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1. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
Author: Aesop
2. "[When I die], I will decidedly not be regretting missed opportunities for a good time. My regrets will be more along the lines of a sad list of people hurt, people let down, assets wasted and advantages squandered."
Author: Anthony Bourdain
3. "It is the time that you wasted for your rose that makes her so important."
Author: Antoine De Saint Exupéry
4. "I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours."
Author: Bernard Berenson
5. "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
Author: Bertrand Russell
6. "A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted."
Author: Billie Holiday
7. "I guess it's worth a shot." More than likely a wasted bullet, but I'll fire anyway."
Author: Brandy Nacole
8. "Each person is only given so many evenings and each wasted evening is a gross violation against the natural course of your only life."
Author: Charles Bukowski
9. "Time spent with a cat is never wasted."
Author: Colette
10. "And when love is over when the diner of love seems closed from the outside you want all those hours back along with anything you left at the lover's house and maybe a couple of things which aren't technically yours on the grounds that you wasted a portion of your life and those hours have all gone southside."
Author: Daniel Handler
11. "If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul."
Author: Drew Barrymore
12. "To read is not a virtue; but to read well is an art, and an art that only the born reader can acquire. The gift of reading is no exception to the rule that all natural gifts need to be cultivated by practice and discipline; but unless the innate aptitude exist the training will be wasted. It is the delusion of the mechanical reader to think that intentions may take the place of aptitude."
Author: Edith Wharton
13. "No writing is wasted. Did you know that sourdough from San Francisco is leavened partly by a bacteria called lactobacillus sanfrancisensis? It is native to the soil there, and does not do well elsewhere. But any kitchen can become an ecosystem. If you bake a lot, your kitchen will become a happy home to wild yeasts, and all your bread will taste better. Even a failed loaf is not wasted. Likewise, cheese makers wash the dairy floor with whey. Tomato gardeners compost with rotten tomatoes. No writing is wasted: the words you can't put in your book can wash the floor, live in the soil, lurk around in the air. They will make the next words better."
Author: Erin Bow
14. "No act of love is ever wasted."
Author: Geneen Roth
15. "Mary was fond of her own thoughts, and could amuse herself well sitting in twilight with her hands in her lap; for, having early had strong reason to believe that things were not likely to be arranged for her peculiar satisfaction, she wasted no time in astonishment and annoyance at that fact. And she had already come to take life very much as a comedy in which she had a proud, nay, a generous resolution not to act the mean or treacherous part."
Author: George Eliot
16. "Have I no harvest but a thorn To let me bloud, and not restoreWhat I have lost with cordiall fruit? Sure there was wine Before my sighs did drie it: there was corn Before my tears did drown it. Is the yeare onely lost to me? Have I no bayes to crown it?No flowers, no garlands gay? all blasted? All wasted? Not so, my heart: but there is fruit, And thou hast hands. Recover all thy sigh-blown ageOn double pleasures: leave thy cold disputeOf what is fit, and not. Forsake thy cage, Thy rope of sands,Which pettie thoughts have made, and made to thee Good cable, to enforce and draw, And be thy law, While thou didst wink and wouldst not see."
Author: George Herbert
17. "Beautiful day out there," I said, perching on the stool and crossing my legs. "It's autumn, Sunday, great weather, and crowded everywhere you go. Relaxing indoors like this is the best thing you can do on such a nice day. It's exhausting to get into those crowds. And the air is bad. I mostly do laundry on Sundays—wash the stuff in the morning, hang it out on the roof of my dorm, take it in before the sun goes down, do a good job of ironing it. I don't mind ironing at all. There's a special satisfaction in making wrinkled things smooth. And I'm pretty good at it, too. Of course, I was lousy at it at first. I put creases in everything. After a month of practice, though, I knew what I was doing. So Sunday is my day for laundry and ironing. I couldn't do it today, of course. Too bad: wasted a perfect laundry day."
Author: Haruki Murakami
18. "A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition."
Author: Henry Miller
19. "They tried shooting at the squirrels, and they wasted many arrows before they managed to bring one down on the path. But when they roasted it, it proved horrible to taste, and they shot no more squirrels."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
20. "Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all."
Author: James Anthony Froude
21. "Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world."
Author: John Piper
22. "Was that a tragedy? Two lives, driven by one great passion, namely, to be spent in unheralded service to the perishing poor for the glory of Jesus Christ—even two decades after most of their American counterparts had retired to throw away their lives on trifles. No, that is not a tragedy. That is a glory. These lives were not wasted. And these lives were not lost. "Whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it" (Mark 8:35)."
Author: John Piper
23. "The great ages did not perhaps produce much more talent than ours,' [T.S.] Eliot wrote. 'But less talent was wasted."
Author: Jonah Lehrer
24. "No experience is wasted."
Author: Justina Chen
25. "The nice way to meet a guy is through getting to know them first. Then you can really judge their personality. What I can't take is meeting someone, going on a date, getting to know them, then finding out they're a complete psycho - 'Great, I've just wasted all this time on you!'"
Author: Katy B
26. "I feel more and more the time wasted that is not spent in Ireland."
Author: Lady Gregory
27. "Brain: You don't want this.Hormones: Dude, this is EXACTLY what I want.B: No, not like this—she's wasted.H: What's your point?B: She won't remember this, and if she does, she'll be angry.H: Do you see where her hand is? God, that feels good. Can't you feel that?B: She's drunk. You can't do this. It's wrongH: I want to do this.B: Really? You want to go to school and say you scored with Bethany Milbury when she was so drunk she barely knew her name?H:H:H: You're an asshole. I hate you.B: She needs to eat something and drink some water. Don't let her drink anymore beer.H:H: Yeah, I knowB: She'll love you for taking care of her. She'll love that you respected her.H: Five more minutes? Just five?B: Now.H: I can't believe you're making me do this."
