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If you are looking for the 100 best and most inspirational TIME QUOTES then you have come to the right place!



Not too long ago I wrote about the value of time.

Now I know we all know that time heals many wounds.

We also know that time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.

But some people still don’t seem convinced that every second and every minute of their life is super precious.

If that’s the case with you, then read ahead!


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Without further ado here they are; the TOP 100 most inspirational TIME QUOTES:



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

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

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

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

5 – We all make time for what we feel is important in our lives.

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

7 – 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

8 – You’re going to die. Stop wasting time.

9 – You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. Charles Buxton

10 – Time is the longest distance between two places. Tennessee Williams



11 – The trouble is you think you have time. Buddha

12 – 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

13 – Where your attention goes, your time goes. Idowu Koyenikan

14 – This is a wonderful day; I have never seen this one before. Maya Angelou

15 – Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don’t stop at your station. Carlos Ruiz Zafón

16 – Time has a wonderful way to show us what really matters. Margaret Peters

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

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

19 – It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important so important. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

20 – Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”  Lao Tzu



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

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

23 – Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life.

24 – One must work with time and not against it. Ursula K. Le Guin

25 – It’s not about having time. It’s about making time.

26 – You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin

27 – Stop waiting for time. Time isn’t waiting for you.

28 – The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. Because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.

29 – Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. Nathaniel Hawthorne

30 – Time is a gift given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life.  Norton Juster,


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31 – Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. Sara Paddison

32 – Life and time are the two best teachers. Life teaches us to make good use of time, while time teaches us the value of life.

33 – Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellent, intelligent planning, and focused effort. Paul J. Meyer

34 – 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.

35 – Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity. Jean de La Bruyère

36 – Time is an illusion. Albert Einstein

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

38 – One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time. Lost time is never found again.

39 – Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead. Hans Christian Andersen

40 – It is not enough to be busy…the question is: what are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau



41 – Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know. Pema Chodron

42 –Procrastination is the thief of time. Edward Young

43 – 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

44 – Time will explain. Jane Austen

45 – Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.

46 – If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Bruce Lee

47 – Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you. Paulo Coelho

48 – Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy. Roy T. Bennett

49 – Now is the time to start living the life you always imagined.

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

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51 – Time is very slow for those who wait. Very fast for those who are scared. Very long for those who lament. Very short for those who celebrate. But for those who love, time is eternal. William Shakespeare

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

53 – Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money but you cannot get more time. Jim Rohn

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

55 – Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time. Katrina Mayer

56 – Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves. Lord Chesterfield

57 – Be patient. Sometimes you have to go through the worst to get to the best. Give time some time. Karen Salmansohn

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

59 – Never let somebody waste your time, twice.

60 – If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want. Kevin Ngo



61 – There is more to life than simply increasing its speed. Mahatma Gandhi

62 – Our time here is magic! It’s the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It’s the only space. Ben Okri

63 – Stop killing and wasting time. Get something done today. Sunday Adelaja

64 – There is no greater harm than that of time wasted. Michelangelo

65 – I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift. Dodinsky

66 – Time is what keeps everything from happening at once. Ray Cummings

67 – When in doubt take more time. John Zimmerman

68 – Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better.

69 – You don’t need more time in your day. You need to decide. Seth Godin

70 – What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. Unknown



71 – Time brings all things to pass. Aeschylus

72 –The future starts today, not tomorrow.  Pope John Paul II

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

74 – Always in motion is the future. Yoda

75 – Time: a great engraver or eraser. Yahia Lababidi

76 – Sometimes a minute can be a mighty powerful thing. James Baldwin

77 – Inelegantly, and without my consent, time passed. Miranda July

78 – The cancer of time is eating us away. Henry Miller

79 – While people brood, time skips ahead without looking back. Alan Lightman

80 – We take photos as a return ticket to a moment that is otherwise gone.



81 – Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone.

82 – It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. … The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully. Seneca

83 – Time is precious. Make sure you spend it with the right people.

84 – Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn

85 – If not now, when? Unknown

86 – Time: the whisper beneath that word is death. James Baldwin

87 – Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along. Napoleon Hill

88 – The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

89 – Everything comes to you at the right time. Be patient.

90 – 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



91 – Time does not die; only people. J. F. Lawton

92 – Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.  Eckhart Tolle

93 – Time is flying never to return. Virgil

94 – Time…brings us everything we have and are, then comes with a back-loader and starts taking it all away. Jane Hirshfield

95 – It’s pretty scary to know how quickly time flies. James Wan

96 – There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen. Vladimir Lenin

97 – Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.  Alice Walker

98 – Nothing is more precious than time, and those who misspend it are the greatest of all prodigals. Theophrastus

99 – Time past is a bitter memory; time present a constant struggle; time to come a fearful blank. R.E. Raspe

100 – Life is short. Focus on what really matters most; you should change your priorities over time. Roy T. Bennett


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