Star, “My Life is Right” lyrics

“I may not always love you,
But long as there are stars above you,
You'll have no need to doubt it,
I'll make you so sure about it.”
– Beach Boys, “God Only Knows” lyrics

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you simply, without problems or pride:
I love you in this way because I don’t know any other way of loving.”
– Pablo Neruda, “Sonnet XVII” lyrics

“I can't do everything but I'd do anything for you
I can't do anything except be in love with you.”
– Dire Straits, “Romeo and Juliet” lyrics

"In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine." –Maya Angelou

“If I never see you again I will always carry you
on my fingertips
and at brain edges
and in centers
of what I am of
what remains.”
– Charles Bukowski, Living on Luck

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440 Time Quotes That Will Inspire You Deeply

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Need help saying how you feel? We've got you.

If you are looking for the best, most inspirational 'I love you' quotes so you can figure out how to say those three little words and tell your soulmate exactly how you feel in a creative, romantic way, you've come to the right place.

Finding new ways to say 'I love you' can mean everything between soulmates. And yet, it may take weeks, months or even years to work up the courage to do so, even when you know it's probably the most beautiful thing kindred spirits could ever hear.

What is it about expressing authentic feelings of true love and saying such simple words to someone you care about deeply that makes them so powerful?

Well, for one, it's scary to allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to communicate your most raw feelings to someone. Being honest isn't always easy, especially when it comes to matters of the heart, but taking even a small moment out of both of your days to share an inspiring love quote you found for him or her about how much life with them really mean to you is always worthwhile.

And, of course, there's also that fear of regretting never saying it at all. What if you miss your chance at telling them how much they mean to you? What if you part ways and you leave feeling the way you do without ever having said a single word?

No one should ever have to live with the regret of not having told someone how much you love them.

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To help you express your feelings in ways that may be a little easier than saying those three big little words, sometimes you just need some inspirational love quotes from others who know how you feel in order to get you started.

We dug around and found 100 of the best "I love you" quotes and sayings to help you express yourself in the most unique and touching ways possible.

There are some easy-to-spot signs that show when you're ready to say, "I love you," straight out, but we know that, even when it is the right time, the phrase itself isn't always easy to say. We hope each love quote below will provide the inspiration you need to share your feelings with the person you love.

Here the 100 best, most inspiring "I love you" quotes about life with your soulmate for kindred spirits to share with him or her.

1. We were meant to be.

"'Cause all of me loves all of you. Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections. Give your all to me, I'll give my all to you. You're my end and my beginning. Even when I lose I'm winning." — John Legend, "All Of Me"

2. Nothing can separate the two of you.

"They knew it. Time, distance, nothing could separate them. Because they knew. It was right. It was real." — Anonymous

3. You make life worth living.

"I love you and I don't want to lose you. Because my life has been better since the day I found out." — Anonymous

4. You can overcome any obstacle when you're in love.

"When two people really care about each other, they always find a way to make it work. No matter how hard it is." — Anonymous

5. Love is never for the weak.

"Love is too weak a word for what I feel. I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F’s, yes I have to invent, of course I do, don't you think I do?" — Alvy (Woody Allen) to Annie (Diane Keaton) in Annie Hall

6. Stay with me until the end of time.

"When I saw you, I was afraid to meet you. When I met you I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I am afraid to lose you." — Anonymous

7. When there's no one like that person.

"In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine." — Maya Angelou

8. We go together like peas and carrots.

"I love you because you're awesome just like me!" — Anonymous

9. Does he lead you to peace?

"The wrong one will find you in peace and leave you in pieces, but the right one will find you pieces and lead you to peace." — Anonymous

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10. You got me. You got me good.

"You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love ... I love ... I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on." — Darcy to Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice

11. They love you even when you can't love yourself.

"I fell in love with you because you loved me when I couldn't love myself." — Anonymous

12. I don't know why, but I can't stop thinking about you.

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way." — Pablo Neruda

13. There is no such thing as separation.

"Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation." — Rumi

14. Intoxicated with everything about you.

"Just wanted to let you know that I love you even though you aren't naked right now." — Anonymous

15. True love is built.

"True love isn't found, it's built." — Anonymous

16. You make me a better person.

“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” — Roy Croft

17. When you can't let go.

"I may not get to see you as often as I like. I may not get to hold you in my arms all through the night. But deep in my heart I truly know, you're the one that I love, and can't let you go." — Anonymous

18. I just want to be with you every hour of every day.

"He doesn’t love you. But I love you. I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings, even when I hold you in my arms." — George Emerson (Julian Sands), A Room With A View

19. When all the little things indicate you'll be together.

"It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together." — Sleepless in Seattle

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20. I love you with all my butt. I would say my heart, but my butt's bigger.

