Quotes and Sayings about Waste



"We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves."
- George Matthew Adams
(Related: Time, Waste)

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
- John Adams
(Related: Democracy, Suicide)

"Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide."
- John Adams
(Related: Aristocracy, Democracy, Suicide)

"I don't sit there and speculate. I'm not that sort of person. It wastes time, actually."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Time)

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
- Aesop
(Related: Act, Kindness)

"The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted."
- Aesop
(Related: Imagination, Success, Act, Kindness)

"I feel like fame is wasted on me."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Fame)

"I cannot afford to waste my time making money."
- Louis Agassiz
(Related: Money, Time, Waste)

"Stage work, that's all I have in my background. Wasteland was my first TV experience. Dawson's was my first long-term, I mean the entire season of 22 episodes."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Experience, Work, First)

"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Life, Man, World, Years)

"A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Life, Man, World, Years)

"If you're going to kill someone there isn't much reason to get all worked up about it and angry - you just pull the trigger. Angry discussions beforehand are a waste of time. We need to smile at Novell while we pull the trigger."
- Jim Allchin
(Related: Time, Reason, Smile, Waste)

"Every day you waste is one you can never make up."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Day, Waste)

"He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature... is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Life, Nature, Improvement, Nothing, Waste)

"Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Love, Difference, Kindness)

"I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Waste)

"I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Running, Waste)

"A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Reason, Writing)

"Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Time, Man, Waste)

"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."
- Roger Babson
(Related: Future, Present, Waste)

"More than 100 people are involved in a transplant operation... and we can't waste time and resources if there is a chance the caretakers aren't up for an awesome responsibility."
- Leonard Bailey
(Related: Time, People, Chance, Responsibility, Waste)

"There is one criticism which cannot be leveled at interparliamentary conferences but which is applicable to a great extent to peace congresses: the meetings waste time."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Peace, Time, Criticism, Meetings, Waste)

"We have lived through the flood time of fascism and of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Time, Fascism, Mankind, Suffering, Waste)

"The older I get the more I try not to waste my time on negative energy."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Time, Negative, Energy, Waste)

"His eyes so dim, so wasted each limb, that, heedless of grammar, they all cried, that's him!"
- Richard Harris Barham
(Related: Eyes, Grammar)

"I'm treading the backward path. Mostly, I just waste my time."
- Syd Barrett
(Related: Time, Waste)

"If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Age, Civilization)

"If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library."
- Tony Benn
(Related: Public, Waste, Years)

"I say we have not even had the decency to maintain the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us - our roads, our bridges, our wastewater systems, our sewer systems; by the way, those weren't Bolsheviks, those weren't socialists that built those things for us - much less build the infrastructure we need for the 21st century."
- Michael Bennett
(Related: Decency, Grandparents)

"We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet. In my view we have nothing to show for it. We haven't invested in our roads, our bridges, our waste-water systems, our sewer systems. We haven't even maintained the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us."
- Michael Bennett
(Related: Balance, Debt, Grandparents, Nothing, Waste)

"I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours."
- Bernard Berenson
(Related: People)

"The quality of a man's mind can generally be judged by the size of his wastepaper basket."
- Jose Bergaman
(Related: Quality, Man, Mind)

"Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Love, Men, Independence, Waste, Woman)

"Doing films in Latin America is like an act of faith. I mean, you really have to believe in what you're doing because if not, you feel like it's a waste of time because you might as well be doing something that at least pays you the rent."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Time, Faith, Act, America, Waste)

"Every effort needs to be made to try and offset the costs of Katrina and Rita by reductions in other government programs, especially those that are wasteful, duplicative and ineffective."
- Ben Bernanke
(Related: Government, Effort, Needs)

"I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time. I don't believe in diets. Have four pints one night, be healthy the next."
- Sophie Ellis Bextor
(Related: Time, Night, Waste)

"The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Banks, Freedom, Will)

"Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Opportunity, Failure, Caution, Inaction)

"Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Failure, Goal, Caution, Inaction, Risk)

"You can't control how you are perceived, and you are a fool if you waste any energy trying to do so. Vanity will get you nowhere."
- Dave Blood
(Related: Control, Energy, Fool, Trying, Vanity, Waste, Will)

"If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up."
- Tommy Bolt
(Related: Energy, Waste)

"Someone once threw me a small, brown, hairy kiwi fruit, and I threw a wastebasket over it until it was dead."
- Erma Bombeck
"Fifteen years ago I walked out of a production of one of my plays at the RSC because I decided it was a waste of time."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Time, Production, Waste, Years)

"Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Time, Attention, Being, Complexity, Energy, Justification, Waste)

"I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10% of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste."
- Berke Breathed
(Related: Nature, Lady, Waste, Years)

"Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?"
- David R. Brower
(Related: Energy, Generations, Luxury, Present, Waste, Worth, Years)

"We tried burying the waste at sea and the concrete cannisters that held it cracked open."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Open, Sea, Waste)

"We've pumped waste into cavities in solid rock and found that it spread through the rock."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Waste)

"Yet another proposal would have us rocket the waste into the sun, but, as you're probably aware, about one in ten of our space shots doesn't quite make it out of the earth's gravitational field."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Earth, Space, Sun, Waste)

"There are many different kinds of radioactive waste and each has its own half-life so, just to be on the safe side and to simplify matters, I base my calculations on the worst one and that's plutonium."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Calculations, Waste)

