110 Perfect Timing Quotes To Help You Get Things Just Right

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Jan 14, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
Hand adjusting the minute hand on a clock.

Ever thought of a book without words?

No, right? That is life without timing!

Time is constant, but as every passing tick-tock of the clock has its purpose, so does this list of quotes. Quotes and sayings about timing will make your soul believe the importance of proper timing.

Time is elusive, so managing it according to your preferences would make you different from your ally.

In this world of procrastinators finding someone or something as inspiration is quite difficult. Here is a remedy to all your problems: a comprehensible list of words, sayings, and quotes on time and patience to book your routine without any wastage of time.

If you would like to read more quotes about life, check out Timeless quotes and Time Flies quotes.

Life Timing Quotes And Sayings

People say life is all about a combination of wrong and the right timings, but these words of wisdom, quotes, and sayings will take your heart and soul the way where everything feels good and right. So if you're stuck on a hard day, then these life timing quotes and sayings will be an inspiration to fix your day.

1. "Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."

-William Shakespeare, 'The Merry Wives of Windsor', 1602.

2. "Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor."

- Hesiod, 'Works and Days', 700 BC.

3. "People talk about perfect timing, but I think everything is perfect in its moment; you just want to capture that."

- Eddie Huang, 'All Eddie Huang Ever Wanted Was Everything", 2013.

4. "The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it."

- Mary Catherine Bateson, With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, 1984.

5. "So much of life is not about whether you're good or bad, or right or wrong, or can afford or not afford - it's just about timing."

- A. A. Gill, 'Uncle Dysfunctional', 2017.

6. "All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this."

- Miyamoto Musashi, 'The Book of Five Ring', 2018.

7. "Do you know what the key to comedy is? Timing."

- Winston Marshall.

8. "Time's the thief of memory."

-Stephen King, 'The Gunslinger ', 1982.

9. "Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent."

- Marya Mannes, 'Out of my Time', 1971.

10. "Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow."

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

11. "Every moment has its pleasures and its hope."

-Jane Austen, 'Mansfield Park', 1814.

12. "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, 'Letters of Thomas Jefferson', 1948.

13. "Old-Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!…. his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes."

- Charles Dickens, 'Household Words', 1854.

14. "Sometimes, the thing you've been looking for your whole life is right there beside you all along."

-Peter Quill, 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'

15. "Time is a game played beautifully by children."

-Heraclitus, 'Fragments', 2003.

16. "You know, sometimes, when they say you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing."

- George McGovern, 'Observer', 1990.

17. "I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present."

-W. Somerset Maugham, 'The Moon and Sixpence', 1919.

18. "I always live in the present. The future I can't know. The past I no longer have."

-Fernando Pessoa, 'The Book of Disquiet', 1982.

19. "Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat."

-Jean-Paul Sartre.

20. "There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing."

-Brian Tracy, 'The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success: Easyread Comfort Edition', 2008.

Inspirational Quotes And Sayings On Patience

Everything is falling into its place; all you need is a little more time and patience. Till then, dive right into this list of sayings and quotes on patience and which will do its work to inspire you to try again and hold on a little longer.

21. "The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience."

-Leo Tolstoy, 'War and Peace', 1867.

22. "The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today."

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr, 'P.S. I Love You', 1990.

23. "I believe that everything happens for a reason, but I think it's important to seek out that reason; that's how we learn."

-Drew Barrymore.

24. "Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter."


25. "Time doesn't heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go."

- Roy T. Bennett,' The Light in the Heart', 2016.

26. "Life is too short to spend your time avoiding failure."

-Michael Bloomberg.

27. "By faithfully working eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."

-Robert Frost.

28. "Be patient with him. If the same quality did not exist in you, you wouldn't notice it in him."

-Robyn Mundell, 'Brainwalker', 2016.

29. "Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you."


30. "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."


31. "All great achievements require time."

-Maya Angelou.

32. "Patience and fortitude conquer all things."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson.

33. "Our patience will achieve more than our force."

-Edmund Burke.

34. "To lose patience is to lose the battle."

– Mahatma Gandhi.

35. "Patience is a key element of success."

-Bill Gates.

36. "Genius is patience."

-Isaac Newton.

37. "Patience is a conquering virtue."

-Geoffrey Chaucer.

38. "Patience is a fruit of the spirit that grows only under trial."

-Joyce Meyer.

39. "Patience isn't a virtue; it's a necessity. "

-Lou Holtz.

40. "Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls."

-Maya Angelou.

Quotes On Time Management

Do you get late at work sometimes? Here are some quotes and sayings to save you from being late at work, and consider sharing these with someone to help them find their inspiration. These quotes can help you try and get out of the last-minute procrastination.

41. "Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life."

-Alan Lakein.

42. "Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not."

-Stephen King, 'The Green Mile', 1996.

43. "Punctuality is the thief of time."

- Oscar Wilde, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', 1998.

44." Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat, in the evening. Sleep in the night."

- William Blake, 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell', 1970.

45. "Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops do time come to life."

- William Faulkner, 'The Sound, and the Fury', 1929.

46. "You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time."

- Charles F. Kettering.

47. "Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness."

-Jean De La Bruyere.

48. "A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times."

- John Dalberg Acton.

49. "A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life."