"I love you like a fat kid loves cake." — Scott Adams

21. When they are always on your mind.

"You're kinda, sorta, basically, pretty much always on my mind." — Anonymous

22. Together forever.

"I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there's a life after that, I'll love you then." ― Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

23. Everyone searches for a love like this.

"Some people search their whole lives to find what I found in you." — Anonymous

24. I love you so very much.

"I love you, with no beginning, no end. I love you as you have become an extra necessary organ in my body. I love you as only a girl could love a boy. Without fear. Without expectations. Wanting nothing in return, except that you allow me to keep you here in my heart, that I may always know your strength, your eyes, and your spirit that gave me freedom and let me fly." ― Coco J. Ginger

25. When they are the first and last thing on your mind each day

"You're the first one I think of when I wake up and the last one I think of before I go to sleep." — Anonymous

26. I will always, always, always love you.

"Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will." — Anonymous

27. When the feeling never disappears.

"It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight." — Vladimir Nabokov

28. I talk about you like you put stars in the sky.

"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'" — Erich Fromm

29. When you suddenly find yourself in love.

"She wasn't exactly sure when it happened. Or even when it started. All she knew for sure was that right here and now, she was falling hard and she could only pray that he was feeling the same way." — Anonymous

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30. Love is a two-way street.

"I love you so, But why I love you, I'll never know."— Jay-Z, "Why I Love You"

31. And then there's no turning back.

"Lost with you, in you, and without you." — K. Towne Jr.

32. I want you, and only you.

"There isn't one person in the world that I want more than I want you." — Anonymous

33. They will never make you feel alone.

"All relationships have one law. Never make the one you love feel alone, especially when you're there." — Anonymous

34. I fell in love with you over and over again.

"I've never fallen in love right off the bat. I get scared to say I love you too soon because it means so much. It means you're not seeing an end to things." — Leighton Meester

35. When you just want them near you even when you're asleep.

"Why can't you just magically pop into my room with me and just cuddle for the rest of the night and kiss my head when I start to fall asleep?" — Anonymous

36. Here's the thing about love: It's hard to put into words.

"I love you. I am at rest with you. I have come home." — Dorothy L. Sayers

37. They love you at your darkest.

"I loved you at your darkest." — Romans 5:8

38. Nothing is more perfect than falling in love with your best friend.

You are my best friend, my human diary, and my other half. You mean the world to me and I love you." — Anonymous

39. You know it's true love when you can't imagine life without them.

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." — A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh

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40. I am so in love with you.

"But I love you, I'm totally and completely in love with you and I don't care if you think it's too late. I'm telling you anyway." — Natalie Portman, No Strings Attached

41. True love sees soul before skin.

"I fell in love with his soul before I could even touch his skin. If that isn't true love, then please tell me what is." — Anonymous

42. My love for you is unending.

"For you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow." — Rosemonde Gerard

43. When you realize you can't love anyone like this.

"And when I loved you, I realized, I have never truly loved anyone I realized, I never will truly love anyone the way I love you." — Anonymous

44. I can't stop dreaming about you.

"I swear I couldn't love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow." — Leo Christopher

45. You know it's true love when you're ready to choose them, always.

"If I could have anyone in the world, it would still be you." — Anonymous

46. I love you to the ends of the earth and back again.

"A hundred hearts would be too few To carry all my love for you." — Anonymous

47. You will never be a second choice if the love is real.

"Choose me or lose me. I'm not a backup plan and definitely not a second choice." — Anonymous

48. You are more than enough.

"The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough." — George Moore

49. No obstacle is big enough to let your true love go.

"A person that truly loves you will never let you go, no matter how hard the situation is." — Anonymous

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50. I've waited long enough, but I'll wait even longer if it means you'll love me too.

"I have died every day waiting for you. Darling, don't be afraid I have loved you for a thousand years. I'll love you for a thousand more." — Christina Perri, "A Thousand Years"

51. True love survives even after seeing the worst in the other.

"Saw your worst and I stayed." — Anonymous

52. What you do mean when you say, "I love you"?

"Ask me to define my love for you and I'll say it's captured in every beautiful memory of our past, detailed out in vivid visions of our dreams and future plans, but most of all it's right now, in the moment where everything I've ever wanted in my life is standing right in front of me." — Leo Christopher

53. You can't walk away from true love.

"When it's real, you can't walk away." — Anonymous

54. I was meant to love you.

"I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” — John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

55. The butterflies never go away.

"I still get butterflies even though I've seen you a hundred times." — Anonymous

56. You make me whole.

"Whenever I'm alone with you, you make me feel like I am home again. Whenever I'm alone with you, you make me feel like I am whole again." — The Cure, "Lovesong"

57. They make you feel wonderful feelings.

"Babe, you make me feel beautiful, loved, protected, and taken care of. You make me a better person, and I don't ever want to live my life without you by my side. Thank you for being mine. I love you, most." — Anonymous

58. Nothing could stop me from loving you.

"I saw that you were perfect and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more." — Anonymous

59. This is for your weird soulmate.

"We're all a little weird, and life's a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

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60. Home sweet home.

