We’ve all heard it said, time flies when you’re having fun. But what else can we learn from the timeless men and women who have shared their knowledge on this fascinating subject?

Whether they are inspirational figures of the past or enlightened beings of modern society, all have something important to say about time.

Here, we take a look at 95+ quotes that offer unique perspectives on this universal concept and its impact on our lives. So, let’s explore legendary wisdom about one of life’s greatest gifts – time!

95+ Time Quotes, Sayings & Captions

  1. You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. – Charles Brixton
  2. Make time, not excuses. – Grant Cardone
  3. Lost time is never found again. – Benjamin Franklin
  4. The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. – Stephen R. Covey
  5. Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. – William Shakespeare
  6. Punctuality is the thief of time. – Oscar Wilde
  7. I am not particularly interested in saving time; I prefer to enjoy it. – Eduardo Galeano
  8. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. – Leo Tolstoy
  9. Time is a created thing. To say I don’t have time is to say I don’t want to. – Lao Tzu
  10. If time travel is possible, where is the tourist from the future? – Stephen Hawking
  11. For the present is the point at which time touches eternity. – C.S. Lewis
  12. Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it. – Arthur Schopenhaue
  13. If you are too busy to enjoy quality time with your family, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities. – Dave Willis
  14. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. – J.R.R. Tolkien
  15. Never leave ’till tomorrow which you can do today. – Benjamin Franklin
  16. Time is the wisest of all things that are, for it brings everything to light. – Thales
  17. We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. – Seneca
  18. The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. –  Albert Einstein
  19. Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  20. Time is what keeps everything from happening at once. – Ray Cummings
  21. I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred. – Thomas Edison
  22. Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Marthe Troly-Curtin
  23. We must use time as a tool, not as a couch. – John F. Kennedy
  24. Time is what we want most but what we use worst. – William Penn
  25. Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller
  26. Someday is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.  – Timothy Ferriss
  27. Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. – Bil Keane
  28. Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. – William Shakespeare
  29. The past always looks better than it was. It’s only pleasant because it isn’t here. – Finley Peter Dunne
  30. The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  31. Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead. – Harry Potter
  32. The future starts today, not tomorrow. – Pope John Paul II
  33. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.  – Anthony G. Oettinger
  34. Seize the day, then let it go. – Marty Rubin
  35. The most precious resource we all have is time. – Steve Jobs 
  36. Time is the longest distance between two places. – Tennessee Williams
  37. The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it. – Lord Chesterfield
  38. Own time or time will own you. – Brian Norgard
  39. The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. – Michael Altshuler
  40. Life isn’t a matter of milestones but of moments. – Rose Kennedy
  41. Yesterday is today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream. – Khalil Gibran
  42. You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. – Bonnie Prudden
  43. The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. – Abraham Lincoln
  44. Time does not change us. It just unfolds for us. – Max Frisch
  45. Time is a game played beautifully by children. – Heraclitus
  46. Life, if well lived, is long enough. – Seneca
  47. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. – Leo Tolstoy
  48. 5Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. – Margaret Peters
  49. Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time is to say ‘I don’t want to.’ – Lao Tzu
  50. No man goes before his time. Unless the boss leaves early. – Groucho Marx
  51. Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back. – Harvey MacKay
  52. The future is something that everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. – C.S. Lewis
  53. There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on. – Leo Christopher
  54.  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
  55. There’s never enough time to do it right, but there’s always enough time to do it over. – Jack Bergman
  56. A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of life. – Charles Darwin
  57. Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing. – Miles Davis
  58. I have seen a flower blooming in beauty in a secluded vale, and, ere I had a chance to look again, a chilly breath of air had scattered its petals and left it a ruin. – Charles Lanman
  59. Since I wrote you last, the summer is past and gone, and autumn with the sere and yellow leaf is already upon us. I never knew the time to pass so swiftly, it seems to me, as the past summer. I really think someone must have oiled his chariot wheels, for I don’t recollect of hearing him pass, and I am sure I should have if something had not prevented his chariot wheels from creaking as usual. – Emily Dickinson
