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The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed. ...
by Nicolas Chamfort

The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.
- Nicolas Chamfort

Of all days, the day on which one has not laughed is
the one most surely wasted.
- Nicolas Chamfort

People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
- Nicolas Chamfort

There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
- Nicolas Chamfort

 

Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason
that novels are more amusing than history.
- Nicolas Chamfort

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

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Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

Love and kindness are never wasted.
They always make a difference.
They bless the one who receives them,
and they bless you, the giver.
- Barbara de Angelis

Believe that none of the effort you put
into coming closer to God is ever wasted -
even if in the end you don't achieve
what you are striving for.
- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Time spent with cats is never wasted.
- Sigmund Freud

Life is wasted on the living.
- Douglas Adams

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

Nothing is wasted.
- Edward V. Lucas

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
- Charlie Chaplin

I stagnated in prison a long time, and I have wasted most of my life.
- Gary Gilmore

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.
They seem not to notice us, hovering,
averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks,
but what we do for them is never wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Since I've got on the Internet, it's opened a whole
world of wasted time for me.
My wife says she's an Internet widow.
- Mick Ralphs

I have wasted my hours.
- Leonardo da Vinci

In the same manner if any nation wasted part of its wealth,
or lost part of its trade, it could not retain the
same quantity of circulating medium which it before possessed.
- David Ricardo

Any time not spent on love is wasted.
- Torquato Tasso

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted,
save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
- George Jean Nathan

The river flows at its own sweet will,
but the flood is bound in the two banks.
If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.
- Vinoba Bhave

Getting wasted is only OK when you're young enough to not know better.
- Sophia Bush

A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted.
- Billie Holiday

No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today.
- Brendan Francis

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted;
the trouble is,
I don't know which half.
- John Wanamaker

I spent ninety percent of my money on wine,
women and song and just wasted the other ten percent.
- Ronnie Hawkins

If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son,
then history need not have bothered to go on,
and the world has wasted a great deal of time.
- Russell Hoban

I never thought I was wasted, but I probably was.
- Keith Richards

It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal.
It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.
- Jose Rizal

So much time is wasted on trying to be better than others.
- Elijah Wood

Behind me the branches of a wasted and sterile existence are cracking.
- Gustav Mahler

As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional
where depth and originality are wasted.
- Lucy Maud Montgomery

I feel like fame is wasted on me.
- Ben Affleck

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes;
and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
- James Anthony Froude

Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through.
Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.
- Richard Wagner

Live, so you do not have to look back and say:
'God,
how I have wasted my life.'
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time.
The best management of our time thus becomes linked
inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts.
- Ted W. Engstrom

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

Because, if one is writing novels today,
concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up
there with concentrating on your semi-colons,
for wasted effort.
- Neil Gaiman

I can imagine few things more trying to the patience
than the long wasted days of waiting.
- Robert Falcon Scott

Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy.
Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying
rigorous thinking to the use of money.
- Michael Porter

The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted,
are the yearnings of a Spirit made for what it has
not found but must forever seek as an Ideal.
- William Ellery Channing

Always get married in the morning.
That way if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day.
- Mickey Rooney

No act of kindness, no matter how small,
is ever wasted.
- Aesop

We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting
dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar.
- Charles Bukowski

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness,
however small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop

As far as intellectual training was concerned,
my nine years from seven to sixteen were practically wasted.
- Mary A. Ward

Two years work wasted, I have been breeding those flies
for all that time and I've got nothing out of it.
- Thomas Hunt Morgan

We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract
and general just as the monks let it wither in the
world of prayer and contemplation.
- Alexander Herzen

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, it's about days very
wrongly invested in a love affair.
- Freddy Fender

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did
at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.
- Arthur Rimbaud

The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted,
but I can never find out which half.
- John Wanamaker

His eyes so dim, so wasted each limb,
that, heedless of grammar, they all cried,
that's him!
- Richard Harris Barham

All the faith and good will in the world is wasted without direction.
- Bill Owens

The threat to globalization is not the wasted American
dollars but Washington's readiness to mix US commercial
interests with its self-appointed role as global protector.
- William Greider

This is where I have wasted the best years of my life.
- Greta Garbo

I would I could stand on a busy corner,
hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.
- Bernard Berenson

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
- Charles Dickens

When I was young, I kissed my first woman and smoked
my first cigarette on the same day.
Believe me, never since have I wasted any more time on tobacco.
- Arturo Toscanini

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

It came home to me indelibly that I was never going
to change anything in America by walking around carrying a sign.
It was a great revelation.
It saved me a lot of anxiety and a lot of wasted energy.
- Peter Coyote

Because it is my second season with the team,
no time has been wasted in getting to know the people I'm working with.
I am aware of what the team is capable of and how the organisation works,
and they are familiar with what makes me tick.
- Damon Hill

In general President Obama's policies have been very,
very skewed and very, very extreme.
Like on healthcare for example, I don't think that
trying to ram healthcare through was a smart idea politically,
because he wasted a lot of capital and now he doesn't
have any of that same capital with even his own party that he used to have.
- Jonathan Krohn


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