Spares Quotes

Spares Quotes by Aiden Wilson Tozer, Karl Marx, Al Bernstein, Katherine Anne Porter, Gautama Buddha, Denis Diderot and many others.

God spares us because He is good, but He could not be good if He were not just.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
In capitalist society spare time is acquired for one class by converting the whole life-time of the masses into labour-time.
Karl Marx
We treat this world of ours as though we have a spare in the trunk.
Al Bernstein
Nothing is mine, I have only nothing but it is enough, it is beautiful and it is all mine. Do I even walk about in my own skin or is it something I have borrowed to spare my modesty?
Katherine Anne Porter
Let your diet be spare, your wants moderate, your needs few. So, living modestly, with no distracting desires, you will find content.
Gautama Buddha
Give, but, if possible, spare the poor man the shame of begging.
Denis Diderot
Let the reader find that he cannot afford to omit any line of your writing because you you have omitted every word that he can spare.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love in modern times has been the tailor’s best friend. Every suitor of the nineteenth century spends more than his spare cash on personal adornment. A faultless fit, a glistening hat, tight gloves, and tighter boots proclaim the imminent peril of his position.
George Augustus Henry Sala
Discipline is something we despise for the moment…. We all look for a place to run, an excuse with which to stall. No one enjoys it. Yet those of us who have endured it know that the fruit it produces and the pain from which it ultimately spares us makes it worth the agony.
Charles Stanley
My father is a real idealist, and he’s all about learning. If I asked for a pair of Nikes growing up, it was just a resounding ‘No.’ But if I asked for a saxophone, one would appear and next day and I’d be signed up for lessons. So anything to do with education or learning, my father would spare no expense.
Hugh Jackman
The practice of hinting by single letters those expletives with which profane and violent persons are wont to garnish their discourse, strikes me as a proceeding which, however, well meant, is weak and futile. I cannot tell what good it does – what feeling it spares – what horror it conceals.
Charlotte Bronte
Someday a computer will give a wrong answer to spare someone’s feelings, and man will have invented artificial intelligence.
Robert Breault
Can you spare some change? is never a good pick up line.
Dov Davidoff
I try to read, but my attention span is so bad, and ever since Netflix was invented, that’s all I do in my spare time, which is really bad, but it’s like a chore to read for me.
Eliot Paulina Sumner
I cannot spare the luxury of believing that all things beautiful are what they seem.
Fitz-Greene Halleck
As I was working I noticed that the way I designed the differential gearing actually created a spare drive that sat directly below the emperor’s feet, or where they would be if he were to sit in the chariot.
Kit Williams
I will fill myself with the desert and the sky. I will be stone and stars, unchanging and strong and safe. The desert is complete; it is spare and alone, but perfect in its soltitude. I will be the desert.
Kiersten White
On ne re cВ° oit pas la sagesse, il faut la deВ  couvrir soi-me”В  me, apre’В  s un trajet que personne ne peut faire pour nous, ne peut nous eВ  pargner. We do not receive wisdom.We must discover it ourselves after experiences which no one else can have for us and from which no one else can spare us.
Marcel Proust
Bind together your spare hours by the cord of some definite purpose.
William Taylor
Life goes by rapidly. Don’t delay. Don’t put it off. Don’t wait until you have some spare time. Don’t wait until the time’s ‘right’.
Ken Keyes Jr.
Alec Wilkinson is a spare, clear, and lucid writer who works in stylistic simplicity with material that is not simple at all.
Peter Matthiessen
Ladies with curly hair / Have time to spare.
Phyllis McGinley
Oh spare me, being stuck in your bedroom is not like prison. You don’t have to worry about being gang-raped in your bedroom.
Justin Halpern
Every day, you are to offer your life to God for His service. You do not serve Him in your spare time or with your leftover resources. The way you live your life for God is your offering to Him.
Richard Blackaby
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
My mum was a dinner lady and a cleaner while dad worked night shifts as a hydraulic engineer. They did not have a lot of spare cash and only ever bought what they could afford. We never had a car and cycled everywhere. We never went to restaurants. I did not know what Chinese food tasted like until I was 15.
Kate Thornton
Spare the rod and spoil the child – that is true. But, beside the rod, keep an apple to give him when he has done well.
Martin Luther
LinnГ¦us, setting out for Lapland, surveys his “comb” and “spare shirt,” “leathern breeches” and “gauze cap to keep off gnats,” with as much complacency as Bonaparte a park of artillery for the Russian campaign. The quiet bravery of the man is admirable.
Henry David Thoreau
The young should be dutiful at home, modest abroad, careful and true, overflowing in kindness for all, but in brotherhood with love. And if they have strength to spare they should spend it on the arts.
Oh! thou who are greatly mad, deign to spare me who am less mad.
Will: I say we sell her to the Gypsies on Hampstead Heath. I hear they puchase spare women as well as hoses. Charlotte: Will, stop it. That’s ridivulous. Will:You’re right. They’d never buy her. Too scrawny.
Cassandra Clare
This is, I believe, what happens when people take their own lives. They’re not killing themselves, they’re killing the world. Either to spare it pain or to cause it some, depending.
Jerry Stahl
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
Samuel Butler
… do not spare me in anything — let there be less and less of me in everything.
Mother Teresa
I love to be busy. I’m envious of people who are able to take their spare time and relax. All I like to do is work. Perhaps it’s lingering Calvinist guilt?
Spare no expense to save money on this one.
Samuel Goldwyn
Shooting guns is not something I would do in my spare time.
Lena Headey
Of riches it is not necessary to write the praise. Let it, however, be remembered that he who has money to spare has it always in his power to benefit others, and of such power a good man must always be desirous.
Samuel Johnson
Like driftwood spares which meet and pass Upon the boundless ocean-plain, So on the sea of life, alas! Man nears man, meets, and leaves again.
Matthew Arnold
Norfolk would not be Norfolk without a church tower on the horizon or round a corner up a lane. We cannot spare a single Norfolk church. When a church has been pulled down the country seems empty or is like a necklace with a jewel missing.
John Betjeman
At the end, [Eva Braun] begged me to spare these letters [to Adolf Hitler] and bury them. She specifically wrote to me and told me over the phone not to read any of the letters, she made me promise.
Gretl Braun
Every fool becomes a philosopher after ten days of rain, so I spare you the inside view of my heart.
