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Time is ticking away... here we present the best quotes with shareable pictures about time and its passage that we could find. We hope you enjoy pondering them, over time (-: If you do, please share widely.

The best time to make friends is before you need them.

--Ethel Barrymore

Time takes time.

--Diana Matoso

Time eases all things.


My time is now.

--John Turner

I don't spend any time whatsoever thinking about what might have been.

--Alex Trebek

I'm very old. I haven't got time to be charming.

--Alan Arkin

You have to get under the hood and spend some quality time with someone to understand what they're really good at.

--Aileen Lee

Ride time like a wave. Dance in non-Euclidean geometry. And never take a tree, a flower, or a tower for granted.

--Jason Daniel Chaplin

There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.

--Nicholas Sparks

How did it get so late so soon?

--Dr. Seuss

Longer Version:

How did it get so late so soon? Dr.

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.

--Mason Cooley

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

--Karen Lamb

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

--Baltasar Gracian

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

--Abbie Hoffman

Make use of time, let not advantage slip.

--William Shakespeare

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

--Lord Chesterfield

Longer Version:

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination; Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

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

--Kamand Kojouri

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

--Dion Boucicault

Time is an illusion.

--Albert Einstein

Longer Version:

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Time stays long enough for those who use it.

--Leonardo da Vinci

In time and with water, everything changes.

--Leonardo da Vinci

Time is money.

--Benjamin Franklin

Longer Version:

Time is money, but also money is money.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

--Chinese Proverb

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

--Oprah Winfrey

Lack of time is actually lack of priorities.

--Tim Ferriss

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.

--Edgar Allan Poe

Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.

--Alan Watts

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

--Anaïs Nin

To be successful be ahead of your time, but only a little.

--Mason Cooley

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.


Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

--William Shakespeare

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

--William Blake

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

--Will Rogers

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

--Warren Buffett

The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked.

--Tillie Olsen

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

--Thomas Jefferson

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

--Thomas Hardy

I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.

--Thomas Paine

I think time management as a label encourages people to view each 24-hour period as a slot in which they should pack as much as possible.

--Tim Ferriss

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

--Sydney J. Harris

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.

--Swami Vivekananda

There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.

--Sivananda Saraswati

Time is long but life is short.

--Stevie Wonder

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

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.

--Samuel Johnson

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.

--Saint Francis de Sales

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

--Rabindranath Tagore

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

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time is generally the best doctor.


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

--Paolo Sorrentino

Time is the wisest counselor of all.


One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history.

--Peace Pilgrim

The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.

--Paramahansa Yogananda

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.


The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

--Mark Twain

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.

--Marian Wright Edelman

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


How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Most of the time I spend when I get up in the morning is trying to figure out what is going to happen.

--Madeleine Albright

The busy have no time for tears.

--Lord Byron

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

What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.

--John Berger

All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.

--John Ruskin

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.

--John Cleese

Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?

--Joel Osteen

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

--Jean de La Fontaine

I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.

--James Baldwin

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.


Nothing endures but change.


Longer Version:

Nothing endures but change. There is nothing permanent except change. All is flux, nothing stays still.

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

--Henry Ford

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

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

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

--Henry David Thoreau

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

--Harriet Beecher Stowe

The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.

--George Washington

Time is the fire in which we burn.

--Gene Roddenberry

How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time.

--Fred Brooks

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.

--Frank Zappa

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.

--Sir Francis Bacon

Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.

--Edgard Varese

The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.


Your soul is infinitely creative. It is alive and expansive in nature. It is curious and playful, changing with the tides of time.

--Debbie Ford

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

--Dean Kamen

In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time.

--Dalai Lama

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

--Charles Buxton

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

--Charlie Chaplin

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.

--Charles Dickens

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

--Billy Joel

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

--Bertrand Russell

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

--Benjamin Franklin

Longer Version:

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be, as Poor Richard says, "the greatest prodigality'; since, as he elsewhere tells us, 'Lost time is never found again'; and 'What we call time enough always proves little enough'. Let us then up and be doing, and doing to the purpose; so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity.

Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.

--Benjamin Franklin

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.

--Barbara Bush

Unlike any other time in our history, we have to know that staying in school and getting an education is the most important thing you can do.

--Alexis Herman

Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.

--Alexandra Guarnaschelli

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.

--Arthur Schopenhauer
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