We’ve collected the best Time Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Eric Hoffer, Amy Poehler, Abraham Lincoln, Debbie Ford, Albert Einstein. Use them as an inspiration.
A great man‘s greatest good luck is to die at the right time.
Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.
The devil ain’t got no power over me. The devil come, and me shake hands with the devil. Devil have his part to play. Devil’s a good friend, too… because when you don’t know him, that’s the time he can mosh you down.
I don’t want to miss out on the chance of having a good time.
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
There never is a good time for tough decisions. There will always be an election or something else. You have to pick courage and do it. Governance is about taking tough, even unpopular, decisions.
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for… reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.
The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation.
If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality, I have no right to throw away your time, if I do my own.
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
I love the sensation of being out in the open air, far away from all the distractions of modern life. I will usually disappear for a couple of hours, and that time on my bike is quite sacred, as it’s when I do all my serious thinking. Sometimes I will stop off at bikers’ cafe and have a bacon sandwich.
The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.
Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.
One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure.
Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.
I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.
Everything that happens is meant to be. It’s meant to happen like that. But sometimes you don’t know at the time that it’s meant to be disaster.
Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
Y’know, you can’t please all the people all the time… and last night, all those people were at my show.
You can’t jump from little things to big things. It just takes time and patience.
Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand.
My motivation is tomorrow, just one day at a time, right?
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
You can’t please everyone. When you’re too focused on living up to other people’s standards, you aren’t spending enough time raising your own. Some people may whisper, complain and judge. But for the most part, it’s all in your head. People care less about your actions than you think. Why? They have their own problems!
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.
All my possessions for a moment of time.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
God may not be there when you want him but he is always on time.
Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.
For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
Don’t give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half.
Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
You hear certain things, negative things, all the time that aren’t true, but you never hear about the positive.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
Time was God’s first creation.
Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this.
There was a time when men thought it was sexy to have a housewife waiting for him to come home from work in her slippers, but in modern society, I think an independent woman is even more sexy.
I don’t believe that if you do good, good things will happen. Everything is completely accidental and random. Sometimes bad things happen to very good people and sometimes good things happen to bad people. But at least if you try to do good things, then you’re spending your time doing something worthwhile.
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans – born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.
You’ve just got to keep going through the tough times and try your best every time you play.
When it’s time for me to walk away from something, I walk away from it. My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough.
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
There is no right time and right place for love… it can happen any time.
It’s time for the human race to enter the solar system.
If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.
People spend so much time in their cars, and it’s a legal way to have fun by speeding a little bit or testing yourself a little bit, and you get to invest in your car. For some people, it becomes their baby.
Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
My mission is to kill time, and time’s to kill me in its turn. How comfortable one is among murderers.
Time will pass and seasons will come and go.
Lost time is never found again.
Time is my greatest enemy.
It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.
When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game.
Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.
The past cannot be cured.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.
It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.
Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.
As long as you know yourself and you got good people around you and you passionate about what you do, that’s all that matters because at the end of the day, you go to sleep with the people you love, you wake up with the people you love, and you spend your time with the people you love.
That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
Gay rights is just a matter of time. Look at the polls. Worrying about gay marriage, let alone gay civil unions or gay employment rights, is a middle-age issue. Young people just can’t see the problem. At worst, gays are going to win this one just by waiting until the opposition dies off.
People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.
I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.
Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Success is not an accident. When you put yourself in the right place at the right time, then you’re likely to be more successful because of how you prepare yourself on a daily basis.
I talk to myself all the time. Just make sure you answer.
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
For the most part, Islam is about peace. It’s dealing with submission to the most high. Mohammed is a prophet, a messenger. But at the same time, we’ll fight in the name of Allah. We’re not going to let you disrespect our prophet.
There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.
It’s time for political leaders across the ideological spectrum to realize that, while partisanship is understandable, hyper-partisanship is destructive to our country. We need more visionary leaders who will earnestly strive for bipartisanship and finding policy solutions that can move America forward.
