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157 Best Time Management Quotes For More Productivity

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Being able to master your time significantly increases your productivity.

By being more productive and time efficient we are able to get more done.

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Top 10 Time Management Quotes

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Abraham Lincoln
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The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing.

Barry Werner
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One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.

Alan Lakein
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Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real.

Sara Paddison
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The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

Stephen Covey
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You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.

Charles Buxton
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Laserlike focus on the task at hand is a deadly weapon that will help you accomplish more work in less time.

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You can do two things at once, but you can’t focus effectively on two things at once.

Gary Keller
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Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.

Napoleon Hill
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Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters. Pandora Poikilos

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. Jim Rohn

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I like to do weird things in the shower, like drink my coffee, brush my teeth and drink a smoothie. It’s good time management. Michelle Williams

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To do two things at once is to do neither. Publius Syrus

A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.

Charles Darwin

It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau

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He who lets time rule him will live the life of a slave. John Arthorne

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He that rises late must trot all day. Benjamin Franklin

Never leave ’till tomorrow which you can do today.

Benjamin Franklin

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

We never shall have any more time we have, and we have always had, all the time there is. Thomas A. Bennett

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Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things. Peter Drucker

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

Bertrand Russell

The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves. Robert Burton

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No man goes before his time unless the boss leaves early. Groucho Marx

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The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. Abraham Lincoln

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.

Winston Churchill

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today. Wayne Dyer

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Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late. William Shakespeare

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One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time. Anonymous

If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.

Anthony J. D’Angelo

Either run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn

You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you. Tony Morgan

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Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities. Daniel J. Boorstin

A better present makes for a good past and future.

Kazi Shams

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! Tony Robbins

Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror. Colin Powell

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The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. Tony Robbins

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that is why they call it the present.

Kung Fu Panda

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Louisa May Alcott

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The best time to start was last year. Failing that, today will do. Chris Guillebeau

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How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss

Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.

Josh Billings

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin

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Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn. Delmore Schwartz

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Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. Alexander Graham Bell

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

Bill Gates

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them. Benjamin Jowett

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Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill

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The shorter way to do many things is to only do one thing at a time. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain

We all know our money isn’t infinite, yet we end up treating our time and energy and attention as if they are. Shane Parrish

Don’t make the same decision twice. Spend time and thought to make a solid decision the first time so that you don’t revisit the issue unnecessarily. Bill Gates

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It’s how we spend our time here and now, that really matters. If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it. Marcia Wieder

You must vie with time’s swiftness in the speed of using it, and, as from a torrent that rushes by and will not always flow, you must drink quickly.


A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. George Patton

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The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one’s day and every night to examine the results obtained. Alexis Carrel

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A goal without a plan is just a wish. Antoine de SaintExupéry

Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.

Warren Buffett

Time management requires selfdiscipline, selfmastery and selfcontrol more than anything else. Brian Tracy

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You cannot kill time without injuring eternity. Henry David Thoreau

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Time is the longest distance between two places. Tennessee Williams

Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.

Orison Swett Marden

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. Stephen R. Covey

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. Yogi Berra

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To choose time is to save time. Francis Bacon

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.

Bruce Lee

It’s surprising how much free time and productivity you gain when you lose the busyness in your mind. Brittany Burgunder

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Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twentyfour hour days. Zig Ziglar

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The idea is to make decisions and act on them to decide what is important to accomplish, to decide how something can best be accomplished, to find time to work at it and to get it done. Karen Kakascik

Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There`s a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.

Bill Gates

You can have it all. Just not all at once. Oprah Winfrey

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I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is. Donald Trump

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The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. Michael Altshuler

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.

Scottish Proverb

One must learn a different sense of time, one that depends more on small amounts than big ones. Sister Mary Paul

Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed. Peter F. Drucker

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You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin

Inspirational Time Management Quotes

A year from now you will wish you had started today. Karen Lamb

The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.

Carl Sandburg

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein

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Think ahead. Don’t let day-to-day operations drive out planning. Donald Rumsfeld

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One can find time for everything if one is never in a hurry. Mikhail Bulgakov

Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent, and not enough time on what is important.

Steven Covey

In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking. Sir John Lubbock

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The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it. Arthur Schopenhauer

Time is money. Benjamin Franklin

Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician.

Lucille S. Harper

Once taken off one task without completing the transaction, the mind continues to seek closure. Fight to stay focused on the task at hand. Jeff Davidson

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

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. Mike Murdock

Lost time is never found again.

Benjamin Franklin

People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least. George C. Lichtenberg

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When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute then it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity! Albert Einstein

We must use time creatively and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things. Martin Luther King Jr.

Take care of the minutes and the how’s will take care of themselves.

Lord Chesterfield

You cannot run at full throttle when applying your mindset to all of the different things running through your head. Focusing is the key to manifesting your desires. Stephen Richards

What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do. Arnold Palmer

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. Tony Robbins

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.

Charles Richards

It’s about focusing on the fight and not the fright. Robin Roberts

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So much of our time is spent in preparation, so much in routine, and so much in retrospect, that the amount of each person’s genius is confined to a very few hours. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time is what we want most, but what we spend worst. William Penn

Where your attention goes, your time goes.

Idowu Koyenikan

Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. African Proverb

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The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day. Henry Ward Beecher

If time were to take on human form, would she be your taskmaster or freedom fighter? Richie Norton

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.


Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else. Peter F. Drucker

Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow. Anonymous

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

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.

Oprah Winfrey

Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll. Helen Hanson

We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day. Richard G. Scott

One realizes the full importance of time only when there is little of it left. Every man’s greatest capital asset is his unexpired years of productive life. P. W. Litchfield

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. Carl Sandburg

Motivational Time Management Quotes

This is the key to time management to see the value of every moment. Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Start by doing what’s necessary; then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

St. Francis of Assisi

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe TrolyCurtin

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Time stays long enough for those who use it. Leonardo Da Vinci

What do you want to get done? In what order of importance? Over what period of time? What is the time available? What is the best strategy for application of time to projects for the most effective results? Ted W. Engstrom

Time is the rider that breaks youth.

George Herbert

I always say, don’t make plans, make options. Jennifer Aniston

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Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. Anonymous

Never waste any time you can spend sleeping. Frank Knight

Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.

Thomas Edison

Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous. Mark Caine

You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future. Ashley Ormon

He who know most grieves most for wasted time. Dante

Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance.

Leo Buscaglia

Concentration is the secret of strength. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Bruce Lee

The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product. Peter Drucker

In such seconds of decision entire futures are made.

Dan Simmons

Time management is life management. Robin Sharma

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In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Dwight Eisenhower

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Henry David Thoreau

We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone.

William Shakespeare

If you don’t know exactly where you’re going, how will you know when you get there? Steve Maraboli

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

He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out the plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life. Victor Hugo

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

Douglas Adams

If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I would spend the first four hours sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. Eva Young

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self. Charles Dickens

The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time.

Leo Kennedy

A plan is what, a schedule is when. It takes both a plan and a schedule to get things done. Peter Turla

Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. Alan Lakein

It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. Bruce Lee

Be like a postage stamp stick to one thing until you get there.

Josh Billings

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. J.R.R. Tolkien

Time and I against any two. Baltasar Gracian

One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth halfahundred halffinished tasks. Malcolm S. Forbes

Temperamentally anxious people can have a hard time staying motivated, period, because their intense focus on their worries distracts them from their goals.

Winifred Gallagher

To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles. T.F. Hodge

A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player’s personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team. Pat Riley

To Sum Up

Hopefully you have enjoyed this big list of time management quotes.

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