Time Management Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old time management quotes, time management sayings, and time management proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.     

John C. Maxwell

This is the key to time management - to see the value of every moment.     

Menachem Mendel Schneerson

I think time management as a label encourages people to view each 24-hour period as a slot in which they should pack as much as possible.     

Tim Ferriss

Time management is the mantra of my life.     

Vir Das

It's not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?     

Henry David Thoreau

Time management is a big part of the director's job.     

Debbie Allen

No, my entire life is planned. It's called time management.     

Sean Hayes

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

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

Charles Buxton

Start by doing whats necessary, then whats possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.     

St Francis Of Assisi

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.     

Benjamin Franklin

Be mindful of how you approach time. Watching the clock is not the same as watching the sun rise.     

Sophia Bedford-Pierce

It's better to do the right thing slowly than the wrong thing quickly.     

Peter Turla

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

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.     

Lord Chesterfield

The more business a man has to do, the more he is able to accomplish, for he learns to economize his time.     

Sir Matthew Hale

Ordinary people think merely how they will spend their time, a man of intellect tries to use it.     

Schopenhauer

We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things than we can to spend minor time on major things.     

Jim Rohn

I recommend to you to take care of the minutes; for hours will take care of themselves.     

Lord Chesterfield

The day is of infinite length for him who knows how to appreciate and use it.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.     

Gloria Steinem

You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.     

Alvin Toffler

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.     

Stephen R. Covey

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.     

Michael Altshuler

Don't mistake movement for achievement. It's easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?     

Jim Rohn

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

Alan Lakein

Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.     

Peter Drucker

Time management is life managemnent.     

Robin Sharma

Those who prefer interacting with people over task achievement tend to be more careless about time management.     

Robert Moore