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The Importance of Time - Some Interesting & Amusing Quotations

Time is the most precious thing in life. It influences every single moment and everything we do. To manage time is to manage life! Therefore this fantastic collection of colour fashion wrist watches from the rist watch selections will help you manage both your time and your life… whilst helping you look good!

For your interest and amusement, we have gathered a collection of famous quotations on time… and these are detailed below. If you wish to send us your favourites then please do drop us an email at time@rist-watches-online.co.uk.

"Time nor tide wait for no man."

"Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows."
Pope Paul VI

"Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time."
T S Elliot

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

"Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend."
Theophrastus (372 BC-287 BC)

“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

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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

"Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late."
William Shakespeare

"I've been on a calendar but I have never been on time."

Marilyn Monroe

"Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it."
Leonardo Da Vinci

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

"Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got."
Art Buchwald

“For every minute spent in organising, an hour is earned.”

"Time cuts down all, Both great and small."


"Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing."
Alexander Woollcott

"Take care in your minutes, and the hours will take care of themselves."
Lord Chesterfield

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

“Time is like a handful of sand - the tighter you grasp it, the faster it runs through your fingers.”

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

“Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.”

“Better late than never, but never late is better.”

“Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.”

“Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday”

"The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time."
Leo Kennedy “Lost time is never found again.”  
Benjamin Franklin

“There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.”  
Anthony Rapp

“We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves.”  
Alice Bloch

“Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
H Jackson Brown Jr

“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

"A single day is enough to make us a little larger."
Paul Klee (1879-1940)

"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."
C S Lewis

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."
Annie Dillard

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

"There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing."
Brian Tracy

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that the stuff life is made of."
Benjamin Franklin

"Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived."
Captain Jean-Luc Picard (actor Patrick Stewart in the film 'Star Trek: Generations')

"Time and tide wait for no man. A pompous and self-satisfied proverb, and was true for a billion years; but in our day of electric wires and water-ballast we turn it around: Man waits not for time nor tide."
Mark Twain

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

"Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator."
Robert Orben

"All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that."
Baltasar Gracian

"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 (1878 - 1967)

"An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth."
Bonnie Friedman

"If time flies when you're having fun, it hits the afterburners when you don't think you're having enough."
Jeff Mallett

"The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!'"
John F Kennedy (1917-1963)

"We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch."
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

"There is never enough time, unless you're serving it."
Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990)

"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves."
Maria Edgeworth

"Time is like a snowflake - it melts away while we try to decide what to do with it."


"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."
Rodin (1840 - 1917)

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

“Life is all about timing... the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable... attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It's all about timing.”
Stacey Charter

"The times they are a-changing."

Bob Dylan

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Steve Jobs

"Lost time is never found again."

John H. Aughey

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.”
Jeremy Irons

"Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods."
Japanese proverb

"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
Andy Warhol

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."

Michael Althsuler

"Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire."
John Dewey

"The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it."
Plutarch (46-120 AD)

"Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. Time wastes our bodies and our wits, but we waste time, so we are quits."
Jean De La Bruyere

"Time is the wisest counsellor of all."

"Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away."

Marcus Aurelius

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