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Quotes About Time

"Waste of time is the most extravagant and costly of all expenses."


"Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance, but lost time is gone forever."


"Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the year; therefore, do all you can today."

"Don't let yesterday use too much of today."

Will Rogers

"Our days are like identical suitcases, all the same size but some can pack into them twice as much as others."

"That which we choose to do reflects our priorities."

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky is by no means a waste of time."

Lord Avebury

"You never know how soon it may be too late."

"The supply of time is a daily miracle.  Each day twenty-four hours are given to us to do with as we wish.  It is the most precious possession we have, so live it daily and take advantage of every opportunity."

"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.  No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."

Earl of Chesterfield

"Just as your fortune depends upon how your money is invested, so the success of your life depends upon how your time is invested."

Leone Kester

"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits."

Thomas Edison

"Your life is made up of years that mean nothing, moments that mean all."

Author Unknown

"How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy!  In youth we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age we are looking backward to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day when we have time."

 C. C. Colton         

"You wake up in the morning, and lo! your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of the magic tissue of the universe of your life.  No one can take it from you.  No one receives either more or less than you receive.  Waste your infinitely precious commodity as much as you will, and you cannot draw on the future.  Impossible to get into debt.  You can only waste the passing moment.  You cannot waste tomorrow; it is kept for you."

Arnold Bennett

Today is tomorrow's yesterday.  So if you are longing for the "good ole days," you are there.

"Don't let good things crowd out what is ESSENTIAL."

Richard G. Scott  (April 1997 Gen. Conf.)

"Either you run the day or the day runs you."

Jim Rohn  (Empowerment now)

"I have told you many times," President Brigham Young said, "the property which we inherit from our Heavenly Father is our time and the power to choose in the disposition of the same.  This is the real capital that is bequeathed unto us by our Heavenly Father."

(Journal of Discourses 18:354)

"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once."

Calvin Coolidge

"I love the counsel given in Doctrine and Covenants 10:4:  'Do not run faster or labor more than you have strength.'  Choose carefully each day that which you will do, and that which you will not do, and the Lord will bless you to accomplish the important things that have eternal consequences."

Sister Marjorie Hinckley

"Use your spare time wisely.  If we waste thirteen minutes each day, it is the equivalent of two weeks a year without pay."

J. Richard Clarke (May 1982 Ensign, page 78)

"Procrastination . . . is the thief of our self-respect.  It nags us and spoils our fun.  It deprives us of the fullest realization of our ambitions and hopes."

Thomas S. Monson (Brigham Young University on February 8, 1966)

"Fools look to tomorow; wise men use tonight."

Scottish Proverb

"But money alone does not lift the burdens of our fellowmen, and many of us live in a time and place where there is little to spare.  The world is in need of time, and if we have but one hour to spare, we are wealthy.  It takes time to listen and to comfort, it takes time to teach and to encourage, and it takes time to feed and to clothe.  We all have the gift to lift each other's burdens and to make a difference in somebody's life."

"Choose You This Day"  Elder Hans B. Ringger  General Conference, April 1990

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of."

Benjamin Franklin

"There is nothing of which we are apt to be so lavish as of time, and about which we ought to be more solicitous; since without it we can do nothing in this world."

William Penn

"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

"As the world grapples with more efficient ways of managing time, it lures us into more and more earthly pursuits.  But life is not a struggle with time--it is a struggle between good and evil."

(Keith B. McMullin, "Come to Zion! Come to Zion!" Ensign, Nov. 2002, 94)

"Until you value yourself, you will not value your time.  Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. "

M. Scott Peck

"Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time."   

Theodore Roosevelt    

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