-Charles Darwin, 'The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin', 1887.

50. "Time itself comes in drops."

-William James, 'A Pluralistic Universe', 1909.

51. "Time will explain."

-Jane Austen, 'Persuasion', 1817.

52. "We feast in time as time feasts on us."

-Maria Popova.

53. "The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have."

-Henry James, ' The Ambassadors', 1903.

54. "No time like the present."

-Delarivier Manley, 'The Lost Lover, or, The Jealous Husband: A Comedy', 1696.

55. "The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before."

-G.K. Chesterton, 'Tremendous Trifles', 1909.

56. "Lack of time is actually a lack of priorities."

-Tim Ferriss.

57. "You may delay, but time will not."

-Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's almanac, 1732.

58. "We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves."

-Alice Boch.

59. "I don't need time, I need a deadline."

-Duke Ellington.

61. "If time is judiciously employed, there is time for everything."

-George Head, 'A Home Tour Through the Manufacturing Districts of England in the Summer of 1835', 1968.

Sayings And Quotes About Timing

Sometimes some people say time is a thief, but it all depends on their actions and words. So if you're tired of being late every day and searching for something as inspiration, then here is the ultimate collection of timing is everything quotes and sayings to cheer you up.

62. "The right man, in the right place, at the right time, can steal millions."

-Gregory Nunn.

63. "How did it get so late so soon?"

-Dr. Swiss.

64. "Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money but you cannot get more time."

-Jim Rohn.

65. "Time is what keeps everything from happening at once."

-Ray Cummings,' The Girl in the Golden Atom', 1922.

66. "The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."

-Michael Altshuler.

67. "I'd do anything at the right time, and I would also do things at the wrong time if they felt right."

-Virgil Abloh.

68. "Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it."

-M. Scott Peck,' The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth', 1978.

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

-William Penn.

70. "The years teach much which the days never know."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson.

71. "Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what's real."

-Sara Paddison.

72. "The past is never dead. It's not even past."

-William Faulkner, 'Requiem for a Nun', 1950.

73. "We live in the right time, even if it doesn't always feel like it."

-Andrew Solomon.

74. "Time moves slowly, but passes quickly."

-Alice Walker, 'The Color Purple', 1982

75. "Time is a waste of money."

Oscar Wilde, 'Complete Works of Oscar Wilde', 1908.

76. "Success is always a matter of some luck and timing."

-Kathleen Kennedy.

77. "It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important."

-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince', 2000.

78. "Time is an illusion."

-Albert Einstein.

79. "They were at the wrong place at the wrong time naturally they became heroes."

-George Lucas, 'Star Wars: A New Hope', 1977.

80. "As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. "

-Henry David Thoreau.

81. "Every second is of infinite value."

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Quotes And Sayings On The Best Times Of Your Life

Find the best times of your life and reminisce about them with this list of quotes and words of wisdom, and you will be surprised that every hard time had something good in it.

82. "Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday."

-A.A. Milne, 'Winnie-the-Pooh', 1926.

83. "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages."

-William Shakespeare, 'As You Like It', 1623.

84. "Time is money."

-Benjamin Franklin.

85. "The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here."

– Finley Peter Dunne.

86. "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.

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

-Nelson Mandela.

88. "I think there's a right time for everything, and I'm a true believer that everything happens for a reason."

-Bella Hadid.

89. "You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you."

-Mary Tyler Moore.

90. "Time is the wisest counselor of all."


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

-Mother Teresa.

92. "Time is the longest distance between two places."

Tennessee Williams, 'The Glass Menagerie', 1999.

93."The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."

-Abraham Lincoln.

94."Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday."

-Dale Carnegie.

95. "Time brings all things to pass."

-Aeschylus,' The Liberation Bearers', 458BC.

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

-John F. Kennedy.

97. "You ought to spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people."

-John Hughes, 'The Breakfast Club', 1985.

98. "Time is the clarity for seeing right and wrong."

Alan Lightman, 'Einstein's Dreams', 1992.

99. "Time heals all wounds."

-Stephen King, 'Hearts in Atlantis', 1999.

100. "Whatever begins, also ends."


101. "Don't wait. The time will never be 'just right'."

-Napoleon Hill, 'Think and Grow Rich', 1937.

God's Timing Quotes And Sayings

Embellish and cherish as God has a plan for every single entity, so enjoy reading these 'God's timing is perfect' quotes. This list of sayings will help you visualize and inspire you to do better.

102. "Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear."

- Paulo Coelho.

103. "If the timing's right and the Gods are with you, something special happens."

-Rick Springfield.

104. "He is not only a God of perfect time but of perfect timing."

-Beth Moore.

105. "Time is a gift, given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life."

-Norton Juster, 'The Phantom Tollbooth', 1961.

106. "No one can change the timing set by God."

-Sunday Adelaja.

107. "Each time is true, but the truths are not the same."

-Alan Lightman, 'Einstein's Dreams', 1992.

108. "All world events are placed in time by God."

-Sunday Adelaja.

109. "God's timing is magnificent."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

110. "But now we have time. Endless time stretches before us."

-Emily Giffin, 'Something Borrowed', 2004.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Timing Quotes, then why not take a look at tree of life quotes or tranquillity quotes?

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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