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Time Quotes:

You may delay, but time will not.

Benjamin Franklin

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

William Penn

The time I kill is killing me.

Mason Cooley

Old age and the passage of time teach all things.

Sophocles

Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.

Sophocles

The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own.

Charles Caleb Colton

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

H. G. Wells

Now is the age of anxiety.

W. H. Auden

Time passes irrevocably.

Virgil

Time is flying never to return.

Virgil

All our sweetest hours fly fastest.

Virgil

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

The past cannot be cured.

Elizabeth I

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.

Charles M. Schulz

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

Jean de La Fontaine

Time and tide wait for no man.

Geoffrey Chaucer

It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.

Elizabeth Taylor

Time is the wisest counselor of all.

Pericles

For time is the longest distance between two places.

Tennessee Williams

Time, the devourer of all things.

Ovid

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.

Bil Keane

Put two ships in the open sea, without wind or tide, and, at last, they will come together. Throw two planets into space, and they will fall one on the other. Place two enemies in the midst of a crowd, and they will inevitably meet; it is a fatality, a question of time; that is all.

Jules Verne

Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.

Friedrich Schiller

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.

Barbara Bush

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.

James M. Barrie

True time is four-dimensional.

Martin Heidegger

We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.

John F. Kennedy

I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time.

Steven Wright

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.

George Bernard Shaw

In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.

Malcolm X

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

Khalil Gibran

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

C. S. Lewis

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.

Leonardo da Vinci

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

Saint Augustine

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?

Dr. Seuss

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.

Ambrose Bierce

Time makes more converts than reason.

Thomas Paine

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

Coco Chanel

Forever is composed of nows.

Emily Dickinson

Time brings all things to pass.

Aeschylus

But time growing old teaches all things.

Aeschylus

Friends are thieves of time.

Francis Bacon

It would take six months to get to Mars if you go there slowly, with optimal energy cost. Then it would take eighteen months for the planets to realign. Then it would take six months to get back, though I can see getting the travel time down to three months pretty quickly if America has the will.

Elon Musk

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

John Lennon

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart’s desire.

v John Dewey

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.

Paul Harvey

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

Earl Nightingale

We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have – for their usefulness.

Thomas Merton

Time is bunk.

Douglas Adams

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Robert H. Schuller

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

Golda Meir

Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less.

Charles Lamb

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

Thomas Hardy

By the time we’ve made it, we’ve had it.

Malcolm Forbes

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.

Paul Valery

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

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.

Doug Larson

The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.

Herb Caen

We have not the time to take our time.

Eugene Ionesco

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

John Wanamaker

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.

Francois Rabelais

Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth.

Thomas Huxley

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

M. Scott Peck

Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity.

Agatha Christie

I confess, I do not believe in time.

Vladimir Nabokov

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Edward Young

The past always looks better than it was. It’s only pleasant because it isn’t here.

Finley Peter Dunne

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.

Evelyn Waugh

The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.

Francoise Sagan

Time will pass and seasons will come and go.

roy bean

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.

Dion Boucicault

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.

Roger Babson

Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once.

John Archibald Wheeler

Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.

John Archibald Wheeler

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

Alan Lakein

O sweet, delusive Noon, Which the morning climbs to find, O moment sped too soon, And morning left behind.

Helen Hunt Jackson

When Time is spent, Eternity begins.

Helen Hunt Jackson

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.

Ben Hecht

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.

Max Frisch

Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Time moves in one direction, memory in another.

William Gibson

The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked.

Tillie Olsen

And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total?

Tillie Olsen

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That’s probably why they get along so well.

Jonathan Carroll

Perfection is the child of time.

Joseph Hall

There are no secrets that time does not reveal.

JEAN RACINE

Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly.

IVAN TURGENEV

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Theophrastus

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

Delmore Schwartz

The present is a point just passed.

David Russell

Time is the most valuable thing on earth: time to think, time to act, time to extend our fraternal relations, time to become better men, time to become better women, time to become better and more independent citizens.

Samuel Gompers

We must go fast, because the race is against time.

Anna Held

There’s time enough, but none to spare.

Charles W. Chesnutt

Time is a beautiful thing. It’s like when you meet an old lover on the street six years later and they don’t look so ugly anymore.

Sarah McLachlan

Know how to live the time that is given you.

Dario Fo

Each moment is perfect and heaven-sent, in that each moment holds the seeds for growth.

Suzan-Lori Parks

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.

Richard Cecil

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.

Mark Helprin

Eternity: a moment standing still for ever.

James Montgomery

Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important.

Mariel Hemingway

Time was God’s first creation.

Walter Lang

I took some time out for life.

James L. Brooks

The best way to fill time is to waste it.

Marguerite Duras

When in doubt, take more time.

John Zimmerman

Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.

Adam Hochschild

Time and space – time to be alone, space to move about – these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow.

Edwin Way Teale

The time to hesitate is through.

