An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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.


Erich Fromm (1900-1980, American psychologist)


The biggest difference between time and space is that you can't reuse time.


Merrick Furst


Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented.


Harold S. Geneen (1910-1977, American accountant, industrialist)


Time is money says the Proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time.


George Robert Gissing (1857-1903, British novelist, critic, essayist)


It is better to do the most trifling thing in the world than to regard half an hour as trifle.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


Time itself is an element.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


We always have time enough, if we will but use it aright.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


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.


Andrew Grove (1936-, US engineer and corporation executive - Intel)


Time, you old gypsy man, will you not stay, put up your caravan just for one day?


Ralph Hodgson (1871-1962, British poet)


All time management begins with planning.


Tom Greening


The real secret of how to use time is , to pack it as you would a portmanteau, filling up the small spaces with small things.


Henry Haddow


Time spent on hiring is time well spent.


Robert Half (American businessman, founder of Robert Half & Associates)


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


Edward F. Halifax (1881-1959, British conservative statesman)


Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician.


Lucille S. Harper


Time is a circus always packing up and moving away.


Ben Hecht (1894-1964, American newspaperman, novelist, playwright)


Time is the rider that breaks youth.


George Herbert (1593-1632, British metaphysical poet)


You can't measure time in days the way you can money in dollars, because each day is different.


Phillip Hewett


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.


Edward Hoagland (1932-, American novelist, essayist)


Make a good use of the present.


Horace (BC 65-8, Italian poet)


When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.


Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937, American journalist, author)


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.


John Howe


Time is an eternal guest that banquets on our ideals and bodies.


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


Time is an illusion-to orators.


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


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.


Victor Hugo (1802-1885, French poet, dramatist, novelist)


Learn to use ten minutes intelligently. It will pay you huge dividends.


William A. Irwin


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."


Charles E. Hummel


Time, whose tooth gnaws away at everything else, is powerless against truth.


Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895, British biologist, educator)


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.


Lee Iacocca (1924-, American businessman, former CEO of Chrysler)


No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


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.


Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973, American President (36th))


Time is a fixed income and, as with any income, the real problem facing most of us is how to live successfully within our daily allotment.


Margaret B. Johnstone


O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!


Ben Jonson (1573-1637, British dramatist, poet)


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.


Karen Kakascik


We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.


John F. Kennedy (1917-1963, American President (35th))


Those who make the worst use of their time most complain of its brevity.


Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696, French classical writer)


Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker


Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696, French classical writer)


Time is the one thing that can never be retrieved.


C.R. Lawton


In all planing you make a list and you set priorities.


Alan Lakein (1906-1975, American time management expert, author, trainer)


Review our priorities, ask the question: What's the best use of our time right now?


Alan Lakein (1906-1975, American time management expert, author, trainer)


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


Alan Lakein (1906-1975, American time management expert, author, trainer)


Be intent on the perfection of the present day.


William Law (American merchant)


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.


Ivy Lee (1877-1934, American businessman, consultant, time management expert)


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.


Max Lerner (1902-1992, American author, columnist)


Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.


Samuel Levenson


If you want to kill time, try working it to death.


Samuel Levenson


People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least.


Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799, German physicist, satirist)


Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


Lost time is like a run in a stocking. It always gets worse.


Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001, American author)


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.


P. W. Litchfield


He who would make serious use of his life must always act as though he had a long time to live and schedule his time as though he were about to die.


Emile Littre


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.


John Longden


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.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American poet)


Time... is the life of the soul.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American poet)


Time! Joyless emblem of the greed of millions, robber of the best which earth can give.


Amy Lowell (1874-1925, American poet, critic)


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.


Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913, British statesman, banker, naturalist)


Time is an available instrument for reaching the eternal.


John W. Lynch


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


Nelson Mandela (1918-, South African president)


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.


Horace Mann (1796-1859, American educator)


Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.


Thomas Mann (1875-1955, German author, critic)


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.


Wieder Marcia (American author, speaker)


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.


Wieder Marcia (American author, speaker)


But at my back I always hear time's winged chariot hurrying near.


Andrew Marvell (1621-1678, British metaphysical poet)


No man goes before his time -- unless the boss leaves early.


Groucho Marx (1895-1977, American comic actor)


Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.


Groucho Marx (1895-1977, American comic actor)


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.


Karl Marx (1818-1883, German political theorist, social philosopher)


If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?


Jeffery J. Mayer


While time, the endless idiot, runs screaming round the world.


Carson McCullers (1917-1967, American author)


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.


Robert J. McKain


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.


Robert J. McKain


For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.


Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980, Canadian communications theorist)


Time stays, we go.


H. L. Mencken (1880-1956, American editor, author, critic, humorist)


Time is the subtle thief of youth.


John Milton (1608-1674, British poet)


Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.


Charles De Montesquieu (1689-1755, French jurist, political philosopher)


The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.


Mike Murdock


Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels and what one achieves.


Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964, Indian nationalist, statesman)


When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


Time is the fairest and toughest judge.


Edgar Quinet (1803-1875, French poet, historian, politician)


The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.


Jane Bryant Quinn (1939, American business writer)


You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.


Bonnie Prudden


Clocks will go as they are set, but man, irregular man, is never constant, never certain.


Thomas Otway (1652-1685, British dramatist)


Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


Nothing is swifter than our years.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


Time is a stream which glides smoothly on and is past before we know.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


Time is the devourer of all things.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


Scrolls: write on them what you want to be remembered for.


Joseph Pakuda


One must learn a different... sense of time, one that depends more on small amounts than big ones.


Sister Mary Paul


We are condemned to kill time, thus we die bit by bit.


Octavio Paz (1914-1998, Mexican poet, essayist)


Time is what we want most, but... what we use worst.


William Penn (1644-1718, British religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania)


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.


Pericles (BC 495-429, Athenian statesman)


Time, in the turning over of days, works change, for better or worse.


Pindar (BC 518?-18438, Greek poet)


Time is the wisest of all counselors.


Plutarch (46-120, Greek essayist, biographer)


Two things are as big as the man who possesses them, neither bigger nor smaller. One is a minute, the other is a dollar.


Channing Pollock (1946-, American actor)


An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold.'


Chinese Proverb (Sayings of Chinese origin)


It is later than you think.


Chinese Proverb (Sayings of Chinese origin)


He who undertakes too many things at once seldom does any of them well.


Dutch Proverb (Sayings of Dutch origin)


There is but an hour a day between a good housewife and a bad one.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


Time is a file that wears and makes no noise.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


Time is the soul of business.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


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