Marian Hooper Adams
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
Albert Schweitzer
Everyone is in pain.No matter where they come from or what you think of them. Sorrow spares no one
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The greatest gift one can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks we give ourselves.
David Steindl-Rast
As a professional journalist, I have always been fascinated by people who appear to have even more spare time than I do.
Dave Barry
I began writing ‘Matterhorn’ in 1975 and for more than 30 years I kept working on my novel in my spare time, unable to get an agent or publisher to even read the manuscript.
Karl Marlantes
Spare me the people who ask, ‘Have you thought about … losing weight, hiring an assistant, buying a Pentium, working with an etiquette specialist, coloring your hair?
Susan RoAne
I don’t have spare time.
Bryan Cranston
One of the appeals of markets, as a public philosophy, is they seem to spare us the need to engage in public arguments about the meaning of goods. So markets seem to enable us to be non-judgmental about values. But I think that’s a mistake.
Michael Sandel
Spare no expense to make everything as economical as possible.
Samuel Goldwyn
As soon as I had a guitar I loved it, and I started playing in every spare moment.
David Rawlings
Our merciful Father has no pleasure in the sufferings of His children; He chastens them in love; He never inflicts a stroke He could safely spare; He inflicts it to purify as well as to punish, to caution as well as to cure, to improve as well as to chastise.
Hannah More
In my spare time, I paint, garden, hike and enjoy massages for my weary writer’s back.
Rolonda Watts
When I look at the cross, I learn to say: ‘The Son of God loved me, and gave Himself for me’ (Galatians 2:20). I begin to believe with Paul that if God did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up to the cross for me, then He loves me so much He will always give me only what will bring me blessing (Romans 8:32).
Sinclair B. Ferguson
I’m not particularly keen on writing which exhaustively describes the physical characteristics of the people in the story and what they’re wearing… I can always get a J. Crew catalogue… …So spare me, if you please, the hero’s ‘sharply intelligent blue eyes’ and ‘outthrust determined chin’.
Stephen King
If God has given us Himself, if He abides in us and we in Him, according to His own true words, then what will He not give me, what will He spare for me, of what will He deprive me, how can He forsake me? ‘The Lord is my shepherd: therefore I lack nothing’ (Ps. 23:1).
John of Kronstadt
No time to spare: the expression assumed its full significance, as so many expressions do in wartime.
Guy Sajer
We know that death never skips or spares anybody and that no one ever returns. And yet we go on like the blind, who see as little at midday as in the pitch-dark night. We do not take these examples to heart; we do not realize that today or tomorrow our turn will come.
Martin Luther
It is 11 years since I have seen my figure in a glass [mirror]. The last reflection I saw there was so disagreeable I resolved to spare myself such mortification in the future.
Mary Wortley Montagu
Every woman who has any margin of time or money to spare should adopt some one public interest, some philanthropic undertaking,or some social agitation of reform, and give to that cause whatever time and work she may be able to afford.
Frances Power Cobbe
Spare me the political events and power struggles, as the whole earth is my homeland and all men are my fellow countrymen.
Khalil Gibran
Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.
Anatole France
My girlfriend: sophomore honors student, demigod, and — oh, yeah — head architect for redesigning the palace of the gods on Mount Olympus in her spare time.
Rick Riordan
Theorists write all the popular books on science: Heinz Pagels, Frank Wilczek, Stephen Hawking, Richard Feynman, et al. And why not? They have all that spare time.
Leon M. Lederman
Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.
Abraham Lincoln
Ireland is not at all a simple place, and in many ways it is spare and sad. It has no wealth, no power, no stability, no influence, no fashion, no size. Its only real arts are song and drama and poem. But Limerick alone has two thousand ruined castles and surely that many practicing poets.
Shana Alexander
Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare, To digg the dust encloased heare! Blest be the man that spares thes stones, And curst be he that moves my bones.
William Shakespeare
We haven’t time to spare to hear whether it was between Italy and Sicily that he ran into a storm or somewhere outside the world we know-when every day we’re running into our own storms, spiritual storms, and driven by vice into all the troubles that Ulysses ever knew.
Seneca the Younger
Our military should spare no expense to ensure the safety of our troops, particularly as they confront a hostile insurgency and roadside bombs throughout Iraq.
Christopher Dodd
The last thing family and friends want is for you to spend money on them that you don’t have or that you can’t really spare.
Suze Orman
Whenever I have even a spare second, I’m in the kitchen whipping up a batch of cookies. I make a mean batch of chocolate chippers.
Karlie Kloss
Vice president: A spare tire on the automobile of government.
John Nance Garner
I think we too often go soft in trying to spare people the agony of confronting reality.
Gene Weingarten
I do cagefight commentary in my spare time.
Joe Rogan
Spare time is like spare change. It’s hard to quantify, the definition of that phrase. What do I do when I’m not onstage singing, or sleeping, with or without someone else? I watch movies.
Marilyn Manson
Getting started as a volunteer anywhere can be a challenge to a lot of people. The biggest hurdle is that people think they have to give all of their spare time. But if you only have a half hour, you can still make a difference. Assisting with small tasks is invaluable.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
I think there are so many activities going on, like mountaineering. You know, you would pay good money not to have to do that, and yet there are people racing out who want to spend their spare time clambering up rocks.
John Cleese
This Lullaby is only a few words, a simple run of chords, quiet here in this spare room, but you can hear it, hear it, wherever you may go, even if I let you down, this lullaby plays on.
Sarah Dessen
I was 12 when I got a small part in a movie in Texas. And in my spare time, I play with my dogs and write music and go out with my friends.
Haylie Duff
Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are embedded in the great evolutionary story of planet Earth, the spare, elegant process of mutation and selection and bricolage. And this means that we are anything but alone.
Ursula Goodenough
If you want to write and can’t figure out how to do it, try this: Pick an amount of time to sit at your desk every day. Start with twenty minutes, say, and work up as quickly as possible to as much time as you can spare. Do you really want to write? Sit for two hours a day.
Ann Patchett
She forgot to be shy at the moment, in honestly warning him away from the sunken wreck he had a dream of raising; and looked at him with eyes which assuredly, in association with her patient face, her fragile figure, her spare dress, and the wind and rain, did not turn him from his purpose of helping her.
Charles Dickens
Be grateful. By slaying you now, I spare you an eternity of torment.
As a kid, you want to be liked for who you are. You don’t want to be liked for who your parents are. You don’t want to get a job because of who your parents are. You want to do it on your own, with your own gifts and your own value. So, I decided to spare my kids that and not be as pro-active as my dad was.