Robby Krieger

Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go.

Henry Austin Dobson

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.

Faith Baldwin

My time is now.

John Turner

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

Barack Obama

The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius

The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.

Barack Obama

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Steve Jobs

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.

Zig Ziglar

You can’t be afraid to fail. It’s the only way you succeed – you’re not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that.

LeBron James

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde

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.

Marie Curie

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.

Maya Angelou

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.

Aristotle

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Henry Ford

In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.

Ulysses S. Grant

We learned many years ago that the rich may have money, but the poor have time.

Cesar Chavez

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.

William Shakespeare

Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time… its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or, in extreme cases, to appoint a commission.

Shirley Chisholm

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.

Wilma Rudolph

There are two kinds of worries – those you can do something about and those you can’t. Don’t spend any time on the latter.

Duke Ellington

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.

Winston Churchill

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.

Ronald Reagan

If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.

Theodore Roosevelt

Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time.

James Baldwin

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.

George Carlin

And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.

Jesus Christ

It needs time. Nobody wants to hear it, but that’s the truth: if you want to have success in the future, you have to be ready to work now.

Jurgen Klopp

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.

Michelangelo

I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.

Harriet Tubman

The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.

David Bowie

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.

Calvin Coolidge

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.

Cesar Chavez

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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.

Robert Baden-Powell

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.

Anton Chekhov

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.

Thomas Hobbes

There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.

Swami Sivananda

It is time to effect a revolution in female manners – time to restore to them their lost dignity. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners.

Mary Wollstonecraft

Certainly, in the course of time, the splendid things will separate from the hateful.

Werner Heisenberg

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.

Anne Sullivan

I’m definitely open to change, but at the same time I am quite stubborn.

Andy Murray

I’m trying to do what I have never done – give the impression one has on entering a room: one sees everything and at the same time nothing.

Pierre Bonnard

If you have faith, then your whole life is put in a new perspective. You get to work but enjoy the work at the same time. If you grow spiritually, you do what’s in front of you and let the results speak for themselves.

Roy Orbison

We must use time creatively.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.

Marcus Aurelius

My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.

Steve Jobs

No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.

Mary Kay Ash

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

Abraham Lincoln

Time is money.

Benjamin Franklin

Lost time is never found again.

Benjamin Franklin

I went to a restaurant that serves ‘breakfast at any time’. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.

Steven Wright


Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

Henry Ford

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill

Time abides long enough for those who make use of it.

Leonardo da Vinci

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.

Bruce Lee

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

Bertrand Russell

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

Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.

Daniel J. Boorstin

So during those first moments of the day, which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent these boundaries and concentrate fully on spiritual matters. And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time management of the entire day.

Menachem Mendel Schneerson

I have just got a new theory of eternity.

Albert Einstein

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

Albert Einstein

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Henry David Thoreau

Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.

William Shakespeare

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

William Shakespeare

We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone.

William Shakespeare

What is Time and why it is important?

Time is the endless progression of life and the events which take place in a seemingly irreversible sequence from the past into the present into the future.

It is a quantity component of different measurements used in sequencing, comparing the duration of events and their intervals and in quantifying the rate of changes of quantities in material reality or in the aware experiences.

Time and three spatial dimensions are sometimes referred to as the fourth. Time is long an important subject of religion, philosophy and science study, but it has consistently elucidated scholars by defining it in a way that applies to all fields without circularity.

Nonetheless, various areas such as business , industry, sports, the sciences and the performing arts include some time in their respective measurement systems.

The operational description of physics time is ‘what a clock reads.’ In both the International System of Units and International System of Quantities, Time is one of the seven fundamental physical quantities.

The second is the SI base time unit. Time is used to set other quantities, such as velocity, so that time would be defined by circularity in terms of such quantities.

An operational description of time, in which the measurement of a number of recurrences from one normal cyclic occurrence (e.g. the movement of a swinging pendulum) forms one normal unit such as the second, would be of great benefit in advanced studies as well as in the daily businesses of life.

A place (position in space) and time are usually noted to characterize observations of an occurrence. Time is not the fundamental nature of the operational definition.

It doesn’t deal with why events in space can take place back and forth, while events take place only in time progress.

Research on the relationship between time and space led physicist to define the continuum of space time. The fundamental paradigm for understanding the nature of space time is general relativity.

Improvements in both theoretical and experimental space-time studies have demonstrated the ability to bend time , especially at the edges of black holes.

Temporary calculation was an important encouragement in navigation and astronomy for scientists and technologists.

Regular events and regular motions have served for a long time as standards for time units. Examples include the sun’s apparent movement through the sky, moon phases, pendulum swing and heart beat.

The second international time unit is currently defined by measuring the electronic frequency of transition of the cesium atoms (see below).

Often, because of an understanding of the constraints of time in every day and in the periods of human life, time has an economic value (time is money) and personal value.