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Nicolas Chamfort Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life is wasted on the living.
- Douglas Adams

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

Time spent with cats is never wasted.
- Sigmund Freud

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have wasted my hours.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing is wasted.
- Edward V. Lucas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I believe the American people spoke loud and clear
to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election
that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq.
As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld.
- Jim Clyburn

I think it killed the performance on a lot of the systems
in the Labs for years because everyone had their own copy of it,
but it wasn't being shared, and so they wasted huge
amounts of memory back when memory was expensive.
- Bill Joy

Last year, I was on Threat Matrix.
We were on Thursday against Friends and Survivor;
so this year it's fun to know people are watching,
and to know that all of your hard work is not sort of wasted.
- James Denton

Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision
of all that we might have achieved,
of all the gifts which we have wasted,
of all that we might have done which we did not do.
- Gian Carlo Menotti


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