Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in an apparently irreversible succession from the past, through the present, into the future. It is a component quantity of various measurements used to sequence events, to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change of quantities in material reality or in the conscious experience. Time is often referred to as a fourth dimension, along with three spatial dimensions.

Time has long been an important subject of study in religion, philosophy, and science, but defining it in a manner applicable to all fields without circularity has consistently eluded scholars. Nevertheless, diverse fields such as business, industry, sports, the sciences, and the performing arts all incorporate some notion of time into their respective measuring systems. Here are a few quotes about time, what it means to manage time nd how to cherish time.

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

Time is money. – Benjamin Franklin.

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. – William Shakespeare.

Lost time is never found again. – Benjamin Franklin.

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. – Theophrastus.

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. – Stephen R. Covey.

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince.

Punctuality is the thief of time. – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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

The trouble is, you think you have time.– Jack Kornfield

Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.– Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.– John Updike

Time brings all things to pass.– Aeschylus

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.– Dion Boucicault

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.– Napoleon I

The future is uncertain but the end is always near.-Jim Morrison

Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.– Stephen King, The Green Mile

Time is a storm in which we are all lost.– William Carlos Williams

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

The trouble is, you think you have time.- Buddha

There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on. -Leo Christopher

The greatest gift you can give someone is your time because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.- Anonymous

You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.- Charles Brixton

Always make time for things that make you feel happy to be alive.- Anonymous

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.- Bruce Leee

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.- William Penn

I refuse to entertain negativity. Life is too big and time is too short to get caught up in empty drama.- Anonymous

Be selective with who you invest your time, wasted time is worse than wasted money.- Anonymous

Successful people use their time in a wise manner, unlike the mediocre people who squander it away on a daily basis.- ATGW

If you are too busy to enjoy quality time with your family, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities.- Dave Willis

Change your 24 hours and you will change your life.- Eric Thomas

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.- Nelson Mandela

The way we spend our time defines who we are.- Jonathan Estrin

I refuse to entertain negativity. Life is too big and time is too short to get caught up in empty drama.- Anonymous

Time is precious. Make sure you spend it with the right people.-Anonymous

We all make time for what we feel is important in our lives. -Anonymous

Prioritizing is an important aspect of productivity. Listed tasks should be things that matter: things that are in alignment with your objectives and do not distract you from what you really should be doing. -Romuald Andrade

Remember, as Martin Luther King Jr. put it best, “The time is always right to do the right thing.” -JuJu Sabra, Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Time is the one thing we all have in common, but it is also the one thing that we all use differently.- Catherine Pulsifer

Time is a gift that most of us take for granted. We get so caught up in the busyness of our daily lives that we rarely stop and take a serious look at how we’re spending this gift.- Cheryl Richardson

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.- George Eliot

The key to you being able to recover from depression is to set yourself a few simple goals that you can slowly build upon. Also it is important that you take things one day at a time and whenever you achieve a particular goal you have set yourself then reward yourself for doing so.- Heather Rose

We spend a lot of time and energy wishing those things would change. Do not underestimate the power of this – how much thinking and stressing about other people or things outside of our control contributes to our survival mode and consequently inhibits our success.- Lisa Kardos

How can we resent the life we’ve created for ourselves? Who’s to blame, who’s to credit, but us? Who can change it, any time we wish, but us?- Richard Bach

A birthday wish for you to enjoy the time you’ve been given. Cherish every year that comes your way- Danielle Duckery

Time and words can’t be recalled, even if it was only yesterday.-Yiddish Proverb

Everything that you want to be good at requires time, patience, and lots of repetition and practice.- Rohen Phoenix

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” Carl Sandburg

The key is to have a balanced life. Set aside a fraction of your time to carry out your dreams and ambitions. Michael Lee

There are moments and days when I want to freeze time, and there are days I wish away. Sarah Williams

There is no time like the present to start making changes, but I have found that the best time is to start by going about your day differently as soon as you wake up. Kevin Kerr

TVs in the kitchen or dining room only distract from proper family time. Esther King

No use thinking of the past for its gone, don’t think of the future because it has to come, think of the present because thats where you are. Kazi Shams

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.-Bil Keane

Time is what we want most, but… what we use worst.-William Penn

Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death-Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

If time flies when you’re having fun, it hits the afterburners when you don’t think you’re having enough.Jef Mallett