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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Waste
 
  Time elaborately thrown away.
Young.    
  1
  More water glideth by the mill than wots the miller of.
Shakespeare.    
  2
  What maintains one vice, would bring up two children. Remember, many a little makes a mickle; and farther, beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
Franklin.    
  3
  Waste cannot be accurately told, though we are sensible how destructive it is. Economy, on the one hand, by which a certain income is made to maintain a man genteelly; and waste, on the other, by which on the same income another man lives shabbily, cannot be defined. It is a very nice thing; as one man wears his coat out much sooner than another, we cannot tell how.
Dr. Johnson.    
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        Oh! waste thou not the smallest thing,
  Created by Divinity;
For grains of sand do mountains make,
  And atomies infinity;
Waste thou not then, the smallest time,
  ’Tis imbecile infirmity,
For well thou know’st, if aught thou know’st,
  That seconds form eternity.
Edward Knight.    
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