39 Quotes About Wasting Your Time on Someone


Wasting your time can leave you feeling like you are not accomplishing what you need to do in life. These quotes about wasting your time on someone reminds us to focus on the priorities and things that matter most in life.

“And people who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives… and when the bubble has burst they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.”

“Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really.”

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

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

“Do not waste what remains of your life in speculating about your neighbors, unless with a view to some mutual benefit.”

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

“Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”

“Don’t spend most of your time on the voices that don’t count, voices that are going to add too little worth to your future. Don’t waste time on the shallow and the silly. Tune those voices out and tune in voices that are going to add something to your life.”

“Don’t waste your time being upset about something you can’t change. Begin again and do it better this time.”

“Don’t waste your time consuming what makes you weak. Spend your time pressing in for the Presence.”

“Don’t waste your time explaining who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.”

“Don’t waste your time on jealousy.”

“Don’t waste your time striving for perfection; instead, strive for excellence – doing your best.”

“Don’t waste your time trying to turn ducks into eagles. Hire people who already have the motivation and drive to be eagles and then just let them soar.”

“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”

“Don’t waste your time with fear. Fear won’t keep you safe from being hurt.”

“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.”

“Hurry up: your dreams are waiting for you, but they will not wait forever.”

“I didn’t realize it, but the days came along one after another, and then two years were gone, and everything was gone, and I was gone.”

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”

“Leaders must understand that some people will inevitably sell out to the evil side. Don’t waste your time wondering why; spend your time discovering who.”

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

“Life is flying by. You don’t have time to waste another minute being negative, offended or bitter. If someone did you wrong, get over it and move forward.”

“Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.”

“One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.”

“The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.”

“The will to work must dominate, for art is long and time is brief.”

“This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.”

“Time is a precious thing. Never waste it.”

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”

“We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.”

“When your dream dies, create another dream; don’t waste your time to resurrect the dead one. Remember that you are mortal and don’t stuck on one dream.”

“While we are postponing, life speeds by.”

“You can’t measure success if you have never failed. My father has taught me that if you really do want to reach your goals, you can’t spend any time worrying about whether you’re going to win or lose. Focus only on getting better.”

“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.”

“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.”

“You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

Being in a hurry all the time can actually have a negative effect on your life and lead you to wasting even more time than necessary.

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