Squandering Quotes

Quotes tagged as "squandering" (showing 1-7 of 7)
Dejan Stojanovic
“Busy with the ugliness of the expensive success
We forget the easiness of free beauty
Lying sad right around the corner,
Only an instant removed,
Unnoticed and squandered.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Celso Cukierkorn
“There are just three things that you can do with Money:
save, give, or invest. Somehow in here in America, with all our creativity, we have invented a fourth use for money:
we can squander it”
Celso Cukierkorn, Secrets of Jewish Wealth Revealed!

Seneca
“It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it. Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well invested. But when it is squandered in luxury and carelessness, when it is devoted to no good end, forced at last by the ultimate necessity we perceive that it has passed away before we were aware that it was passing.”
Seneca

Georges Bataille
“Under the present conditions, everything conspires to obscure the basic movement that tends to restore wealth to its function, to gift-giving, to squandering without reciprocation.”
Georges Bataille, The Accursed Share 1: Consumption

Ibn Khaldun
“The fifth stage is one of waste and squandering. In this stage, the ruler wastes on pleasures and amusements the treasures accumulated by his ancestors, through excessive generosity to his inner circle. Also, he acquires bad low-class followers to whom he entrusts the most important matters of state, which they are not qualified to handle by themselves, not knowing which of them they should tackle and which they should leave alone. The ruler seeks to destroy the great clients of his people and followers of his predecessors. (...)Thus, he ruins the foundations his ancestors had laid and tears down what they had built up. In this stage, the dynasty is seized by senility and the chronic disease from which it can hardly ever rid itself, for which it can find no cure, and eventually it is destroyed.”
Ibn Khaldun

“Squeaking squirrels squandering away their square shares!”
Ankala V Subbarao

James C. Dobson
“If you understand this basic concept, it becomes clear that every spending decision is a spiritual decision. Waste, for example, is not a squandering of our resources. It is a poor use of His.”
James Dobson