Time Sayings and Quotes

Time is a precious resource and once it’s gone, it’s gone forever. From over scheduling and constantly being plugged in, to completely dropping out of the rat race, everyone is looking to maximize the time they have left on earth. After all, there’s only so many hours in the day. Use your time wisely and check out the curated list of inspirational, wise, and humorous time quotes, sayings and proverbs below.


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.     

J.M. Barrie

Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side.     

The Talmud

You can't make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future.     

Ashley Ormon

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.     

Mother Teresa

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

Golda Meir

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.     

Nelson Mandela