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Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.

Love makes time pass away and time makes love pass away.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Management works in the system; Leadership works on the system.
A man who dares to waste one hour of his life has not discovered the value of life.
Time stays long enough for those who use it.
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance.
Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed
Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others.
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
Time will take your money, but money won't buy time.
Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.
Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels and what one achieves.
We must use time creatively -- and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things.
He that rises late must trot all day.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
You are not born for fame if you don't know the value of time.
Three o clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.
People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least.
We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.
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.
Misspending a man's time is a kind of self-homicide.
Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30.
Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains -- except kill it.
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
There is a time for work and a time for love. That leaves no other time.
The illimitable, silent, never-resting thing called Time, rolling, rushing on, swift, silent, like an all-embracing ocean-tide, on which we and all the universe swim like exhalations, like apparitions which are, and then are not: this is forever very literally a miracle; a thing to strike us dumb, for we have no word to speak about it.
I am definitely going to take a course on time management... just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time.
Time is the only critic without ambition.
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
Time discovered truth.
An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold.
Now is the watchword of the wise.
Lost time is never found again.
Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.
We should not say that one man's hour is worth another man's hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time's carcass.
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker
No one can be right all of the time, but it helps to be right most of the time.
One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.
We always have time enough, if we will but use it aright.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I DID NOT HAVE TIME.
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.
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!
Time is Too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice. But for those who love, time is not.
One cannot buy, rent or hire more time. The supply of time is totally inelastic. No matter how high the demand, the supply will not go up. There is no price for it. Time is totally perishable and cannot be stored. Yesterday's time is gone forever, and will never come back. Time is always in short supply. There is no substitute for time. Everything requires time. All work takes place in, and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable and necessary resource.
Time goes, you say? Ah, no! Alas, Time stays, we go.
Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.
Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence -- neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish -- it is an imponderably valuable gift. Each of us has a few minutes a day or a few hours a week which we could donate to an old folks home or a children's hospital ward. The elderly whose pillows we plump or whose water pitchers we refill may or may not thank us for our gift, but the gift is upholding the foundation of the universe.
Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought.
The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God the herdsman treads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.
What comes first, the compass or the clock? Before one can truly manage time (the clock), it is important to know where you are going, what your priorities and goals are, in which direction you are headed (the compass). Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what's urgent, learn to focus on what is really important.
Everything in this life takes longer than you think except life itself.
When as a child I laughed and wept, time crept. When as a youth I waxed more bold, time strolled. When I became a full-grown man, time RAN. When older still I daily grew, time FLEW. Soon I shall find, in passing on, time gone. O Christ! wilt Thou have saved me then? Amen.
Don't serve time, make time serve you
Time is that which a man is always trying to kill, but which ends in killing him.
And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.
Time is that in which all things pass away.
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.
Time and I against any two.
It is later than you think.
Time is the devourer of all things.
Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator.
When we are doing what we love, we don't care about time. For at least at that moment, time doesn't exist and we are truly free.
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.
Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.
Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. In is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and a manly heart.
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.
City people try to buy time as a rule, when they can, whereas country people are prepared to kill time, although both try to cherish in their mind's eye the notion of a better life ahead.
Time spent on hiring is time well spent.
Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day.
These times of ours are serious and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
Time is what keeps the light from reaching us. There is no greater obstacle to God than time: and not only time but temporalities, not only temporal things but temporal affections, not only temporal affections but the very taint and smell of time.
Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial.
Take care in your minutes, and the hours will take care of themselves.
Time and tide wait for no man.
Oh Time! the beautifier of the dead, adorer of the ruin, comforter and only healer when the heart hath bled... Time, the avenger!
I am ready any time. Do not keep me waiting.
You wake up in the morning, and your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of un-manufactured tissue of the universe of your life! It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions. No one can take it from you. And no one receives either more or less than you receive.
We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.
The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.
I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
Sentimentality--that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.
When I waste minutes, hours take revenge.
We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we're in the present, but we aren't. The present we know is only a movie of the past.
In politics a week is a very long time.
Time rushes toward us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.
For time is the longest distance between two places.
It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves.
Time is waste of money.
Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
Time I have only just a minute. Only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it. Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it. Give account if I abuse it, Just a tiny little minute but eternity is in it.