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
28. "Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer."
Author: Leo Buscaglia
29. "I was wrong when I said that I did not regret the past. I do regret it; I weep for the past love which can never return. Who is to blame, I do not know. Love remains, but not the old love; its place remains, but it is all wasted away and has lost all strength and substance; recollections are still left, and gratitude; but..."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
30. "If I don't learn something every single day, it's a wasted day."
Author: Leonard Lauder
31. "I am afraid of falling into hopeless despair, over my wasted life, and I am still not sure how it happened."
Author: Margaret Atwood
32. "A return to traditional values. Waste not want not. I am not being wasted. Why do I want?"
Author: Margaret Atwood
33. "Dreaming isn't wasted time. The waste comes when you have these wonderful dreams, but you don't do anything to make them real."
Author: Michelle Jellen
34. "The only value of wasted time is knowledge."
Author: Monica Drake
35. "Some people sense is wasted on and that's purely a fact."
Author: Nancy E. Turner
36. "My companions for the afternoon were affable, welcoming middle-aged men in their late thirties and early forties who simply had no conception of the import of the afternoon for the rest of us. To them it was an afternoon out, a fun thing to do on a Saturday afternoon; if I were to meet them again, they would, I think, be unable to recall the score that afternoon, or the scorer (at half-time they talked office politics), and in a way I envied them their indifference. Perhaps there is an argument that says Cup Final tickets are wasted on the fans, in the way that youth is wasted on the young; these men, who knew just enough about football to get them through the afternoon, actively enjoyed the occasion, its drama and its noise and its momentum, whereas I hated every minute of it, as I hated every Cup Final involving Arsenal."
Author: Nick Hornby
37. "No time spent with a book is ever entirely wasted, even if the experience is not a happy one: there's always something to be learned. It's just that, every now and again, you hit a patch of reading that makes you feel as if you're pootling about… But what can you do about it? We don't choose to waste our reading time; it just happens. The books let us down."
Author: Nick Hornby
38. "In the good mystery there is nothing wasted, no sentence, no word that is not significant."
Author: Paul Auster
39. "My thought is that the average adjusted boy is, if anything, more humanly wasted than the disaffected. So let us go on to discuss his stupidity, his lack of patriotism, his sexual confusion, and his lack of faith."
Author: Paul Goodman
40. "As you know, Joyce was a writer who asked his reader to give him a lifetime," he said. "I am that reader, and I can tell you it was a wasted life."
Author: Philip Levine
41. "Friday's always wasted and she and Saturday hold each other tightly until their delirium fades."
Author: Pleasefindthis
42. "The Sun would have wasted its life but for the evolution of life on earth. The one who gives should be grateful to the one who receives."
Author: R.N. Prasher
43. "Be yourself, and live your life. Time wasted is never retrieved. Stop wasting time and use it profitably....!"
Author: Reason Nkosinathi Makhubela
44. "Cancer taught me to stop saving things for a special occasion. Every day is special. You don't have to get cancer to start living life to the fullest. My post-cancer philosophy? No wasted time. No ugly clothes. No boring movies."
Author: Regina Brett
45. "She's an Alchemist," continued Nathan. "Not a chauffeur. There's a big difference." Actually, there were days at Amberwood I doubted that. "Come, Miss Sage. If you've wasted your day driving my son here, the least I can do is buy you lunch."I shot a panicked look at Adrian. It wasn't panicked because I was afraid of being with Moroi. I'd long since gotten used to these sorts of situations. What I was unsure of was if Adrian really wanted me around for his family reunion. That hadn't been part of the plan. Also, I wasn't sure that I really wanted to be around for said reunion either."Dad-" Adrian attempted."I insist," said Nathan crisply. "Pay attention and learn common courtesy." He turned and began walking away, assuming we'd follow. We did."Should I find a reason to leave?" I whispered to Adrian."Not when he uses his 'I insist' voice," came the muttered response."
Author: Richelle Mead
46. "I'm sorry, but I have this fear that someday you're goingtowake up a dried-out, bitter old hag with plenty of science awardsbut no personal life whatsoever. And you'll sit there at night andsob abouthow you've wasted your life."
Author: Robin Brande
47. "It's never been about trying to look well-behaved. It's just how I am. I guess it's a weird thing to be 19 and not ever have been drunk, but for me, it just feels normal because I don't really know any other way. I don't know if I'd be comfortable getting wasted and not knowing what I've said. That doesn't mean when I'm older I won't have a glass of wine. I just don't think it's such a strange thing for me not to be wasted all the time."
Author: Taylor Swift
48. "I hate to think of you stuck here all day every day, doing nothing with that brilliant brain of yours.""It never was brilliant. Anyway, who keeps these books to see who's used themselves wisely and who's wasted?"
Author: Tessa Hadley
49. "In God's economy, nothing is slag, nothing is wasted. Every relationship we build is a teacher, every experience we have is a coach. In every scar there is a lesson. In every memory there lives potential to make more."
Author: Toni Sorenson
50. "Billions of taxpayers' money has been wasted in bad deals. The London Underground modernisation, personally negotiated by one of Gordon Brown's team, was a disaster, as the National Audit Office has confirmed."
Author: Vince Cable

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Till swollen with cunning, of a self-conceit,His waxen wings did mount above his reach,And, melting, Heavens conspir'd his overthrow."
Author: Christopher Marlowe

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