A Dozen Great Quotes on Managing Time

  • Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves. – Lord Chesterfield
  • The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it. – Shoppenhauer
  • Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing. – Thomas Jefferson
  • 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
  • It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? – Henry David Thoreau
  • Never let yesterday use up today. – Richard H. Nelson
  • To do two things at once is to do neither. – Publius Syrus
  • The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something. – Carl Sandburg
  • Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. – Napoleon Hill
  • The Future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. – C.S. Lewis
  • Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real. – Sara Paddison
  • You’re writing the story of your life one moment at a time. – Doc Childre and Howard Martin


Again, as you will have read through the last couple of weeks, By George Journal is posting a series of instructive articles entitled “#onwardupward” to help us all prepare for our post-Labour Day challenges. Look for our daily articles and a special feature on this series on the holiday weekend.

(ed. – These quotes are a repost and they first appeared in the BGJ in Fall 2012.)

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