75+ Wasting Time Quotes: How To Make The Most Of Every Day

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We are here with a collection of the best wasting time quotes to help you make the most of every day, and use your time effectively in order to show how your time is way too valuable to waste.

Time is very precious. Wasting your time is wasting your life.

If we waste time or spend time worrying about things we will not be able to succeed.  We are here with a collection of best quotes about wasting your precious time, and rather than regretting it later, understanding its importance at the present moment.

These quotes are sure to encourage you to stop wasting time and start working towards your goals Let’s take a look at some of the best wasting time quotes and 'to help you make the most of every day' quotes. If you like our article, you may want to look at some other interesting collections of [computer quotes] and [internet quotes].

Inspirational Quotes About Making The Most Of It

Time is one of the most precious assets, so before thinking how to kill time, remember it can be the biggest mistake you can make. Let’s take look at most inspirational wasting time quotes to make you stop wasting time and savor your moments.

One must not ever waste time.

1. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”

- Roy T. Bennett

2. “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

- Robert Breault

3. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “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

5. “It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up - that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”

- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

6. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.”

- Bruce Lee

7. “No matter what your history has been, your destiny is what you create today. What are you going to create?”

- Steve Maraboli

8. “Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.”

- Art Buchwald

9. “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …”

- Marcus Aurelius

10. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

- Carl Bard

11. “I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time.”

- Dean Kamen

12. “Make it a point each day to score a distinctive point each day”

- Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

13. “Wasted time means wasted lives.”

- Robert R. Shannon

14. “Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns.”

- Tara Brach

15. “Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.”

- Mason Cooley

16. “There's no good way to waste your time. Wasting time is just wasting time.”

- Helen Mirren

17. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”

- Judy Garland

18. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

- Leo Tolstoy

Quotes About Not Wasting Time

It has been said by various authors that time is one of the most important things you have and that wasting it is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. So, stop wasting your time on people that don’t deserve it and instead utilize it by simply using your imagination to create things. There is no good way to waste time but to invest it. Let’s take a look at some of the best time-wasting quotes.

Wasting time is nothing less than sin.

19. “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

20. “If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.”

- Benjamin Franklin

21. “Don't waste your time being what someone wants you to become, in order to feed their list of rules, boundaries and insecurities. Find your tribe. They will allow you to be you, while you dance in the rain.”

- Shannon L. Alder

22. “The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”

- Louis E. Boone

23. “Each day you wake up, you wake up with billions around the world but when the sun sets, not all retire. It is a joyful privilege to note that you are a unique person among billions of people who wake up each day to walk on the surface of the earth. It is a noble responsibility to note that you have to use this privilege effectively.”

- Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

24. “Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.”

-  Gretchen Bleiler

25. “Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.”

- Roberto Clemente

26. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

- Steve Jobs

27. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, some style.”

- Maya Angelou

28. “Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can't accept who you are.”

- Turcois Ominek

29. “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.”

- Charles F. Kettering

30. “Don't waste your time trying to provide people with proof of deceit, in order to keep their love, win their love or salvage their respect for you. The truth is this: If they care they will go out of their way to learn the truth. If they don't then they really don't value you as a human being. The moment you have to sell people on who you are is the moment you let yourself believe that every good thing you have ever done or accomplished was invisible to the world. And, it is not!”

- Shannon L. Alder

31. “Never let anyone belittle your efforts to better yourself. Let them stand back or stand aside, but you move forward no matter who tries to stop you.”

-  Toni Sorenson

32. “I have to pick myself up every day and say, 'The show must go on,' meaning life as I know it must go on, whatever the obstacle is, I know I can handle it, and I can get through it.”

-  Jennie Garth

33. “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”

- Lao Tzu

34. “Every new day is another chance to change your life.”

- Anon

35. “It's bad enough wasting time without killing it.”

- Norton Juster

36. “When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective.”

-  Harvey Mackay

Quotes On How To Make The Most Of Every Day

Time slips away really fast; wasting time is not an option. Work diligently towards your dreams, and make sure to use each and every day to your advantage. Time is too valuable to be wasting on things and people that don’t deserve it. Let’s take a look at some wasting time quotes makes you aware that killing time is not a way to live, and to make you stop wasting your time quotes to make the most of every day for yourself. Wasting time is wasting opportunities so read these quotes to help you live life to the fullest.

37. “There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.”

-  Napoleon I

38. “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”

- Benjamin Franklin

39. “A single day is enough to make us a little larger.”

- Paul Klee

40. “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read 'em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between 'em..”

-  Kevin Welch

41. “Waking up this morning, I smile,      

Twenty four brand new hours are before me.      

I vow to live fully in each moment      

and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”

- Thich Nhat Hanh

42. “We're all guilty of dedicating time to people who didn't value it.”

- Turcois Ominek

43. "It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?"

- Henry David Thoreau

44. “Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate.”

-  Amit Ray

45. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

- George Elliot

46. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

- Napoleon Hill

47. “Life doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be lived.”

- Dexter Morgan

48. “Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you?”

- Steve Maraboli

49. “Not feeling accepted can be a symptom of not accepting yourself. Don’t seek the attention of others. Find your own approval.”

- Jerry Corsten

50. “One can make a day of any size, and regulate the rising and setting of his own sun and the brightness of its shining.”

- John Muir

51. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”

- Coco Chanel

52. “Making each day count like it's your last day to fulfill your dreams, is unarguably the master key to a future full of great rewards.”

- Edmond Mbiaka

53. “Absolutely, I think every day is a new day, every day is a new opportunity, and every day is a new chance.”

- Jennifer Winget

54. “Realise deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.”

- Eckhart Tolle

55. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”

- Jimmy Johnson

56. “If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”

- Bruce Lee

57. “You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank page.”

- Jodi Picoult

58. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.”

- Mark Twain

59. “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

60. "Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning."

- Winston Churchill

61. “Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.”

-  Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

62. “Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off track by every nutshell and mosquito's wing that falls on the rails.  Let us rise early and fast, or breakfast, gently and without perturbation; let company come and let company go, let the bells ring and the children cry,--determine to make a day of it.”

-   Henry David Thoreau

63. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”

-  Jim Rohn

64. “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”

- John Lennon

65. “It has been a difficult road this year, but still I look at every day as a new opportunity.”

-  Michael Chang

66. “Life expects us to challenge the status-quo YET it holds us responsible for ONLY what we can ordinarily do. Life doesn’t ask us for too much; it says 'to do more, expand your lens'. Expand your skills, expand your tools, expand your mind. To do more, be more!”

-  Asuni LadyZeal

67. “The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

68. “If time flies when you’re having fun, it hits the afterburners when you don’t think you’re having enough.”

- Jef Mallett

Famous Quotes About Time

Before you kill time remember once gone it's not coming back, instead seize the day and seize every chance you get to be happy and enjoy yourself. Stop wasting these opportunities and wasting your time. Let’s take a look at the most famous quotes about wasting time to inspire you to do your best today and not let the time slip away. There is always enough time if you stop wasting time and start seizing it.

69. “Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”

- Jim Rohn

70. “It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

71. “Quit hanging on to the handrails . . . Let go. Surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it every day.”

- Melody Beattie

72. “I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred.  I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

73. “I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time.”

- Dean Kamen

74. “Don't worry about failures; worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.”

- Jack Canfield

75. “Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.”

-  Dale Carnegie

76. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

- Charles Darwin

77. "The biggest mistake you can make in life is to waste your time."

- Jerry Bruckner

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