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Time is the fairest and toughest judge. Edgar Quinet

Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator. Robert Orben

Everything in this life takes longer than you think except life itself. Anonymous

Even a clock that is not going is right twice a day. Polish Proverb

But at my back I always hear time's winged chariot hurrying near. Andrew Marvell

Think with awe on the slow and quiet power of time. Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

A grindstone that had not grit in it, how long would it take to sharpen an ax? And affairs that had not grit in them, how long would they take to make a man? Henry Ward Beecher

The idea is to make decisions and act on them -- to decide what is important to accomplish, to decide how something can best be accomplished, to find time to work at it and to get it done. Karen Kakascik

Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go. Josh Billings

The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. Lord Chesterfield

How many times have you heard this statement, I haven't time. How many times have we made it ourselves? oh, I wish I had time. Time for what? Time to work in the Church, to serve in our communities and time to improve our minds. Think again of these twenty-four hours that are given to us. John Longden

I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. Ian Fleming

If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and remark, ''there goes another day of my life, never to return,'' you will become time conscious. A. B. Zu Tavern

We must use time as a tool, not as a couch. John F. Kennedy

When we are doing what we love, we don't care about time. For at least at that moment, time doesn't exist and we are truly free. Wieder Marcia

Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn. Delmore Schwartz

He who lets time rule him will live the life of a slave. John Arthorne

Time spent on hiring is time well spent. Robert Half

I am what you will be, I was what you are. Anonymous

One realizes the full importance of time only when there is little of it left. Every man's greatest capital asset is his unexpired years of productive life. P. W. Litchfield

American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe. Harold Rosenberg

Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks. Euripides

Time rushes toward us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation. Tennessee Williams

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

Time discovered truth. Seneca

Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. Jim Rohn

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

Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed. Charles De Montesquieu

Until we can manage TIME, we can manage nothing else. Peter F. Drucker

All time management begins with planning. Tom Greening

Monday is the key day of the week. Gaelic Proverb

Time is waste of money. Oscar Wilde

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. Henry David Thoreau

Time is that in which all things pass away. Arthur Schopenhauer

And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges. William Shakespeare

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Laertius Diogenes

I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own. H.G. Wells

When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets. Friedrich Nietzsche

City people try to buy time as a rule, when they can, whereas country people are prepared to kill time, although both try to cherish in their mind's eye the notion of a better life ahead. Edward Hoagland

Time, whose tooth gnaws away at everything else, is powerless against truth. Thomas H. Huxley

Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance. Leo Buscaglia

Time stays long enough for those who use it. Leonardo Da Vinci

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. [Ecclesiastes 3:1] Bible

We never shall have any more time we have, and we have always had, all the time there is. Thomas A. Bennett

If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got. Lee Iacocca

What a folly it is to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal. John Howe

A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is. Bertrand Russell

Time is that which a man is always trying to kill, but which ends in killing him. Herbert Spencer

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

Clocks will go as they are set, but man, irregular man, is never constant, never certain. Thomas Otway

It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves. Thornton Wilder

You cannot kill time without injuring eternity. Henry David Thoreau

Time glides away and as we get older through the noiseless years; the days flee and are restrained by no reign. Ovid

Time and tide wait for no man. Geoffrey Chaucer

Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever. Horace Mann

Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker. Jean De La Bruyere

Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time. Denis Waitley

Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts. Ted W. Engstrom

No one can be right all of the time, but it helps to be right most of the time. Robert Half

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

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future. Winston Churchill

Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed. Peter F. Drucker

The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day. Henry Ward Beecher

Love makes time pass away and time makes love pass away. French Proverb

A day may sink or save a realm. Lord Alfred Tennyson

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

Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions. John Randolph

A man's main job is to become supremely aware of and intimately involved in the great issues of his time. Anonymous

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man. Charles Caleb Colton

It's how we spend our time here and now, that really matters. If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it. Wieder Marcia

It is later than you think. Chinese Proverb

Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment, you shouldn't let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow managers. Andrew Grove