Jeff Bridges
And so, I will be probably, since I am not involved in all the activity, I will have some spare time to devote to document all this busy part of the flight.
Umberto Guidoni
Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
Pope John Paul II
Better spare to have of thine own, then aske of other men.
[Better spare to have of thine own than ask of other men.]
George Herbert
He types his labored column – weary drudge! Senile fudge and solemn: spare, editor, to condemn these dry leaves of his autumn.
Robertson Davies
I’m so sorry we’ll never meet,” she whispered, laying her posy atop the late Lord and Lady Payne’s grave. “But thank you. For him. I promise, I’ll love him as fiercely as I can. Kindly send down some blessings when you can spare them. We’ll probably need them, from time to time.
Tessa Dare
I don’t spend and save whenever I have spare cash. I dislike people who boast about money.
Geoff Capes
There aint any news in being good. You might write the doings of all the convents of the world on the back of a postage stamp, and have room to spare.
Finley Peter Dunne
[Winston Churchill] never spares himself in conversation. He gives himself so generously that hardly anyone else is permitted to give anything in his presence.
Aneurin Bevan
People say that love is easy, but love spares nothing and no-one.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
I don’t want children anyway,’ Caz says. ‘So I’m getting nothing out of this whatsoever. I want my entire reproductive system taken out, and replaced with spare lungs, for when I start smoking. I want that option. This is pointless.
Caitlin Moran
A liking for truth at any cost is a passion that spares nothing and that nothing resists. It’s a vice, at times a comfort, or a selfishness.
Albert Camus
Spare me the articles about how nice Shawcross is because that was a horrendous tackle. People say we don’t fancy the physical side of it, but this is the result. If you see a player getting injured like that, it’s not acceptable.
Arsene Wenger
Sense of pleasure we may well
Spare out of life perhaps, and not repine,
But live content, which is the calmest life;
But pain is perfect misery, the worst
Of evils, and excessive, overturns
All patience.
John Milton
The language is spare and under control and has a genuine immediacy…The poems never preach but are lined out with a cool and therefore devastating effect
Vern Rutsala
No American can understand the need for time — that is, simply space to breathe. If you have ten minutes to spare you should jam that full instead of leaving it — as space around your next ten minutes. How can anything ripen without those ’empty’ ten minutes?
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain the same: leave it to our bureaucrats and our police to see that our papers are in order. At least spare us their morality when we write.
Michel Foucault
Spare the person but lash the vice.
Were the superfluities of a nation valued, and made a perpetual tax or benevolence, there would be more alms-houses than poor, schools than scholars, and enough to spare for government besides.
William Penn
And join with thee calm Peace and Quiet, Spare Fast, that oft with gods doth diet.
John Milton
I don’t own a jet, but I rent jets in my spare time. That’s the quickest and most comfortable.
Justin Bieber
Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
Samuel Pepys
Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.
Mike McIntyre
Best masters for the young writer and speaker are the fault- finding brothers and sisters at home who will not spare him, but willpick and cavil, and tell the odious truth.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sickness is poor-spirited, and cannot serve anyone; it must husband its resources to live. But health or fullness answers its own ends, and has to spare, runs over, and inundates the neighborhoods and creeks of other men’s necessities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you try to make your circle closed and exclusively yours, it never grows very much. Only a circle that has lots of room for anybody who needs it has enough spare space to hold any real magic.
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
If you love someone, you’d rather suffer the pain alone to spare them.
Betty Smith
[Love] is the type of disease that spares neither the intelligent nor the idiotic.
Albert Camus
This is a rumour-filled society and if people want to sit around and talk about whom I’ve dated, then I’d say they have a lot of spare time and should consider other topics… or masturbation.
Johnny Depp
It is a matter mostly of having the time to spare from my finished paintings to put in on travelling and sketching out of doors.
E. J. Hughes
Say, will the falcon, stooping from above, Smit with her varying plumage, spare the dove? Admires the jay the insect’s gilded wings? Or hears the hawk when Philomela sings?
Alexander Pope
The British are coming, the British are coming! Mr. President! We need the National Guard! We need as many men as you can spare because we are killing the Patriots! So call the dogs off! Send the National Guard, please! They need emergency help! Please! Help!
Shannon Sharpe
What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I must be allowed to add some explanatory remarks to bring the subject home to reason-to that sluggish reason, which supinely takes opinions on trust, and obstinately supports them to spare itself the labour of thinking.
Mary Wollstonecraft
We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we come at last to regard the world.
Marcel Proust
And it would be a spare life he would be certain to lead as a schoolteacher in some urban location. But he had a serenity that came with the choice of the life he wanted to live. And this serenity and certainty I have seen only among those who have the armour of books close by.
Michael Ondaatje
Intemperate wits will spare neither friend nor foe, and make themselves the common enemies of mankind.
Roger L’Estrange
My sentences tend to be very short and rather spare. I’m more your paragraph kind of gal.
Geraldine Brooks
If you want to defend torture, well then go ahead. But please spare me any sermons about the law ever again.
Chris Hayes
This is the part of a great man, after he has maturely weighed all circumstances, to punish the guilty, to spare the many, and in every state of fortune not to depart from an upright, virtuous conduct.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Kidd, turn off the light to spare my blushes.
Henry James
I can’t spare this man, he fights!
Abraham Lincoln
My advice would be not to write until after 35. You need some experience, and for life to knock you about a bit. Growing up is so hard you probably won’t have much emotion to spare anyway.
Joanna Trollope
It is a truism to say that a good experiment is precisely that which spares us the exertion of thinking: the better it is, the less we have to worry about its interpretation, about what it really means.
Peter Medawar
I gave you justice, it said, as I was taught it. And I gave you mercy , too, so far as I could. While I could not spare you pain and humiliation, I make you a gift of my own pains and humiliations, that yours might be easier to bear.
Diana Gabaldon
Sorrow spares no one, and scars respect no person.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Spare a thought for the poor introverts among us. In a world of party animals and glad-handers, they’re the ones who stand by the punch bowl. In a world of mixers and pub crawls, they prefer to stay home with a book. Everywhere around them, cell phones ring and e-mails chime and they just want a little quiet.
Jeffrey Kluger
Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease.
Karel Capek
Dilbert: I’m obsessed with inventing a perpetual motion machine. Most scientists think it’s impossible, but I have something they don’t. Dogbert: A lot of spare time? Dilbert: Exactly.
