Waste Quotes

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.

Thomas Gray

I adore extravagance but I abhor waste.

Aaron Copland

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.

Mary Cholmondeley

These findings underscore the need to pass legislation in the US that makes electronics producers responsible for managing their products at disposal time and bans the exporting of e-waste to developing countries.

Ted Smith

The waste basket is a writer's best friend.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance... thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste... if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified...

Theodore Roosevelt

Argument is generally waste of time and trouble. It is better to present ones opinion and leave it to stick or no as it may happen. If sound, it will probably in the end stick, and the sticking is the main thing.

Samuel Butler

Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.

Norman Cousins

The word which gives the key to the national vice is waste. And people who are wasteful are not wise, neither can they remain young and vigorous. In order to transmute energy to higher and more subtle levels one must first conserve it.

Henry Miller

The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.

Orison Swett Marden

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.

Victor Hugo

Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.

Benjamin Franklin

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

There's understandable pressure to get money out quickly. But there inevitably will be waste and fraud.

Clark Kent Ervin

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