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time. Brian Tracy

Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial. Frank Dane

Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time. George Robert Gissing

Time is nature's way of making sure that everything doesn't happen at once. Anonymous

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. Faith Baldwin

He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out the plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life. Victor Hugo

To choose time is to save time. Francis Bacon

Time cuts down all, both great and small. Anonymous

The longest day soon comes to an end. Proverb

Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician. Lucille S. Harper

If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated reading deserves to be read at all. Thomas Carlyle

There is a time for work and a time for love. That leaves no other time. Coco Chanel

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self. Charles Dickens

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever. Horace Mann

The key to setting priorities, the order in which you must accomplish things, is to ask yourself, ''What is my payoff in doing this activity? How does this fit in with my long-term objectives?'' Success Magazine

Hands of time move us forward, never back. Only memories frozen in mind, can we reenact. Robert M. Hensel

Time is the rider that breaks youth. George Herbert

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

Nothing is swifter than our years. Ovid

When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time. Edgar Watson Howe

Time stays, we go. H. L. Mencken

Now is the watchword of the wise. Proverb

O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion! Ben Johnson

Time and I against any two. Spanish Proverb

An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold. Chinese Proverb

Time turns the old days to derision, our loves into corpses or wives; and marriage and death and division make barren our lives. A. C. Swinburne

When the time is right, you just got to do it. Jack Simplot

He that lacks the time to mourn, lacks time to mend. Anonymous

While time, the endless idiot, runs screaming round the world. Carson Mccullers

Oh Time! the beautifier of the dead, adorer of the ruin, comforter and only healer when the heart hath bled... Time, the avenger! Lord Byron

The morning hour has gold in its mouth. German Proverb

It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. Henry Ford

Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. Samuel Levenson

Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. Jorge Luis Borges

Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. In is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and a manly heart. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept time absolutely. Walt Whitman

He that rises late must trot all day. Benjamin Franklin

Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again. Ovid

Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30. Robert Frost

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time. Anonymous

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. Golda Meir

Time is the measure of business. Francis Bacon

Be intent on the perfection of the present day. William Law

Management works in the system; Leadership works on the system. Stephen R. Covey

I am definitely going to take a course on time management... just as soon as I can work it into my schedule. Louis E. Boone

Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others. Anonymous

Wasted time means wasted lives. R. Shannon

Heck by the time a man scratches his behind, clears his throat, and tells me how smart he is, we've already wasted fifteen minutes. Lyndon B. Johnson

I am ready any time. Do not keep me waiting. John Mason Brown

There is but an hour a day between a good housewife and a bad one. English Proverb

Don't serve time, make time serve you. William Sutton

The woman who says she won't be a minute is usually right. Anonymous

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

O, call back yesterday, bid time return. William Shakespeare

We must use time creatively -- and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things. Martin Luther King Jr.

People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least. Georg C. Lichtenberg

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year -- and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! Anthony Robbins

Time is the wisest of all counselors. Plutarch

Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities. Daniel J. Boorstin

Time is Too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice. But for those who love, time is not. Henry Van Dyke

Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time. Abraham Lincoln

Get into the habit of asking yourself if what you are doing can be handled by someone else. Anonymous

Time is the only critic without ambition. John Steinbeck

Time will take your money, but money won't buy time. James Taylor

Time goes, you say? Ah, no! Alas, Time stays, we go. Austin Dobson

There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always enough time to do it over. Jack Bergman

Never before have we had so little time in which to do so much. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wait for the wisest of all counselors, time. Pericles

Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind. Pitman

Time has a wonderful way of weeding out the trivial. Richard Ben Sapir

We are condemned to kill time, thus we die bit by bit. Octavio Paz

The infinite is in the finite of every instant. Anonymous

Life is half spent before one knows what it is. French Proverb

Nothing is to come, and nothing past: But an eternal now, does always last. Abraham Cowley

