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  With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Time and thought tame the strongest grief.  
 -  Scottish proverb
  

  God gives to those who get up early.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Your past does not equal your future. What matters is not yesterday but what you do right now. So many people are trying to drive into the future using a rearview mirror to guide themselves! If you that, you'll crash.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  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
  

  Do not shorten the morning by getting up late, or waste it in unworthy occupations or in talk; look upon it as the quintessence of life, as to a certain extent sacred. Evening is like old age: we are languid, talkative, silly. Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.  
 -  Bertrand Russell
  

  Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.  
 -  Bil Keane
  

  Yesterday is yesterday. If we try to recapture it, we will only lose tomorrow.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  The present is the point at which time touches eternity.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  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.  
 -  Carl Sandburg
  

  The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.  
 -  Carl Sandburg
  

  There are very few men - and they are the exceptions - who are able to think and feel beyond the present moment.  
 -  Carl von Clausewitz
  

  If we are to better the future we must disturb the present.  
 -  Catherine Booth
  

  A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.  
 -  Charles Darwin
  

  My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  Today is our most precious possession. It is our only sure possession.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  If you're appropriately engaged with your life, you don't need more time. If you're not, more time won't won't help.  
 -  David Allen
  

  How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.  
 -  David B. Norris
  

  Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

  Forever is a long time, but not as long as it was yesterday.  
 -  Dennis H'Orgnies
  

  It is astonishing what a lot of odd minutes one can catch during the day, if one really sets about it.  
 -  Dinah Maria Mulock
  

  For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.  
 -  Doug Larson
  

  Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.  
 -  Douglas Adams
  

  Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is Life itself, it is an insane way to live.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  Time is the fairest and toughest judge.  
 -  Edgar Quinet
  

  A person who has not done half his day's work by ten o'clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.  
 -  Emily Bronte
  

  No thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.  
 -  Euripides
  

  Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.  
 -  Faith Baldwin
  

  Time is a versatile performer. It flies, marches on, heals all wounds, runs out and will tell.  
 -  Franklin P. Jones
  

  I am amazed by how many individuals mess up every new day with yesterday. They insist on bringing into today the failures of yesterday and in so doing, they pollute a potentially wonderful day.  
 -  Gary Chapman
  

  Misspending a man's time is a kind of self-homicide.  
 -  George Savile
  

  Time wounds all heels.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  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 eternity.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

  Time is a seedfield: In youth we sow it with causes; in after life we reap the harvest of effects.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat.  
 -  Horatio Nelson
  

  I am amazed by how many individuals mess up every new day with yesterday. They insist on bringing into today the failures of yesterday and in so doing, they pollute a potentially wonderful day.  
 -  Gary Chapman
  

  Misspending a man's time is a kind of self-homicide.  
 -  George Savile
  

  Time wounds all heels.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  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 eternity.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

  Time is a seedfield: In youth we sow it with causes; in after life we reap the harvest of effects.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat.  
 -  Horatio Nelson
  

  Time is your most important resource. You can do so much in 10 minutes' time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity.  
 -  Ingvar Kamprad
  

  The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children.  
 -  Ivan Turgenev
  

  The lesson of History is rarely learned by the actors themselves.  
 -  James Garfield
  

  Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.  
 -  Jean de la Bruyere
  

  We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.  
 -  John Green
  

  Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.  
 -  John Lennon
  

  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.  
 -  John Lubbock
  

  Whoever doesn't know the past must have little understanding of the present and no vision of the future.  
 -  Joseph S. Raymond
  

  Do we need more time? Or do we need to be more disciplined with the time we have?  
 -  Kerry Johnson
  

  The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time.  
 -  Leo Kennedy
  

  Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.  
 -  M. Scott Peck
  

  I do not believe everything I believed yesterday; I wonder will I believe tomorrow everything I believe today.  
 -  Matthew Arnold
  

  The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.  
 -  Michael Altshuler
  

  Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.  
 -  Miguel de Cervantes
  

  Don't count the days, make the days count.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

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

  Space we can recover, time never.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  Don't wait. The time will never be just right.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Time is the wisest counsellor.  
 -  Pericles
  

  Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.  
 -  Peter F. Drucker
  

  Time is the thief you cannot banish.  
 -  Phyllis McGinley
  

  Time is the soul of this world.  
 -  Pythagoras
  

  When our attention is in the present moment, we push fear from our minds. Fear is the concern over events that might happen in the future - we won't have enough money, our children will get into trouble, we will get old and die, whatever. To combat fear, the best strategy is to learn to bring your attention back to the present.  
 -  Richard Carlson
  

  Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Don't watch the clock. Do what it does - keep going!  
 -  Sam Levenson
  

  He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind.  
 -  Sir Isaac Pitman
  

  Time is neutral; but it can be made the ally of those who will seize it and use it to the full.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Time eases all things.  
 -  Sophocles
  

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

  Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.  
 -  Steven Wright
  

  Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.  
 -  Terry Pratchett
  

  Time has no divisions to mark its passage; there is never a thunderstorm to anounce the beginning of a new year. It is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.  
 -  Thomas Mann
  

  Lack of time is actually lack of priorities.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  He who believes that the past cannot be changed has not yet written his memoirs.  
 -  Torvald Gahlin
  

  For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.  
 -  Virginia Woolf
  

  Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.  
 -  Warren Buffett
  

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

  Make use of time, let not advantage slip.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  I wasted time, and now doth time wate me.  
 -  William Shakespeare, Richard II
  

  Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.  
 -  William Shakespeare, The Rape Of Lucrece
  

  Remember - you can earn more money, but when time is spent it is gone forever.  
 -  Zig Ziglar