If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.
— Vance Havner

The covetous man never has money. The prodigal will have none shortly.
Ben Johnson prodigality quote

Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little.
— Hannah More

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
— Benjamin Franklin

We of an older generation can get along with what we have, though with growing hardship; but in your full manhood and womanhood you will want what nature once so bountifully supplied and man so thoughtlessly destroyed; and because of that want you will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted...So any nation which in its youth lives only for the day, reaps without sowing, and consumes without husbanding, must expect the penalty of the prodigal whose labor could with difficulty find him the bare means of life.
— prodigality quotation by Theodore Roosevelt