Time waits for no one, and time is on my side. So let time stand still for a moment with these proverbs and quotes about time.

A moment in time

All things grow with time, except grief.

As time goes by, grief will diminish.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien

Any time means no time.

If you don’t fix the date or time for something, it may never happen.

Aside from velcro, time is the most mysterious substance in the universe. You can't see it or touch it, yet a plumber can charge you upwards of seventy-five dollars per hour for it, without necessarily fixing anything.

Dave Barry

Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.

William Shakespeare

Eternity is an awful long time, especially towards the end.

Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible.

Stephen Hawking

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

In the long run, we are all dead!

John Maynard Keynes

It is not the past that matters, but the future.

Death on the Nile
Agatha Christie

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.

Charles Dickens

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.


Procrastination is the thief of time.

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.

Mason Cooley

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

Michael Altshuler

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

Rabindranath Tagore

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

Albert Einstein

Time and tide wait for no man.

Delaying a decision will not prevent events from taking place.

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

Groucho Marx

Time has wings.

Time goes by quickly.

Time is money.

Time should not be wasted because it has value.

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


Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

Mother Teresa