Time Management Quotes

Time Management Quotes

Are you finding it difficult to make use of your time effectively? You can use these quotes on time management to help you get the most out of your time.

Are you finding it difficult to make use of your time effectively? You can use these quotes on time management to help you get the most out of your time.

There are 24hrs in a day.

While this seems like a lot of time to get much done, some people find it difficult to keep up with time.

Time lost can never be regained.

Even more, you can never have enough time to do all you want to do unless you learn how to manage your time.

More so, as a business owner or entrepreneur one of the vital skills you need is time management skills.

So, if you want to be productive and efficient in your business, you’ll have to be effective at managing your time.

Also, all successful business owners are people who have developed time management strategies that have helped them remain productive.

So, do you want to become better at managing your time?

Or you want to improve your time management skills?

These time management quotes will help you with all your time management challenges.

Even more, if you find it difficult to keep track of your time, these time management quotes will inspire you to be more conscious of every second of your time.

Additionally, these time management quotes also inspire you to focus more and eliminate any sort of distraction.

These time management quotes are a collection of words of advice from people who have mastered the art of time management and productivity.

So, read, master and apply these time management quotes to your daily life.

This is because they’ll help you manage your time more wisely and get the most out of each minute you spend in a day.

246 Time Management Quotes

1Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance. – Leo Buscaglia

2Time has the same value in every culture, and offers us the same opportunity to make the most of it. – Rosalene Glickman

3Time has wings and it can fly . A second spent wastefully can never be regained, a minute spent wisely is memorable and an hour spent well becomes an history. – Adewale Osunsakin

4Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is like saying “I don’t want to” – Lao Tzu

5Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician. – Lucille S. Harper

6Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. – Hector Louis Briloz

7Time is a physician which heals every grief. – Diphilus

8Time is a gift that most of us take for granted. We get so caught up in the busyness of our daily lives that we rarely stop and take a serious look at how we’re spending this gift.” Cheryl Richardson

9The fact is that you can’t do everything that you have to do. You have to procrastinate on something. Therefore, procrastinate on small tasks. – Brian Tracy

10Time is the fairest and toughest judge. – Edgar Quinet

11Time is the fire in which we burn. – Gene Roddenberry

12Time is the measurable unit of movement concerning a before and an after. – Aristotle

13Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time. – Denis Waitley

14Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other spend it for you. – Carl Sandburg

15Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. – Theophrastus

16Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed. – Peter Drucker

17Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn. – Delmore Schwartz

18Time is the single most important resource that we have. Every single minute we lose is never coming back. – Tarun Sharma

19Time is the soul of business. – Anonymous

20Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. – Jorge Luis Borges

21Time is the wisest counselor of all. – Pericles

22Time 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

23Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. – William Penn

24Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing. – Miles Davis

25Time lost is never found again. – Benjamin Franklin

26Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities. – Daniel J. Boorstin

27Time management is a myth. Time is fixed, it is inelastic, it can’t be saved, it can only be spent. – Anonymous

28Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have. – John C. Maxwell

29Time management is critical to productivity because most people try to cram as much as possible in a day. – Deb Howard

30Time management is life management. – Robin Sharma

31Time management is part of the director’s job. – Debbie Allen

32Time management is the mantra of my life. – Vir Das

33Time management made easy. Step one: Figure out what you’re going to do. Step two: Decide when you’re going to do it. Step three: Do it! – Peter Turla

34Time management: The fine art of not doing unless stuff. – Anonymous

35Time management is a misnomer, the challenge is to manage ourselves. – Steven Covey

36Time management requires self–discipline, self–mastery and self–control more than anything else. – Brian Tracy

37Time stays long enough for those who use it. – Leonardo Da Vinci

38Time will take your money, but money won’t buy time. – James Taylor

39Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them. – Marcel Proust

40To choose time is to save time. – Francis Bacon

Effective Time Management Quotes

41To do two things at once is to do neither. – Publius Syrus

42Why do people complain that there’s no time to get their work done? Because there is more work to do than the work they think they have to do. – David Allen

43You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

44You can’t always wait for the perfect time. Sometime, you have to dare to do it because life is too short to wonder what could have been. – Anonymous

45You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you. – Tony Morgan

46You may delay, but time will not. – Benjamin Franklin

47You 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

48You must master your time rather than becoming a slave to the constant flow of events and demands on your time. And you must organize your life to achieve balance, harmony, and inner peace. – Brian Tracy

