76 Quotes About Wasting Time To Make Every Minute Count

Time is a precious commodity. No matter how much we wish, we can’t go back to the past or get our wasted time back. All we have is just this moment. Each of us are given 24 hours a day and 7 days in a week. Some people use time as a gift and live life to the fullest. And some of us waste time every day and feel bad about ourselves.

If you need to re-focus yourself, or someone else, and stop wasting time, we have the best collection of quotes to help remind you why wasting time is not helpful. And these reminders will help you start to change the course you are on.

Wasting Time Quotes

1.“If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.” – Benjamin Franklin

2.“Your time keeps flying away into vanity while you dine with your distractions. Your life keeps diminishing while you waste your time feeding your distractions.” – Sunday Adelaja

3.“I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time.” – Stephen Hawking

4.“There’s no good way to waste your time. Wasting time is just wasting time.” – Helen Mirren

5.“You know, you only get to live life once, so there are two things that that yields. One is that there’s no point in crying over spilt milk, but secondly you hate wasting time, energy, and whatever talent you’ve got.” – David Miliband

6.“It’s tough to go to sleep at night, and I wake up after five hours because I feel like I’m wasting time. I just sit up at night and think about what I can do next.” – Dave Grohl

7.“I hate wasting time.” – Robert Plant

8.“I hate wasting time getting dressed. I like to put something on and just think, ‘Yes. That’s it.’” – Sonia Rykiel

9.“I’m not a big sleeper. It just feels like wasting time. If I wake up, and it’s after 5 A.M., I stay up.” – Margherita Missoni

10.“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” – Bill Watterson

11.“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.” – Turcois Ominek

12.“Moving on will show you a lot about who you are, what you truly want, & what you have no desire to waste your time on.” – April Mae Monterrosa

13.“Don’t keep your own schedule – that will eat too much of your time keeping your own schedule. And when you are tired, stop. Because if you are too tired, you become not productive, and you are wasting time.” – Christine Quinn

14.“To waste one hour is a proof that you lack understanding of life.” – Sunday Adelaja

15.“Time spent reading a book, even a bad one, is never wasted.” – Stewart Stafford

16.“Many people make the mistake of saving money by wasting time.” – J.R. Rim

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17.“Work on Purpose – Play on Purpose – Rest on Purpose – Do not let yourself or anyone else waste your time.” – Izey Victoria Odiase

18.“Wasting time is living in self-glorification instead of glorifying God as God is time” – Indonesia 123

19.“There will never be a point in my life where it is acceptable to waste time.” – Carlos Wallace

20.“The best way to fill time is to waste it.” – Marguerite Duras

21.“We only get one life. Wasting someone’s time is the subtlest form of murder.” – Lindy West

22.“I’m sick of wasting time on things that don’t matter.” – Alexandra Bracken

23.“Free time is a terrible thing to waste. Read a book.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

24.“Wasting time is something that people do or feel all over the world, not just in Italy.” – Paolo Sorrentino

25.“If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.” – Billy Joel

26.“When one pays a visit, it is for the purpose of wasting other people’s time, not one’s own.” – Oscar Wilde

27.“When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.” – Aiden Wilson Tozer

28.“If you’re wasting your time or your attention, then start investing it wisely.” – Mitch Thrower

29.“He lives long that lives well; and time misspent is not lived but lost.” – Thomas Fuller

30.“Wasting Time Is Robbing Oneself.” – Estonian Proverb

31.“Stop wanting someone who doesn’t want you. You’re just wasting your time.” – Unknown

32.“Wasting time with the wrong person is just time wasted.” – Greg Behrendt

33.“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” – Auguste Rodin

34.“Don’t waste your time trying to fix your past because your past is already gone.” – Jeetash Kevlani

35.“No point in wasting time with false vanity when you possess the real thing.” – Alan Bradley

36.“Lost time is never found again.” – Proverb

37.“If everybody knows where everything is kept you can avoid wasting time looking for things.” – Anthea Turner

38.“No relationship is ever a waste of your time. If it didn’t bring you what you want, it taught you what you don’t want.” – Unknown

39.“Stop wasting your time looking for the key to happiness… the door is open and unlocked… just walk through it.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

40.“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali

41.“Regret for wasted time is more wasted time” – Mason Cooley

42.“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

43.“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, Jr.

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44.“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 M. Barrie

45.“I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.” – William Shakespeare

46.“Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage.” – Henry Ford

47.“Don’t spend most of your time on the voices that don’t count, voices that are going to add too little worth to your future. Don’t waste time on the shallow and the silly. Tune those voices out and tune in voices that are going to add something to your life.” – Jim Rohn

48.”Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.” – Alan Lakein

49.“There is no humiliation worse than the consciousness of a wasted life. It stains the spirit, forestalls hope, and destroys any motive for action or change.” – Peter Ackroyd

50.“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

51.“There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.” – Michelangelo

52.“Approaching forty, I had a singular dream in which I almost grasped the meaning and understood the nature of what it is that wastes in wasted time.” – Cyril Connolly

53.“Don’t worry that you’ve wasted time. Each moment — no matter how frozen or confused — was a useful and necessary lesson.” – Martha Beck

54.“I’m not gonna waste your time, so I wouldn’t expect you to waste my time.” – Terrell Owens

55.“When there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller.” – Unknown

56.“Time flies, whether you’re wasting it or not.” – Crystal Woods

57.“How do you get up in the morning? Another wasted life it’s so boring. The system never failed you. You failed yourself and all of your friends. Now your heart is failing too. A total system failure they pronounce you.” – Juliana Hatfield

58.“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

59.“No lifetime is a loss if you’ve learned something, because that learning stays with you. There is no such thing as a wasted life, if you have learned.” – Frederick Lenz

60.“The trouble is that you think you have time.” – Jack Kornfield

61.“Doing something you’re not fully committed to is a colossal waste of time.” – Unknown

62.“The biggest mistake you can make in life is to waste your time.” – Jerry Bruckner

63.“Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.” – Unknown

64.“Stop wasting your time following someone else’s idea of the ideal life.” – Zero Dean

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65.“It’s bad enough wasting time without killing it.” – Norton Juster

66.“We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.” – George Matthew Adams

67.“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

68.“One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time.” – Unknown

69.“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela

70. “Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.” – Ambrose Bierce

71.“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.” – Denis Waitley

72.“I am afraid of falling into hopeless despair, over my wasted life, and I am still not sure how it happened.” – Margaret Atwood

73.“Human beings who leave behind them no great achievements, but only a series of small kindnesses, have not had wasted lives.” – Charlotte Gray

74.“Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.” – Jean De La Bruyere

75.“The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I did not have time.” – Franklin Field

76.”Time can tear down a building or destroy a woman’s face. Hours are like diamonds, don’t let them waste.Time waits for no one, and he won’t wait for me.”  – Rolling stone

Stop Wasting Time – use these quotes today

Life is short and we only live once. Each day, each hour and every single minute count. Still some just sit back and relax thinking they have so much of time. Those who carefully plan their day find happiness and success.

Take a moment and write down a quote from the list above that inspired you. Or print the whole page and pin it up on you wall. Let these motivational wasting time quotes to make you think about your plans, and take action now.

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