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111 timeless quotes about time and how you deal with it calmly

by Tim Reichel

Managing time correctly is one of the most valuable skills there is. The only problem is: time doesn't know what it wants. Sometimes it stretches out, sometimes it just races past us. Time feels different for everyone - sometimes like this, sometimes like that.

What we miss most when dealing with time is calmness: How can you use your time sensibly? How do you survive difficult times? How do you avoid unnecessary pressure?

But serenity can be learned. And so that you don't have to start from scratch, you can learn a few tips and tricks from smart people who have already thought carefully about time.

That's why I have 111 of the best here Quotes about time collected and written down for you. Why quotes? Because many quotes have something powerful and inspiring about them. They can make you think, open your horizons and change your point of view.

Of course, only if you get involved. Otherwise it will be the babbling of old people.

 

 

These 111 quotes about time will open your eyes

 

Quote # 1

It is not too little time that we have, but too much time that we do not use.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

Quote # 2

Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let dogmas lure you into a trap. Don't let other people's opinions stifle your inner voice. Most importantly, you have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Everything else is irrelevant.

Steve Jobs

 

Quote # 3

Don't wish it got easier Wish you could get stronger

Jim Rohn

 

Quote # 4

We live in a time of perfect means and confused ends.

Albert Einstein

 

Quote # 5

Nobody is so busy that they don't have the time to tell everyone how busy they are.

Robert Lembke

 

Quote # 6

The people who never have time do the least.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

 

Quote # 7

Time heals all wounds.

Voltaire

 

Quote # 8

Time may heal wounds, but it's a miserable beautician.

Mark Twain

 

Quote # 9

Now are the good old days that we will long for in ten years.

Peter Ustinov

 

Quote # 10

A beautiful clock shows the time, a beautiful woman makes it forget.

Maurice Chevalier

 

Quote # 11

There are thieves who are not punished and yet steal the most precious thing from you: time.

Napoleon

 

Quote # 12

Ordinary people just wonder how to spend their time. An intelligent person tries to take advantage of them.

Arthur Schopenhauer

 

Quote # 13

Time we take is time that gives us something.

Ernst Ferstl

 

Quote # 14

Time lingers long enough for whoever wants to use it.

Leonardo da Vinci

 

Quote # 15

When the time comes when you could, the time when you can is over.

Marie von Ebner Eschenbach

 

Quote # 16

You should never be so busy that you don't have time to think.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

 

Quote # 17

Those who have got used to the absurd will find their way around well in our time.

Eugène Ionesco

 

Quote # 18

You can think differently from your time, but you can't dress differently.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

 

Quote # 19

There is a time for work. And there is a time for love You don't have more time.

Coco Chanel

 

Quote # 20

Many who had rushed ahead of their time had to wait for them in very uncomfortable accommodations.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

 

Quote # 21

If time is the most precious thing of all, a waste of time is the greatest waste of all.

Benjamin Franklin

 

Quote # 22

Time doesn't transform us, it just unfolds us.

Max Frisch

 

Quote # 23

There is always time to say something, but not to be silent.

Vilma Espin

 

Quote # 24

It's a waste of time doing something mediocre.

Madonna

 

Quote # 25

Time is not money. But money takes time from some and time takes money from others.

Ron Kritzfeld

 

Quote # 26

Time is not passing faster than it used to be, but we are walking past it more quickly.

Goerge Orwell

 

Quote # 27

Nothing is so responsible for the good old days as bad memory.

Anatole France

 

Quote # 28

Man sacrifices his health to make money. Then he sacrifices his money to get his health back. And then he's so scared of the future that he doesn't enjoy the present; the result is that he does not live in the present; he lives like he's never going to die, and then he dies and never really lived.

Dalai Lama

 

Quote # 29

Manager Disease: An epidemic caused by the clock hand and carried through the diary.

John Steinbeck

 

Quote # 30

We can't change the wind, but we can set the sails right.

Aristotle

 

Quote # 31

Some consider a busy schedule to be a busy life.

Gerhard Uhlenbruck

 

Quote # 32

You can preach what you want, but never preach over forty minutes.

