Quotable Quotes: Time

Mar 27, 2015 1 Min Read
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Time : The Indefinite Continued Progress of Existence in the Past, Present, and Future

Time has a significant role in human life. If one understands the value of time, he or she gains the most important lesson about life. Here are quotes about time by people who are timelessly legendary, check them out!

“Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa

“In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.” – Malcolm X

"The future is uncertain but the end is always near." – Jim Morrison

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

“Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it had unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.” – Khalil Gibran


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

"Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity." – Hippocrates

"Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them." – Dion Boucicault

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

“The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

"It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time." – Steve Jobs

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

"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

"The trouble is, you think you have time." – Jack Kornfield

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." – Steve Jobs

"Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to live as we do to death." – Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

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

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

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"You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time." – Charles F. Kettering

"Regret for wasted time is more wasted time." – Mason Cooley

"You can’t make up for the lost time. You can only do better in the future." – Ashley Ormon

“Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.” – Alan Lakein

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

“Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real.” – Sara Paddison

Published in English daily The Star, Malaysia, 28 March 2015

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