Time Management

spencerwkimball“Numerous leisure hours have been made available to men. It is noticeable that many use these extra hours for fun and pleasure. Certainly an increased part of it could profitably be used for gaining knowledge and culture through the reading of good books. Numerous people fail to take advantage of these opportunities. Many people spend hours in planes with only cursory glancing at magazines, and in the train or bus, time is spent ‘sitting and thinking,’ and in many cases, ‘just sitting,’ when there could be such a constructive program of reading. People in beauty parlors, professional offices, waiting rooms, and elsewhere waste precious hours thumbing through outdated magazines when much valuable reading could be done in these islands of time…Even in the beginning there was the written word, for Adam and Eve were conscious of the need for the development of the mind, ‘And by them their children were taught to read and write, having a language which was pure and undefiled.’ (Moses 6:6.)”
– Spencer W. Kimball


220px-BenFranklinDuplessis“Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.”
– Benjamin Franklin




“Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.”
– Adam Hochschild*


“The 80/20 rule states that 80% of your results will come from 20% of your activities. Therefore, it’s important for you to concentrate your efforts on the 20% of the activities that will get you 80% of the results. Most people concentrate on the 80% of the activities that will get them only 20% of the results…You can file your product orders and clean out your desk after hours.”
– Jerry Clark*


“You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time you must make it.”
– Charles Buxton*


“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
– Jim Rohn*


“Don’t tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.”
– James Ling*

375px-Ralph_Waldo_Emerson_ca1857_retouched“What would be the use of eternity to a person who cannot use well one half hour?”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson





375px-Ralph_Waldo_Emerson_ca1857_retouched“So much of our time is spent in preparation, so much in routine, and so much in retrospect, that the amount of each person’s genius is confined to a very few hours.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson





“It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”
– Henry David Thoreau*


“The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.”
– Henry Ward Beecher*


“You can cut down a tree with a hammer, but it takes about 30 days. If you trade the hammer for an ax, you can cut it down in about 30 minutes. The difference between 30 days and 30 minutes is skills.”
– Jim Rohn*


“Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.”
– Lou Erickson*


“A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.”
– Charles Darwin*


“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”
– Theophratus*