Scott Adams
Miss Bennet, I am quite aware of your superior talent for cutting down the Lord’s forsaken flock. I merely mean to spare your gown.’ Thank you,’ said Elizabeth, composing herself, ‘but I should rather my gown be soiled than my honor.
Seth Grahame-Smith
Spare yourselves from the indulgence of self-pity. It is always self-defeating. Subdue the negative and emphasize the positive.
Gordon B. Hinckley
We cannot allow the badness to be triumphant on earth because we do not have a spare world!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
It’s all God’s will: you can die in your sleep, and God can spare you in battle.
Leo Tolstoy
God spare me sclerosis of the curiosity, for the curiosity which craves to keep us informed about the small things no less than the large is the mainspring, the dynamo, the jet propulsion of all complete living.
John Mason Brown
Pray thee, spare, thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work.
Thomas Aquinas
An earnest purpose finds time, or makes it. It seizes on spare moments, and turns fragments to golden account.
William Ellery Channing
We justify ourselves when we should judge ourselves. If we learned humility, it might spare us the humiliation.
Vance Havner
True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.
J. R. R. Tolkien
I hardly have any spare time! But when I do, I garden a lot – I love plants and flowers.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. I am talking about a gung-ho attitude that says ‘we can change things here, we can achieve awesome goals, we can be the best. ‘Spare me the grim litany of the ‘realist;’ give me the unrealistic aspirations of the optimist any day.
Colin Powell
The pow’r that I have on you is to spare you; The malice towards you to forgive you.
William Shakespeare
Let us leave a spare place at our table: a place for those who lack the basics, who are alone.
Pope Francis
We all know the moon isn’t made out of green cheese…but if it was made out of barbeque spare ribs would you eat it?
Will Ferrell
Spare the soul that feels a deadly wound.
We supplicate all rulers not to remain deaf to the cry of mankind. Let them do everything in their power to save peace. By so doing they will spare the world the horrors of a war that would have disastrous consequences, such as nobody can foresee.
Pope John XXIII
Give lettered pomp to teeth of Time, So “Bonnie Doon” but tarry; Blot out the epic’s stately rhyme, But spare his “Highland Mary!”
John Greenleaf Whittier
All those words of praise they use for novels – spare, economical. Why should I shell out ВЈ17 for economical?
Howard Jacobson
I do not know what we should do without the pulpit. We could better spare the sun-the moon, anyway.
Mark Twain
Improve your spare moments and they will become the brightest gems in your life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.
W. Somerset Maugham
Better to kill an innocent by mistake than spare an enemy by mistake.
Pol Pot
I will be as good unto ye as ever a Queen was unto her people. No will in me can lack, neither do I trust shall there lack any power. And persuade yourselves that for the safety and quietness of you all I will not spare if need be to spend my blood.
Elizabeth I
Roman, remember that you shall rule the nations by your authority, for this is to be your skill, to make peace the custom, to spare the conquered, and to wage war until the haughty are brought low.
There were three options [in Allied], which were for [Bred Pitt] to shoot [Marion Cotillard], for them to escape, or for her to pull the trigger, which is a heroic act to spare him. When I was thinking about how it would end, a long time ago, I think I tried each of them to see, but two of them did not work.
Steven Knight
The United Nations is the best hope to spare humanity from the barbarity of war, from the senseless death, destruction and dislocation it brings about.
Alfred-Maurice de Zayas
The jelly – the jam and the marmalade, And the cherry-and quince-‘preserves’ she made! And the sweet-sour pickles of peach and pear, With cinnamon in ’em, and all things rare! And the more we ate was the more to spare, Out to old Aunt Mary’s! Ah!
James Whitcomb Riley
Staying where you now are, you must perish; coming to Christ, you can but perish; coming to Christ, no one ever did perish; while you sit still and starve, there is bread enough and to spare in your Father’s house. Will you return?
Samuel I. Prime
A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus
Spare yourself from seeking love, approval, or appreciation-from anyone. And watch what happens in reality, just for fun.
Byron Katie
I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for that one.
Henry David Thoreau
Those were the great days when plenty of amateurs could spare time for cricket.
Frank Woolley
Why didn’t I buy a new phone earlier? Why don’t I always walk around with a spare phone? It should be the law, like having a spare tire.
Sophie Kinsella
If Heaven a draught of heavenly pleasure spare,
One cordial in this melancholy vale,
‘T is when a youthful, loving, modest pair
In other’s arms breathe out the tender tale
Robert Burns
What a wonderful thing it is to have a good friend. He identifies your innermost desires, and spares you the embarrassment of disclosing them to him yourself.
Jean de La Fontaine
Hold your pen and spare your voice.
Dorothy Parker
Father sighed. “Please spare me these arguments of yours.” “Whose arguments should I use?
Franny Billingsley
Gather the flowers, but spare the buds.
Andrew Marvell
Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I am a kite in a tornado but I have a long string. There is tension in my line. Somewhere, someone is holding onto the other end and, although it cannot spare me this storm, it will not let me be lost while I regain my strength. It is enough.
Karen Marie Moning
Once I built a railroad; now it’s done. Brother, can you spare a dime?
Yip Harburg
I’m not to eager to play tennis in my spare time. I’m more interested in doing gym work and stuff like that. We have a lot of schools and courts around where I live, so if I really want to play I don’t need to go too far.
Lleyton Hewitt
And said to myself, as I lit my cigar, “Supposing a man had the wealth of the Czar Of the Russias to boot, for the rest of his days, On the whole do you think he would have much to spare If he married a woman with nothing to wear?
William Allen Butler
Passion is always a mystery and unaccountable, and unfortunately there is no doubt that life does not spare its purest children; often it is just the most deserving people who cannot help loving those that destroy them.
Hermann Hesse
When you with velvets mantled o’er, Defy December’s tempests frore, Oh! spare one garment from your store, To clothe the poor at Christmas.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
One spares old people just as one spares children.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whenever it was necessary to have a large entourage, we used military vehicles or, as for the two state funerals and our state swearing in, we hired every spare Cadillac from every undertaking firm in Ottawa. It’s a make-shift way to operate a country of the size and rank of Canada.
Judy LaMarsh
Gracious Lord, oh bomb the Germans. Spare their women for Thy Sake, And if that is not too easy, We will pardon Thy Mistake. But, gracious Lord, whate’er shall be, Don’t let anyone bomb me.
