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Quotes About Waste

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

Oscar Wilde
“Youth is wasted on the young.”
Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

William Shakespeare
“I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.

Act V, Scene V”
William Shakespeare, Richard II

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Steinbeck
“American cities are like badger holes, ringed with trash--all of them--surrounded by piles of wrecked and rusting automobiles, and almost smothered in rubbish. Everything we use comes in boxes, cartons, bins, the so-called packaging we love so much. The mountain of things we throw away are much greater than the things we use.”
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

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

Herman Melville
“Are not half our lives spent in reproaches for foregone actions, of the true nature and consequences of which we were wholly ignorant at the time?”
Herman Melville, Mardi and a Voyage Thither

“Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time.”
Helen Reddy

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Energy wasted on negative ends.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo
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Jarod Kintz
“I think eulogies are wasted on the dead. It’s the living who need to hear kind words spoken about them.”
Jarod Kintz

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

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

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