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Ah, time. Time is something that is considered to be more valuable than money, making it a precious commodity that we cannot afford to take for granted in life. After all, it takes time to love someone, earn money, nurture a family, and even save a life.

Once time passes, it’s truly gone forever. That is why we should never waste opportunities to spend quality time with our loved ones – whether it’s attending your son’s cricket game, watching a movie with your husband,  teaching your daughter how to cook or bake, or hanging out in the living room with everybody else.

The profound benefits of spending time with family are backed with many years of research. Some of its most notable benefits are: It strengthens family bonds, builds self-esteem in children, creates bonds, and develops positive behaviours.

A lot of people now put a monetary value on time. By doing this they outsource activites that take time but is cheaper to outsource. This includes hiring a cleaning company to help out with jobs including house cleaning, lawn mowing, and other household tasks.

To put things into perspective we have put together 15 of the most inspiring quotes about time:

  • “If you are too busy to enjoy quality time with your family, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities.” – Dave Willis
  • “Time is money.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” – Albert Einstein
  • “The trouble is, you think you have time.” – Buddha
  • “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy
  • “There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.” – Leo Christopher
  • “Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them.” – Marcel Proust
  • “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn
  • “Always make time for things that make you feel happy to be alive.” – Anonymous
  •  “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to’.” – Lao Tzu
  • “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” – Hippocrates
  • “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin
  • “Time is precious. Make sure you spend it with the right people.” – Anonymous
  • “Time is the wisest of all things that are, for it brings everything to light.” – Thales

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.” ~ Howard Thurman

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~ Dr. Seuss

A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes superfluous.” ~ Ingrid Bergmen

My life is my message.” ~ Gandhi

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.” ~ Dale Carnegie

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” ~ Doug Ivester

Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.” ~ Buddha

The place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” ~ Frederick, Buechner, Wishful Thinking

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.” ~ Gilda Radner

You never know what may cause them. The sight of the Atlantic Ocean can do it, or a piece of music, or a face you’ve never seen before. A pair of somebody’s old shoes can do it. … You can never be sure. But of this you can be sure. Whenever you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention. They are not only telling you something about the secret of who you are, but more often than not God is speaking to you through them of the mystery of where you have come from and is summoning you to where, if your soul is to be saved, you should go next.” ~ Frederick Buechner, Beyond Words

Real compassion kicks butt and takes names. If you are not ready for this fire, then find a New Age, sweetness- and-light, perpetually smiling teacher. . . . But stay away from those who practice real compassion because they will fry your ass, my friend.” ~ Ken Wilber, One Taste, May 25

For authentic transformation is not a matter of belief but of the death of the believer; not a matter of translating the world but of transforming the world; not a matter of finding solace but of finding infinity on the other side of death. The self is not made content; the self is made toast.” ~ Ken Wilber, One Taste , p. 28 (“A Spirituality that Transforms”)

Your don’t fight the old reality, you create the new reality.” ~ Buckminster Fuller

You are me and I am you. Isn’t it obvious that we inter-are?” ~ Thich Nhat Han