49Your greatest resource is your time. – Brian Tracy

50Your time is more valuable than money make it fabulous. – Anonymous

51Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs

52You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. – Charles Bruxton

53You must vie with time’s swiftness in the speed of using it, and, as from a torrent that rushes by and will not always flow, you must drink quickly. – Seneca

54You’ve got to know what you want. This is central to acting on your intentions. When you know what you want, you realize that all there is left then is time management. You’ll manage your time to achieve your goals because you clearly know what you’re trying to achieve in your life. – Patch Adams

55Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow. – Anonymous

56Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time. – Brian Tracy

57You cannot kill time without injuring eternity. – Henry David Thoreau

58You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future. – Ashley Ormon

59You can do so much in 10 minutes’ time .Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good.. Divide your life into 10–minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity. – Ingvar Kamprad

60Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. – Anonymous

61Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. – African Proverb

62Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever. – Horace Mann

63Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else. – Peter F. Drucker

64Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. – M. Scott Peck

65We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we’re in the present, but we aren’t. The present we know is only a movie of the past. – Thomas Wolfe

66Without first setting your goals correctly, it is impossible to focus on a plan to achieve them. That is why goal setting is so vital to time management and developing focus. – Mani S. Sivasubramanian

67Work eight hours and sleep eight hours, and make sure that they are not the same eight hours. – T. Boone Pickens

68Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. –  Cyril Northcote Parkinson

69Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. – Mother Teresa

70You basically get paid according to the amount of time you invest. – Yohann Dafeu

71In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact. – Les Brown

72I think time management as a label encourages people to view each 24–hour period as a slot in which they should pack as much as possible. – Tim Ferriss

73If time were to take on human form, would she be your taskmaster or freedom fighter? – Richie Norton

74If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it. – Kim Garst

75If you don’t write when you don’t have time for it, you won’t write when you do have time for it. – Katerina Stoykova Klemer

76if you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. – Bruce Lee

77If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. – Bruce Lee

78If 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

79If you want to improve how you manage time – stop doing what doesn’t need to be done. – Peter Drucker

80It’s all about time management. You can actually do a lot of things if you work out your schedule. – Amanda Izatt

81In the real world, nothing happens at the right place at the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to correct that. – Mark Twain

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82In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking. – Sir John Lubbock

83Invest your life into what you were born to do. Make every minute of your life count. Redeem every minute of your life and convert it into greatness. – Sunday Adelaja

84It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. – Henry Ford

85It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time – Winston Churchill

86It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. – Antoine De Saint–Exupery

87It’s how we spend our time here and now, that really matters. If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it. – Marcia Wieder

88It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. – Steve Jobs

89Make sure you set SMART goals. They should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Timed” – Peter Turla

90It’s better to do the right thing slowly than the wrong thing quickly. – Peter Turla

91It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants.  The question is, what are we busy about? – Henry David Thoreau

92I’ve learned time management, organization and I have priorities. – Tory Burch

93Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. – Lord Chesterfield

94Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty–four hour days. – Zig Ziglar

95Learn to make time and everything else will follow. – Tapan Ghosh

96Look upon time management as a vehicle that can take you from wherever you are today to wherever you want to be in the future. – Brian Tracy

97Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. – Samuel Smiles

98Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. – Henry Ford

99Make use of time, let not advantage slip. – William Shakespeare

100Manage priorities not time. – Larry Winget

101Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

102Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. – Dion Boucicault

103Modern man thinks he loses time when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains; except kill it. – Erich Fromm

104Money, I can only gain or lose. But time I can only lose. So, I must spend it carefully. – Anonymous

105Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent, and not enough time on what is important. – Steven Covey

106Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. – Henry Ford

107Most people overestimate what they can do in a month and underestimate what they can do in an hour. – Anonymous

108Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled nor the hour which has passed return again. – Ovid

109Never leave ’till tomorrow which you can do today. – Benjamin Franklin

110Never let yesterday use up today. – Richard H. Nelson

111No man goes before his time unless the boss leaves early. – Groucho Marx

112No one is too busy in the world, it’s all about priorities. – Anonymous

113No, my entire life is planned. It’s called time management. – Sean Haye

114Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. – Rodin

115One realizes the full importance of time only when there is little of it left. Every man’s greatest capital asset is his unexpired years of productive life. – P. W. Litchfield