People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.
The woman who says she won't be a minute is usually right.
To get all there is out of living, we must employ our time wisely, never being in too much of a hurry to stop and sip life, but never losing our sense of the enormous value of a minute.
Time cuts down all, both great and small.
Time is nature's way of making sure that everything doesn't happen at once.
Time spent in getting even would be better spent in getting ahead.
To save time is to lengthen life.
You love what you find time to do.
A man's main job is to become supremely aware of and intimately involved in the great issues of his time
Get into the habit of asking yourself if what you are doing can be handled by someone else.
A person who borrows your watch, tells you what time it is, pockets your watch, and then sends you a bill for it.
Priority: A statement of the importance of a user or a program. Often expressed as a relative priority, indicating that the user doesn't care when the work is completed so long as he is treated less badly than someone else.
One thing you can't recycle is wasted time
The infinite is in the finite of every instant.
Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure? Remember, you must
I am what you will be, I was what you are.
An alarm clock is a device that makes you rise and whine.
He that lacks the time to mourn, lacks time to mend.
Is what I'm doing or about to do getting us closer to our objective?
Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.
You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.
A day may sink or save a realm.
Time is but the stream I go fishing in. I drink at it, but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. It's thin current slides away, but eternity remains.
Time turns the old days to derision, our loves into corpses or wives; and marriage and death and division make barren our lives.
If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and remark, there goes another day of my life, never to return, you will become time conscious.
The key to setting priorities, the order in which you must accomplish things, is to ask yourself, What is my payoff in doing this activity? How does this fit in with my long-term objectives?
The longest day must have its close --the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day.
Come on, Come on, and there'll be no turning back. You were only killing time and it can kill you right back Come on, Come on, its time to burn up the fuse. You got nothing to do and even less to lose.
When the time is right, you just got to do it.
Wasted time means wasted lives.
O, call back yesterday, bid time return.
The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.
Think with awe on the slow and quiet power of time.
Time has a wonderful way of weeding out the trivial.
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.
A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is.
American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe.
never before have we had so little time in which to do so much.
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
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!
There is here no measuring with time, no year matters, and ten years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force it's sap and stands confident in the storms of Spring without the fear that after them may come no Summer. It does come. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful
Make time for getting big tasks done every day, Plan your daily work load in advance. Single out the relatively few small jobs that absolutely must be done immediately in the morning. Then go directly to the big task, try to pursue them to completion.
Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.
The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.
Time is the fairest and toughest judge.
One of the greatest resources people cannot mobilize themselves is that they try to accomplish great things. Most worthwhile achievements are the result of many little things done in a single direction.
The morning hour has gold in its mouth.
Even a clock that is not going is right twice a day.
Monday is the key day of the week.
Why kill time when one can employ it.
Life is half spent before one knows what it is.
Everything passes, everything perishes, everything palls.
Time is the soul of business.
There is but an hour a day between a good housewife and a bad one.
Soon enough is well enough.
The longest day soon comes to an end.
Time is the wisest of all counselors.
Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind.
Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave, and gives them what he will and not what they crave.
We are condemned to kill time, thus we die bit by bit.
Wait for the wisest of all counselors, Time.
Nothing is swifter than our years.
Time glides away and as we get older through the noiseless years; the days flee and are restrained by no reign.
Clocks will go as they are set, but man, irregular man, is never constant, never certain.
The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Time stays, we go.
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.
While time, the endless idiot, runs screaming round the world.
Set priorities for your goals. A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. Indeed, the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.
If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?
No man goes before his time -- unless the boss leaves early.
But at my back I always hear time's winged chariot hurrying near.
Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever.
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.
Time! Joyless emblem of the greed of millions, robber of the best which earth can give.
How many times have you heard this statement, I haven't time. How many times have we made it ourselves? oh, I wish I had time. Time for what? Time to work in the Church, to serve in our communities and time to improve our minds. Think again of these twenty-four hours that are given to us.
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.
Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.
We all run on two clocks. One is the outside clock, which ticks away our decades and brings us ceaselessly to the dry season. The other is the inside clock, where you are your own timekeeper and determine your own chronology, your own internal weather and your own rate of living. Sometimes the inner clock runs itself out long before the outer one, and you see a dead man going through the motions of living.