John Betjeman
We owe it to the victims of the suicide bombers who struck London on 7 July 2005 to find out how the attacks happened and to learn the lessons that will spare lives in the future.
Pauline Neville-Jones, Baroness Neville-Jones
Spare your breath to cool your porridge.
Miguel de Cervantes
Role models who push us to exceed our limits, physical training that removes our spare tires, and risks that expand our sphere of comfortable action are all examples of eustress—stress that is healthful and the stimulus for growth.
Tim Ferriss
Eric turned to me, kissed me on the lips very lightly, and looked at my face for a long moment. “He’ll spare you,” Eric said, and I understood he wasn’t really talking to me but to himself. “You’re too unique to waste.” And then he opened the door.
Charlaine Harris
I guess because deejaying has become my job, I tend to listen to really horrible stuff on my spare time. If you heard my iPod you’d be like, “what the hell?”
Neil Armstrong
Now there’s us, staking out our piece of cinematic turf (might be small but it’s ours). And the music has to fit the vision as specifically as it did for [Star Wars and The Matrix.] OUR music comes from THEIR music, this scrappled bunch. It is spare, intimate, mournful and indefatigable.
Joss Whedon
To bear other people’s afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.
Benjamin Franklin
Spare feast! a radish and an egg.
William Cowper
Hardware is easy to protect: lock it in a room, chain it to a desk, or buy a spare. Information poses more of a problem. It can exist in more than one place; be transported halfway across the planet in seconds; and be stolen without your knowledge.
Bruce Schneier
The Great Commission will not be fulfilled with our spare time or spare money.
David Kim
I gathered all the different Peel Sessions recordings together – I did six or seven of them over the years – and listened to all of them. These definitely have at least a superficial relationship to each other because they’re all very spare.
Will Oldham
No-one knows what I do in my private, spare time, so I don’t see why anyone would assume I’m celibate or somehow turning into a Garboesque character.
George Harrison
We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
Marcel Proust
Spare the child and spoil the rod, I am not sellin’ myself to god.
Patti Smith
When I was editor of the Erotic Review I fielded endless phone calls from elderly readers who thought I might like to pop round in my spare time and thrash them
Rowan Pelling
One threatens the innocent who spares the guilty.
Edward Coke
When a woman like that whom I’ve seen so much, All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can, Spare you a moment, it means a man.
Alice Duer Miller
Good will, that curious product of consciousness, of leisure and energy to spare and share. That thing we put out against the forces of interest. That extra thing. Religions and nations and political parties have taken it and used it as coinage, have said you must only give it in exchange for value.
Naomi Mitchison
We were in all four men with eight animals; for besides the spare horses led by Shaw and myself, an additional mule was driven along with us as a reserve in case of accident.
Francis Parkman
What does this Daimon look like? (Xedrix) He’s tall and blond. (Kyle) Well, that narrows it down to every Daimon here except Stryker. What would that be? Several thousand of them? Could you be a bit more specific and if you tell me he was dressed in black, I’ll kill you myself and spare me the agony of dying. (Xedrix)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
He gave Marcie a spare to the Jeep—I should park this thing in the ocean, twenty feet under.
Becca Fitzpatrick
I fed my Yak on my spare Cadbury chocolate 21,0000ft up Everest. It was a blonde, very sweet female Yak. I made it my pet after that.
Brian Blessed
In the field of snobbery, Australia is an underdeveloped country; even a few British ex-colonies, regarded as under developed in all other respects, could export a great deal of snobbery to Australia and still have enough to spare for their own, internal needs.
George Mikes
I walk my dogs. I garden a little. I play a bit of tennis. Basically when I have spare time I’m making music.
Bill Mumy
Spare me the whispering, crowded room, the friends who come and gape and go, the ceremonious air of gloom – all, which makes death a hideous show.
Matthew Arnold
Motors that are vulnerable to shorting out because of snow ingestion should have snow filters installed over air intakes, and spare motors should be ready to replace any failed motors.
Robert James Thomson
Visions of glory, spare my aching sight! Ye unborn ages, crowd not on my soul!
Thomas Gray
When he was twenty-three or twenty-four my father began to learn German and read philosophy in his spare hours, which did not look as though he were destined to remain long on board ship!
Edward Carpenter
Recently I began to feel this void in my life, even after meals, and I said to myself, “Dave, all you do with your spare time is sit around and drink beer. You need a hobby.” So I got a hobby. I make beer.
Dave Barry
We play short songs and short sets for people who don’t have a lot of spare time.
Tommy Ramone
God, conquered, will become Satan; Satan, conquering, will become God. May the fates spare me this terrible lot; I love the Hell which formed my genius. I love the Earth where I have done some good, if it be possible to do any good in this fearful world where beings live but by rapine.
Anatole France
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.
Remember this Saying, ‘That the good Paymaster is Lord of another Man’s Purse.’ He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the Time he promises, may at any Time, and on any Occasion, raise all the Money his Friends can spare.
Benjamin Franklin
In bowling and in life, if a person made the spares, the strikes would take care of themselves.
Stephen King
Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
Edward Bernays
I like my surroundings to be pretty spare and severe. It helps me to concentrate on my work. All I ever do here is go from my studio to my bedroom. Everything else is extraneous. I never entertain, because to me, New York is about meeting people in public spaces, absorbing a little bit of their energy.
Ross Bleckner
Wise is the person at either end. Who can in due measure spare as well as spend.
War, once declared, must be waged offensively, aggressively. The enemy must not be fended off; but smitten down. You may then spare him every exaction, relinquish every gain, but „til then he must be struck incessantly and remorselessly.
Alfred Thayer Mahan
Of course, it is possible for any citizen with time to spare, and a canny eye, to work out what is actually going on, but for the many there is not time, and the network news is the only news even though it may not be news at all but only a series of flashing fictions.
Gore Vidal
It’s funny, because in deference to conventional wisdom, I spent my struggling writer years trying to suppress my naturally baroque literary voice and write clean, spare prose. I finally gave up and embraced my baroque tendencies when I wrote the Kushiel series.
Jacqueline Carey
It’s not the suffering of birth, death, love that the young reject, but the suffering of endless labor without dream, eating the spare bread in bitterness, being a slave without the security of a slave.
Meridel Le Sueur
Why do you want to become an author? I will accept only one answer. If it is because you feel you can write better than you can do anything else then go ahead and do it without frills and flourishes. Stick to your present job and write in your spare time: but do it as if it is a whole time job.