  60. 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. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success… – Louisa May Alcott
  61. Because Father said clocks slay time. He said time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. – William Faulkner
  62. As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. – Henry David Thoreau
  63. Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror. It’s passing, yet I’m the one who is doing all the moving. I’m not the station, I’m not the stop; I’m the train. I’m the train. – Martin Amis
  64. The clock ticked on with that judicial intonation characteristic of time-pieces that measure sacred time and wasted opportunities. – Edward Bellamy
  65. Time is the only one of life’s resources that when it’s all spent, you wish you had spent more of it foolishly. – Robert Brault
  66. Days are stringed instruments and everyone strikes a different note. – Kenneth Alfred Evelyn
  67. The present: a point so intangible that, even as we name it, it unnames itself. – Charles Searle
  68. Everybody is looking for instant success, but it doesn’t work that way. You build a successful life one day at a time. – Lou Holtz
  69. I believe that the best way to prepare for a future life is to be kind, live one day at a time, and do the work you can do best, doing it as well as you can. – Elbert Hubbard
  70. Wholeheartedly do what it takes to awaken your clear-seeing intelligence, but one day at a time, one moment at a time. If we live that way, we will benefit this earth. – Pema Chodron
  71. If people just took it a day at a time, they’d be a lot happier. – Richard Bachman
  72. There is magic in knocking down your most important domino day after day. All you have to do is avoid breaking the chain, one day at a time until you generate a powerful new habit in your life. – Gary W. Keller
  73. I believe everything has a solution, and I take it one day at a time or one thing at a time. – Lisa Vidal
  74. The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. – Abraham Lincoln
  75. Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece. – Dale West
  76. My motivation is tomorrow, just one day at a time, right? – Rafael Nadal
  77. A good friend of mine once told me that each morning when you wake up, think about winning the day. Don’t worry about a week from now or a month from now – just think about one day at a time. If you are worried about the mountain in the distance, you might trip over the molehill right in front of you. Win the day! – Drew Brees
  78. We do the best we can in life, we take things one day at a time, and sometimes we all just need a simple reminder of that. – Demi Lovato
  79. In Disneyland, clocks and watches will lose all meaning, for there is no present. There is only yesterday, tomorrow, and the timeless land of fantasy. – Walt Disney
  80. Take life one day at a time because every day is a different day with new challenges. – Penny Streeter
  81. Big things are built one brick at a time. Victories are achieved one choice at a time. A life well-lived is chosen one day at a time. – Lysa TerKeurst
  82. Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings. – John Updike
  83. It’s strange how time can make a place shrink, make its strangeness ordinary. – Veronica Roth
  84. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. – Mother Teresa
  85. It’s the time you have wasted on your rose that makes your rose so important. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  86. And therein lies the whole of man’s plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition. – Milan Kundera
  87. I give you this to take with you: Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting. – Judith Minty
  88. There is time for work and time for love. That leaves no other time. – Coco Chanel
  89. I don’t love you…like I loved you…yesterday. – Gerard Way
  90. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.  – Anthony G. Oettinger
  91. Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity. – Jean de La Bruyère
  92. There is nothing sweeter than finding the right person to love and cherish and to share your hopes and dreams with. – Mary Lydon Simonsen
  93. There might be a million wrong people in your life, but when the right one comes, everything looks dark. – M.F. Moonzajer
  94. It is always the wrong time to meet the wrong person. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  95. The right person, the wrong time. The right script, the wrong line. The right poem, the wrong rhyme, and a piece of you were never mine. – K. Towne Jr.
  96. It’s scary being loved. Because life is complicated and all too often it throws you off balance by sending you the right person at the wrong time. – Guillaume Musso

Time is a concept that has been discussed and written about for centuries, as evidenced by countless quotes about it. Even though many people’s opinions on time differ, one thing has remained consistent: time is of the essence.

We must make every moment count and constantly strive to make the most of this precious resource given to us. Time can bring us joy, love, friendship, and much more; but if it isn’t respected, its power is wasted.

Let these 95+ quotes be a reminder to respect and prioritize the resource that is time so that our lives can be full of meaningful moments.