Martin Luther

 

Quote # 33

Life is short, less because of the short time it takes, but because of that short time we have almost no time to enjoy it.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

 

Quote # 34

You should never say 'too late'. It's never too late in politics either. There is always time for a new beginning.

Konrad Adenauer

 

Quote # 35

Books are ships that rush through the vast seas of time.

Francis Bacon

 

Quote # 36

The strange thing about the future is probably the idea that our time will one day be called the good old days.

Ernest Hemingway

 

Quote # 37

Youth would be a better time if it came later in life.

Charlie Chaplin

 

 

Quote # 38

It takes us many years to understand how precious moments can be.

Ernst Ferstl

 

Quote # 39

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to get drunk in order to hang out with idiots.

Ernest Hemingway

 

Quote # 40

If you sit with a girl for two hours, you think it's a minute. But if you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it's two hours. That is relativity.

Albert Einstein

 

Quote # 41

Truth is the child of time, not authority.

Bertholt Brecht

 

Quote # 42

Wasting time is the easiest of all wastes.

Henry Ford

 

Quote # 43

The two greatest tyrants on earth: chance and time.

Johann Gottfried von Herder

 

Quote # 44

Eternity is long, especially towards the end.

Woody Allen

 

Quote # 45

We live in a dangerous time. Man controls nature before he has learned to control himself.

Albert Schweitzer

 

Quote # 46

There is much talk of irony and humor in our time, especially by people who have never been able to put them into practice.

Søren Kierkegaard

 

Quote # 47

Humanity has gone too far to turn back and is moving too fast to stop.

Winston Churchill

 

Quote # 48

Punctuality is the art of correctly assessing how much the other person will be late.

Bob Hope

 

Quote # 49

Two things are necessary for our work: tireless perseverance and the willingness to throw away something that has invested a lot of time and effort.

Albert Einstein

 

Quote # 50

Boredom felt at the right time is a sign of intelligence.

Clifton Fadiman

 

Quote # 51

The lesser evils are usually of a longer duration.

Wieslaw Brudzinski

 

Quote # 52

Don't postpone until tomorrow what can just as easily be postponed until the day after tomorrow.

Mark Twain

 

Quote # 53

Perseverance is rewarded sooner or later - but mostly later.

Wilhelm Busch

 

Quote # 54

Weeds grow in two months, a red rose takes a whole year to grow.

Melvana Celaleddin Rumi

 

Quote # 55

There are more important things in life than constantly increasing its pace.

Mahatma Gandhi

 

Quote # 56

The true generosity of the future is to give your all in the present.

Albert Camus

 

Quote # 57

Anyone who does not have two thirds of their day to themselves is a slave.

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Quote # 58

Modern people are not hit with the whip, but with deadlines.

Telly Savalos

 

Quote # 59

The sum of our lives are the hours we loved.

Wilhelm Busch

 

Quote # 60

Nothing is more powerful than an idea at the right time.

Victor Hugo

 

Quote # 61

Nothing is as old as yesterday's success.

Freddy Quinn

 

Quote # 62

If I could live my life again, I would make the same mistakes. But a little earlier so that I have more of it.

Marlene Dietrich

 

Quote # 63

One would like to live without aging; and in reality one ages without living.

Alexander Mitscherlich

 

Quote # 64

You have to wait for the future and enjoy or endure the present.

Wilhelm von Humboldt

 

Quote # 65

Aging women are like cathedrals, the older you get, the less the individual year matters.

Agatha Christie

 

Quote # 66

It takes two years to learn to speak and fifty to learn to be silent

Ernest Hemingway

 

Quote # 67

Maybe there are better times; but this is ours.

Jean Paul Satre

 

Quote # 68

The most important thing in life is time. Life means dealing with time correctly.

Bruce Lee

 

Quote # 69

We have to use time as a tool, not a couch.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 

Quote # 70

It is never too late for those whose time has come.

Bertholt Brecht

 

Quote # 71

The art of having time is also the art of keeping at bay the people who are stealing our time.

Emil Oesch

 

Quote # 72

You have to live as if you had a hundred and fifty years. Haste is the enemy of life.

Thornton Wildner

 

Quote # 73

Time is a great teacher. It's just a shame that she kills her students.

Curt Goetz

 

Quote # 74

You lose most of your time trying to gain time.

