Time and the way it passes has always been an important topic for philosophers, religion and science. Whatever they may have discovered until now, what every mortal knows for sure is that time is irreversible and our most valuable resource.
As children, we don’t really have the notion of time, as it seems to pass in our favor. We cannot wait for the next day to meet our friends again for playtime; we want to grow up and be better adults than our parents ever were because we have it all figured out.
As youngsters, we already know what we want to become professionally, how our dream house looks like and we have a perfect family portrait painted in our minds.
As adults, we always feel like we need more time, but do we? Maybe if we’d learn to use time wisely, no matter how much we have at our disposal, it would be enough. Maybe if our decisions will not later transform into regrets, time would become our friend, rather than our enemy.
We cannot travel back in time to do or undo things, but from now on we can try our best to make tomorrow a happier day.
Here are 30 time quotes that will teach you its unparalleled value:
Time is the wisest counselor of all.PERICLES
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.J. R. R. TOLKIEN
It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY (The Little Prince quotes)
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.LEO TOLSTOY
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 (more Dr. Seuss quotes)
The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.KAHLIL GIBRAN
Never leave ’till tomorrow which you can do today.BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.BRUCE LEE
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.THOMAS JEFFERSON
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Time is the longest distance between two places.TENNESSEE WILLIAMS (more Tennessee Williams quotes)
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.ANDY WARHOL
Lost time is never found again.BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.THEOPHRASTUS
The trouble is, you think you have time.JACK KORNFIELD
No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.GEORGE ELIOT (more George Eliot quotes)
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.CARL SANDBURG
The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it.SCHOPENHAUER
Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.ELIZABETH FORSYTHE HAILEY
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.WILLIAM PENN
It’s a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.J.K. ROWLING
Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them.MARCEL PROUST (more Marcel Proust quotes)
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.CHARLES DARWIN
If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.MARIA EDGEWORTH
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.THOMAS HARDY
Time, consoler of affliction and softener of anger.CHARLES DICKENS
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.C.S. LEWIS
An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can’t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.CHINESE PROVERB
Time expands, then contracts, and in tune with the stirrings of the heart.HARUKI MURAKAMI (more Haruki Murakami quotes)
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.NELSON MANDELA (more Nelson Mandela quotes)