173 Wasting Time Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of wasting time quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about no more wasting time.

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The Most Famous Wasting Time Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Time is waste of money. — Oscar Wilde

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The best way to fill time is to waste it. — Marguerite Duras

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Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. — John Lennon

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The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. — Bertrand Russell

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted. — Michelangelo

All time is wasted that is not spent in seeking God — Lahiri Mahasaya

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

What has not wasting time impaired? — Horace

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Time is a precious thing. Never waste it. — Gene Wilder

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. — William Shakespeare

Short Wasting Time Quotes

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  • Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. — Marcus Aurelius
  • I never regret my past... Only time I wasted was on the wrong people. — Tyga
  • Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one. — Marcus Aurelius
  • I don't have any rules, because I would only be breaking them, so it's a waste of time — Iris Apfel
  • There is no time to waste. We must either unite now or perish. — Julius Nyerere
  • A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. — Charles Darwin
  • Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. — Steve Jobs
  • Time spent with cats is never wasted. — Sigmund Freud
  • Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. — Steve Jobs
  • Don't waste another moment crying over what went wrong! If it wasn't a blessing - it was a lesson. — Paula White

Top 10 Wasting Time Quotes

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Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. — Marcus Aurelius

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The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. — Bertrand Russell

You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we're all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it's going to be over, and you better make this count. — Nancy Reagan

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. — Steve Jobs

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Time is a precious thing. Never waste it. — Gene Wilder

Anything lost, can be found again, except for time wasted A vision without action is merely a dream Action, it's the grind, it's the hustle, it's the persistence — Kevin Gates

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Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. — John Lennon

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back. — Harvey Mackay

I never regret my past... Only time I wasted was on the wrong people. — Tyga

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Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one. — Marcus Aurelius

Wasting Time Image Quotes

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Wasting time quote Don't waste your time looking back, you're not going that wa
Don't waste your time looking back, you're not going that way.
Wasting time quote by Marcus Aurelius

Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one. — Marcus Aurelius

Wasting time quote by Charles Darwin

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. — Charles Darwin

Wasting time quote by Sigmund Freud

Time spent with cats is never wasted. — Sigmund Freud

Wasting time quote If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Wasting time quote by Steve Jobs

Time is so limited. Don’t waste it trying to be someone else. — Steve Jobs

Wasting time quote by Wiz Khalifa

I don't regret my past, I just regret the time I've wasted on the wrong people. — Wiz Khalifa

Wasting time quote by Auguste Rodin

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. — Auguste Rodin

Wasting time quote Don't waste your time with explanations people only hear wha
Don't waste your time with explanations people only hear what they want to hear.
Wasting time quote by Bruce Lee

If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of. — Bruce Lee

Wasting time quote by T. B. Joshua

Don't wait for a more convenient day to discipline your mind! — T. B. Joshua

Wasting time quote If you love life, dont waste time, for time is what life is
If you love life, dont waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Wasting time quote by T. B. Joshua

Life is too short to waste time on things that have no lasting significance. — T. B. Joshua

Wasting time quote by Mike Murdock

Don't waste your time, it is too short, Valuable and irreplaceable. — Mike Murdock

Wasting time quote Don't spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it in
Don't spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it into a door.
Wasting time quote by Charles Bukowski

And don't forget: time is meant to be wasted, love fails and death is useless. — Charles Bukowski

Wasting time quote by Federico Fellini

Regrets are a waste of time. They're the past crippling you in the present. — Federico Fellini

Wasting time quote by Laura Schlessinger

Don't waste my time- I'm not stupid, and I'm not gullible. — Laura Schlessinger

Wasting time quote by Joe Hill

I will die like a true-blue rebel. Don't waste any time in mourning - organize. — Joe Hill

Wasting time quote by Seneca

It's not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. — Seneca

Wasting time quote Don't waste your time with explanations. People only hear what they want to hear
Don't waste your time with explanations. People only hear what they want to hear.

Stop Wasting Time Quotes

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Your reality is yours. Stop wasting time looking at someone else's reality while doing nothing about yours. — Steve Harvey

Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. — William Faulkner

No pretense stop wasting my time. A virtuous woman is really hard to find. — Buju Banton

Wasting time quote Big thinking, followed by little doing, results in a big waste of time.
Big thinking, followed by little doing, results in a big waste of time.