Ngaio Marsh
I am always amazed by people who know something is wrong but still insist on ignoring it, as if that will somehow make it go away. They spare themselves the confrontation, but end up boiling in resentment anyway.
David Levithan
To spend more money, you have to have more money, but time is fixed and we all have the same amount to spare. How we choose to spend it can make a significant difference on the impact we have in our careers or in the world.
Simon Sinek
Guard your own spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love, and do what you will. If you are silent, be silent for love; or if you cry out, cry out for love. If you chastise, chastise for love; if you spare, spare for love.
Saint Augustine
The emotion, the ecstasy of love, we all want, but God spare us the responsibility.
Jessamyn West
Twins are so practical. It’s always nice to have a spare.
Billie Burke
We are compelled by the commandment of love contained in our hearts and thought, and proclaimed by Jesus, to give rein to our natural sympathy for animals. We are also compelled to help them and spare them suffering.
Albert Schweitzer
God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us.
C. S. Lewis
Since the release of my single ‘Born To Try’ I have been so busy completing the album as well as my busy Neighbours schedule I have not had much spare time. When I do get the chance I just love to hang around at home with friends and family.
Delta Goodrem
… me He now delights to spare.
Charles Wesley
Investigative superstar Jason Leopold spares no one, least of all himself, in this devastatingly accurate first-hand exposГ©. News Junkie provides the best account so far of how, and why, current American journalism has become so pharisaical, spineless, and detached from the truth
T. D. Allman
Of course. I was on the run from evil spirits that wanted to kill me and now, according to the local paper, the law. Yet Richard Smith, cemetery sexton and death deity scholar, had a book for me to read in all my copious spare time.
Meg Cabot
The hon. gentleman had better spare his interrogations if they are as senseless as that one.
Charles Tupper
A little Isadora Duncan and a little Butoh this was choreography and performing that was simultaneously both lush and spare.
Jennifer Dunning
It’s really very simple, Governor. When people are hungry they die. So spare me your politics and tell me what you need and how you’re going to get it to these people.
Bob Geldof
I do what I love for a living, and I also get to build BMX bikes in my spare time.
Matt Skiba
There’s only one earth. And there’s no spare.
Wubbo Ockels
People ask me what I do in my spare time, and I look at them blankly, truly believing that I don’t even have spare time, and if I did, I’d probably use it for something mundane, like chipping away at the mound of laundry rising to dangerous proportions in the back room.
Kim Harrison
All the time that he can spare from the adornment of his person, he devotes to the neglect of his duties.
Bertrand Russell
In my spare time I like watching TV, laying on the couch, just chillin’.
Casey Abrams
It marked the beginning and, of course, an end. At that moment a chapter, no, a whole stage of my closed. Had I known, and had there been a spare second or two, I might have allowed myself a little nostalgia.
Ian Mcewan
The market is perfectly well supplied at the moment but spare capacity is very limited.
Claude Mandil
I suppose you could pass for a starlet. You do have that femme fatale air about you. Like you crush boys’ dreams in your spare time.
Janette Rallison
In your spare time, google the ingredients in all the foods you are eating. If you care about yourself, you may change your menu
Sahndra Fon Dufe
I’ve figured out that I don’t want to spend all of my spare time trying to make money. But, with things like fame or internet presence – things you cannot cash in at the bank – there is still a sense that more is better and that your career should be following a certain trajectory.
Erika M. Anderson
A mother would never by choice sleep in a wet bed but she would gladly do so in order to spare the dry bed for her child.
Mahatma Gandhi
Spare when young, and spend when old.
Benjamin Franklin
If you remember your past too well you start blaming your present for it. Look what they did to me, that’s what caused me to be like this, it’s not my fault. Permit me to correct you: it probably is your fault. And kindly spare me the details.
Julian Barnes
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
Pablo Picasso
We had better be without God’s laws than the Pope’s.” To which Tyndale passionately responded: “I defy the Pope, and all his laws; and if God spares my life, ere many years, I will cause the boy thatВ driveth the plow to know more of the Scriptures than thou dost!
William Tyndale
Question- Should I loan a small amount of money to a friend? Answer- If you are sure that you can, if necessary, spare both.
Judith Martin
No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as down time. All you got is life time. Go.
Henry Rollins
Above all things, be not made an ass to carry the burdens of other men if any friend desire thee to be his surety, give him a part of what thou has to spare if he presses thee further, he is not thy friend at all.
Walter Raleigh
Female beauties are as fickle in their faces as in their minds; though casualties should spare them, age brings in a necessity of decay.
Robert Boyle
He that spareth in everything is an inexcusable niggard. He that spareth in nothing is an inexcusable madman. The mean is to spare in what is least necessary, and to lay out more liberally in what is most required in our several circumstances.
Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax
I must have been a really tough kid to corral. I got disciplined quite frequently. I guess that would be the best way to say it. The rod, I wore out the rod. You know, Spare the rod and spoil the child? Well, I wore out the rod.
Terry Bradshaw
If I had a prayer, it would be this: “God, spare me from the desire for love, approval, or appreciation. Amen.”
Byron Katie
We shall always keep a spare corner in our heads to give passing hospitality to our friends’ opinion.
Joseph Joubert
Next to the virtue, the fun in this world is what we can least spare.
Agnes Strickland
You’ll find it-when you try to die- The Easier to let go- For recollecting such as went- You could not spare-you know.
Emily Dickinson
I have been an accomplice to the murders of untold numbers of human beings. I am admitting this only because I have made a deal with God. Spare me, I said, and I will try to stop others from committing the same crimes I did.
Joe Eszterhas
If children were brought into the world by an act of pure reason alone, would the human race continue to exist? Would not a man rather have so much sympathy with the coming generation as to spare it the burden of existence, or at any rate not take it upon himself to impose that burden upon it in cold blood?
Arthur Schopenhauer
Every action has equal and opposite reaction. This is law of the universe and spares none. Wrong done and injustice inflicted is paid back in the same coin. No one has escaped justice of the universe. It is only a matter of time.
Anil Sinha
The time will come when the evil forms we have known can no more be organized. Man’s culture can spare nothing, wants all material. He is to convert all impediments into instruments, all enemies into power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is not a day but sin foils or is foiled, prevails or is prevailed upon. It will always be so while we live in this world. Sin will not spare for one day. There is no safety but in a constant warfare for those who desire deliverance from sin’s perplexing rebellion.