I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.
Each person is an enigma. You’re a puzzle not only to yourself but also to everyone else, and the great mystery of our time is how we penetrate this puzzle.
I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world.
In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.
What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.
What people don’t understand is joining a gang ain’t bad, it’s cool, it’s fine. When you in the hood, joining a gang it’s cool because all your friends are in the gang, all your family’s in the gang. We’re not just killing people every night, we’re just hanging out, having a good time.
We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep.
A bad system will beat a good person every time.
We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.
Life is designed to knock you down. It will knock you down time and time again, but it doesn’t matter how many times you fall – it matters how many times you get back up.
I take time to open up with people. But once I know you, I’m fine. I’m a shy person.
Genius is never understood in its own time.
If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone.
The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
When things are bad, it’s the best time to reinvent yourself.
I’ve gotten to travel all over the world and meet all kinds of people and do all kinds of great things, so it’s, like, surreal. It just lets you know how time flies, especially when you’re having fun. It seems like time keeps going by faster as I get older.
There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time. I owe him my best.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
It’s when children are 15, 16 or 17 that they decide whether they want to be a doctor, an engineer, a politician or go to the Mars or moon. That is the time they start having a dream, and that’s the time you can work on them. You can help them shape their dreams.
School was a waste of time for me. I was bored and left at 16. I started taking correspondence courses at college instead. I did incredibly well. I won an award for my grades.
Sometimes, magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.
The world is like a reverse casino. In a casino, if you gamble long enough, you’re certainly going to lose. But in the real world, where the only thing you’re gambling is, say, your time or your embarrassment, then the more stuff you do, the more you give luck a chance to find you.
One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.
We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
I am grateful for all the moments that I have, and I’m moving forward one step at a time to the future.
I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.
No matter what job or industry you’re in, life is hard, but we’re all going through a difficult time and the best thing we can do is pick each other up and move on together.
But meanwhile time flies; it flies never to be regained.
I’ve studied authoritarianism for a very long time – for 40 years – and they’re started by people’s attempts to control the ideological and linguistic territory.
The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.
I went to a restaurant that serves ‘breakfast at any time’. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.
I’ll never, ever be full. I’ll always be hungry. Obviously, I’m not talking about food. Growing up, I had nothing for such a long time. Someone told me a long time ago, and I’ve never forgotten it, ‘Once you’ve ever been hungry, really, really hungry, then you’ll never, ever be full.’
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
I saw a bank that said ’24 Hour Banking‘, but I don’t have that much time.
The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
No one remembers who climbed Mount Everest the second time.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
When Time is spent, Eternity begins.
I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important.
Forever is composed of nows.
The easiest diet is, you know, eat vegetables, eat fresh food. Just a really sensible healthy diet like you read about all the time.
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.
Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.
Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind.
Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.
Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time.
I think we all have our own personality, unique and distinctive, and at the same time, I think that our own unique and distinctive personality blends with the wind, with the footsteps in the street, with the noises around the corner, and with the silence of memory, which is the great producer of ghosts.
Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein‘s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.
The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.
It’s all about the experience and having a good time and connecting with the fans.
Forgiveness is not a feeling – it’s a decision we make because we want to do what’s right before God. It’s a quality decision that won’t be easy and it may take time to get through the process, depending on the severity of the offense.
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time.
We should learn not to hold grudges and be positive all the time because life is too short and unpredictable.
We have not the time to take our time.
From journalism I learned to write under pressure, to work with deadlines, to have limited space and time, to conduct and interview, to find information, to research, and above all, to use language as efficiently as possible and to remember always that there is a reader out there.
Where I am today… I still have my ups and downs, but I take it one day at a time and I just hope that I can be the best that I can possibly be, not only for myself, but also young people that are out there today that need someone to look up to.
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
We must go fast, because the race is against time.
Timing has always been a key element in my life. I have been blessed to have been in the right place at the right time.
