Quotes About Waste

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Charles Darwin
“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
Charles Darwin, The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin

William Shakespeare
“Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

George Bernard Shaw
“Youth is wasted on the young.”
George Bernard Shaw

Deb Caletti
“It starts so young, and I'm angry about that. The garbage we're taught. About love, about what's "romantic." Look at so many of the so-called romantic figures in books and movies. Do we ever stop and think how many of them would cause serious and drastic unhappiness after The End? Why are sick and dangerous personality types so often shown a passionate and tragic and something to be longed for when those are the very ones you should run for your life from? Think about it. Heathcliff. Romeo. Don Juan. Jay Gatsby. Rochester. Mr. Darcy. From the rigid control freak in The Sound of Music to all the bad boys some woman goes running to the airport to catch in the last minute of every romantic comedy. She should let him leave. Your time is so valuable, and look at these guys--depressive and moody and violent and immature and self-centered. And what about the big daddy of them all, Prince Charming? What was his secret life? We dont know anything about him, other then he looks good and comes to the rescue.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“I have so much in me, and the feeling for her absorbs it all; I have so much, and without her it all comes to nothing.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

Colette
“Time spent with a cat is never wasted.”
Colette

Katerina Stoykova Klemer
“There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Mitch Albom
“It's such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it.”
Mitch Albom, For One More Day

Seneca
“It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. ... The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.”
Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

“My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.”
Peter Golkin

A.W. Tozer
“A man by his sin may waste himself, which is to waste that which on earth is most like God. This is man's greatest tragedy and God's heaviest grief.”
A.W. Tozer

Thomas Gray
“Full many a gem of purest ray serene
The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear:
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.”
Thomas Gray, An Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard

Frank H. Knight
“Never waste any time you can spend sleeping.”
Frank H. Knight

Octavian Paler
“Asteptarea ne da iluzia ca facem ceva asteptand, cand, de fapt, nu facem altceva decat sa murim suportabil, putin cate putin…”
Octavian Paler

Samuel Beckett
“Spend the years of learning squandering
Courage for the years of wandering
Through a world politely turning
From the loutishness of learning.”
Samuel Beckett, Collected Poems in English and French

Nalini Singh
“A life is not a waste of time”
Nalini Singh, Angels' Blood

Roman Payne
“The youthful body untouched decays the fastest, for no living hands record its splendor; and here youth and time are wasted.”
Roman Payne, Hope and Despair

Gary Jennings
“I do not know what she was thinking, but I was remembering the years we have lived together, yet never together, and what a waste they have been--of each other, and of love, which is the most unpardonable waste there is. Love and time, those are the only two things in all the world and all of life that cannot be bought, but only spent.”
Gary Jennings

Henry Hazlitt
“When the government makes loans or subsidies to business, what it does is to tax successful private business in order to support unsuccessful private business.”
Henry Hazlitt

Winston S. Churchill
“Woe betide the leaders now perched on their dizzy pinnacles of triumph if they cast away at the conference table what the soldiers had won on a hundred bloodsoaked battlefields.”
Winston S. Churchill, Memoirs of the Second World War

G.K. Chesterton
“Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste.”
G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World

“Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life.”
Michael LeBoeuf

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Energy wasted on negative ends.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo
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“Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time.”
Helen Reddy

Shreve Stockton
“It's so egotistical to believe that we know more about someone else's reality than they do, and such a waste of time.”
Shreve Stockton, The Daily Coyote: Story of Love, Survival, and Trust In the Wilds of Wyoming

Anthony Liccione
“Her complexity is a glorious fire that consumes, while her simplicity goes unapproachable. But if one takes time to understand her, there is something beautiful to find, something simple to be loved. But she goes unloved, for being misunderstood.”
Anthony Liccione

Henry Hazlitt
“..either immediately or ultimately every dollar of government spending must be raised through a dollar of taxation. Once we look at the matter. In this way, the supposed miracles of government spending will appear in another light.”
Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

Aaron Swartz
“I think deeply about things and want others to do likewise. I work for ideas and learn from people. I don’t like excluding people. I’m a perfectionist, but I won’t let that get in the way of publication. Except for education and entertainment, I’m not going to waste my time on things that won’t have an impact. I try to be friends with everyone, but I hate it when you don’t take me seriously. I don’t hold grudges, it’s not productive, but I learn from my experience. I want to make the world a better place.”
Aaron Swartz

Carol Shields
“It has never been easy for me to understand the obliteration of time, to accept, as others seem to do, the swelling and corresponding shrinkage of seasons or the conscious acceptance that one year has ended and another begun. There is something here that speaks of our essential helplessness and how the greater substance of our lives is bound up with waste and opacity... How can so much time hold so little, how can it be taken from us? Months, weeks, days, hours misplaced – and the most precious time of life, too, when our bodies are at their greatest strength, and open, as they never will be again, to the onslaught of sensation.”
Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries

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