Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Every day you waste is one you can never make up.
I hold this as a rule of life: Too much of anything is bad.
The greatest wastes are unused talents and untried ideas.
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Willful waste brings woeful want.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
Excess of sorrow laughs, excess of joy weeps.
The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.
Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
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.
Nothing in excess.
Riches are for spending.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
We waste our lights in vain, like lamps by day.
Where there is no extravagance there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding.
Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most admirable and most American of the many American excesses.
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.
We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.
Let's not quibble! I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess.
If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.
We are no longer in a state of growth;
we are in a state of excess. We are living in a society of excrescence. The boil is growing out of control, recklessly at cross purposes with itself, its impacts multiplying as the causes disintegrate.
I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.
Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.
The biggest waste of water in the country is when you spend half a pint and flush two gallons.
Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.
Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.
As to the rout that is made about people who are ruined by extravagance, it is no matter to the nation that some individuals suffer. When so much general productive exertion is the consequence of luxury, the nation does not care though there are debtors; nay, they would not care though their creditors were there too.
I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.
The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.
My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -- it gives a lovely light!
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.
Ours is a culture based on excess, on overproduction;
the result is a steady loss of sharpness in our sensory experience. All the conditions of modern life -- its material plenitude, its sheer crowdedness -- conjoin to dull our sensory faculties.
Those jobs flee other states because of factors like excessive taxation, punitive regulation and frivolous lawsuits.
There is moderation even in excess.
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
An excessive knowledge of Marxism is a sign of a misspent youth.
I've always followed the rule that anything worth doing is worth doing excessively.
I used to suffer from excessive pride. Well, I got over that one.
Excessive self-criticism is a bad habit and extraordinarily self-destructive.
Don't be your own worst enemy!
It is the fine excesses of life that make it worth living.
Sure, I did a lot of things in excess.
But if you look at the core, the foundation of what I pursued, what red-blooded young American male in my position wouldn't?