Be intent on the perfection of the present day.
Write down the most important things you have to do tomorrow. Now, number them in the order of their true importance. The first thing tomorrow morning, start working on an item Number 1, and stay with it until completed. Then take item Number 2 the same way. Then Number 3, and so on. Don't worry if you don't complete everything on the schedule. At least you will have completed the most important projects before getting to the less important ones.
In all planing you make a list and you set priorities.
Review our priorities, ask the question; What's the best use of our time right now?
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.
O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!
Heck by the time a man scratches his behind, clears his throat, and tells me how smart he is, we've already wasted fifteen minutes.
Time, whose tooth gnaws away at everything else, is powerless against truth.
We realize our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a problem of priorities. We confess, We have left undone those things that ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.
What a folly it is to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal.
Make a good use of the present.
When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.
Time, you old gypsy man, will you not stay, put up your caravan just for one day?
Time is the rider that breaks youth.
Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician.
Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment, you shouldn't let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow managers.
All time management begins with planning.
Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time.
Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented.
The biggest difference between time and space is that you can't reuse time.
If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
Longevity conquers scandal every time.
Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.
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.
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?
The surest poison is time.
All my possessions for a moment of time.
The best way to fill time is to waste it.
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 don't let other people spend it for you.
Until we can manage TIME, we can manage nothing else.
Everything requires time. It is the only truly universal condition. All work takes place in time and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.
One can always trust to time. Insert a wedge of time and nearly everything straightens itself out.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Nothing is to come, and nothing past: But an eternal now, does always last.
Time; that black and narrow isthmus between two eternities.
Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man.
Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature.
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in.
If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated reading deserves to be read at all.
You must never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Time is the one thing we possess. Our success depends upon the use of our time, and its by-product, the odd moment.
Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
A man must be master of his hours and days, not their servant.
The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. [Ecclesiastes 3:1]
There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always enough time to do it over.
Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all.
We never shall have any more time we have, and we have always had, all the time there is.
The supply of time is a daily miracle. You wake up in the morning and lo! Your purse is magnificently filled with 24 hours of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of life. It is yours! The most precious of your possessions.
A grindstone that had not grit in it, how long would it take to sharpen an ax? And affairs that had not grit in them, how long would they take to make a man?
We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
The geometry of landscape and situation seems to create its own systems of time, the sense of a dynamic element which is cinematizing the events of the canvas, translating a posture or ceremony into dynamic terms. The greatest movie of the 20th century is the Mona Lisa, just as the greatest novel is Gray's Anatomy.
Time is the measure of business.
Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
To choose time is to save time.
He who lets time rule him will live the life of a slave.
The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist.
Society is infested by persons who, seeing that the sentiments please, counterfeit the expression of them. These we call sentimentalists--talkers who mistake the description for the thing, saying for having.
Sentiment is the poetry of the imagination.
The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental.
He who molds the public sentiment... makes statues and decisions possible or impossible to make.
Sentiment is intellectualized emotion; emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.
Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
Time is never your friend but make good use out that bish, the snitch; only time will tell
In time you'll find me... In time your relise I'm for you... In time you'll stop being such a child... (wait your a boy) In time you'll find love again... In time you'll think for yourslef... In time you'll see that the things you said I did I never did though... In time you'll see all I did was love you... Be youe friend... And in time you payed me back by throwing it in my face... So in time I'll show you...
It exists hidden in one's thought.
L’espace et le temps n’existent pour l’homme que de la façon qu’il les remplit et qu’aucun univers n’est immense pour lui, il suffit de tracer un chemin et de traverser tous les obstacles, et si jamais on n’est plus là c’est qu’un autre temps un autre espace existent ailleurs.
Your time is as valuable as the dream you carry.
If you value your dream, you will value your time. And if you value your time, you will not waste it. Every minute is precious.
To jump over centuries in one step is impossible. Jump too high or far, you’ll be way too late.
Although all days are equally long regardless of the season, some days are long not only seasonally but by rewards they offer.
Time is money only if seeds of painful efforts are sown in the fertile land of time.~Anuj Somany
We can create rebuild everthing (strength stamina health wealth…) but not time so don’t waste it.
For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.
Time is the greatest thief in life.