Regret for time wasted can become a power for good in the time that remains, if we will only stop the waste and the idle, useless regretting. — Arthur Brisbane

Only when the clock stops does time come to life — William Faulkner

Whatever life may send your way - make the best of it. Don't waste your time and energy worrying about it. Instead, find a way to do something about it. Learn from it, adjust to it, be strong, be flexible and be your best in every situation. — Les Brown

Wasting time quote Be a good person, but don't waste time to prove it.
Be a good person, but don't waste time to prove it.

Pause and remember - Stop procrastinating! Wishing is wonderful but action is what it takes to make it happen. — Jennifer Young

Pause and remember - You will have a lot more time and energy to spend on yourself when you stop worrying and wasting time on how others need to change. — Jennifer Young

No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire today. — Denis Waitley

Perfectionism is a time waster - 20 percent of the effort you put into any project accomplishes 80 percent of the outcome - so this is a time to ask yourself when good enough is enough and then stop. — Mira Kirshenbaum

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I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose. — Virginia Woolf

There is no more time-wasting process than that of believing people will act, and then finding that they will not. — Bill Mollison

I mean its an obsession, you follow the obsession but at the same time you have so many doubts, you know. Why am I wasting so much money going back to this place, taking more pictures? What’s the point of it? No one cares about it. I think I care about it but maybe I am deceiving myself. — Alex Webb

Wasting time quote Time = Life, therefore, waste your time and waste your life, or master your time
Time = Life, therefore, waste your time and waste your life, or master your time and master your life.

Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be, become one yourself! — Marcus Aurelius

No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have all of tomorrow. Success depends upon using it wisely by planning and setting priorities. The fact is, time is worth more than money, and by killing time we are killing our own chances for success. — Denis Waitley

I count no more my wasted tears; They left no echo of their fall; I mourn no more my lonesome years; This blessed hour atones for all. I fear not all that Time or Fate May bring to burden heart or brow,- Strong in the love that came so late, Our souls shall keep it always now! — Elizabeth Chase Allen

Wasting time quote The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.
The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.

No, no, no. Dick Cheney forbade me to waste time on his image. I would have liked to have done more. — Mary Matalin

I was born in London in England in 1934. I went through, as a child, the horrors of World War II, through a time when food was rationed and we learned to be very careful, and we never had more to eat than what we needed to eat. There was no waste. Everything was used. — Jane Goodall

I think it could get passed in a lame duck? Probably tough. But impossible? No, or I wouldn't be wasting my time. It's going to take some leadership, and it takes a time where leadership is more important than people's political career at times. — John Kasich

What we do not call education is more precious than that which we call so. We form no guess, at the time of receiving a thought, of its comparative value. And education often wastes its effort in attempts to thwart and balk this natural magnetism, which is sure to select what belongs to it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If you were doing something safe, something you already knew could be done, you were wasting time. — Scott Kelly

You need a routine. Otherwise you will waste time. Mornings are where the magic happens. Strengthen your body and mind. Get shit done. Then interact with the world. — Tom Bilyeu

If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done. — Rita Mae Brown

Wasting time quote Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

Voting is a meaningless exercise. I'm not going to waste my time with it. These parties, these politicians are given to us as a way of making us feel we have freedom of choice. But we don't. Everything is done to you in this country. — George Carlin

Don't waste time on excuses. Just get it done. — Ralph Marston

Try to write in a directly emotional way, instead of being too subtle or oblique. Don't be afraid of your material or your past. Be afraid of wasting any more time obsessing about how you look and how people see you. Be afraid of not getting your writing done. — Anne Lamott

It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven't done badly. People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining. — Stephen Hawking

Nothing done with the focus on God is ever a waste of time. — Lysa TerKeurst

I've always made a point of not wasting my life, and every time I come back here I know that all I've done is to waste my life. — Arthur Miller

I ain't saying you treated me unkind you could've done better, but I don't mind. You just kinda wasted my precious time. But don't think twice, it's alright. — Bob Dylan

Regret Wasting Time Quotes

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Do not waste one moment in regret, for to think feelingly of the mistakes of the past is to re-infect yourself. — Neville Goddard

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I don't regret my past, I just regret the time I've wasted on the wrong people. — Wiz Khalifa

