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.

What a waste is to lose one's mind, or not to have a mind. How true that is. Dan Quayle
From the foregoing survey of conspicuous leisure and consumption, it appears that the utility of both alike for the purposes of reputability lies in the element of waste that is common to both. In the one case, it is a waste of time and effort, in the other, it is a waste of goods. Thorstein Veblen
You never want a serious crisis to go to waste Rahm Emanuel
Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Steve Jobs
Once you can afford to waste a product, it's bound to be a success. Albert Lasker
I find it mind-boggling. We do not shoot paper at the enemy. Joseph Metcalf
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul. Edward Abbey
My mother says the world's a garbage dump and we're just flies it attracts. Natalie Wood
In the twentieth century, the main product of all human endeavors is waste. Orson Welles
Believe me, there's future in garbage...By the year 2000, there's going to be no place for human refuse...Get in while the market still open. George Coe
This is the garbage can of the educational system...They hire fools like us with college degrees to sit on their garbage can—keep them in school—so women for a few hours a day can walk around the city. Louis Calhern
It takes time. Continue to turn over and over the organic details of your life until some of them fall through the garbage of discursive thoughts to the solid ground of black soil. Natalie Golderg
What and how much has I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do? What a waste, what a senseless waste. Ralph Ellison
A Jezebel induced drunken women consume by stupidity; I say to myself, 'A sisterly waste.' Dwight Drummond
Don't waste what you must / Even destined to spend, / Make your Legacy cast / Be upon earthly Land. Vladislav Martynovich
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. Tom Robbins
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. Kurt Cobain
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time. Victor Hugo
It's better to waste money than it is to waste time. You can always get more money. Hal Sparks
Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime! Bill Owen
I cannot afford to waste my time making money. Louis Agassiz
I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. William Shakespeare
The things you cannot change you can't waste your time on. Fernando Torres
We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves. George Matthew Adams
I don't want to be an apologist for poverty, but I can't stand waste, useless spending, wasted energy, and having to live squandering stuff. Jose Mujica
I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use. Mother Theresa
Tearing down an old house and building a new one is the most wasteful thing we do as humans. Grace Pottter
Any waste stream in our society can be turned into a revenue stream. It’s turning the lemons in our society into lemonade. Billy Parish
It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. ... The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like. Dwight D. Eisenhower