116Oh Time! the beautifier of the dead, adorer of the ruin, comforter and only healer when the heart hath bled… Time, the avenger. – Lord Byron

117Once taken off one task without completing the transaction, the mind continues to seek closure. Fight to stay focused on the task at hand. – Jeff Davidson

118Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade. – Anthony Robbins

119One always has time enough, if one will apply it well. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

120One can only forget about time by making use of it. – Charles Baudelaire

121One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other. – Chinese Proverb

122One day at a time this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering. – Anonymous

Time Management Quotes For Improved Productivity

123One must learn a different sense of time, one that depends more on small amounts than big ones. – Sister Mary Paul

124Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something, then you have the time to do something about it. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

125One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time. – Anonymous

126One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half–a–hundred half–finished tasks. – Malcolm S. Forbes

127Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it. – Anonymous

128Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. – Alan Lakein

129Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters. – Pandora Poikilos

130Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today. – Wayne Dyer

131Progress only starts when you get clear on where you are right now. – Michael Hyass

132Quit thinking time is out there. Take ownership of time; acknowledge that you are where it comes from and it will stop owning you. Claim time as yours and it will release its claim on you. – Gay Hendricks

133The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. – Abraham Lincoln

134Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what’s real. – Sara Paddison

135Review our priorities, ask the question; what’s the best use of our time right now? – Alan Lakein

136Sometimes procrastination of one second can shut the door of success. – Myra Yadav

137Stop killing and wasting time. Get something done today. – Sunday Adelaja

138Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. – Arnold H. Glasgow

139Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves. – Lord Chesterfield

140Take hold of your passing time and convert it into living your dreams. Only then can you truly fulfill the great destiny that you were called to fulfill. – Sunday Adelaja

141The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. – Michael Altshuler

142The key is to have a balanced life. Set aside a fraction of your time to carry out your dreams and ambitions. – Michael Lee

143The common man is not concerned about the passage of time; the man of talent is driven by it. – Schopenhauer

144The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything. – Warren Buffett

145The essence of self–discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing. – Barry Werner

146The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day. – Henry Ward Beecher

147The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: “I did not have time” – Franklin Field

148The greatest lost of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty. – Seneca

149The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time. – Leo Kennedy

150The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. – Stephen R. Covey

151The more business a man has to do, the more he is able to accomplish, for he learns to economize his time. – Sir Matthew Hale

152The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one’s day and every night to examine the results obtained – Alexis Carrel

153The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. – Albert Einstein

154The past is history, the future is a mystery, and now is a gift. That’s why we call it the present. – Eleanor Roosevelt

155The psychology of time management starts with this simple fact: Your time is your money. – Brian Tracy

156The purpose of time management and getting more done in less time is to enable you to spend more face time with the people you care about and doing the things that give you the greatest amount of joy in life. – Brian Tracy

157The shorter way to do many things is to only do one thing at a time. – Mozart

158Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. – Jean De La Bruyere

159The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something. – Carl Sandburg

160There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing. – Brian Tracy

161There is no such thing as time management, there is only self management. – Rory Vaden

162There is nothing else to be worried about, But TIME. – Haresh Sippy

163There is only now. And look! How rich we are in it. – Vanna Bonta

Time Management Quotes For Better Time Management

164This is the key to time management – to see the value of every moment. – Menachem Mendel Schneerson

165This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

166Those that make the best use of their time have none to spare. – Thomas Fuller

167Time flies is up to you to be the navigator. – Robert Orben

168Those who prefer interacting with people over task achievement tend to be more careless about time management. – Robert Moore

169Three o’clock is always too late, or too early, for anything you want to do. – Jean–Paul Sartre

170Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life. – Alan Lakein

171Time and space do bend, but they bend for the engaged, not the disengaged. – Dan Charnas

172Time as he grows old teaches many lessons. – Aeschylus

173Time cannot be recycled. When a moment has gone, it is really gone. Wise time management is really wise management of ourselves. – Spencer W. Kimball

174We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone. – William Shakespeare

175We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things than we can to spend minor time on major things. – Jim Rohn

176We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. – Nelson Mandela

177We should aim for all our time to be free time: that is time spent freely on things that matters to us. – Anonymous

178We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in. – Arianna Huffington

179Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind. – Pitman

180What may be done at any time will be done at no time. – Scottish Proverb

181When we are doing what we love, we don’t care about time. For at least at that moment, time doesn’t exist and we are truly free. – Marcia Wieder

182Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got. – Art Buchwald

183While we are postponing, life speeds by. – Seneca

184Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go. – Josh Billings

185Time is money. – Benjamin Franklin

186Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. – Jim Rohn

187Time is never enough, – enough is the action that you take in a given time – Kangoma Kindembo

188Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions. – John Randolph

189A goal without a plan is just a wish. – Antoine De Saint Exupery

190A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life. – Charles Darwin

191A well organized life finds time for everything. Always settle in advance that which you have set for yourself. – Anonymous

192A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times. – Baltasar Gracian

193A year from now you will wish you had started today. – Karen Lamb

194All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. – Baltasar Gracian

195All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come. – Victor Hugo

196All time management begins with planning – Tom Greening

197Boundary setting is really a huge part of time management. – Jim Loehr

198Although time seems to fly by, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. – Dr. Steve Maraboli

199Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts. – Ted Engstrom

200Be mindful of how you approach time. Watching the clock is not the same as watching the sun rise. – Sophia Bedford Pierce

201Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. – Chinese Proverb

202Being home schooled is awesome because you can make your own schedule, so as far as time management, it’s up to you how much you get done and when you get it done. It’s all got to get done; how you do it is up to you. – Jason Dolley

203Being rich is having money, being wealthy is having time. – Jim Rohn

204Believe that time is going to help you do what you want. – William Morris Hunt

Additonal Time Management Quotes

205Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late. – William Shakespeare

206By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. – Benjamin Franklin

207Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends. – William Shakespeare

208Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing. – Thomas Jefferson

209Do not wait; the time will never be ”just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. – Napoleon Hill

210Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week. – Charles Richards

211Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. – Earl Nightingale

212Don’t say “There’s still time” or “Maybe next time” because there’s also the concept of “It’s too late” – Anonymous

213Don’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

214Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. – Coco Chanel

215Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
– Steven Wright

216Don’t spend a dollar’s worth of time on a ten cent decision. – Peter Turla

217Don’t interpret anything too much. This is time waster number 1. – Dee Dee Artner

218Either run the day or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn

219Enjoy Time: Time is your friend. Treat it with care, enjoy it’s company deeply. – Anonymous

220Entrepreneur, make today count but don’t let the day count you. – Anonymous

221Essential to time management is a change in focus, a change from being busy to a focus on outcomes. – Tony Buon

222Every wasted minute becomes one less minute of priceless sleep time. – Rodolfo Peon

223Everything requires time. It is the only truly universal condition. All work takes place in time and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time. – Peter F. Drucker

224Focused action beats brilliance. – Mark Sanborn

225For some things, the time will never be right. So stop waiting and set your own schedule. – Anonymous

226For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future – John F. Kennedy

227Gaining time is gaining everything in love, trade and war. – John Shebbeare

228Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln

229Guard your heart, mind and time. Those three things will determine the health of everything else in your life. – Andrena Sawyer

230Guard your time. Time is so precious. Use it wisely. Don’t waste it. Live in the present. – Akiroq Brost

231Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. – Will Rogers

232Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. – Clay Clark

233I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. – Golda Meir

234He lives long that lives well; and time misspent is not lived but lost. – Thomas Fuller

235He that rises late must trot all day. – Benjamin Franklin

236He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life. – Victor Hugo

237He who know most grieves most for wasted time. – Dante

238Heroes hate wasting time. ‘You’re wasting my time,’ they’ll say. Yet they devote very little time to time management, and rarely consult a diary. – Richard Ayoade

239Histories make men wise. – Francis Bacon

240I am definitely going to take a course on time management just as soon as I can work it into my schedule. – Louis E. Boone

241I don’t think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present. – W. Somerset Maugham

242Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels and what one achieves. – Jawaharlal Nehru

243Time is only one which never stop for anyone. – Manjinder Singh

244Time is our most precious asset, we should invest it wisely. – Michael Levy

245Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose. – Thomas Edison

246Time 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

Conclusion On Time Management Quotes

Hope you feel inspired to be a better time manager?

More so, we hope you’re all set to start applying most if not all of these time management quotes in your life?

Once you master the art of managing your time better, you’ll become more productive and efficient at what you do.

So, use these quotes to improve your time management skills.

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