Urgency Sayings and Quotes

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


Everyone expects us to have a sense of urgency for life's big things. Life measures us by how we engage ourselves in the little things.     

Bob Proctor

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Success requires both urgency and patience. Be urgent about making the effort, and patient about seeing the results.     

Ralph Marston

Urgency makes the difference between practitioners, proclaimers and procrastinators.     

Richie Norton

No other species flees from boredom with as much urgency as we do. We are far more eager to do brain work than we are to do physical labor.     

Greg Carlson

A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent     

John P. Kotter

Move fast. A sense of urgency is the one thing you can develop that will separate you from everyone else. When you get a good idea, do it now.     

Brian Tracy

Whatever your goal in life, unless you develop a great urgency, what could be near will be far away.     

Jaggi Vasudev

We ourselves are imbued with urgency, yet the message of our society is' that there is no viable alternative to the present.     

Tom Hayden

A life of fulfillment is one in which we put urgency in its place and remember that the ultimate target is to spend our lives doing the things we believe are most important to us.     

Tony Robbins

There must be a sense of urgency before anything can ever happen.     

Andrew Crofts

The urgency derives from the nearness of climate tipping points.     

James Hansen

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

We have to live life with a sense of urgency, so not a minute is wasted.     

Les Brown

Urgency and vision are the twin pillars on which humanity's hope now hangs.     

Christopher Flavin

Urgency means paying the details the attention they deserve, with the respect they deserve, without delay.     

Richie Norton

Urgency fills our life with stress and anxiety. but slowness, simplicity, and love fill our life with beauty and happiness.     

Debasish Mridha

There is one clear urgency in your life that you must never neglect, and that is — you must be yourself.     

Bryant McGill

You don't have as much time as you think you do. You got to operate like there's a sense of urgency!     

Eric Thomas

We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its urgency, 'here and now' without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank.     

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Urgency is insecurity.     

Michael Neill

Life could snatch away the things you treasured, and there was no getting them back. She began to feel an urgency, a need to seize an opportunity. Before anyone else did.     

M.L. Stedman

Start from here, now is all you have, there will never be a better place or time and by tomorrow you would have lost more time.     

Malti Bhojwani

Urgency creates decision making.     

Kevin Brady

There's a sense of urgency in understanding that your body is not really your own. We can control it to a certain extent through habits and good behavior, but there's so much we don't have control of.     

Sufjan Stevens

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Time to improve is limited. The clock is always on and doesn't care if you don't feel like it. Someone else does and they're passing you by.     

William James Moore

Learn to let urgency go. Nothing is urgent. Stress is the product of uncertainty and urgency of life.     

Debasish Mridha

When you love people, you give them a priority. You have a sense of urgency about their pain.     

Cornel West

Dream audaciously. Have the courage to fail forward. Act with urgency.     

Phil Knight