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Regrets are a waste of time. They're the past crippling you in the present. — Federico Fellini

Never regret trusting someone. It proves you have a heart. But if he turns out to be a lying worm ... I'm not going to waste my time crying. Because I am way too fabulous for that. — Judy Blundell

To be a good trader, you need to trade with your eyes open, recognize real trends and turns, and not waste time or energy on regrets and wishful thinking. — Alexander Elder

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time — Mason Cooley

Among life's regrets is all the time wasted being early for everything. — Robert Breault

We are here lounging our time away, doing nothing, and having nothing to do. It gives me great regret to be passing my time so uselessly when it could have been so importantly employed at home. — Thomas Jefferson

Regret is an appalling waste of time. — Katherine Mansfield

[When I die], I will decidedly not be regretting missed opportunities for a good time. My regrets will be more along the lines of a sad list of people hurt, people let down, assets wasted and advantages squandered. — Anthony Bourdain

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We're in a declared war, but unless were clear about who the enemy is, we'll waste our time fighting enemies that aren't enemies at all. There's only one enemy and no matter what people do, say or react people are never the enemy. The enemy is our only enemy. — John Wimber

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Life is too short to waste time on things that have no lasting significance. — T. B. Joshua

I try not to waste time feeling bad for myself, because when I do, there's no room for happiness. — Sam Berns

Now is our time. It's our time to chase rainbows and build castles in the sky. It's our time to create a life that we love. Because someday, it will no longer be our time. — Shawn Anderson

The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose. — C. S. Lewis

As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing. — T. S. Eliot

Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self-esteem. They're no good at all. — Kurt Cobain

I told myself there was no way I was going to let this training go to waste. It was my time, and I was ready to go. — Katie Hoff

A work of art wastes away and becomes lustreless in surroundings where it has a price but not a value. It radiates only when surrounded by love. It is bound to wilt in a world where the rich have no time and the cultivated no money. But it never harmonizes with borrowed greatness. — Ernst Junger

An answer to a question no one asked is a wasted answer. — Esther Hicks

Quit Wasting Time Quotes

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The reader has certain rights. He bought your story. Think of this as an implicit contract. He's entitled to be entertained, instructed, amused; maybe all three. If he quits in the middle, or puts the book down feeling his time has been wasted, you're in violation. — Larry Niven

If you pray for an angel to visit you, you know what he'll do if he comes. He'll just quote the scriptures to you - so you know you're wasting your time waiting for what we already have. I'm quite serious about that. — Hugh Nibley

There is no reason for believing that any sort of gods exist, and quite good reasons for believing that they do not exist and never have. It has all been a gigantic waste of time and a waste of life. It would be a joke of cosmic proportions if it weren't so tragic. — Richard Dawkins

I quit high school the first day of 10th grade because I felt like I was wasting time. — Sayings

Television is obviously an enormous intruder. Quite often people say they have no time, but in fact they waste a lot of time on things that are not healthy. — Henri Nouwen

If at first you don't succeed, sure, try again... but if you keep not succeeding, you should probably concentrate on something (or someone) else worthwhile & quit wasting your time. — Ingrid Weir

There will never be a "perfect" time to quit smoking. A time when you don't have any distractions or stress... If you had started today one year ago, this would not even be an issue for you today! Don't waste another year! — Mark Twain

But to be quite oneself one must first waste a little time. — Elizabeth Bowen

Love Wasting Time Quotes

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I don’t believe in courtship.It’s a waste of time. If I love the person, I’ll tell her right away. But for you, I’ll make an exception. Just love me now, and I’ll court you forever. — Ferdinand Marcos

Vexation of spirit is a waste of time Negative thinking, don't you waste your thoughts Verbal conflict is a waste of word Physical conflict is a waste of flesh People will always be who they want And that's what really makes the world go round Unconditional love is scarce. — Damian Marley

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. — Tom Robbins

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If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of. — Bruce Lee

For women, the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time. — Isabel Allende

Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. — C. S. Lewis

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. — Leo Buscaglia

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And don't forget: time is meant to be wasted, love fails and death is useless. — Charles Bukowski

love's just a waste of energy and life's just a waste of time so why don't we get together we could waste everything tonight — Jack Johnson

Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time. — Paulo Coelho

Wasting Your Time Quotes

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Don't waste your energy trying to convince people to understand you. Your time is too valuable to try to prove yourself to people. — Joel Osteen

You need to associate with people who inspire you, people that challenge you to raise higher, people that make you better. Don't waste your valuable time with people that are not adding to your growth. Your destiny is too important. — Joel Osteen

How strange! You lose a little from you and you cry. And your whole life is wasting and you're laughing — Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer. — Leo Buscaglia

You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn't waste either. — Galen Rowell

If you do not give 110% in your life, I promise your life will haunt you for the rest of your days. Time is the most valuable asset on Earth, a depreciating asset, don’t waste another moment of life where you are not at your fullest potential getting the most out of the time you have in life. — Greg Plitt

Don't waste your time with people who will ultimately destroy you, but concentrate instead on those who will appreciate your responsibility to them, and, likewise, feel responsible to you. — Anton Szandor LaVey

Don't waste your time explaining who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you. — LeCrae

The virtuosos look to the students of the world to do their share in the education of the great musical public. Do not waste your time with music that is trite or ignoble. Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Saharas of musical trash. — Sergei Rachmaninoff

Life has three rules: Paradox, Humor, and Change. - Paradox: Life is a mystery; don't waste your time trying to figure it out. - Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure - Change: Know that nothing ever stays the same. — Dan Millman

Not Wasting Time Quotes

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... anything is better than indecision. We must decide. If I am wrong, we shall soon find out and can do the other thing. But not to decide wastes both time and money and may ruin everything. — Ulysses S. Grant

One of the recurring themes in Marcus' handbook is leadership's responsibility to work intelligently with what it is given and not waste time fantasizing about a world of flawless people and perfect choices. — Marcus Aurelius

Why do they not teach you that time is a finger snap and an eye blink, and that you should not allow a moment to pass you by without taking joyous, ecstatic note of it, not wasting a single moment of its swift, breakneck circuit? — Pat Conroy

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. — Jack London

The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started. — Dawson Trotman

Please, all you MCs out there, all you fans out there, don't think Big gonna make a record dissing 2Pac or the West Coast because it's not going down like that. I cant even see me wasting my time or my talent to disrespect another black man. — The Notorious B.I.G.

You must aim high, not in what you are going to do at some future date, but in what you are going to make yourself do to-day. Otherwise, working is just a waste of time. — Edgar Degas

I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment. — Malcolm X

The whole secret of freedom from anxiety over not having enough time lies not in working more hours, but in the proper planning of the hours. — Frank Bettger

Those who perceive in themselves... the artistic vocation as poet, writer, sculptor, painter, musician, and actor feel at the same time an obligation not to waste this talent but to develop it, in order to put it to service of their neighbour and the humanity as a whole. — Pope John Paul II

Wasting My Time Quotes

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Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. — Steve Jobs

Looking in the mirror to check if my tie is straight is a waste of my time. I only look in the mirror once a day, and that's in the morning when I shave. — Lennart Meri

Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear. — Paulo Coelho

It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. — Henry Ford

I wish my fans will always be nice to one another. Don't waste time & enjoy life — Jessica Jung

They come out of nowhere, instantaneously materialize and just as quickly they break and vanish. Chasing after such fleeting mirages is a complete waste of time. That is what I choose to do with my life. — Miki Dora

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Don't waste my time- I'm not stupid, and I'm not gullible. — Laura Schlessinger

Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent. — Carl Sandburg

I have had time to analyze my feelings. I am certain that they are totally neurotic, sexist, silly, and a big waste of time. — Phil Donahue

I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it. — William Shakespeare

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What’s the worst thing I've stolen? Probably little pieces of other people’s lives. Where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way. That’s the worst thing you can steal, the time of other people. You just can’t get that back. — Chester Bennington

All we are doing is looking at the time line, from the moment the customer gives us an order to the point when we collect the cash. And we are reducing the time line by reducing the non-value adding wastes. — Taiichi Ohno

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. — Og Mandino

You can tell the people that if they succeed in killing me, that I forgive and bless those who do it. Hopefully, they will realize they are wasting their time. A bishop will die, but the church of God, which is the people, will never perish. — Oscar Romero

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.Einstein thinks that formal education is a waste of timeAlbert Einstein

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