"She knew she loved him when 'home' went from being a place to being a person." — E. Leventhal

61. I want you with all your mistakes.

"I just want you that's it. All your flaws, mistakes, smiles, giggles, jokes, sarcasm. Everything. I just want you." — Anonymous

62. You are the only one on my mind.

"You are my today and all of my tomorrows." — Leo Christopher

63. Your soulmate is perfect for you.

"Soulmates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect, but are always perfect for you." — Anonymous

64. I'll never leave your side.

"You have me. Until every last star in the galaxy dies. You have me." — Amie Kaufman

65. I just want you around me.

"Why can't you just magically pop into my room with me and just cuddle for the rest of the night and kiss my head when I start to fall asleep?" — Anonymous

66. It's nice to finally find a warm place you can call home.

"Your arms feel more like home than any house every did." — Unknown

67. There is more love to give to each other.

"You and me, darling, me and you, we've got a whole world of loving to do." — Madalyn Beck

68. You're never too far from my mind.

"In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you." — Virginia Woolf

69. It's beautiful to finally find someone who loves all parts of you.

"It's beautiful when you find someone that is in love with your mind. Someone that wants to undress your conscience and make love to your thoughts. Someone that wants to watch you slowly take down all the walls you've built up around your mind and let them inside." — Anonymous

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70. A man who loves you is a man who will wait for you.

"Don't be afraid to lose him, because if a man truly loves you, he's not going anywhere." — Steve Harvey

71. When you meet your dream girl.

"You are the girl that I've been dreaming of, ever since I was a little girl." — Anonymous

72. My darling, my life and my bride.

"We loved with a love that was more than love." — Edgar Allan Poe

73. They always make you feel safe.

"I love that rush when he folds me into his arms and I can let out a sigh of relief, knowing I'm safe there. Always." — Anonymous

74. To love someone truly and dearly, it takes courage.

"A woman who opens her heart to love you, when it's already broken, is braver than any person you'll meet." — Steven Benson

75. For the love who joins you in your weirdness.

"I love you because you join me in my weirdness." — Anonymous

76. Meant to be together.

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You Are My Everything Quotes

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Life, if well lived, is long enough. Seneca Click to tweet

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy Click to tweet

The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. Charles Caleb Colton Click to tweet

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. Nathaniel Hawthorne Click to tweet

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments. Rose Kennedy Click to tweet

Every second is of infinite value. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Click to tweet

The future has a way of arriving unannounced. George F. Will Click to tweet

Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got. Art Buchwald Click to tweet

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

Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think. Chinese proverb Click to tweet

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The Best Time Quote

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Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe Troly-Curtin

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill

How we spend our days, is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. Emily Dickinson

It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Seneca (On The Shortness Of Life)

We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. Seneca

The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately. Seneca Click to tweet

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet

We feast on time as time feasts on us. Maria Popova

Do we need more time? Or do we need to be more disciplined with the time we have? Kerry Johnson

People often complain about lack of time when lack of direction is the real problem. Zig Ziglar

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. M. Scott Peck

I recommend you take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves. Earl of Chesterfield

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

Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it. Arthur Schopenhauer Click to tweet

The more your know yourself, the more you understand life, the more you value your time. Maxime Lagacé

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

Relentlessly prune bullshit, don’t wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have. That’s what you do when life is short. Paul Graham

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

Shard by shard we are released from the tyranny of so-called time. Patti Smith

We go back and forth between being time’s master and its victim. James Gleick

Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. Rich Warren

Lack of time is actually lack of priorities. Tim Ferriss (This is one of my favorite quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

Part 2. Time Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Time Quotes (Emerson, Shakespeare, Einstein, etc.)

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu Click to tweet

Time is the devourer of everything. Ovid

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. Albert Einstein

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. Samuel Smiles

Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. Seneca

You can have it all. Just not all at once. Oprah Winfrey

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

Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin

Never leave ’till tomorrow which you can do today. Benjamin Franklin

Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. Mahatma Gandhi

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. Leonardo da Vinci

It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning. Vincent Van Gogh

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. Mother Teresa

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese proverb Click to tweet

All great achievements require time. Maya Angelou

There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time. Coco Chanel

We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. Nelson Mandela

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

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. Henry Ford

The years teach much which the days never know. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. William Shakespeare

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Rabindranath Tagore

Time is money. Benjamin Franklin

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Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet

Time is long but life is short. Stevie Wonder

I don’t have time is just saying it’s not a priority. Naval Ravikant

Time is a construction of our consciousness. Maria Popova

If one has no time, one has also lost oneself. Marc Wittmann

To choose time, is to save time. Francis Bacon

Time is not a measure, but a quality. Paulo Coelho

Too often too late comes too soon. Dr. SunWolf

Things change, and time is how we keep track. James Gleick

Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing. Miles Davis

Time brings all things to pass. Aeschylus

Time is the fire in which we burn. Gene Roddenberry

Time is the wisest counselor of all. Pericles

Time is non-refundable, use it with intention. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