"At that time a senator who was on the Joint Committee of Atomic Energy said rather quietly, 'You know, we're having a little problem with waste these days.' I didn't know what he meant then, but I know now."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Time, Committee, Energy, Now, Waste)

"The risk presented by these lethal wastes is like no other risk, and we should not be expected to accept it or to project it into the future in order for manufacturers and utilities to make a dollar killing now."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Future, Killing, Now, Order, Project, Risk)

"Some otherwise sane scientists have seriously proposed that we tuck this deadly garbage under the edges of drifting continents but how can they be sure the moving land masses will climb over the waste and not just push it forward?"
- David R. Brower
(Related: Land, Scientists, Waste, Will)

"Geez, all that money we waste on space exploration; just think how many bombs that would buy!"
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Money, Bombs, Exploration, Space, Waste)

"I can do whatever I want. They will tell me if what I am doing is stupid or a total waste of time. I may tell them that they are wrong, and we will come to an agreement."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Time, Agreement, May, Want, Waste, Will, Wrong)

"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: Time, Democracy, Dictatorship, Difference, First, Vote, Voting, Waste)

"We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: History, Men)

"Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Death, Love, Time, Challenge, Now, Right, Waste)

"The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Change, Time, Waste)

"Getting wasted is only OK when you're young enough to not know better."
- Sophia Bush
"Doing a thing well is often a waste of time."
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Time, Waste)

"It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Money, Desire, Help, Waste)

"At a time when we're having to take such difficult decisions about how to cut back without damaging the things that matter the most, we should strain every sinew to cut error, waste and fraud."
- David Cameron
(Related: Time, Decisions, Error, Fraud, Waste)

"Any acceleration constitutes progress, Miss Glory. Nature had no understanding of the modern rate of work. From a technical standpoint the whole of childhood is pure nonsense. Simply wasted time. An untenable waste of time."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Nature, Time, Work, Progress, Childhood, Glory, Nonsense, Understanding, Waste)

"Is puppy love the reason so many Americans are blind to the incompetence and waste of Republicans - who at a minimum are supposed to be good money managers - running Iraq reconstruction?"
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: Love, Money, Americans, Blind, Incompetence, Iraq, Managers, Reason, Republicans, Running, Waste)

"It is irresponsible for this Congress to not investigate the President's lack of an exit strategy, and the fraud, waste, and abuse of U.S. tax dollars."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Strategy, Abuse, Congress, Fraud, Tax, President, Waste)

"Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Habit, Energy, Feeling, Present, Waste)

"Of all days, the day on which one has not laughed is the one most surely wasted."
- Nicolas Chamfort
(Related: Day)

"The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed."
- Nicolas Chamfort
(Related: Day)

"The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Day)

"Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Intelligence, Advertising, Chess, Waste)

"Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Intelligence, Advertising, Chess, Waste)

"The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted, are the yearnings of a Spirit made for what it has not found but must forever seek as an Ideal."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Energy, Spirit, Youth)

"A day without laughter is a day wasted."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Day, Laughter)

"But I think the bottom line right now is to take the constructive criticism and use that to build toward, as I say, the hurricane season that is 100 days away. And we don't have a lot of time to waste before we start to address that next set of challenges."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Time, Criticism, Now, Right, Waste)

"I think even if I did the research mentioned above, it would be a total waste of money because if those people don't believe in the testimonials, they won't believe in the research at all. They would say that I made it all up. So why waste money?"
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Money, People, Research, Waste)

"Every year the Federal Government wastes billions of dollars as a result of overpayments of government agencies, misuse of government credit cards, abuse of the Federal entitlement programs, and the mismanagement of the Federal bureaucracy."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Government, Abuse, Bureaucracy, Cards, Credit, Result)

"We never waste space saying, "On the one hand." We just state an opinion in a Godlike voice."
- Arthur Christiansen
(Related: Opinion, Saying, Space, State, Voice, Waste)

"I don't think we have any time to waste."
- Henry Cisneros
(Related: Time, Waste)

"I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Change, Facts, Opposition, Party, Saying, Years)

"I believe the American people spoke loud and clear to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq. As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Time, War, People, American, Direction, Iraq, President, Result, Yesterday)

"Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self esteem."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Time, Drugs, Memory, Self, Self esteem, Waste)

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Waste)

"The vast amount of waste and sheer stupidity in government - from the Pentagon to the Food and Drug Administration - could fill committee agendas for years."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Food, Government, Committee, Stupidity, Waste, Years)

"I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Time, Occupations, Suffering, Waste)

"There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Disillusionment, Girls, Moments, Pity, Waste, Will)

"It is better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all."
- Georges Courteline
(Related: Nothing, Waste, Youth)

"Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Time, Optimism, Pessimism, Deals, Facts, Waste)

"It came home to me indelibly that I was never going to change anything in America by walking around carrying a sign. It was a great revelation. It saved me a lot of anxiety and a lot of wasted energy."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Change, Home, America, Anxiety, Energy, Walking)

"I don't waste as much time at work because I'd rather spend it with my kids."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Time, Work, Kids, Waste)

"You can meet a young person who goes to school and is really enthusiastic, but if a sufficiently strong personality convinces them that this is a waste of time, that person might flunk out."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Time, Personality, School, Waste)

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Laughter)

"I told the students that whatever they did in class was for the wastebasket."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Class, Students)

"That area environmentally is a waste. You can't do anything. I don't care if the Sierra Club goes out there. It is fully polluted! You're not only going to work to clean up the environment, but also you will put people to work."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Work, People, Care, Environment, Waste, Will)

