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54 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Good Time Management

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Looking for inspirational quotes about time management? You’re in the right place! I’ve got 54 of them right here.

Time management is a skill everyone should master. It can help you study, grow your business, or manage a hectic home life with kids.

And yes, time management is totally a skill that can be learned. You just need some practice and motivation.

Before we get to the inspirational quotes about time management, here are some ideas for how you can use quotes to keep yourself motivated.

  • Write in your daily planner for inspiration
  • As a journal prompt—write down your thoughts and how it applies to your life
  • Create an inspirational page or spread in your bullet journal
  • Create a card with the quote in a pretty font and add it to your vision board
  • Create an affirmation inspired by the quote

55 Inspirational Quotes About Time Management

Below you’ll find the 55 quotes to inspire you to practice good time management in your everyday life!

Pinterest Pin quote graphic that says “One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Your greatest resource is your time.” — Brian Tracy

“Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you.” — Carl Sandburg

“Make use of time, let not advantage slip.” — William Shakespeare

“If you want to be useful, don’t waste time on that which is useless.” — Gift Gugu Mona

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” — Auguste Rodin

“Making something take longer than necessary is probably the worst example of work ethic and is patently lazy, but looks busy…not cool.” — Richie Norton

“The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.” — Carl Sandburg

“Take care of the minutes; for hours will take care of themselves.” — Lord Chesterfield

“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” — Stephen Covey

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

Pinterest quote graphic that says “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” — Jim Rohn
“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” — Jim Rohn

“Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.” — Jean De La Bruyere

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs

“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” — Dale Carnegie

“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!” — Anthony Robbins

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

“The main problem with this great obsession for saving time is very simple: you can’t save time. You can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly.” — Benjamin Hoff

“You must understand that your creativity comes alive when you spend time alone focusing on your projects without distractions.” — Sunday Adelaja

“Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts.” — Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” — M. Scott Peck

“The key to scheduling your time is to focus on objectives, not on activities.” — Nido R. Qubein

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” — Zig Ziglar

“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? – Henry David Thoreau

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

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

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” — William Penn

“Don’t waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden, and the butterflies will come.” — Mario Quintana

“Self-discipline, punctuality and time management are very important – for life is short, and every resource you have must be well utilized so that you find enlightenment and liberation – your ultimate goal.” — Dada J.P. Vaswani

“He who gains time gains everything.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” — Charles Bruxton

“If you work without being distracted, you can do so much in one hour. Something that is not even achievable in a month, especially if you are not living with a Procrasdemon – a blood curdling time-wasting machine.” — Neeraj Agnihotri, Procrasdemon – The Artist’s Guide to Liberation From Procrastination

“By the time we’ve made it, we’ve had it.” — Malcolm Forbes

“Most people overestimate what they can do in a month and underestimate what they can do in an hour.” — Unknown

Pinterest quote graphic that says “The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” — Sydney J. Harris

“Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent.” — Carl Sandburg

“Never waste any time you can spend sleeping.” — Frank Knight

“Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.” — John Lennon

“This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Lost time is never found again.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Time management is all about distinguishing between what is important for you and what simply lures you into useless activities.” — Dr. Prem Jagyasi

“Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.” — Charles Caleb Colton

“Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.” — Ambrose Bierce

“It’s 100% easier to increase your time and freedom by eliminating the dumb things you do every day than to try to be 100% more productive doing more dumb things.” — Richie Norton

“Clock watchers never seem to be having a good time.” — James Cash Penney

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

“Don’t waste your time being upset about something you can’t change. Begin again and do it better this time.” — Joyce Meyer

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” — Bertrand Russell

“Gain control of your time, and you will gain control of your life” — John Landis Mason

“The quickest way to run out of time is to think you have enough of it.” — Stewart Stafford

“You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” — Charles Buxton

“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

“Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” — Will Rogers

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