The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.muhammad ali
Nothing is wasted, nothing is in vain: The seas roll over but the rocks remain.a. p. herbert
“This is today’s puzzle,” he said. “If the act of denial can be taken as proof of the crime, how can an innocent man defend himself?” The tithingmen caught him by the arms. “Come along now, Mr. Emerson, and don’t go trying any philosophy on us.” “Oh, I wouldn’t dream of it,” said Waldo. “Philosophy would be wasted against such sturdy-headed men as you.” “Glad you know it,” said the tithingman proudly. “Wouldn’t want you thinking we weren’t true Christians.”orson scott card
I wasted time , and now doth time waste me; For now hath time made me his numbering clock: My thoughts are minutes; and with sighs they jar Their watches on unto mine eyes, the outward watch, Whereto my finger, like a dial's point, Is pointing still, in cleansing them from tears.
It seems that I have spent my entire time trying to make life more rational and that it was all wasted effort.alfred jules ayer
Cause now that I can see you,I don't think you're worth a second glance.So much for all the promises you made, they served you welland now you're gone and they're wasted on me.So much for your endearing sense of charm, it served you welland now it's gone and you're wasted on me.chris carrabba
He has wasted the day, he tells himself, he has wasted the day as he has wasted so many days of his life ... while that huge work with which he has cheated himself, that enormous novel which would lift him at a bound from the impasse in which he stifles, whose dozens of characters would develop a vision of life in bountiful complexity, lies foundering, rotting on a beach of purposeless effort. Notes here, pages there, it sprawls through a formless wreck of incidental ideas and half-episodes; utterly without shape. He is not even a hero for it.norman mailer
I'll never stop working. I want to die in the saddle. A day is wasted for me if I haven't done something even mildly creative.bob monkhouse
I am not old, — I cannot be old, Though threescore years and ten Have wasted away, like a tale that is told,The lives of other men:I am not old; though friends and foes Alike have gone to their graves, And left me alone to my joys or my woes, As a rock in the midst of the waves.martin farquhar tupper
Nor deem the irrevocable Past,As wholly wasted, wholly vain,If, rising on its wrecks, at lastTo something nobler we attain.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I saw thee in a vision of the night Transfigured; for it seemed that on thy brows The heavens did rest with all their stars, like boughs Laden with blossoms; round thy feet the bright Green waves, like grass, ran rippling, strewn with white Star-fragments of rent petals: wasted vows, And ruined prayers I thought them, such as house In hearts that love and are not loved aright.john evelyn barlas
Thwarted, or starved, in the important objects proper to young capacities, the boys and young men naturally find or invent deviant objects for themselves. ... Their choices and inventions are rarely charming, usually stupid, and often disastrous; we cannot expect average kids to deviate with genius. But on the other hand, the young men who conform to the dominant society become for the most part apathetic, disappointed, cynical and wasted.paul goodman
Another reason people don't work on big projects is, ironically, fear of wasting time. What if they fail? Then all the time they spent on it will be wasted. (In fact it probably won't be, because work on hard projects almost always leads somewhere.)paul graham
Americans are very frustrated, and they have every right to be. We’ve wasted a lot of our most precious treasure, which is American lives.john mccain
The whole wilderness in unity and interrelation is alive and familiar ... the very stones seem talkative, sympathetic, brotherly. ... No particle is ever wasted or worn out but eternally flowing from use to use.john muir
The message of Vietnam is not that Americans will not take casualties; it is that the American people do not want the lives of their sons and daughters wasted.ralph peters
Nor deem the irrevocable Past, As wholly wasted, wholly vain, If, rising on its wrecks, at last To something nobler we attain.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For nature is the noblest engineer, yet uses a grinding economy working up all that is wasted to-day in to to-marrows creation;not a superfluous grain of sand for all ostentation she makes of expense and public works.
A man should so live that at the close of every day he can repeat: "I have not wasted my day".
The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
Long books, when read, are usually overpraised, because the reader wants to convince others and himself that he has not wasted his time.
You are Vader's slave... but your power is wasted with him. You could be so much more... (Starkiller: You will never convince me to betray my master.) Poor boy. The Sith always betray one another... but I'm sure you'll learn that soon enough.