"When CD technology first came out, it was just so much waste."
- Rick Danko
(Related: Technology, First, Waste)

"What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!"
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Work, Devil)

"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Life, Time, Man, Value, Waste)

"Last year, I was on Threat Matrix. We were on Thursday against Friends and Survivor; so this year it's fun to know people are watching, and to know that all of your hard work is not sort of wasted."
- James Denton
(Related: Work, People, Friends, Fun, Hard work)

"A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Day, Self)

"Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Children, Waste)

"There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Time, Explanations, Waste)

"I have had time to analyze my feelings. I am certain that they are totally neurotic, sexist, silly, and a big waste of time."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Time, Feelings, Silly, Waste)

"Most human beings today waste some 25 to 30 years of their lives before they break through the actual and conventional lies which surround them."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Lies, Today, Waste, Years)

"Why would I cry over a boy? I would never waste my tears on a boy. Why waste your tears on someone who makes you cry?"
- Kirsten Dunst
(Related: Tears, Waste)

"The best way to fill time is to waste it."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Time, Waste)

"The fact of the matter is that if we were going to do anything about Gaddafi, it should have been at the beginning. And by fooling around like this as long as we have, we have wasted an opportunity that would have gotten rid of him."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Opportunity, Beginning, Fact)

"Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Time, Ability, Loss, Question, Waste, Will)

"As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Life, Poetry, Time, Career, May, Nothing, Value)

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Opportunity, Crisis, Waste)

"Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills. It is not the effort nor the failure tires. The waste remains, the waste remains and kills."
- William Empson
(Related: Failure, Blood, Effort, Poison, Waste)

"Anything 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 W. Engstrom
(Related: Time, Management, Effort)

"I watched my mother waste her life on housework and swore I'd never do that. Dave does the cooking."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Life, Mother, Cooking, Housework, Waste)

"I wondered a little why God was such a useless thing. It seemed a waste of time to have him. After that he became less and less, until he was... nothingness."
- Frances Farmer
(Related: Time, God, Nothingness, Waste)

"Now, so, if you want to blame someone for wasteful spending, the Republicans are in the majority."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Blame, Majority, Now, Republicans, Want)

"Every social injustice is not only cruel, but it is economic waste."
- William Feather
(Related: Injustice, Waste)

"Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, it's about days very wrongly invested in a love affair."
- Freddy Fender
(Related: Love)

"I was in London. It's a long way to go for a very long party, sitting there for six hours not having a cigarette or a drink. It's a waste of time."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Time, London, Party, Waste)

"I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them."
- Ian Fleming
(Related: Trying, Waste)

"It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Time, People, Observation, Waste)

"We need to address our Nation's mounting garbage problem by generating less garbage, particularly paper waste."
- Wendell H. Ford
(Related: Nation, Waste)

"No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today."
- Brendan Francis
(Related: Today)

"Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Time, Haste, Waste)

"Time spent with cats is never wasted."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Time, Cats)

"Keep talking about moving toxic wastes, but never let it cross your mind to quit producing them. Keep Judging yourselves in Manson. Don't look in the mirror. You will serve the Earth as much as she serves you or you will commit suicide."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Earth, Mind, Suicide, Talking, Will)

"Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Time, Mistakes, Teachers)

"Because, if one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with concentrating on your semi-colons, for wasted effort."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Beauty, Effort, Prose, Right, Today, Writing)

"There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, God, Body, Nothing, Worry)

"This is where I have wasted the best years of my life."
- Greta Garbo
(Related: Life, Years)

"All the charges you enumerate have been made with one purpose in mind-to place our office on the defensive and make us waste valuable time answering allegations that have no basis in fact."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Time, Purpose, Fact, Mind, Office, Waste)

"It has been my policy not to respond to each of the many canards which have been part of the campaign to discredit my investigation, nor to waste time trying to prove negatives."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Time, Policy, Investigation, Trying, Waste)

"With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost."
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Men, Arguments, Reason, Waste, Will)

"Diplomats were invented simply to waste time."
- David Lloyd George
(Related: Time, Waste)

"To pay out millions upon millions of dollars in bonuses for incomplete work, poor performance, and unacceptable products is the height of government waste and mismanagement."
- Jim Gibbons
(Related: Government, Work, Performance, Poor, Waste)

"The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it."
- William Gibson
(Related: Time, Right, Waste)

"The current system punishes communities which make the investment in creating landfills, only to have them filled by states which refuse to adequately address their waste issues."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Investment, states, Waste)

"I stagnated in prison a long time, and I have wasted most of my life."
- Gary Gilmore
(Related: Life, Time, Prison)

"What do we tell our children? Haste makes waste. Look before you leap. Stop and think. Don't judge a book by its cover. We believe that we are always better off gathering as much information as possible and spending as much time as possible in deliberation."
- Malcolm Gladwell
(Related: Time, Children, Haste, Information, Waste)

"I soon realised that what had happened on a small scale cannot necessarily be repeated on a larger scale. The stones were so big that the amount of heat required was prohibitively expensive and wasteful."
- Andy Goldsworthy
"When you buy a gallon of gas, over 60 percent of the energy you pay for goes out the radiator in the form of waste heat? That's why you have a radiator in your car in the first place."
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Related: Car, Energy, First, Waste)

"Waste brings woe, and sorrow hates despair."
- Robert Greene
(Related: Despair, Sorrow, Waste)

"The threat to globalization is not the wasted American dollars but Washington's readiness to mix US commercial interests with its self-appointed role as global protector."
- William Greider
(Related: American, Globalization, Self, Washington)

"How many times will this Congress waste time on an issue that a majority of Americans do not want?"
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Time, Americans, Congress, Majority, Want, Waste, Will)

"Waste no time with revolutions that do not remove the causes of your complaints but simply change the faces of those in charge."
- Francesco Guicciardini
(Related: Change, Time, Causes, Complaints, Faces, Waste)

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it."
- Moses Hadas
(Related: Time, Reading, Waste)

"The rational man finds that his share of the cost of the wastes he discharges into the commons is less than the cost of purifying his wastes before releasing them."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Man)

"I spent ninety percent of my money on wine, women and song and just wasted the other ten percent."
- Ronnie Hawkins
(Related: Money, Women, Song, Wine)

"We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract and general just as the monks let it wither in the world of prayer and contemplation."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Contemplation, Prayer, Spirit, World)

"I'm very serious; I don't waste my earnings."
- Eva Herzigova
(Related: Waste)

"Because it is my second season with the team, no time has been wasted in getting to know the people I'm working with. I am aware of what the team is capable of and how the organisation works, and they are familiar with what makes me tick."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Time, People)

"I will die like a true-blue rebel. Don't waste any time in mourning - organize."
- Joe Hill
(Related: Time, Mourning, Waste, Will)

"Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs, so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Work, Time, Murder, Want, Waste)

"If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time."
- Russell Hoban
(Related: History, Time, Father, Son, Past, Present, World)

"A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted."
- Billie Holiday
(Related: Kiss)

"We waste an awful lot of energy as a Nation through inefficient use of energy."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Energy, Nation, Waste)

"Buckwheat may be planted later than any similar crop, and often does well on old meadows or waste land that can be broken after the more exacting crops are planted."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Land, May, Old, Waste)

"Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Life, Time, Waste)

"Lord knows, I never want to waste any more of my time in mirrors."
- Lauren Hutton
(Related: Time, Want, Waste)

"People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Time, People, Decency, Waste)

"You can look at that by comparing Medicare's growth rates to the private insurance world, to the other Federal programs that we run, by looking at the billions of dollars, not millions but billions of dollars, we waste every year."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Growth, Waste, World)

"Not having to own a car has made me realize what a waste of time the automobile is."
- Diane Johnson
(Related: Car, Time, Waste)

"This nation can no longer tolerate the autonomous conduct of any single service. A waste of the resources of America in spendthrift defense is an invitation to disaster for America."
- Louis A. Johnson
(Related: America, Defense, Disaster, Nation, Service, Waste)

"Architecture is the art of how to waste space."
- Philip Johnson
(Related: Architecture, Art, Space, Waste)

"Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Life, Man)

"He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Waste, Will)

"Don't waste your time away thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues."
- Jon Bon Jovi
(Related: Time, Waste, Yesterday)

"I think it killed the performance on a lot of the systems in the Labs for years because everyone had their own copy of it, but it wasn't being shared, and so they wasted huge amounts of memory back when memory was expensive."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Performance, Being, Memory, Years)

"Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing."
- H. Stanley Judd
(Related: Failure, Challenge, Energy, Trying, Waste)

"I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: Time, Want, Waste)

"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Children, Eyes, Nothing)

"I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Hope, American, Religious, Vote, Voting, Waste, Will)

"Life too is precious to waste - to spend on anything but the best."
- Dexter Scott King
(Related: Life, Waste)

"Some people feel that what we're doing makes no sense, that it's just a waste of money. But it's working."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Money, People, Sense, Waste)

"The most important thing in the kitchen is the waste paper basket and it needs to be centrally located."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: Kitchen, Needs, Waste)

"I can create countries just as I can create the actions of my characters. That is why a lot of travel seems to me a waste of time."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Time, Travel, Actions, Countries, Waste)

"In general President Obama's policies have been very, very skewed and very, very extreme. Like on healthcare for example, I don't think that trying to ram healthcare through was a smart idea politically, because he wasted a lot of capital and now he doesn't have any of that same capital with even his own party that he used to have."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Idea, Example, Extreme, Healthcare, Now, Party, President, Trying)

"Live, so you do not have to look back and say: 'God, how I have wasted my life.'"
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Life)

"Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life."
- Alan Lakein
(Related: Life, Time, Waste)

"We shall not fight for the preservation of the enemy, which has laid waste with death and desolation the fields and hills of Ireland for 700 years."
- James Larkin
(Related: Death, Enemy, Fight, Ireland, Waste, Years)

"All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Nothing)

"To me an unnecessary action, or shot, or casualty, was not only waste but sin."
- T. E. Lawrence
(Related: Action, Sin, Waste)

"In England and America people tend to graze all day long, but I think it's such a waste to be constantly picking at food because you then can't enjoy a proper full meal when the time comes."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Food, Time, People, America, Day, England, Waste)

"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
(Related: Life, Money, Time, Waste)

"Strangely enough, through all those school years I decided at 13 or 14 I was going to be a musician and so school was just something to get out of the way, a waste of time and not to bother with it."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Time, School, Waste, Years)

"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Life, Love, Time, Waste)

"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted."
- John Lennon
(Related: Time)

"I think I have a strange relationship with time. I'm not really aware of that time passing. I don't feel that I'm wasteful with time. But I'm not aware of it passing."
- Daniel Day Lewis
(Related: Time)

"The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."
- Jack London
(Related: Time, Man, Trying, Waste)

"Talk not of wasted affection - affection never was wasted."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Affection, Talk)

"Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy."
- Henri de Lubac
(Related: Power, Habit, Routine, Waste)

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
- John Lubbock
(Related: Time, Lie, Clouds, Day, Idleness, Listening, Rest, Sky, Summer, Trees, Waste, Water)

"Nothing is wasted."
- Edward V. Lucas
(Related: Nothing)

"By furthering the use of ethanol, farmers are presented with the opportunity to produce a cash crop by collecting their agricultural wastes."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Opportunity)

"Women are responsible for their children, they cannot sit back, waste time and see them starve."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Time, Women, Children, Waste)

"Behind me the branches of a wasted and sterile existence are cracking."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Existence)

"Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity, because with an obsession you keep coming back and back and back to the same question and never get an answer."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Obsession, Question)

"If you want to be negative about the whole thing you can say all guitar bands after the Beatles were just a waste of time because the Beatles were the best. I think it's far better to give new records a try."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Time, Negative, Guitar, Want, Waste)

"Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can't build on it it's only good for wallowing in."
- Katherine Mansfield
(Related: Life, Energy, Regret, Waste)

"The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Life, Trying, Waste)

"Every day you spend drifting away from your goals is a waste not only of that day, but also of the additional day it takes to regain lost ground."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Goals, Day, Waste)

"I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said 'Happy Birthday' on it. I didn't want to waste it so I just wrote 'Jesus' on it."
- Demetri Martin
(Related: Birthday, Christmas, Want, Waste, Wrong)

"What I was trying to convey there was the kind of waste land that was left after the war. It was a bit like one always thinks of war, you know, stark scenery and no birds, no trees, no leaves, nothing living. And just emptiness."
- George Martin
(Related: War, Birds, Land, Living, Nothing, Trees, Trying, Waste)

"No, no, no. Dick Cheney forbade me to waste time on his image. I would have liked to have done more."
- Mary Matalin
(Related: Time, Waste)

"Your voice is vibrant for only a certain part of your life. There are some records I've always wanted to make, and I don't know if I want to waste this time beating on the door of the charts."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Time, Life, Voice, Want, Waste)

"Ninety percent I'll spend on good times, women and Irish Whiskey. The other ten percent I'll probably waste."
- Tug McGraw
(Related: Women, Irish, Waste)

"I've been thinking about the record since I reached the fifty plateau. But you think about it and then you let it go because you can't waste many brain cells on hours thinking about it."
- Mark McGwire
(Related: Thinking, Waste)

"You always think that 70 is the end of the road: 'Somebody died when they were 73; good life'. You're closer to death, and you better make sure you don't waste too much of your time doing things you don't want to do. No point in saying things you don't believe in."
- Ian McKellen
(Related: Time, Death, Life, End, Saying, Want, Waste)

"I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Government, Time, Evil, Trying, Waste)

"Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do."
- Gian Carlo Menotti
(Related: God, Vision, Day, Gifts, Hell)

"Looking in the mirror to check if my tie is straight is a waste of my time. I only look in the mirror once a day, and that's in the morning when I shave."
- Lennart Meri
(Related: Time, Day, Waste)

"There is no greater harm than that of time wasted."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Time, Harm)

"The more the marbles wastes, the more the statue grows."
- Michelangelo
"I, in fact, have been involved in the construction of and the management of wastewater treatment plants."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Management, Fact, Plants, Treatment)

"As a taxpayer, I want to assure you that Republicans are doing everything we can to reduce wasteful spending."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Republicans, Want)

"In the year since we brought things into the open with a clean breath of fresh air at City Hall, we have learned about corrupt spending practices and unethical conflicts of interest that waste your money... and keep Dallas from being the great city of our dreams."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Dreams, Money, Being, Interest, Open, Waste)

"The city has to do what any citizen or family does, when you have a dream. You tighten your belt. You sacrifice some luxuries. Above all, you don't waste a dime."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Family, Sacrifice, Dream, Waste)

"It's wasteful spending like this that not only forces tax increases and cuts in vital services... but also really make you wonder: who is City Hall looking out for?"
- Laura Miller
(Related: Tax, Tax increases)

"I think golf is a waste of time and a waste of a sunny afternoon. I also stink at it. I have never found anything, including divorce and a sexual harassment suit, more frustrating."
- Jay Mohr
(Related: Time, Divorce, Golf, Waste)

"As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted."
- Lucy Maud Montgomery
(Related: Originality)

"One newspaper even published one of my nude paintings - the one of me naked from the waste up."
- Cleo Moore
(Related: Waste)

"Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits."
- Hannah More
(Related: Forgiveness, Anger, Heart, Economy, Hatred, Spirits, Waste)

"I don't like going where I've already been. Life is a myriad of territories to discover. I don't want to waste time with what I already know."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Life, Time, Want, Waste)

"Two years work wasted, I have been breeding those flies for all that time and I've got nothing out of it."
- Thomas Hunt Morgan
(Related: Time, Work, Breeding, Flies, Nothing, Years)

"I have never been in a natural place and felt that it was a waste of time. I never have. And it's a relief. If I'm walking around a desert or whatever, every second is worthwhile."
- Viggo Mortensen
(Related: Time, Walking, Waste)

"Anyway, it fell through because they ran out of money. That was when I learned not to waste your time getting your hopes up or to believe something until it actually happens. We broke up for various reasons, but it was a good band. Jim and Don produced some magical music."
- Jamie Muir
(Related: Music, Time, Money, Waste)

"Instead of raising taxes as some would insist, we need to reduce waste and inefficiency in government."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Government, Inefficiency, Taxes, Waste)

"Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can perform superbly some of the same external tasks as conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time."
- Thomas Nagel
(Related: Computers, Time, Man, Mind, Waste, Will)

"A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Life, Fool, Labor, Man, Reward)

"Loads of chemicals and hazardous wastes have been introduced into the atmosphere that didn't even exist in 1948. The environmental condition of the planet is far worse than it was 42 years ago."
- Gaylord Nelson
(Related: Environmental, Years)

"I see no reason why I should tickle stones or waste time on polishing bronze."
- Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
(Related: Time, Reason, Waste)

"Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration."
- Ernest Newman
(Related: Time, Inspiration, Day, Job, Waiting, Waste)

"I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results."
- Florence Nightingale
(Related: Feelings, Actions, Results, Waste, Words)

"I am honored that my freshman class colleagues have put their trust in me to represent our historic class at the leadership table. The incoming freshman class of Representatives is large and diverse but we share many common goals including cutting wasteful spending, getting our economy back on track and making government smarter and more efficient."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: Government, Leadership, Trust, Goals, Class, Economy)

"If you want quality service, you have to pay for it. You don't buy into waste. I have great misgivings about the amount of advertising that we see in the health care field, some by hospitals, a lot by drug companies."
- David Obey
(Related: Health, Quality, Advertising, Care, Hospitals, Service, Want, Waste)

"Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves."
- Ovid
(Related: Body, Water)

"Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime!"
- Bill Owen
(Related: Beer, Man, Waste)

"All I ask is to be held above the barren wastes of want."
- Wilfred Owen
(Related: Want)

"All the faith and good will in the world is wasted without direction."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Faith, Direction, Will, World)

"It's a waste of time for people to say things they think other people want to hear, or try and come off in a certain way. I try to be as honest as I can."
- Gwyneth Paltrow
(Related: Time, People, Want, Waste)

"I grew up in conservative rural Kansas in the 1950s when it was expected that girls would not have a life outside the home, so educating them was a waste of time."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Life, Time, Home, Conservative, Girls, Waste)

"In an organic system you don't waste anything. We need to educate the consumer to accept a tiny blemish on an orange."
- Robert Patterson
(Related: Waste)

"How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain; and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is!"
- James Payn
(Related: Food, Gentleman, Waste)

"The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity."
- Thomas Love Peacock
(Related: Waste)

"We know now that in modern warfare, fought on any considerable scale, there can be no possible economic gain for any side. Win or lose, there is nothing but waste and destruction."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Destruction, Gain, Nothing, Now, Waste)

"But after this natural burst of indignation, no man of sense, courage, or prudence will waste his time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings."
- Robert Peel
(Related: Time, Courage, Strength, Man, Prudence, Sense, Waste, Will)

"Golf is the most useless outdoor game ever devised to waste the time and try the spirit of man."
- Westbrook Pegler
(Related: Time, Golf, Man, Spirit, Waste)

"Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense."
- William Penn
(Related: Love, Enjoyment, Lust, Reason, Sense)

"I regard it as a waste of time to think only of selling: one forgets one's art and exaggerates one's value."
- Camille Pissarro
(Related: Art, Time, Value, Waste)

"I found a discarded textbook on calculus in a wastebasket and read it from cover to cover."
- John Pople
"Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy. Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying rigorous thinking to the use of money."
- Michael Porter
(Related: Business, Money, Philanthropy, Thinking)

"Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Humanity, Waste)

"Book reviews have never helped me. Most of them erred in their interpretations and their work has been a waste of time."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Time, Work, Waste)

"Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly."
- Mario Puzo
(Related: Genius, Competition)

"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Being, Mind, Waste)

"Since I've got on the Internet, it's opened a whole world of wasted time for me. My wife says she's an Internet widow."
- Mick Ralphs
(Related: Time, Wife, Internet, World)

"A computer shall not waste your time or require you to do more work than is strictly necessary."
- Jef Raskin
(Related: Time, Work, Computer, Waste)

"All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Power, Waste)

"Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Time, Depression, Waste)

"Preparing to fight wild fires is only part of the solution, we must be more pro-active and prevent the fires before they start, or reduce their intensity by removing forest waste and fuel build up."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Fight, Solution, Waste)

"In the same manner if any nation wasted part of its wealth, or lost part of its trade, it could not retain the same quantity of circulating medium which it before possessed."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Wealth, Nation, Quantity, Trade)

"I tell people retirement isn't what you think. You are going to sit around and waste your life, you can only golf so much. To stay young, you have to stay in the mix."
- Ron Rice
(Related: Life, People, Golf, Retirement, Waste)

"I never thought I was wasted, but I probably was."
- Keith Richards
(Related: Thought)

"Nothing is worse, or more of a breach of the social contract between citizen and state, than for government officials, bureaucrats and agencies to waste the money entrusted to them by the people they serve."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Government, Money, People, Nothing, State, Waste)

"I ask you: turn a deaf ear to the special interests. Let politics stand down for a while. don't waste anytime thinking about future elections until we've done our jobs here."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Politics, Elections, Future, Jobs, Thinking, Waste)

"Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life."
- Arthur Rimbaud
(Related: Life, Being, Youth)