When you are missing someone, time seems to move slower, and when I’m falling in love with someone, time seems to be moving faster.
Time flies when you’re changing the world.
There’s time enough, but none to spare.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.
I have a hard time figuring out what kind of box to put me in, too, because I don’t know exactly what‘s going on around me or why. But I need to stay outside of boxes because then I can look at what’s inside of them without being part of them.
If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don’t do that, you are wasting your time on this earth.
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
The industrial revolution allowed us, for the first time, to start replacing human labour with machines.
If we are all in agreement on the decision – then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.
Once someone has spent enough time cultivating bad habits and biding their time, they are much diminished. Much of what they could have been has dissipated.
Bitcoin is amazingly transformative because it’s the first time in the entire history of the world in which anybody can now send or receive any amount of money, with anyone else, anywhere on the planet, without having to ask permission from any bank or government.
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!
Time and space – time to be alone, space to move about – these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow.
I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.
For a long time I tried to manage an honesty and openness about my personal life because I’m human and I’m normal – well, semi-normal.
When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whether it’s make good grades in school, be a good athlete, be a good person, go down and do some community service and help somebody who’s in need, whatever it is you choose to do, you’re investing your time in that.
Spending time outdoors makes you feel great.
The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
I give all my life to football; I only think about football. This is what is on my mind all the time.
When in doubt, take more time.
Time is bunk.
In time of peace prepare for war.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
Loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.
‘Back To Love’ is a way of letting people know that sometimes you get caught up in trying to be successful in school or in your social life, and it’s a reminder not to forget that each day people are getting older. Nobody is promised tomorrow, so we should make sure that we spend quality time with quality people.
You can’t please everybody. You’d be crazy if you’re trying to. So take some time out to do some things for yourself.
Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate, you have not wasted your time but have done your best.
I’m human, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I’m already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids.
The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.
For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time.
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
Space is to place as eternity is to time.
The future doesn’t just happen. We are building it, and we are building it all the time.
Time is money.
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Leadership is inspiring people. Management is keeping the trains running on time.
People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do.
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone.
Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.
The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.
Time discovers truth.
Trust is a product of test over time.
Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor.
I live in a crazy time.
In this hectic life, we have no time to take care of ourselves, hence massage is needed for rejuvenation and stress reduction. A lot of people are looking for quick fixes: like, they are taking medications, and they are doing other things which are not healthy. But massage is very holistic and natural.
Time and the hour run through the roughest day.
Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanization of politics.
Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth.
When you get a groove going, time flies.
Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent.
The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.
Though music transcends language, culture and time, and though notes are the same, Indian music is unique because it is evolved, sophisticated and melodies are defined.
I am a very active person. I have a lot of energy, and I love to be doing something physical all the time.
I’ve been on a calendar, but I’ve never been on time.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.
I believe that whatever comes at a particular time is a blessing from God.
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
Time flies never to be recalled.
Time goes on. So whatever you’re going to do, do it. Do it now. Don’t wait.
It’s almost mind-boggling how time flies.
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
I have short goals – to get better every day, to help my teammates every day – but my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship. It’s all that matters. I dream about it. I dream about it all the time, how it would look, how it would feel. It would be so amazing.
One of things I like about looking at pictures when you’re young and also meeting back with old friends you haven’t seen in a long time is, for me, it’s a glimpse of who I was.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while… you don’t do things right once in a while… you do them right all the time. Winning is habit.
The true nature of all wealth is temporary; those who have wealth must here and now do good deeds that will live for a long time.
I’m no good with words but I’ll find ways from time to time to show you how grateful I am.
Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
I don’t care how busy I am – I will always make time for what’s most important to me.
Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time.
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.
Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.
And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.
No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time.
Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
You could warm Mars up, over time, with greenhouse gases.
What does immortality mean to me? That we all want more time; and we want it to be quality time.
The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.
The key to the future in an aging society is not found in increasing just our life span; we need to increase our health span at the same time.
History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.
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.