quote by Dogen

Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.

— Dogen

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Squander quote I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars, the rest I just squandered
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars, the rest I just squandered.

Commitment separates those who live their dreams from those who live their lives regretting the opportunities they have squandered.

Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability To lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.


When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever.

No job is more vital to our society than that of the manager.

It is the manager who determines whether our social institutions serve us well or whether they squander our talents and resources.

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.

We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

The Righteous Salaf were as fearful of their good deeds being squandered, or not being accepted, as the present generation is certain that their neglect would be forgiven.


If we have never been amazed by the very fact that we exist, we are squandering the greatest fact of all.

We had 10 years after the Cold War to build a new world order and yet we squandered them. The United States cannot tolerate anyone acting independently. Every US president has to have a war.

Hypochondriacs squander large sums of time in search of nostrums by which they vainly hope they may get more time to squander.

When I look back at the past and think of all the time I squandered in error and idleness,... then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift... every minute could have been an eternity of happiness! If only youth knew! Now my life will change; now I will be reborn.

All human beings are born with the same creative potential. Most people squander theirs away on a million superflous things. I expend mine on one thing and one thing only: my art.


The future of our children is a trust we have been given.

To conserve and grow, not to squander wastefully on needless excesses. The earth is a trust, to protect and to honor. Our home, our livelihood, our future rests in the quality of our stewardship. Let us become better stewards.

Each person has the potential of making a positive impact on the world.

It all depends on what you do with what you have. Success is not to be measured by the amount of money you possess or the position you attain but rather in how you use both. Position and money can be squandered or abused, but they can also be used to help others.

There are two ways to be rich: to have more or need less.

It's estimated that we squander about 30 percent of our energy leaving the lights on, the refrigerator door open, and so on. Then there is the enormous amount of food that we expend huge amounts of energy to raise and then throw away.

The grandfather builds the Empire, the father squanders the Empire, and the son loses the Empire.

A man's labor is not only his capital but his life.

When it passes it returns never more. To utilize it, to prevent its wasteful squandering, to enable the poor man to bank it up for use hereafter, this surely is one of the most urgent tasks before civilization.


When we spend our lives waiting until we're perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make.

The reality is that the media are probably the most powerful of all our institutions today and they, or rather we [journalists], too often are squandering our power and ignoring our obligations. The consequence of our abdication of responsibility is the ugly spectacle of idiot culture!

The besetting evil of our age is the temptation to squander and dilute thought on a thousand different lines of inquiry.

Remember Motown? Not just the driving music that swept the nation and the world, but the vibrant energy of the Motor City itself, symbolizing the heyday of America. Today, a derelict Detroit is testament to what America has squandered and what it has become.

I would define the baroque as that style that deliberately exhausts (or tries to exhaust) its own possibilities, and that borders on self-caricature. The baroque is the final stage in all art, when art flaunts and squanders its resources.


What is history but the story of how politicians have squandered the blood and treasure of the human race?

There are now businesses and entire industries that exist solely as a result of federal patronage. Profiting from government instead of earning profits in the economy, such businesses can continue to succeed even if they are squandering resources and making products that people wouldn't ordinarily buy.

A trader does not squander his body as fodder or his soul as alms.

Trust and integrity are precious resources, easily squandered, hard to regain.

They can thrive only on a foundation of respect for veracity.

Age-based retirement arbitrarily severs productive persons from their livelihood, squanders their talents, scars their health, strains an already overburdened Social Security system, and drives many elderly people into poverty and despair. Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.


Rather than squander the surplus on tax breaks for the rich, we should add a prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program, shore up Social Security, fortify our defense, provide a quality public education and offer economic assistance to rural areas.

We build but to tear down. Most of our work and resource is squandered. Our onward march is marked by devastation. Everywhere there is an appalling loss of time, effort and life. A cheerless view, but true.

Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.

The societies of consumption and squandering of material resources are incompatible with the idea of economic growth and a clean planet.

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