79 Time Passing Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

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You will find below our best collection of inspirational, motivational, and beautiful time passing quotes and sayings about passing of time.

Time Passing Quotes and Sayings

The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now. ~ Bill Cosby.

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

Methinks I see the wanton hours flee, And as they pass, turn back and laugh at me. ~ George Villiers.

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. ~ Earl Nightingale.

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, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. ~ H. Jackson Brown Junior.

Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves. ~ Lord Chesterfield.


With enough time, you can get used to almost anything. ~ Katherine Applegate.

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

I avoid looking at the clock, fearing the slow passing of time that will only seem slower if I watch its progress. ~ Michelle Zink.

You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we’re all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it’s going to be over, and you better make this count. ~ Nancy Reagan.

Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires. ~ Charles Caleb Colton.

Best Time Passing Quotes and Sayings

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. ~ Steve Jobs.

Time is what prevents everything from happening at once. ~ John Archibald Wheeler.

Worry about being better; bigger will take care of itself. Think one customer at a time and take care of each one the best way you can. ~ Gary Comer.

Time is a game played beautifully by children. ~ Heraclitus.

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

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.

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us. ~ Max Frisch.

You may delay, but time will not. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

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

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

It does not take much to make us realize what fools we are, but the little it takes is long in coming. ~ Flannery O’Connor.

It’s strange how time can make a place shrink, make its strangeness ordinary. ~ Veronica Roth.

Time does not pass, it continues. ~ Marty Rubin.

Top Time Passing Quotes and Sayings

Free time is the most expensive time you have because nobody pays for it but you. But that also makes it the most valuable time you have, as you alone stand to reap the profits from spending it wisely. ~ Jarod Kintz.


Better late than never, but never late is better. ~ Anonymous.

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

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. ~ Hector Louis Berlioz.

Idleness makes hours pass slowly and years swiftly. Activity makes the hours short and the years long. ~ Cesare Pavese.

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

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

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. ~ Marvey Mackat.

Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new… but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design? ~ Paracelsus.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years. ~ Audrey Hepburn.

Seize the day, then let it go. ~ Marty Rubin.

You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. ~ Charles F. Kettering.

Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream. ~ Khalil Gibran.

Inspirational Time Passing Quotes and Sayings

Our life is made up of time. Our days are measured in hours, our pay measured by those hours, our knowledge is measured by years. ~ Cecelia Ahern.

Time goes, you say, Ah no! Alas, Time stays, we go. ~ Henry Austin Dobson.

Time flies never to be recalled. ~ Virgil.

Time forks perpetually toward innumerable futures. ~ Jorge Luis Borges.

Sometimes I just wanted to raise my hands and stop. But stop what? Maybe just growing up. ~ Patti Smith.

No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. ~ Haruki Murakami.

You are nothing but a number of days, and whenever a day passes away, a part of you passes away. ~ Hasan al-Basri.

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

Time is a created thing. To say, ‘I don’t have time’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to. ~ Lao Tzu.

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

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.

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. ~ Marthe Troly-Curtin.

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

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 McKay.

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.

There is so little time for us all; I need to be able to say what I want quickly and to as many people as possible. ~ Marc Bolan.


Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. ~ Anthony G. Oettinger.

I give you this to take with you: Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting. ~ Judith Minty.

Beautiful Time Passing Quotes and Sayings

Indifferent to the affairs of men, time runs out, precise, heedless, exact, and immutable in rhythm. ~ Erwin Sylvanus.

Life is not just the passing of time. Life is the collection of experiences and their intensity. ~ Jim Rohn.

The long unmeasured pulse of time moves everything. There is nothing hidden that it cannot bring to light, nothing once known that may not become unknown. Nothing is impossible. ~ Sophocles.

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. ~ Groucho Marx.

Lost time is never found again. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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

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

Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something, then you have the time to do something about it. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo.

Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines. ~ Dag Hammarskjold.

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

The proper, wise balancing of one’s whole life may depend upon the feasibility of a cup of tea at an unusual hour. ~ Arnold Bennett.

Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true. ~ Marcel Proust.

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. ~ Jean Paul.

Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting. ~ Haruki Murakami.

The pictures do not lie, but neither do they tell the whole story. They are merely a record of time passing, the outward evidence. ~ Paul Auster.

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. ~ Earl Nightingale.

You have got to own your days and live them, each one of them, every one of them, or else the years go by and none of them belong to you. ~ Herb Gardner.

Time passes so slowly if you are unaware of it and so quickly if you are aware of it. ~ Marc Bolan.

Life is flying by. You don’t have time to waste another minute being negative, offended or bitter. If someone did you wrong, get over it and God will make it up to you. ~ Joel Osteen.

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ~ Coco Chanel.

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

Time. Like a petal in the wind, Flows softly by. As old lives are taken, New ones begin. A continual chain, Which lasts throughout eternity. Every life but a minute in time, But each of equal importance. ~ Cindy Cheney.

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. ~ James Matthew Barrie.

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