John Steinbeck

 

 

Quote # 75

A wrong decision right away saves time.

Helmar Nahr

 

Quote # 76

The calendar sheets just fall down. They are the hair loss of the time.

Saul Bellow

 

Quote # 77

Anyone who accuses time just wants to talk their way out.

Thomas Fuller

 

Quote # 78

There is enough time to think about the future when there is no more future.

George Bernhard Shaw

 

Quote # 79

If you want to measure the narrowness of your home, travel. If you want to measure the narrowness of your time, study history.

Kurt Tucholsky

 

Quote # 80

One waits for time to change, the other tackles it and acts.

Dante Alighieri

 

Quote # 81

The experience is like a lantern in the back: it only illuminates the part of the way that we have already traveled.

Confucius

 

Quote # 82

There is only one thing that is more expensive than education in the long run, no education.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 

Quote # 83

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future. Focus on the present moment.

Buddha

 

Quote # 84

We have far too little leisure: time when nothing is going on. This is the time when the Einsteins, the creative researchers, make their discoveries. The operation and the routine are uninteresting and counterproductive.

Adolf Muschg

 

Quote # 85

In the rush of modern life, many people have evolved into machines whose sole purpose is to make money.

Dalai Lama

 

Quote # 86

The clever learns from everything and from everyone, the normal from his experiences and the stupid knows everything better.

Socrates

 

Quote # 87

No matter how difficult yesterday was, you can always start again today.

Buddah

 

Quote # 88

Education is an ornament in happy times and a refuge in unhappy times.

Aristotle

 

Quote # 89

If we believe in our strength, we become stronger every day.

Mahatma Gandhi

 

Quote # 90

Whoever stops getting better has stopped being good.

Philip Rosenthal

 

Quote # 91

Courage isn't always roaring loud. Sometimes it's the calm, low voice at the end of the day that says: I'll try again tomorrow.

Mary Anne Radmacher

 

Quote # 92

Others may be able to stop you temporarily. But you can only stop yourself permanently.

Zig Ziglar

 

Quote # 93

We have to take things funnier than they deserve; especially since we took them more seriously than they deserve for a long time.

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Quote # 94

All things have their time, even the good ones.

Michel de Montagne

 

Quote # 95

Because nothing is more difficult and nothing requires more character than to be in open opposition to your time and to say out loud: no.

Kurt Tucholsky

 

Quote # 96

Procrastination is a thief of time.

Edward Young

 

Quote # 97

As a rule, time robs most things of their poison and makes them harmless.

Haruki Murakami

 

Quote # 98

Moons and years pass, but a beautiful moment shines through life.

Franz Grillparzer

 

Quote # 99

There is no lost property office for the time other people steal from you.

Gerhard Uhlenbruck

 

Quote # 100

I regret nothing. You only waste time that is becoming more and more valuable.

Peter Ustinov

 

Quote # 101

No day has enough time, but we should take enough time every day.

John Donne

 

Quote # 102

Silence gives you a pretty good measure of time.

Angela Merkel

 

Quote # 103

It is not a question of foreseeing the future, but of being prepared for the future.

Pericles

 

Quote # 104

If you love life, don't waste time because that's what life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

 

Quote # 105

Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.

Mark Twain

 

Quote # 106

The present is theirs, but the future I've worked for is mine.

Nikola Tesla

 

Quote # 107

Nobody is born confident. Those people who exude self-confidence, are fearless and can find their way around everywhere have gradually acquired their self-confidence.

David Schwartz

 

Quote # 108

I am more interested in the future than in the past, because I intend to live in it.

Albert Einstein

 

Quote # 109

Never start to stop, never stop to start

Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

Quote # 110

You only have time if you take it.

Karl Heinrich Waggerl

 

Quote # 111

The most difficult time in our life is the best opportunity to develop inner strength.

Dalai Lama

 

 

Conclusion

Phew, there were 111 clever sentences that hopefully gave you a few impulses.

Everyone experiences time differently and treats it differently. There is one thing we must not do, however: let time suppress us. We have to use the little time we have calmly and make the most of it. These quotes will help you with that.

Just come back and go through the list again. Over time you will have a different perspective and discover new things over and over again.

Do you know any other great quotes about time?

 

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