John Owen
Those of you who can read I must beg you to read the Bible, and whenever you can get time, study the Bible, and if you can get no other time, spare some of your time from sleep, and learn what the mind and will of God is.
Jupiter Hammon
When I gave up my office job and became a full-time professional photographer, my fortunes certainly improved markedly. We moved away from the council estate into our own house and for the first time in my life, I had a little spare money.
Derek Ridgers
God has infinite attention, infinite leisure to spare for each one of us. He doesn’t have to take us in the line. You’re as much alone with Him as if you were the only thing He’d ever created.
C. S. Lewis
My friend devotes himself to his life, whenever he can find the spare time. His motto is: ‘Don’t just sit there: live!’ So he’s too busy to stand, to walk, to do anything, except to live. He even refused to kiss a girl, when invited, on the grounds that it was time again to be living. Schedules are sacred to him.
Marvin L. Cohen
I feel like maybe I’m part of that generation that became more of a gamer than a video consumer. It’s always been something I’ve done with my spare time. If I had three hours on a Friday night, I’m not out partying. I’m probably playing video games.
Felicia Day
I didnt write Snow White for any class, but I got bitten by the screenwriting bug and wrote a couple of scripts in my spare time instead of going to keg parties or something.
Evan Daugherty
No man rides harder than my Lord Scamperdale – always goes as if he had a spare neck in his pocket.
Robert Smith Surtees
In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.
Jean Baudrillard
Never spare the parson’s wine nor the baker’s pudding
Benjamin Franklin
We cannot spare our children the influence of harmful values by turning off the television any more than we can keep them home forever or revamp the world before they get there. Merely keeping them in the dark is no protection and, in fact, can make them vulnerable and immature.
Polly Berrien Berends
I took the T from Logan airport to Harvard Square. I hate driving in Boston. It’s the traffic that drives me spare, and the absolutely terrible manners of the motorists. Other New Englanders refer to Massachusetts drivers as “Massholes.
Geraldine Brooks
Only the poet has any right to be sorry for the poor, if he has anything to spare when he has thought of the dull, commonplace rich.
William Bolitho
You might be a redneck if you entire family has ever sat around waiting for a call from the governor to spare a loved one.
Jeff Foxworthy
I write the word solitude on my wall and then below it: Do you know me at all? Are my words just air? Is my heart easy to spare?
Jessica Sorensen
When an acquaintance goes by I often step back from my window, not so much to spare him the effort of acknowledging me as to spare myself the embarrassment of seeing that he has not done so.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
…the deepest secrets about ourselves that we, in the ultimate act of humanity, will spare those we truly love.
Marisha Pessl
I don’t really have a great deal of spare time. I still have a house in the country, but I’m in London 90 percent of the time.
Bryan Ferry
My first objective is to invest, and if I have anything spare, then I spend.
Shiv Khera
The innocent should never have to suffer from the battles of others. (Valerius) I know, but it seems to always be the case. (Acheron) A furore infra, libera nos – spare us from the fury within. (Valerius)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
It is the busiest man who has time to spare.
C. Northcote Parkinson
It is not advisable to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.
Ayn Rand
My wish is that we design the future of learning. We don’t want to be spare parts for a great human computer.
Sugata Mitra
Finally, I would thank, had I not lost his name and address, a gentleman in America, who has generously and gratuitously corrected the punctuation, the botany, the entomology, the geography, and the chronology of previous works of mine and will, I hope, not spare his services on the present occasion.
Virginia Woolf
You could paper the globe with evidence that there are demonstrable cognitive and physical disparities between what are crudely called human “races.” But you could fit all the evidence of innate equality on your pinkie fingernail with room to spare.
Jim Goad
It is curious that while good people go to great lengths to spare their children from suffering, few of them seem to notice that the one (and only) guaranteed way to prevent all the suffering of their children is not to bring those children into existence in the first place.
David Benatar
We would like to carry out 100 percent, or maybe more, of our scientific program; I would like to devote some of my spare time toward extra scientific work.
John L. Phillips
Oncoming death is terrible enough, but worse still is oncoming death with time to spare, time in which all the happiness that was yours and all the happiness that might have been yours becomes clear to you. You see with utter lucidity all that you are losing.
Yann Martel
Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find Thee sitting careless on a granary floor, Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind; Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep, Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers.
John Keats
I am afraid of getting older … I am afraid of getting married. Spare me from cooking three meals a day—spare me from the relentless cage of routine and rote. I want to be free…. I want, I want to think, to be omniscient…. I think I would like to call myself ‘The girl who wanted to be God.
Sylvia Plath
I consider even a victorious war as an evil, from which statesmanship must endeavor to spare nations.
Otto von Bismarck
And if you have five seconds to spare, I’ll tell you the story of my life”.
Steven Morrissey
I deserve all the love you can spare me. And I want a lot more than I deserve.
Dashiell Hammett
I am afraid of getting married. Spare me from cooking three meals a dayspare me from the relentless cage of routine and rote.
Sylvia Plath
I work 12 to 14 hours a day, and in the spare time I do sport.
Mikhail Prokhorov
Also we will be carrying food and clothes for the Expedition Two crew. And as well as spare parts for the EVA that will be conducted from the station in the following months.
Umberto Guidoni
A lady with a clipboard stopped me in the street the other day. She said, ‘Can you spare a few minutes for cancer research?’ I said, ‘All right, but we won’t get much done.’
Jimmy Carr
I started writing stories in my spare time.
Ken Follett
He who spares the bad injures the good.
Publilius Syrus
To spare the guilty is to injure the innocent.
Publilius Syrus
A lady once offered me a mat, but as I had no room to spare within the house, nor time to spare within or without to shake it, I declined it, preferring to wipe my feet on the sod before my door. It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
Henry David Thoreau
I had a friend whose family had dinner together. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. They even had a spare bike for a friend. It just seemed so amazing to me.
Moon Unit Zappa
The devil take these people and their language! They take a dozen monosyllabic words in their jaws, chew them, crunch them and spit them out again, and call that speaking. Fortunately they are by nature fairly silent, and although they gaze at us open-mouthed, they spare us long conversations.
Heinrich Heine
On this day there was soon wind enough and to spare. The same might have been said of the sea. The Spray was in the midst of the turbulent Gulf Stream itself. She was jumping like a porpoise over the uneasy waves
Joshua Slocum
Spend 70% of your spare time doing things close to home and the other 30% doing work at the global and national level.
