The greatest wastes are unused talents and untried ideas.
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.
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) American inventor.
Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.
Willful waste brings woeful want.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.
The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.
Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) American author and founder of Success magazine.
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.
Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.
We waste our lights in vain, like lamps by day.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.
Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.
Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.