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He who spends time regretting the past,
by Quevedo

He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo

Related topics: Wisdom Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology

The world spends $40 billion a year on pet food.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the
poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
- Jean Cocteau

 

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes.
- Marcel Duchamp

I know a baseball star who wouldn't report the theft
of his wife's credit cards because the thief spends less than she does.
- Joe Garagiola

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Economists report that a college education adds many
thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income -
which he then spends sending his son to college.
- Bill Vaughan

Everywhere is nowhere.
When a person spends all his time in foreign travel,
he ends by having many acquaintances,
but no friends.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In addition, California spends nearly $1 billion a
year in Medi-Cal services for an average of 780,000
illegal immigrants a month,
over and above emergency health services.
- Elton Gallegly

Starbucks now spends more on health care than it does on coffee beans.
- Will Marshall

Remember that government doesn't earn one single dollar it spends.
In order for you to get money from the government,
that money must first be taken from somebody else.
- Jesse Ventura

General Motors spends more on health care than steel.
- Kathleen Sebelius

He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that
the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that
though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.
- Hector Hugh Munro

Every minute this broad spends outside of bed is a waste of time.
- Michael Todd

The United States spends more money on African aid
than any nation on earth.
- Tony Snow

The Beltway is waking up to the realities of Prsident Obam's budget plan,
which taxes, spends, and borrows as far as the eye can see.
- Matthew Continetti

That Seaman is a handsome young man but he spends too
much time looking in his mirror rather than at the ball.
You can't keep goal with hair like that.
- Brian Clough

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past,
in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
- Antoine Rivarol

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion
dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.
- Woody Allen

Everyone spends their lives trying to balance their
world between good and evil.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

The man who spends all his time looking up to heaven is not always the best;
in fact,
he is usually the worst.
- Jose Bergamin

Oprah is so bright, and her intelligence is so piercing
that I don't think anyone who spends a few minutes
with her isn't struck by that.
- Victoria Principal

This unusual and highly successful species spends a
great deal of time examining his higher motives and
an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones.
- Desmond Morris

The American people think the government in Washington is too big.
That it spends too much.
And - and that it's totally out of control.
They want something done about it.
- John Boehner

It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
- John Ruskin

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism
and advice instead of compliments,
he forgets that it was not his good judgment,
but his charming manners, that won her heart.
- Helen Rowland

The government deficit is the difference between the
amount of money the government spends and the amount
it has the nerve to collect.
- Sam Ewing

The problem is not that people are taxed too little,
the problem is that government spends too much.
- Ronald Reagan

Other than that one year, Salon has been very cautious
about the way it spends money.
For instance, since last year, we've had virtually no marketing budget.
It's just word of mouth.
And our circulation continues to grow that way by breaking news stories.
- David Talbot

At an expense trifling indeed, compared to what she
frequently spends upon unprofitable contests,
she might place the moral world on a new foundation,
and to rise the pinnacle of moral glory.
- John Strachan

I don't think homosexuality is a choice.
Society forces you to think it's a choice,
but in fact, it's in one's nature.
The choice is whether one expresses one's nature truthfully
or spends the rest of one's life lying about it.
- Marlo Thomas

Tim on the show does a lot of that posturing,
of course, and feels sort of threatened by women.
But even at that, you do see him cooking,
and ultimately he's a good father because he spends
a lot of time with the boys.
- Patricia Richardson

Anybody who spends time off of Louisiana's shores can
recognize that these oysters are not endangered.
To classify them as such risks great harm to not only
fishermen who make their living collecting oysters in the Gulf,
but also to Louisiana's economy in total.
- Bobby Jindal

Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage
of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
For the world's only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble.
- Steve Forbes

I think any journalist who spends time in a place realizes
that there are lots of stories around beyond their primary story.
You meet so many interesting people and have all kinds of experiences.
- Joe Sacco

Al Qaeda is not the organization now that it was before.
It is under stress organizationally.
Its leadership spends more time trying to figure out
how to keep from getting caught than they do trying to launch operations.
- Cofer Black

Well, now, and there's - for every dollar the federal government spends,
there's real people on the other side,
and so when we talk about reductions that are going to affect providers,
that's going to affect hospitals and doctors and others.
- Franklin Raines

The right really dominates radio, and it's amazing
how much energy the right spends telling us that the
press is slanted to the left when it really isn't.
They want to shut other people up.
They really don't understand the First Amendment.
- Roger Ebert

When the federal government spends more each year than
it collects in tax revenues,
it has three choices: It can raise taxes,
print money, or borrow money.
While these actions may benefit politicians,
all three options are bad for average Americans.
- Ron Paul

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Urgent? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, 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

Once you have mastered time,
you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what
they can accomplish in a year -
and underestimate what
they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins

I must uphold my ideals,
for perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.
- Anne Frank

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
- John F. Kennedy

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The season of failure is the best time
for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman


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