The world has expanded in almost all directions, but we still have a twenty-four-hour day. The most successful people and the most unsuccessful people all receive the same ration of hours each day.
— Stanley Marcus
No one has time; we have to make time.
— James Rhoen
We had better use and enjoy the time we’ve got while we’ve got it. We assume we’re going to live to be seventy or eighty years old – but there are no guarantees in life.
— Bob Griese
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
— Bruce Lee
I have learned from speaking to many cancer survivor groups that the watch on your hand no longer says, “tick, tick, tick.” It now says “precious, precious, precious.” When you understand that, every chapter in your life that you write becomes fascinating.
— Steve Sobel
Our ability to do more and perform better will increase as we exercise the discipline of doing important and difficult work first, when we are fresh, and deferring routine jobs to other times.
— Stephen Covey
I’m continually asking myself, “What is the best use of my time right now?”
— Alan Lakein
During a very busy life I have often been asked, “How did you manage to do it all?” The answer is very simple: It is because I did everything promptly.
— Sir Richard Tangye
Just for today I will stop saying “if I had time.” If I want time, I will make it.
— Dr. Jim Loehr
You get very little sympathy these days for not managing your own time and stress. A generation ago people would say, “Poor George, worked himself to death, good man.” Now they say, “What a fool, couldn’t keep himself in balance.”
— Jennifer James
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
— Henry Ford
Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.
— Benjamin Franklin
If I could take one thing forward from my Everest experiences, it would be the Sherpas’ ability to live in the present, to understand that each moment is a present and that we are given it, in fact, gifted it.
— Alan Hobson
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
Many of us go through life with the brakes on. The brakes of fear, the brakes of procrastination, the brakes of unworthiness, the brakes of negative thinking. These prevent us from giving all that we have to give and sharing all that we have to share. You cannot live as though you have a thousand years to accomplish your goals. You are here today, but you may be gone tomorrow.
— Les Brown
An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.
— Bonnie Friedman
There’s an old Italian proverb: “The person who goes quietly, goes with health and goes far.” Hurrying up and using a lot of shortcuts doesn’t get us very far at all.
— Fred Rogers
Slow down, for whatever you really want will be there when you get there. If you work toward it without stress, without pressing. If, proceeding under God’s guidance and in His smooth and unhurried tempo, it is not there, then it was not supposed to be there.
— Norman Vincent Peale
My father seems pretty comfortable being in the present moment, and he is never in a hurry. He takes life at his own pace, and he loves the people in his life the same way – slow and steady. He never gives the impression that he’s looking over your shoulder to see if someone more interesting or more important is approaching.
— Amy Grant
A tidy desk encourages concentration; a disheveled one is a psychological roadblock.
— Edwin Bliss
A first-rate organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.
— Arnold Bennet
I always carry around index cards, on which I’m forever jotting ideas down and making notes to myself. This helps me be better organized and prepared to remember things I will need to refer back to later.
— Rick Pitino
Organize for the next day at the end of the previous day. This is what gives me peace of mind at night, a feeling that I am on top of things.
— Mark McCormack
If you’re an organized person, you plan to be distracted and you have strategies to compensate for it. One way to minimize this is to rise early and start your day. Our days get more and more cluttered as they progress, but there usually is very little clutter early in the morning.
— Rick Pitino
To love is to find pleasure in the happiness of the person loved.
— Gottfried Leibniz
No can be a love word.
— Ron Palmer
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
— Thomas Merton
To love is to give one’s time. We never give the impression that we care when we are in a hurry.
— Paul Tournier
Loving means devoting yourself to people, but not to changing them. When I devote myself to the people in my life all our lives improve. While I am telling them how to meet my expectations, no one is happy. As soon as I accept them as they are and start caring about them and trying to make their lives easier, everyone is happier and wonderful things start happening.
— Dr. Bernie Siegel
You never will find time for anything. You must make the time for what’s important.
— Judy George
Americans generally spend so much time on things that are urgent that we have none left to spend on those that are important.
— Henry Ward Beecher
The first step toward saving time is to find out how you’ve been spending it.
— William Ruchti
There are just as many hours in the day as ever, and there is time enough for the things that matter if time is rightly used.
— Laura Ingalls Wilder
I make lists every day, and when I finish something on my list I cross it out. I feel good when I see the list all crossed out. I look at my list of things to do and I can plan my time realistically.
— Sonja Siegel