Organization Quotes

Inspiration can come from multiple sources. These organizing quotes come from people in all walks of life such as politicians, philosophers, authors, and fictional characters.

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20 Organization Quotes for Inspiration

 

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, then starting on the first one. -Mark Twain

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, then starting on the first one.” –Mark Twain, Author

Our life is frittered away by detail... Simplify, simplify. -Henry David Thoreau

“Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify.” –Henry David Thoreau, Poet

Organizing isn't about perfection. It's about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money, and improving your overall quality of life. -Christina Scalise

“Organizing isn’t about perfection. It’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money, and improving your overall quality of life.” –Christina Scalise, Author

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. -Spanish Proverb

“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” -Spanish Proverb




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

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first hour sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln, American President

Time is a created thing. To say "I don't have time" is to say "I don't want to." -Lao Tzu

“Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to.” -Lao Tzu, Philosopher

Owning less is better than organizing more. -Joshua Becker

“Owning less is better than organizing more.” –Joshua Becker, Author

For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. -Benjamin Franklin

“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” -Benjamin Franklin, Inventor

Perfection is the death of possibilities. -Mary Kay Hamm

“Perfection is the death of possibilities.” -Mary Kay Hamm, Journalist

In a sense, clutter is the end result of procrastination. -Jeff Campbell

“In a sense, clutter is the end result of procrastination.” –Jeff Campbell, Author




Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. -A.A. Milne

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” –A.A. Milne, Author

Have nothing in your houses that ou do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. -William Morris

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” -William Morris, Textile Designer

A good system shortens the road to the goal. -Orison Swett Marden

“A good system shortens the road to the goal.” –Orison Swett Marden, Author

Gentlemen, I do one thing at a time. I do it very well. And then I move on. -Major Charles Winchester III, M*A*S*H

“Gentlemen, I do one thing at a time. I do it very well. And then I move on.” -Major Charles Emerson Winchester III, Character from M*A*S*H

The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled 'Paralysis.' -Winston Churchill

“The maxim ‘Nothing but perfection’ may be spelled ‘Paralysis.'” -Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions. -Barbara Hemphill

“Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions.” –Barbara Hemphill, Author




One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time. -John Wanamaker

“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” -John Wanamaker, Merchant

I'm careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can strive for; perfection is God's business. -Michael J. Fox

“I’m careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can strive for; perfection is God’s business.” -Michael J. Fox, Actor

Stuff has gotten a lot cheaper, but our attitudes towards it haven't changed correspondingly - we overvalue stuff. -Paul Graham

“Stuff has gotten a lot cheaper, but our attitudes towards it haven’t changed correspondingly – we overvalue stuff.” -Paul Graham, Computer Scientist

The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are. -Mother Theresa

“The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.” -Mother Theresa, Catholic Saint

I hope you enjoyed this collection of quotes about organization and prioritizing! Do you have any favorites to add?

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