Top Ten Quotes on Time


1. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (see full text below)

2."I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves."
Lord Chesterfield

3. "You wake up in the morning and lo! Your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life. It is yours. It is the most precious of your possessions. No one can take it from you. It is unstealable. And no one receives either more or less than you receive."
Arnold Bennett

4. "I wish I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours."
Bernard Berenson

5. "You may delay, but time will not."
Benjamin Franklin

6. Yesterday is long gone, and there are no guarantees we will see tomorrow. Today is what we have and how we use it determines our appreciation of time."


7. "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

8. "Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away."
Ben Hecht

9. "Time is a great story teller."
Irish Proverb

10. "One thing you can't recycle is wasted time. Lost time is never found again."
Author Unknown


The Number 1 Quote on Time:
From the best self help book ever written, the Bible, this quote from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 offers some great thoughts on time:

"For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace."


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More Quotes On Time:
"One today is worth two tomorrows." Benjamin Franklin

"Tomorrow life is too late; live today." Martial

"Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow." Author Unknown

"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

"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

"You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again." Bonnie Prudden

"Time is like everything else. You find it when you look for it." Mira Kirshenbaum, The Gift of a Year

"Space we can recover, time never." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Life is short; live it up." Khrushchev

"Appreciate the present hour Sit and hear your own breathing and look out on the universe and be content One does not have to do something to pass the time; time can pass by itself." Lin Yutang


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