Live your own life by a compass not a clock. Unknown

Everything gets better with time. Unknown

Give yourself time. Unknown

Time is a drug; too much of it kills you. Terry Pratchett

Only time can heal what reason cannot. Seneca

Whatever begins, also ends. Seneca

Time itself comes in drops. William James

In time and with water, everything changes. Leonardo da Vinci

Time stays long enough for those who use it. Leonardo da Vinci Click to tweet

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

No time like the present. Mrs. Manley

Time is an illusion. Albert Einstein

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. Douglas Adams

Time will explain. Jane Austen

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Inspirational And Motivational Time Quotes

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In such seconds of decision entire futures are made. Dan Simmons Click to tweet

Light tomorrow with today! Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Bruce Lee

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

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

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

Mental time-travel is one of the greatest gifts of the mind. It makes us human, and it makes us special. Claudia Hammond

You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump. Unknown

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! Tony Robbins

If time and reason are functions of each other, if we are creatures of time, then we had better know it, and try to make the best of it. To act responsibly. Ursula K. Le Guin

I don’t think it is possible to contribute to the present moment in any meaningful way while being wholly engulfed by it. It is only by stepping out of it, by taking a telescopic perspective, that we can then dip back in and do the work which our time asks of us. Maria Popova

You must match time’s swiftness with your speed in using it, and you must drink quickly as though from a rapid stream that will not always flow. Seneca

An hour, once it lodges in the queer element of the human spirit, may be stretched to fifty or a hundred times its clock length. Virginia Woolf

The perfect time to do what you love is now. Neil Strauss

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

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

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away. Charles Caleb Colton

Time is your most important resource. You can do so much in ten minutes. Ingvar Kamprad

Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real. Sara Paddison

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett Click to tweet

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Funny Time Quotes (Some Will Surprise You)

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There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. Bill Watterson Click to tweet

Who knows where the time goes? Nina Simone

How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss

Time! The corrector when our judgments err. Lord Byron

Vacations are an expensive way to schedule time to pause and reflect. Shane Parrish

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams

Across the morning sky, all the birds are leaving. How can they know that it’s time to go? Nina Simone

Pretend to be good all the time, and even God will be fooled. Kurt Vonnegut

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do day after tomorrow just as well. Mark Twain Click to tweet

If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done. Rita Mae Brown

Wasting time is something that people do or feel all over the world, not just in Italy. Paolo Sorrentino

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. Groucho Marx

I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time. Mark Twain

I’ve been on a calendar, but never on time. Marilyn Monroe

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Deep Time Quotes That Will Make You Think

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If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. Thomas Paine Click to tweet

No man is quick enough to enjoy life to the full. Spanish proverb

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. Jean de la Bruyere

In our fast-moving modern world, it always seems that the time-train is pulling out of the station just as we reach the platform. No matter how fast we go, no matter how cleverly we schedule, there are never enough hours in the day. Carl Honore

Time is: too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear. Henry Van Dyke

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. Dion Boucicault

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. Leonardo da Vinci

You are a product of how you spend your time. Sunday Adelaja

Time is probably the most incomprehensible, mysterious, destructive and illusory phenomenon in the world. The Ancient Sage

Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. Jorge Luis Borges

Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. Bertrand Russell

Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time — past and future — the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is. Eckhart Tolle

To save time, stop looking for shortcuts. Shane Parrish (See also: 10 Ways To Save Time Every Day)

You are living as if destined to live for ever; your own frailty never occurs to you; you don’t notice how much time has already passed, but squander it as though you had a full and overflowing supply — though all the while that very day which you are devoting to somebody or something may be your last. Seneca (On The Shortness Of Life)

Nobody works out the value of time: men use it lavishly as if it cost nothing… We have to be more careful in preserving what will cease at an unknown point. Seneca

The moment is not properly an atom of time but an atom of eternity. It is the first reflection of eternity in time, its first attempt, as it were, at stopping time. Søren Kierkegaard

Time — particularly our experience of it as a continuity of successive moments — is a cognitive illusion rather than an inherent feature of the universe, a construction of human consciousness and perhaps the very hallmark of human consciousness. Maria Popova

My past is everything I failed to be. Fernando Pessoa Click to tweet

We may be born alone, but childhood ends with a synchrony of clocks, as we lend ourselves fully to the contagion of time. Alan Burdick

Timelessness — in the sense of time never ending, never beginning — is a stagnant nothing. Thomas Mann

Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new… but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design? Paracelsus

Is there anything we know more intimately than the fleetingness of time, the transience of each and every moment? Rebecca Goldstein

Time is a dictator, as we know it. Where does it go? What does it do? Most of all, is it alive? Is it a thing that we cannot touch and is it alive? Nina Simone

Reality is never and nowhere more accessible than in the immediate moment of one’s own life. Franz Kafka

Time is a feature of creation, and the creator remains apart from it, transcendent over it. James Gleick

