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Time Management Quotes


Top 25 Time Management Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Teams and Committees Quotes

Seize the day.

- Horace (65-8 BC), Roman poet, pictured right.


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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), pictured right, the German composer, says something similar:

I will seize fate by the throat



No 2Teams and Committees Quotes

The value of life lies not in the length of days but in the use you make of them.

- Michel de Montaigne (1533–92), French writer, pictured right.


Three other great people agree:

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To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts,

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-62), pictured right , American philosopher.


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The person who has lived the most is not the one who has lived the longest, but the one with the richest experiences.

- Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78), pictured right, Swiss philosopher.


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We must use time as a tool not as a couch

 -John F. Kennedy (1917–63), American president, pictured right.


No 3Teams and Committees Quotes

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.

-Michelangelo (1475-1564) Italian painter, sculptor, architect and poet, pictured right.


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Two good reasons for this are given by Benjamin Franklin (1706-90), pictured right, the American politician and philosopher:

Time is money.

Do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.



No 4Time Management Quotes

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

- C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–93), English writer, pictured right (known as Parkinson's Law)


No 5Time Management Quotes

Procrastination is the thief of time

- Edward Young (1681–1765), English writer, pictured right.


Five other quotes give similar advice:

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Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time,

(Mr Micawber in the 1850 novel David Copperfield)

- Charles Dickens (1812-70), pictured right, English novelist

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Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today,

- Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) , pictured right, American politician and philosopher.


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We cannot procrastinate. The world of the future is in our making. Tomorrow is now.

- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), pictured right, American human rights campaigner.


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Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today,

(from the 1932 novel Brave New World)

- Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), pictured right, English writer.


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The beginning is always today.

- Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), pictured right, English pioneer of women’s rights.



No 6Time Management Quotes

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.

- Marcus Aurelius (121-180), pictured right, Roman emperor and philosopher, pictured right.



No 7Time Management Quotes

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

- Socrates (470-399 BC), Greek philosopher, pictured right.


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Thomas Edison (1847-1931), pictured right, the American inventor, also comments:

Being busy does not always mean real work.



No 8Time Management Quotes

They stumble that run fast.

(Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet)

 - William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English playwright, pictured right.



No 9Time Management Quotes

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 (1936-2005), pictured right, American psychiatrist



No 10Time Management Quotes

I recommend to you to take care of minutes: for hours will take care of themselves.

- Lord Chesterfield (1694–1773), English writer and politician, pictured right.



No 11Time Management Quotes

Life well spent is long.

- Leonardo da Vinci 1452–1519, Italian painter and designer, pictured right.



No 12Time Management Quotes

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

- Will Rogers (1879–1935), pictured right, American actor and humorist



No 13Time Management Quotes

Time's glory is to calm contending kings, to unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light,

(from the 1594 poemThe Rape of Lucrece)

  - William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English playwright, pictured right.



No 14Time Management Quotes

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us,

(Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings)

- J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), pictured right, English writer.



No 15

Please excuse Sandra being late. She was waiting for the bus at twenty to nine but came back to use the toilet and missed it.

(a parent's note to a teacher)

- Anonymous (original author unknown).



No 16Time Management Quotes

A man who has nothing to do with his time has no conscience in his intrusion on that of others,

(Marianne in the 1811 novel Sense and Sensibility)

- Jane Austen (1775-1817), pictured right, English writer.


No 17Time Management Quotes

And the days are not full enough

And the nights are not full enough

And life slips by like a field mouse

Not shaking the grass.

(from the 1926 poem And the Days Are Not Full Enough)

- Ezra Pound (1885-1972), pictured right above, American poet.



No 18Time Management Quotes

Time the subtle thief of youth.

(from the 1631 poem Sonnet 7)

- John Milton (1608–74), English poet, pictured right (written on his 23rd birthday).



No 19Time Management Quotes

Wait for the wisest of all counsellors, time.

- Pericles (c495-429 BC), leader of ancient Greece, pictured right.


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No 20

In the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

-Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), pictured right, American president

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 Charles Darwin (1809-1882), English naturalist, pictured right, agrees:

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


No 21Time Management Quotes

 Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.

- Shirley Conran (1932- ), pictured right, in Superwoman (1975)


No 22Time Management Quotes

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

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45), pictured right, German minister and theologian.



No 23Time Management Quotes

The best and greatest winning is a true friend; and the greatest loss is the loss of time.

- Pythagorus (c.570-495 BC), pictured right, Greek philosopher and mathematician



No 24Teams and Committees Quotes

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

- Henry David Thoreau (1817-62), pictured right, American philosopher.



No 25Teams and Committees Quotes

The richest and fullest lives attempt to achieve an inner balance between three realms: work, love and play.

- Erik Erikson (1902-94), pictured right, German-born American psychologist.


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