Waste Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old waste quotes, waste sayings, and waste proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste. G.K. Chesterton
The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed. Nicolas Chamfort
If it doesn't add value, it's waste. Henry Ford
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
Waste is only waste if we waste it. Will.I.Am
Nothing is a bigger waste of time than regretting the past and worrying about the future James Meredith
The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity. Thomas Love Peacock
You hang out with trash and you start to smell like garbage. Caroline Manzo
Do not make your mind a dumping ground for other people's garbage. Ezra Taft Benson
Of all the waste we generate, plastic bags are perhaps the greatest symbol of our throwaway society. They are used, then forgotten, and they leave a terrible legacy. Zac Goldsmith
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess. Samuel Johnson
Don't waste your life believing you can't. Jack Canfield
Just because people throw it out and don't have any use for it, doesn't mean it's garbage. Andy Warhol
Garbage, in its "worthless" state, is the primary fuel for creativity. Yusuf A. Leinge
One man's toxic waste is another man's potpourri. Jim Carrey
The first draft of anything is garbage. Ernest Hemingway
When plastic comes of age it shall clog the arteries of those who invented it. Anthony T.Hincks
To gain the treasure, you must leave the trash. Eric Samuel Timm
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. Marthe Troly-Curtin
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
Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste. Benjamin Franklin
Just because you're trash doesn't mean you can't do great things. It is called garbage can, not garbage cannot. Anonymous
Don't waste your life dreaming of a better one. Anonymous
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. Henry David Thoreau
There is no such thing as garbage, just useful stuff in the wrong place. Alex Steffen
Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage. The easiest of all wastes and the hardest to correct is the waste of time, because wasted time does not litter the floor like wasted material. Henry Ford
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. Auguste Rodin
Hundreds would never have known want if they had not at first known waste. Charles H. Spurgeon
The waste products in Earth's crust are also the human in this expanded, spectral sense. One's garbage doesn't go 'away' - it just goes somewhere else. Timothy Morton