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time. Henry David Thoreau

Time is a gift that most of us take for granted. Cheryl Richardson

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Wise Time Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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Patience and time do more than strength or passion. Jean de La Fontaine Click to tweet

The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time. Dante Alighieri

The ultimate status symbol is time. Shane Parrish

Time is the ultimate currency and I should have been more tight fisted with it. Naval Ravikant

Do everything you were going to do, but with less angst, less suffering, less emotion. Everything takes time. Naval Ravikant

Wishing you had spent your time differently only wastes more time. The Stoic Emperor

Free distractions are expensive. Everything costs time and attention. Nothing is free. Time is not a renewable resource. Spend it on things that matter. The Stoic Emperor

We keep counting time. We have the sensation time is running out, and we bug ourselves with this. Time is nothing but an abstract measure of motion. We are living in an eternal now. Alan Watts

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

Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side. The Talmud

Time is a fluid condition which has no existence except in the momentary avatars of individual people. There is no such thing as was — only is. William Faulkner

Time is generally the best doctor. Ovid

Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back. Harvey Mackay

People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy. Seneca (On The Shortness Of Life)

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. Unknown

The best thing about time passing is the privilege of running out of it, of watching the wave of mortality break over me and everyone I know.. Sarah Manguso

To man, time is given like a piece of land, as it were, entrusted to him for faithful tilling; a space in which to strive incessantly, achieve self-realization, move onward and upward. Thomas Mann

Time is the cruelest teacher; first she gives the test, then teaches the lesson. Leonard Bernstein

We will never have total control over this extraordinary dimension. Time will warp and confuse and baffle and entertain however much we learn about its capacities. Claudia Hammond

Time is not only at the heart of the way we organize life, but the way we experience it. Claudia Hammond

The more we learn, the more we can shape it to our will and destiny. Claudia Hammond

Presence means becoming aware of a physical and psychic self that is temporally extended. To be self-conscious is to recognize oneself as something that persists through time and is embodied. Marc Wittmann

The importance of time is rather practical than theoretical, rather in relation to our desires than in relation to truth. Bertrand Russell

Time flows in the same way for all human beings; every human being flows through time in a different way. Yasunari Kawabata

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. Stephen R. Covey Click to tweet

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. Alan Lakein

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Dale Carnegie

You don’t find the time to do things — you make the time to do things. Debbie Millman

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Time Quotes About Life, Happiness, Reality, Truth

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Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why. Kurt Vonnegut Click to tweet

Time is a game played beautifully by children. Heraclitus

Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? Henry David Thoreau

For the present is the point at which time touches eternity. C.S. Lewis

The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have. Henry James

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

The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. Seneca

They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn. Seneca

Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information. Kurt Vonnegut

Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence neither speed up nor slow down add to nor diminish it is an imponderable valuable gift. Maya Angelou

Did you make someone smile today? You’ve still got time. Melissa Stewart

We get such a kick out of looking forward to pleasures and rushing ahead to meet them that we can’t slow down enough to enjoy them when they come. Alan Watts

We construct the experience of time in our minds, so it follows that we are able to change the elements we find troubling — whether it’s trying to stop the years racing past, or speeding up time when we’re stuck in a queue, trying to live more in the present, or working out how long ago we last saw our old friends. Claudia Hammond

Time can’t be measured in days the way money is measured in pesos and centavos, because all pesos are equal, while every day, perhaps every hour, is different. Jorge Luis Borges

Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time. Benjamin Disraeli

A simple definition of life: The chance you’ve been waiting for. Robert Brault

Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential. B. Alan Wallace

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours. John B. Priestly

There are no secrets that time does not reveal. Jean Racine

Perhaps all anxiety might derive from a fixation on moments — an inability to accept life as ongoing. Sarah Manguso

Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true. Marcel Proust

Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems – but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible. Salman Rushdie

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. Will Rogers

We ask for long life, but ’tis deep life, or grand moments that signify. Let the measure of time be spiritual, not mechanical. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead. Hans Christian Anderson Click to tweet

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 that’s where you are. Kazi Shams

Time ripens all things; with time all things are revealed; time is the father of truth. Francois Rabelais

Time is the wisest of all things that are, for it brings everything to light. Thales

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Time Quotes About Love, Relationships, Friendship

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For those who love… time is eternity. Henry Van Dyke Click to tweet

Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love. Rumi

One day spent with someone you love can change everything. Mitch Albom

Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time. Jorge Luis Borges

I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone. J.R.R. Tolkien

Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end. Madame de Stael

Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock. Mary Parrish

I am not alone as long as my love is near me and I know it will be so till it’s time to go. All through the winter, until the birds return in spring again I do not fear the time. Nina Simone

Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime. Ugo Eze

Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are. Turcois Ominek

Respect people who find time for you in their busy schedule, but love people who never look at their schedule when you need them. Unknown

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. Tom Robbins Click to tweet

The most fucked up joke life can play on you is letting you meet the right person at the wrong time. Unknown

No relationship is a waste of time. The wrong ones teach you the lessons that prepare you for the right one. Unknown

Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows. Unknown

Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever – only, nothing is eternal. Audre Lorde

Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. Mark Twain

There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on. Leo Christopher

Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them. Marcel Proust

It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it. W. Somerset Maugham

Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Rich Warren

You might fall in love instantly, but you don’t love instantly… Love takes time. Sissy Gavrilaki

Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation. Tennessee Williams

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. John Lennon

In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. Paul McCartney

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Quotes About Quiet Time, “Me” Time, Solitude

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Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. Alan Watts Click to tweet

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon

Alone time is the best time. But it never seems that way when it’s happening, just after the fact. Naval Ravikant

This silence, this moment, every moment, if it’s genuinely inside you, brings what you need. Rumi

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. Albert Einstein

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. Anne Lamott

Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and where you want to be. And sometimes, you have to venture outside your world in order to find yourself. Gossip Girl

Some of the most powerful times are when we’re quiet. Michael W. Smith

Solitude is the place of purification. Martin Buber

Believe me, it is the sign of a great man, and one who is above human error, not to allow his time to be frittered away: he has the longest possible life simply because whatever time was available he devoted entirely to himself. Seneca

You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you. Tony Morgan

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park? Ralph Marston

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. Aldous Huxley

The prayer offered to God in the morning during your quiet time is the key that unlocks the door of the day. Any athlete knows that it is the start that ensures a good finish. Adrian Rogers

The most important habit is solitude, quiet time. People who enter their day by taking 45 minutes or an hour for themselves – meditation, prayer, inspirational reading, taking a walk – before they go for it in the real world do best. Ken Blanchard

When you feel the need for a spiritual lift, try getting to bed early and get up early to have a quiet time at dawn. Then carry the serene ‘in tune’ feeling that comes to you into your day, no matter what you may be doing. Peace Pilgrim

And now, I’ll do what’s best for me. Unknown

In the laughing times we know that we are lucky, and in the quiet times we know that we are blessed. And we will not be alone. Dar Williams

I get clarity through quiet time, reflection, reading, and meditation. Finding the space between thoughts gives me the energy to take on new challenges with enthusiasm. Jaime Murray

There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying. Sarah Dessen

All that is important comes in quietness and waiting. Patrick Lindsay Click to tweet

Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony. Douglas Coupland

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly – spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order. Susan L. Taylor

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

Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important. Mariel Hemingway

Let us be silent — so we may hear the whisper of the gods. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Time Quotes About Life Being Short, Time Going Fast

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There’s time enough, but none to spare. Charles W. Chesnutt Click to tweet

All our sweetest hours fly fastest. Virgil

Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it. Orhan Pamuk

Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings. John Updike

How do you suppose time works? A slippery succession of long hours adding up to ever-shorter days and years that disappear like falling dominoes? Dani Shapiro

And then, one day, you look in the mirror — you’re old — and you say, “Where does the time go?” Nina Simone

Enjoy every moment you have. Because in life, there are no rewinds, only flashbacks. Anmol Andore

The self and time prove to be especially present in boredom. They go missing in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, which results from the acceleration of social processes. Marc Wittmann

Through mindfulness and emotional control, the tempo of life that we experience can be reduced, and we can regain time for ourselves and others. Marc Wittmann

Distracted by the obligations of everyday activities, we are no longer aware of ourselves… Everything is done all at once, faster and faster, yet no personal balance or meaning can be found. Marc Wittmann

Greater variety makes a given period of life expand in retrospect. Life passes more slowly. Marc Wittmann

If you want something, don’t wish for it. Life is too short to wait. Stephen Hines

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake. Francis Bacon

Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been. Hilary Clinton

If one challenges oneself consistently, it pays off, over the years, as the feeling of having lived fully — and, most importantly, of having lived for a long time. Marc Wittmann

If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves. Maria Edgeworth Click to tweet

We are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it. Seneca

Life piles up so fast that I have no time to write out the equally fast rising mound of reflections. Virginia Woolf

In a time of rapid change, standing still is the most dangerous course of action. Brian Tracy

We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it. Roald Dahl

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

Time Quotes About Being Busy, Having No Time

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The busy man is never wise and the wise man is never busy. Lin Yutang Click to tweet

A busy mind accelerates the perceived passage of time. Buy more time by cultivating peace of mind. Naval Ravikant

Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work. Søren Kierkegaard

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. Jim Goodwin

Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing. Lao Tzu

Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. Jane Austen

Procrastination is the thief of time. Edward Young

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. Socrates Click to tweet

Is is not enough to be busy… The question is: what are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau

Quit saying you don’t have time. You have time for what you make time for in life. Bryant H. McGill

For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. Doug Larson

The fact that you are even here, alive, on this planet is a mathematical miracle, and you should not spend the time that you have being busy being miserable. Philip DeFranco

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time. Napoleon Bonaparte

I don’t care how busy I am – I will always make time for what’s most important to me. Kevin Hart

Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. Dolly Parton

The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time. William Butler Yeats

Time is the least thing we have of. Ernest Hemingway

See also: A Helpful Guide to Becoming Unbusy

Time Quotes About Memories, Change, Nostalgia

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The past is never dead. It’s not even past. William Faulkner Click to tweet

Time moves in one direction, memory in another. William Gibson

The past beats inside me like a second heart. John Banville

Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart. Haruki Murakami

Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart’s desire. John Dewey

Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going. Tennessee Williams

It is the insertion of man with his limited life span that transforms the continuously flowing stream of sheer change… into time as we know it. Hannah Arendt

Change even one moment, the whole thing unravels… There is no other life than this. You would not have stumbled into the vastly imperfect, beautiful, impossible present. Dani Shapiro

Nostalgia paints a smile on the stony face of the past. Mason Cooley

Nostalgia is a seductive liar. George Ball

This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change. Taylor Swift

No one will bring back the years; no one will restore you to yourself. Life will follow the path it began to take, and will neither reverse nor check its course. Seneca

Left alone in time, memories harden into summaries. The originals become almost irretrievable. Sarah Manguso

Time punishes us by taking everything, but it also saves us — by taking everything. Sarah Manguso

Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real. Cormac McCarthy

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Every moment alters what came before. We reach across layers of time for the memories of our memories. James Gleick

Do not waste time on things you cannot change or influence. Robert Greene

When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old. Bill Clinton

I’d trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday. Kris Kristofferson

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. Jack Kerouac

I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then. Lewis Carroll

No summer ever came back, and no two summers ever were alike. Times change, and people change. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time. Albert Camus

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived. Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek)

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things. Jesse Jackson

You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. Charles Kettering

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams. Jeremy Irons

Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it. Lucy Maud Montgomery Click to tweet

Focus on the good memories, discard the not so good. Catherine Pulsifer

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. Faith Baldwin

See also: positive quotes

Quotes About Hard Times (Even Death)

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People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet

Expect an early death — it will keep you busier. Martin H. Fischer

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford

You have been preoccupied while life hastens on. Meanwhile death will arrive, and you have no choice in making yourself available for that. Seneca

Why do we need time travel? All the answers come down to one. To elude death. James Gleick

Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed. Bob Riley

Time is the longest distance between two places. Tennessee Williams

Time brings an end to everything. We should not mistake for a tragedy what is no more than the passage of time. Robert Brault

Time is a killer. Everyone knows that. Time will bury us. I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. Time makes dust of all things. James Gleick

If only time could be seen whole, then you could see the past remaining intact, instead of vanishing in the rearview mirror. There is your immortality. Frozen in amber. James Gleick

Tough times never last, but tough people do. Robert H. Schuller Click to tweet

You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you’. See the positive in negative events. Joel Osteen

Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased. Joel Osteen

If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you. Herbert Gesser

Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother. Jane Welsh Carlyle

It has been said, “time heals all wounds”. I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go. Roy T. Bennett

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare

Hard times always lead to something great. Betsey Johnson

More death quotes, hope quotes

Time Quotes About Clocks, Watches

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Only when the clock stops does time come to life. William Faulkner Click to tweet

Recover time and happiness by minimizing these three apps: phone, calendar, and alarm clock. Naval Ravikant

The clock always ticks. There are times you don’t hear it, and there are times that you do. David Levithan

Watches are so named as a reminder – if you don’t watch carefully what you do with your time it will slip away from you. Drew Sirtors

A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. Lee Segall

A single clock works only as long as it refers, sooner or later, obviously or not, to the other clocks around it. One can rage about it, and we do. But without a clock and the dais of time, we each rage in silence, alone. Alan Burdick

Sometime in your life, you will have occasion to say, “What is this thing called time?” What is that, the clock? You go to work by the clock, you get your martini in the afternoon by the clock and your coffee by the clock, and you have to get on the plane at a certain time, and arrive at a certain time. It goes on and on and on and on. Nina Simone

Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting. Haruki Murakami

The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked. Tillie Olsen Click to tweet

Tick. Tick. Tick. This is the sound of your life running out. Unknown

The clock is impotent; mechanical time does not affect those living in an eternal present. Paul Schrader

I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other. Pete Seeger

A clock is a little machine that shuts us out from the wonder of time. Susan Glaspell

Clocks were invented to warn us. Tick (time is passing). Tock (time has passed). Kamand Kojouri

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. Golda Meir Click to tweet

Quotes About The Value Of Time

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Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend. Diogenes Click to tweet

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

Make use of time, let not advantage slip. William Shakespeare

If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents- start charging for it. Kim Garst

Time makes more converts than reason. Thomas Paine

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. Sydney J. Harris

Whenever we talk about it, we do so in terms of something lesser. We find or lose time, like a set of keys; we save and spend it, like money. Time creeps, crawls, flies, flees, flows, and stands still; it is abundant or scarce; it weighs on us with palpable heft. Alan Burdick

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Abbie Hoffman Click to tweet

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

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

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. Henry David Thoreau (Walden)

Those who possess time are often not aware of its value. Sunday Adelaja

The one that values his time can value the time of others as well. Sunday Adelaja

When you understand the value of time, the resource and the wealth of time, you will be running away from the crowd. Sunday Adelaja

Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. Denis Waitley

With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have. Mitch Albom

Lots of people wait around “for the right time”. People don’t know that there is no such thing as a right time. Time is never right nor wrong. The only negative factor of time is that you can lose it and the only positive factor of time is that you can seize it. C. JoyBell C.