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

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

For time is the longest distance between two places. Tennessee Williams

Misspending a man's time is a kind of self-homicide. Edward F. Halifax

Why kill time when one can employ it. French Proverb

Is what I'm doing or about to do getting us closer to our objective? Robert Townsend

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

Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains -- except kill it. Erich Fromm

In politics a week is a very long time. Harold Wilson

Time! Joyless emblem of the greed of millions, robber of the best which earth can give. Amy Lowell

When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute -- then it's longer than any hour. That's relativity! Albert Einstein

To save time is to lengthen life. Anonymous

We always have time enough, if we will but use it aright. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God the herdsman treads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet. William Butler Yeats

Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. Carl Sandburg

Time is the one thing we possess. Our success depends upon the use of our time, and its by-product, the odd moment. Arthur Brisbane

Three o clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. Jean-Paul Sartre

The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I DID NOT HAVE TIME. Franklin Field

All my possessions for a moment of time. Queen Elizabeth

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

Come on, Come on, and there'll be no turning back. You were only killing time and it can kill you right back Come on, Come on, its time to burn up the fuse. You got nothing to do and even less to lose. Jim Steinman

We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we're in the present, but we aren't. The present we know is only a movie of the past. Thomas Wolfe

So much of our time is spent in preparation, so much in routine, and so much in retrospect, that the amount of each person's genius is confined to a very few hours. Ralph Waldo Emerson

These times of ours are serious and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger. Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the greatest resources people cannot mobilize themselves is that they try to accomplish great things. Most worthwhile achievements are the result of many little things done in a single direction. Nido Qubein

One can always trust to time. Insert a wedge of time and nearly everything straightens itself out. Norman Douglas

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin

The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure. William Blake

Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented. Harold S. Geneen

Lost time is never found again. Proverb

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. Mike Murdock

Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you don't let other people spend it for you. John Dryden

Time is but the stream I go fishing in. I drink at it, but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. It's thin current slides away, but eternity remains. Henry David Thoreau

You love what you find time to do. Anonymous

The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain. Jane Bryant Quinn
A man must be master of his hours and days, not their servant. William Frederick Book

You are not born for fame if you don't know the value of time. Marquis De Vauvenargues

We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose. Charles Baudelaire

Soon enough is well enough. Proverb

No man goes before his time -- unless the boss leaves early. Groucho Marx

I cannot afford to waste my time making money. Louis Agassiz

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. Alan Lakein

We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning. Henry Ward Beecher

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. Hector Louis Berlioz

Longevity conquers scandal every time. Shelby Foote

In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking. Sir John Lubbock

Time, you old gypsy man, will you not stay, put up your caravan just for one day? Ralph Hodgson

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness. John Wanamaker

Take care in your minutes, and the hours will take care of themselves. Lord Chesterfield

One always has time enough, if one will apply it well. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature. Marcus T. Cicero

Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all. John Berger

A person who borrows your watch, tells you what time it is, pockets your watch, and then sends you a bill for it. Anonymous

An alarm clock is a device that makes you rise and whine. Anonymous

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Bertrand Russell

To get all there is out of living, we must employ our time wisely, never being in too much of a hurry to stop and sip life, but never losing our sense of the enormous value of a minute. Robert Updegraff

Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought. Joseph Addison

Time is the devourer of all things. Ovid

We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions. Stephen R. Covey

The biggest difference between time and space is that you can't reuse time. Merrick Furst

The surest poison is time. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make a good use of the present. Horace

If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over? Jeffery J. Mayer

Time is the soul of business. English Proverb

Everything passes, everything perishes, everything palls. French Proverb

For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role. Marshall Mcluhan

Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour. Benjamin Franklin

Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave, and gives them what he will and not what they crave. Pericles

In all planning you make a list and you set priorities. Alan Lakein

Time; that black and narrow isthmus between two eternities. Charles Caleb Colton

Time spent in getting even would be better spent in getting ahead. Anonymous

The best way to fill time is to waste it. Marguerite Duras

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