Time Sayings and Quotes

Time is a precious resource and once it’s gone, it’s gone forever. From over scheduling and constantly being plugged in, to completely dropping out of the rat race, everyone is looking to maximize the time they have left on earth. After all, there’s only so many hours in the day. Use your time wisely and check out the curated list of inspirational, wise, and humorous time quotes, sayings and proverbs below.

When as a child I laughed and wept, Time crept. When as a youth I waxed more bold. Time strolled. When I became a full-grown man, Time RAN. When older still I daily grew, Time FLEW. Soon I shall find, in passing on, Time gone. Henry Twells
The world was made, not in time, but simultaneously with time. There was no time before the world. Augustine of Hippo
Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, time stays, we go. Austin Dobson
There is more time than life. Mexican Proverb
Time can bring you down, time can bend you knees. Times can break your heart, have you begging please…Beyond the door, there’s peace I’m sure. And I know there’ll be no more tears in heaven. Eric Clapton
Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things. Jesse Jackson
If you let slip time, like a neglected rose it withers on the stalk with languished head. John Milton
The moment hung in time like a miner’s hat on an oaken peg in a saloon abandoned ninety years ago. Loren D. Estleman
The passing years are like a mist sweeping up from the sea of time so that my memories acquire new aspects. W. Somerset Maugham
She was forever saving time, like bits of string. Helen Hudson
There is a rhythm inside a year of time, like a great mainspring that keeps it ticking from spring to summer to fall to winter. Borden Deal
Time…a substance of some sort which existence burned up like a fire. Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
Time fled past us like a startled bird. James Crumley
If time seems to pass so quickly, this is because there are no landmarks. Like the moon when it is at its heights on the horizon. Albert Camus
As the waves make toward the pebbled shore, so do our minutes hasten to their end. William Shakespeare
The day runs through me as water through a sieve. Samuel Butler
We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch. John F. Kennedy
Regret for wasted time is more wasted time. Mason Cooley
Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once. Albert Einstein
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. Thomas Hardy
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity. Jean De La Bruyere
Time is an illusion. Albert Einstein
Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. Stephen King
Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late. William Shakespeare
Time is the wisest counselor of all. Pericles
Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn. Delmore Schwartz
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. Rodin
The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. Stephen R. Covey
Time brings all things to pass. Aeschylus