Seize the time, Meribor. Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again. Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek)

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. J.R.R. Tolkien

Time as he grows old teaches many lessons. Aeschylus

Quotes About Wasted Time, Lost Time

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A day without laughter is a day wasted. Charlie Chaplin Click to tweet

If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time. Billy Joel

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. William Shakespeare

What fools call “wasting time” is most often the best investment. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour. Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is named the “Web” for good reason. David Foster Wallace

We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves. Alice Bloch

The thing about working with time, instead of against it, …is that it is not wasted. Even pain counts. Ursula K. Le Guin

Don’t live in the past. There’s no point. You can’t change anything. What a waste of time. Bob Newhart

We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves. George Matthew Adams

When it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. Seneca

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. Ambrose Bierce

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time. Victor Hugo

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. Eva Young

When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection. Aiden Wilson Tozer

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

There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations. Benjamin Disraeli

A year from now you will wish you had started today. Karen Lamb

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. Muhammad Ali

I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time. Dean Kamen

There’s no good way to waste your time. Wasting time is just wasting time. Helen Mirren

Don’t waste your time on revenge. Those who hurt you will eventually face their own karma. Unknown

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted. Michelangelo Click to tweet

It’s such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it. Mitch Albom

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality. Benjamin Franklin

See also: How To Stop Wasting Time and Improve Your Personal Effectiveness

The following quotes are NOT against wasting time 🙂

What fools call wasting time is most often the best investment. Nassim Nicholas Taleb Click to tweet

No time is lost – it is a necessary part of the R&D phase for your work, career, life. Neil Strauss

The best way to fill time is to waste it. Marguerite Duras

If you’re wasting time having fun, you’re not wasting time. Tim Ferriss

He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time. Mason Cooley Click to tweet

See also: 5 Reasons Boredom Can Be Good For Your Health

Time Quotes About Money

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Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. Jim Rohn Click to tweet

Time is valuable, and when it is gone, it is gone. Time is wealth, and unlike money, when it is gone, you cannot replace it. Napoleon Hill

Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life. Michael Leboeuf

Be selective with who you invest your time, wasted time is worse than wasted money. Unknown

Earn with your mind, not your time. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

Trade money for time, not time for money. You’re going to run out of time first. Naval Ravikant

You’re never going to get rich renting out your time. Naval Ravikant

Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time. George Gissing

If time is money, it seems moral to save time, above all one’s own, and such parsimony is excused by consideration for others. One is straight-forward. Theodor Adorno

Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial. Frank Dane

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Quotes About Time Management, Success, Work, Business

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Discipline is your relationship with the time you have left. Barbara McNally Click to tweet

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter F. Drucker

Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short. Adam Hochschild

There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing. Brian Tracy

Take a deep breath, count to ten, and tackle each task one step at a time. Linda Shalaway

Spend less time giving your opinions and more time seeking the opinions of others. Tim Fargo

I get paid not by how many hours I work, but by the importance of the problems I solve. Unknown

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Stephen R. Covey

Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. Stephen R. Covey

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you don’t have time, the truth is, you don’t have priorities. Think harder; don’t work harder. Tim Ferriss

Take charge of your schedule. Make time for reflection and relaxation. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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

Decide what your priorities are and how much time you’ll spend on them. If you don’t, someone else will. Harvey Mackay

We must use time creatively. Martin Luther King Jr

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. Zig Ziglar

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

The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing. Barry Werner

The shorter way to do many things is to only do one thing at a time. Mozart Click to tweet

It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important. Doris Lessing

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do. Bob Dylan

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

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

Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. Warren Buffett

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln

See also: success quotes

See also: 15 Time Management Tips for Achieving Your Goals

Part 4. Poems On Time

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Poem #1. Hymn To Time by Ursula K. Le Guin

Time says “Let there be”
every moment and instantly
there is space and the radiance
of each bright galaxy.

And eyes beholding radiance.
And the gnats’ flickering dance.
And the seas’ expanse.
And death, and chance.

Time makes room
for going and coming home
and in time’s womb
begins all ending.

Time is being and being
time, it is all one thing,
the shining, the seeing,
the dark abounding.

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Poem #2. Ecclesiastes
For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

Part 5. Conclusion

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Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. Ida Scott Taylor Click to tweet

What is your favorite time quote? Would you like to add another one here? Please let me know in the comment section below!

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Author Bio

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

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