Quotes about Time Management

"A minute's success pays the failure of years."

Robert Browning (7 May 1812–12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.


"You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it."

Charles Buxton (18 November 1823 – 10 August 1871) was an English brewer, philanthropist, writer and Member of Parliament.


"There's time enough, but none to spare."

Charles Waddell Chesnutt (June 20, 1858 – November 15, 1932) was an author, essayist and political activist, best known for his novels and short stories exploring complex issues of racial and social identity.


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

Annie Dillard (born April 30, 1945) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, best known for her narrative nonfiction.


"Time is the scarest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed."

Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was a writer, management consultant, and self-described social ecologist. His books and scholarly and popular articles explored how humans are organized across the business, government and the nonprofit sectors of society.


"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."

Marian Wright Edelman (born June 6, 1939) is an American activist for the rights of children.


"Lost time is never found."

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [January 6, 1705) – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.


"The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time."

Leo Kennedy (-) Canadian poet.


"It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets.


"If you want work well done, select a busy man- the other kind has no time."

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement.