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Wasted Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Wasted Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Related topics: Values Family Relationship

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung


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The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
- John Lennon

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

 

Believe that none of the effort you put
into coming closer to God is ever wasted -
even if in the end you don't achieve
what you are striving for.
- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

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

It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability.
One has to get on with life and I haven't done badly.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
- Stephen Hawking

Your time is limited,
so don't waste it living someone else's life.
- Steve Jobs

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
- Henri de Lubac

To dream of the person you would like to be
is to waste the person you are.
- Anonymous

Regret is an appalling waste of energy,
you can't build on it - it's only good for wallowing in.
- Katherine Mansfield

Regret is an appalling waste of time.
- Katherine Mansfield

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze
than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
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

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

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life ...
1. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
2. Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
3. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

If we spend the time we waste in sighing
for the perfect golden fruit
in fulfilling the conditions of its growth,
happiness will come, must come.
It is guaranteed in the very laws of the universe.
If it involves some chastening and renunciation, well,
the fruit will be all the sweeter for this touch of holiness.
- Helen Keller

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

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste
the sky as well as the earth.
- Henry David Thoreau

We have nearly complete misunderstanding between
people of different faiths in Lake Wobegon,
and that's probably one reason why we get along so very well.
It's when you are trying to convince another person to think
the same way that you do that there is
friction and trouble between people.
But when you feel that the other person is
dumber than dirt, too dumb for words -
why waste your breath - you get along pretty well.
There's no bond between people that's quite so strong as
when people each feel slightly superior towards the other one.
- Garrison Keillor

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

Never try to teach a pig to sing.
It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig.
- Mark Twain

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 (Mahatma) Gandhi

I predict future happiness for Americans
if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people
under the pretense of taking care of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

You don't need anybody to tell you
who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!
- John Lennon

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

What is a friend? I will tell you ...
it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
- Frank Crane

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We take refuge in pride,
because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

If you're going to tell people the truth,
be funny or they'll kill you.
- Billy Wilder

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.
My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
- Louis Pasteur

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth
or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford


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