An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Every day you waste is one you can never make up.


George Allen (1952-, American football coach)


Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.


Samuel Butler (1612-1680, British poet, satirist)


I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.


Bernard Berenson (1865-1959, Lithuanian-born American artist)


The biggest waste of water in the country is when you spend half a pint and flush two gallons.


Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921-, British Prince, husband of Queen Elizabeth II)


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 (1847-1931, American inventor, founder of GE)


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 (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


Willful waste brings woeful want.


Thomas Fuller (1608-1661, British clergyman, author)


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


Victor Hugo (1802-1885, French poet, dramatist, novelist)


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 (1891-1980, American author)


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


Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924, American author, founder of Success Magazine)


The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.


Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866, British author)


We waste our lights in vain, like lamps by day.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


The greatest wastes are unused talents and untried ideas.


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