"When my children were young I had to get home at a fixed time every day to relieve the nanny. I had no choice in the matter, and so my work was miraculously always done in time. Now I have the option of working more flexibly—i.e. working longer and much more unwisely—and so I never fail to take it."
Lucy Kellaway (1959–), British business journalist
Source: Financial Times (London) (January 15, 2012)
"The Law of Forced Efficiency: There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing."
Brian Tracy (1944–), Canadian businessman, author, and motivational speaker
Source: The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success (2000)
"We are speeding up our lives and working harder in a futile attempt to buy the time to slow down and enjoy it."
Paul Hawken (1946–), US entrepreneur and business author
Source: The Ecology of Commerce (1993)
"What is the best use of my time right now?"
Alan Lakein, US self-help writer
Source: How To Get Control of Your Time and Your Life (1973)
"Do not wait; the time will never be just right."
Napoleon Hill (1883–1970), US motivational author
Source: Think and Grow Rich (1937)
"The clock not the steam engine is the key machine of the modern industrial age."
Lewis Mumford (1895–1990), US social thinker and writer
Source: Technics and Civilization (1934)
"Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage."
Henry Ford (1863–1947), US industrialist, automobile manufacturer, and founder of Ford Motor Company
Source: My Life and Work (cowritten with Samuel Crowther, 1922)
"He who would make serious use of his life must always act as though he had a long time to live and must schedule his time as though he were about to die."
Émile Littré (1801–1881), French philosopher and lexicographer
Source: Dictionnaire de la Langue Française (1863–1873)
"The man who can master his time can master nearly anything."
Bernard Baruch (1870–1965), US financier and economist
"If you did not look after today's business then you might as well forget about tomorrow."
Isaac Mophatlane, South African business executive
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