"It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice."
- Jose Rizal
(Related: Life)

"We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love."
- Tom Robbins
(Related: Love, Time, Waste)

"There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with. Love shouldn't be one of them. Anything less than extraordinary is a waste of my time."
- Jill Robinson
(Related: Life, Love, Time, Waste)

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Experience, Time, Nothing, Waste)

"Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Computers, Time, May, Waste)

"Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day."
- Mickey Rooney
(Related: Work, Day)

"The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Time, Children, Order, Profession, Training, Waste)

"Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Time, Heart, Man, Trying, Waste)

"Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Life, Being, Books, Quiet, Reading, Waste)

"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Time)

"By finding waste and abuse in entitlement programs, and eliminating it, we can ensure that the funds that are put into these programs go to the people that need them the most."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: People, Abuse, Waste)

"War, famine, poverty and oppression of the workers will continue while woman makes life cheap. They will cease only when she limits her reproductivity and human life is no longer a thing to be wasted."
- Margaret Sanger
(Related: Life, War, Famine, Limits, Oppression, Poverty, Will, Woman, Workers)

"Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends. Why waste such precious time in bed?"
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Time, Habit, Bed, Waste)

"Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind."
- Mary Schmich
(Related: Time, Jealousy, Waste)

"When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever."
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson
(Related: Opportunity, Purpose, Productivity, Sense, Waste)

"Every day you must arise and say to your heart, I have suffered enough and now I must live because the light of the sun must not be wasted, it must not be lost without an eye to appreciate it."
- Simone Schwarz-Bart
(Related: Heart, Day, Eye, Light, Now, Sun)

"Yes I never go to the gym otherwise because I think it's a waste of time and the most boring thing on earth."
- Izabella Scorupco
(Related: Time, Earth, Waste)

"Mandatory minimums have been shown to be discriminatory and waste the taxpayers' money."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Money, Waste)

"I can imagine few things more trying to the patience than the long wasted days of waiting."
- Robert Falcon Scott
(Related: Patience, Trying, Waiting)

"But the dollars spent on economic incentives and new investment strategies are wasted unless we seriously address the two most important economic issues in Kansas: education and health care."
- Kathleen Sebelius
(Related: Education, Health, Care, Investment)

"We shouldn't waste any more time in making sure that democracy is properly rooted in our political life and the supremacy of the law becomes an integral part of our state's structure."
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner
(Related: Life, Time, Democracy, Law, State, Waste)

"I wasted time, and now doth time waste me."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Time, Now, Waste)

"Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Children, Crime, Waste, Youth)

"Youth is wasted on the young."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Youth)

"Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Time, Poor, Poverty, Questions, Uselessness, Waste)

"Criticising the other fellow because he's in and you are not seems to me a futile waste of time."
- Hartley William Shawcross
(Related: Time, Waste)

"Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window- or break down a door."
- Brooke Shields
(Related: Being, Waste)

"Imagine - four years you could have spent travelling around Europe meeting people, or going to the Far East of Africa or India, meeting people, exchanging ideas, reading all you wanted to anyway, and instead I wasted it at Roosevelt."
- Shel Silverstein
(Related: People, Ideas, Europe, Meeting, Reading, Years)

"The waste basket is the writer's best friend."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Friend, Waste, Writer)

"Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now!"
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Love, Truth, Leisure, Waste)

"Congress must make it clear that common animal waste will not expose farmers to liability under Superfund, while ensuring continued action to clean up legitimate hazardous waste sites around the nation."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Action, Congress, Nation, Waste, Will)

"This is mainly because I spend a lot of time writing and so don't have much time to read; I hate to waste that time reading what may turn out to be junk food for the mind, when there's so much real writing to be read."
- John Sladek
(Related: Food, Time, Hate, May, Mind, Reading, Waste, Writing)

"He told me I didn't understand, that we were from the bleak industrial wastes of North England, or something, and that we didn't understand the Internet. I told him Fall fans invented the Internet. They were on there in 1982."
- Mark E. Smith
(Related: EnglFans, Internet)

"People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Time, Work, People, Waste, Will)

"It's better to waste money than time. You can always get more money."
- Hal Sparks
(Related: Money, Time, Waste)

"I don't understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone, and I don't want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person."
- Britney Spears
(Related: Dating, Money, Right, Want, Waste)

"Of all the wastes of human ignorance perhaps the most extravagant and costly to human growth has been the waste of the distinctive powers of womanhood after the child-bearing age."
- Anna Garlin Spencer
(Related: Age, Growth, Ignorance, Waste)

"Two common conceptions with regard to advertising which are held by a considerable number of people are that enormously large sums of money are expended for it, and that much of this expenditure is an economic waste."
- Daniel Starch
(Related: Money, People, Advertising, Waste)

"You know, I was chubby when I was a little girl. And I have all those issues everyone else has. But I try not to. And I've learned over the years that it's such a waste of time. And people like me whether I'm a little bit fatter or not."
- Gwen Stefani
(Related: Time, People, Waste, Years)

"Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained."
- Stendhal
(Related: Life, Time, Waste)

"Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world's resources. A vegetarian diet is better."
- Nicholas Stern
(Related: Diet, Pressure, Water, World)

"It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Health, Miser, Waste)

"I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so it's not a waste of time."
- Martha Stewart
(Related: Time, Now, Waste)

"Expensive clothes are a waste of money."
- Meryl Streep
(Related: Money, Clothes, Waste)

"Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Time, Myths, Waste)

"Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy."
- August Strindberg
(Related: Nature, Progress, Energy, Evolution)

"Speakers are not supposed to waste time on platitudes, but the capacity of this generation for ignoring the obvious and concentrating on the negative and the obscure is immense."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: Time, Negative, Obvious, Waste)

"I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to it."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: Country, Logic, Wage, Waste)

"The waste of capital, in proportion to the total capital, in this country between 1800 and 1850, in the attempts which were made to establish means of communication and transportation, was enormous."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Communication, Country, Waste)

"Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Time, Boredom, Feeling, Nothing, Serenity, Waste)

"Any time not spent on love is wasted."
- Torquato Tasso
(Related: Love, Time)

"There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: People, Reason, Waste)

"Superfund was passed with the good intention of cleaning up America's toxic waste sites."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: America, Intention, Waste)

"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Men, God, Earth, Sky, Waste)

"A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Life, Time, Haste, Housekeeping, Leisure, Man, Universe, Waste)

"I am particularly disturbed that our country is the largest financial supporter of an organization that not only wastes a lot of our money but also seems to be increasingly anti-American in its policies and conduct."
- Mac Thornberry
(Related: Money, Financial, Country)

"Every minute this broad spends outside of bed is a waste of time."
- Michael Todd
(Related: Time, Bed, Waste)

"Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?"
- Michael Torke
(Related: Money, Waste)

"When I was young, I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. Believe me, never since have I wasted any more time on tobacco."
- Arturo Toscanini
(Related: Time, Day, First, Woman)

"It is idle to waste time and discuss whether it was within our power and duty to see whether we could prepare a Bill better than the Remedial Bill."
- Charles Tupper
(Related: Power, Time, Duty, Waste)

"It's a national concern, I mean how we dispose of nuclear waste in a safe way, how we deal with this incredible amount of nuclear waste we have created over the years."
- Tom Udall
(Related: Concern, Waste, Years)

"We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Idleness, Inefficiency, Waste)

"I have wasted my hours."
- Leonardo da Vinci
"Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted."
- Richard Wagner
(Related: Money, Divorce)

"There is no such thing as an unreasonable question, or a silly question, or a frivolous question, or a waste-of-time question. It's your life, and you've got to get these answers."
- Marcia Wallace
(Related: Life, Answers, Question, Silly, Waste)

"Go, lovely rose! Tell her that wastes her time and me That now she knows, When I resemble her to thee, How sweet and fair she seems to be."
- Edmund Waller
(Related: Time, Now)

"I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, but I can never find out which half."
- John Wanamaker
(Related: Money, Advertising)

"Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don't know which half."
- John Wanamaker
(Related: Money, Advertising, Trouble)

"As far as intellectual training was concerned, my nine years from seven to sixteen were practically wasted."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Training, Years)

"Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?"
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Time, Ignorance, Learning, Waste)

"I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small importance waste a good deal of precious time, by the long and repeated speeches and chicanery of gentlemen who will not wholly throw off the lawyer even in Congress."
- William Whipple
(Related: Time, Congress, Gentlemen, Importance, Waste, Will)

"You know, in a workplace, when you shrink the size of a workforce, there is pain there. But there is no question: we have a government that we can no longer afford.That is the cold, hard fact. So we have to make this more efficient. We have to sunset programs that no longer work. We have to eliminate waste and fraud. We must do this."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Government, Work, Fact, Fraud, Pain, Sunset, Waste)

"My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away."
- Kim Wilde
(Related: Love, Time, Tears, Waste)

"Suffering passes, while love is eternal. That's a gift that you have received from God. Don't waste it."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: Love, God, Suffering, Waste)

"My mother's illness fitted into this protest against the treatment of the sick who could not pay, the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste, the extravagance, and the poverty."
- Ellen Wilkinson
(Related: Mother, Commercialism, Extravagance, Illness, Inefficiency, Poverty, Protest, Treatment, Waste)

"The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum."
- Frances E. Willard
(Related: Life, Waste, Will, World)

"If you're going to do something, make it right and make it as good as you can. Don't waste anybody's time, especially your own."
- Debra Wilson
(Related: Time, Right, Waste)

"So much time is wasted on trying to be better than others."
- Elijah Wood
(Related: Time, Trying)

"I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Time, Romance, Prose, Want, Waste)

"By the breaking in of enraged merciless armies, flourishing countries have been laid waste, great numbers of people have perished in a short time, and many more have been pressed with poverty and grief."
- John Woolman
(Related: Time, People, Countries, Grief, Numbers, Poverty, Waste)

"Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Waste)

"The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Nature, Waste, World)

"I don't like to waste anything. Any food left over from the night before is always eaten the next day."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Food, Day, Night, Waste)

"Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Design, Wisdom, Thought, Action, Books, Conversation, Living, May, Nothing, Pride, Waste)

"I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Death, Life, Balance, Mind, Waste, Years)

"Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire."
- Edward Young
(Related: Death, Fire, Nothing, Waste)

"We had two rules growing up in my house: If you're going to take a shower, do it with whomever you're dating so you don't waste water; and if you buy one for yourself, buy six, because everybody's going to want one."
- Moon Unit Zappa
(Related: Dating, Growing up, Rules, Want, Waste, Water)

"I soon became convinced... that all the theorizing would be empty brain exercise and therefore a waste of time unless one first ascertained what the population of the universe really consists of."
- Fritz Zwicky
(Related: Time, Exercise, First, Population, Universe, Waste)