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900 Best Quotes About Time: Inspire, Motivate (2023)

1. “Take one day at a time. Today, after all, is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”

2. I notice everything, but I don’t show it on my face or in my eyes because that would be weird and rude to do so if someone doesn’t know me very well yet or only met me for the first time at work today, for example.

3. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” – Nicole Reed

4. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. — Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

5. “Free time is a terrible thing to waste. Read a book.”

6. “Time is nature’s way to keep everything from happening all at once.”

7. “To live is so startling, it leaves little time for anything else.” — Emily Dickinson

8. “Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.” — George Harrison

9. “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!”

10. “Time management requires self-discipline, self-mastery, and self-control more than anything else.”

11. “My philosophy is to take one day at a time. I don’t worry about the future. Tomorrow is even out of sight for me.”

12. “It’s not that we have a little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it.”

13. Think ... of the world which you carry within yourself ... and set it above everything that you notice about you. Your inmost happening is worth your whole love, that is what you must somehow work at, and not loose too much time and too much courage in explaining your attitude to people. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

14. “You notice. And noticing, you live.” – John Graves

15. You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn

16. “Life is flying by. You don’t have time to waste another minute being negative, offended or bitter. If someone did you wrong, get over it and move forward.”

17. “I’m not a legend or a hero, I don’t slay dragons, I don’t do any of the things that a real hero can. But I can make things better, one day at a time, for most of the kingdom.”

18. We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. - Marian Wright Edelman

19. “In meditation we discover our inherent restlessness. Sometimes we get up and leave. Sometimes we sit there but our bodies wiggle and squirm and our minds go far away. This can be so uncomfortable that we feel’s it’s impossible to stay. Yet this feeling can teach us not just about ourselves but what it is to be human…we really don’t want to stay with the nakedness of our present experience. It goes against the grain to stay present. These are the times when only gentleness and a sense of humor can give us the strength to settle down…so whenever we wander off, we gently encourage ourselves to “stay” and settle down. Are we experiencing restlessness? Stay! Are fear and loathing out of control? Stay! Aching knees and throbbing back? Stay! What’s for lunch? Stay! I can’t stand this another minute! Stay!””

20. Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.” — Ray Cummings, The Girl in the Golden Atom