51 Wasting Time Quotes (And How To Not Waste Time)

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Are you wasting time on your phone? According to research, the average person spends more than three hours a day on their phone. And while there are plenty of productive and useful things you can do with that time, a lot of it is wasted browsing social media or playing games.

“Don’t waste your life” is a phrase we’ve all heard, but what does it mean? Is it really possible to never waste our lives? And if so, how do we go about doing that?

In this post, we’ll explore some inspirational wasting time quotes that might make us think twice about how we’re spending our days.

Wasting Time Quotes List

Check out these funny, insightful, and inspiring quotes about wasting time. You just might find that you need to make a change!

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo
“All days are nights to see till I see thee, and nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.” – William Shakespeare
“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” – John Lennon
“How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Seuss
“Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin
“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” – C.S. Lewis
“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.’” – Lao Tzu
“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
“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 Matthew Barrie
“People who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.” – Jean de la Bruyere
“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.” – Denis Waitley
“Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.” – Henry David Thoreau
“My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.” – Francine Jay
“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dillard
“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee
“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
“People are aware that they’re wasting time, but they can’t seem to stop themselves because they’re addicted to the distraction.” – Nir Eyal
“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” – Jack Kornfield
“The busier we are, the more tired we become, and the less time we have to enjoy life.” – Unknown
“You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future.” – Unknown
“Time is a precious commodity, and it’s important that we use it wisely.” – Unknown
“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers
“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
“There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.” – Brian Tracy
“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” – Theophrastus
“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” – Charles Buxton
“Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future uncertain; and yet we feel that time present exists.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“To realize the value of one year, ask a student who failed a grade.” – Unknown
“To realize the value of one month, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.” – Unknown
“To realize the value of one week, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.” – Unknown
“To realize the value of one hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.” – Unknown
“To realize the value of one minute, ask a person who has just avoided an accident.” – Unknown
“To realize the value of one second, ask someone who has survived an earthquake.” – Unknown
“Time is a brief opportunity given to us to love, and if we do not love, then time will be taken away from us abruptly.” – Paulo Coelho
“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” – Henry Van Dyke
“Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.” – Faith Baldwin
“Everyone has the same amount of time; it’s how we use it that makes the difference.” – Unknown
“Time passes equally for everyone; what differs is people’s perceptions of time; some perceive it as passing quickly and others perceive it as dragging on slowly.” – Unknown
“Time heals all wounds.” – Proverb
“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.” – Hector Berlioz
“Time is a file that wears and makes no noise.” – Polish Proverb
“Time is a diplomat that says ‘Don’t hurry, don’t worry.’” – Unknown
“Time is like the wind; it can be your friend or your enemy.” – Unknown
“Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.” – Terry Pratchett
“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” – Douglas Adams
“Anyone who says they have only 24 hours in a day has not been properly using their internet browser.” – Unknown
“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today.” – Wayne Dyer
“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams
“My New Year’s resolution is to procrastinate less.” – Unknown
“New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” – Mark Twain
“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.” – Dorothy Thompson”

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