Bill McKibben
When you look at the Cross, what do you see? You see God’s awesome faithfulness. Nothing – not even the instinct to spare His own Son – will turn him back from keeping His word.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
In my spare time, I smoke acres of weed.
Kevin Smith
There is a God! the sky his presence shares,
His hand upheaves the billows in their mirth,
Destroys the mighty, yet the humble spares
And with contentment crowns the thought of worth.
Charlotte Saunders Cushman
The tendency in the media is to portray everyone in the film industry as sex-starved creatures. Please spare us.
Madhuri Dixit
As footballers, we have time on our hands. Yes, we work very hard but we also have spare afternoons.
Joleon Lescott
The world is full of bands and bullshit, and if I’m doing a stupid art project like rock ‘n’ roll then I want to spare my audience as much as possible.
Ariel Pink
You know, even working actors can end up having a lot of spare time. And you can either go sit at the Starbucks and wait for your agent to call you, or you can go learn how to build a Shaker blanket chest with hand-cut dovetails.
Nick Offerman
The human body is the only machine for which there are no spare parts.
Hermann Biggs
Law should be like death, which spares no one.
Baron de Montesquieu
So little time we live in Time,
And we learn all so painfully,
That we may spare this hour’s term
To practice for Eternity.
Robert Penn Warren
My parents told me I would become a doctor and then in my spare time I would become a concert pianist. So, both my day job and my spare time were sort of taken care of.
Amy Tan
I don’t have any frustrations. It sounds a little silly, but life is too short for me. I don’t worry about all the things that happen, I just think about what to do with them. I work a lot with blind people in my spare time and I count my blessings every day.
Paul Polman
Don’t saddle me with your ideals, and spare me all your guilt. For a poet with all the answers, has never yet been built.
Billy Bragg
We cannot stop every act of senseless violence. We cannot know every evil that lurks in troubled minds. But if we can prevent even one tragedy like this, save even one life, spare other families what these families are going through, surely we’ve got an obligation to try.
Barack Obama
Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.
Abraham Lincoln
If for some reason you are unsure where to go, all you have to do is stand there looking lost, and within seconds a helpful New Yorker will approach to see if you have any “spare” change.
Dave Barry
There’s nothing sweeter than a real friend: Not only is he prompt to lend— An angler delicate, he fishes The very deepest of your wishes, And spares your modesty the task His friendly aid to ask. A dream, a shadow, wakes his fear, When pointing at the object dear.
Jean de La Fontaine
So break me to small parts, let go in small doses, but spare some for spare parts.
Regina Spektor
Spare me through your mercy, do not punish me through your justice.
Anselm of Canterbury
When a chivalrous man makes an oath, he is faithful to it, and when he attains power, he spares his enemy.
Muhammad Ali
The pious farmer, who ne’er misses pray’rs, With patience suffers unexpected rain; He blesses Heav’n for what its bounty spares, And sees, resign’d, a crop of blighted grain. But, spite of sermons, farmers would blaspheme, If a star fell to set their thatch on flame.
Mary Wortley Montagu
I can remember the day when all that a professor was supposed to do was to mark “C minus” on students’ examination papers, then gohome to tea. Nowadays they seem to feel that they must know just how much we (outside the university) eat, what we do with our spare time, and how we like our eggs.
Robert Benchley
Sports have always been a really important part of how I energize myself, as well as how I relax. I spend a lot of my spare time with my family playing tennis, biking and rollerblading.
Irene Rosenfeld
Life is too short to spare an hour of it in the indulgence of this evil passion.
Alphonse de Lamartine
There is a town in north Ontario,
With dream comfort memory to spare,
And in my mind
I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there.
Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Neil Young
[To learn] is to harness Nature; to spare man all that is most physical, backbreaking, and brutish in the work of production; to make mind master over matter.
Frederic Bastiat
The States which form the northern border of the United States westward from the Great Lakes to the Pacific coast include an area several times larger than France and could contain ten Englands and still have room to spare.
John Moody
Our greatest good, and what we least can spare,
Is hope: the last of all our evils, fear.
John Armstrong
I have never made any distinction between those who have taken vows and those who have not; some should not be overburdened in order to spare others.
Vincent de Paul
If you happen to have a spare $100 million floating around, then you’re my producer.
Mark Romanek
I’d spare your tears for the rest of your life if I could.
Kiera Cass
I am happier than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh. Mr. Darcy sends you all the love in the world, that he can spare from me.
Jane Austen
The difference between justice and forgiveness: To be just is to condemn the fault and, because of the fault, to condemn the doer as well. To forgive is to condemn the fault but to spare the doer. That’s what the forgiving God does.
Miroslav Volf
Ye rigid Ploughman! bear in mind Your labor is for future hours. Advance! spare not! nor look behind! Plough deep and straight with all your powers!
Richard Henry Horne
My verse
has brought me
no roubles to spare:
no craftsmen have made
mahogany chairs for my house.
Vladimir Mayakovsky
It’s always the rich and there’s plenty to waste, yet still China has a lot of people living in very spare, poor conditions.
Ai Weiwei
The advertising man who spares the midnight oil will never get very far.
Claude C. Hopkins
People do not realise the immense value of utilising spare minutes.
Orison Swett Marden
Every spare second I would write, somehow. On my lunch hour, too.
Kevin J. Anderson
And one would worship a woman whom all perfections dower, But the other smiles at transparent wiles; and he quotes from Schopenhauer . Thus two by two we wrangle and blunder about the earth, And that body we share we may not spare; but the Gods have need of mirth.
James Branch Cabell
Fear was given to man as a cautionary device to spare him pain; it is not mean to be cultivated and abused.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Slippery slope. I carry a spare shirt, pretty soon I’m carrying spare pants. Then I’d need a suitcase. Next thing I know, I’ve got a house and a car and a savings plan and I’m filling out all kinds of forms.
Lee Child
I Xeroxed my watch. Now I have time to spare.
Steven Wright
When you make movies, I find that I never have time to go to the movies and enjoy movies like I used to, because I’m so movied out, right, I’m so filmed out that the last thing that I wanna do is with the little spare time that I have is stick in a dark room and watch more stuff on the screen.
James Wan
Jack Nicklaus is a legend in his spare time.
Chi Chi Rodriguez
I had wanted for so many years to feel that writing really was at the center of my life, not something I did in my spare time. So the writing and teaching feel in some way to be one thing – the personal engagement and the social engagement good partners.
Alison Hawthorne Deming
Who are we to wish for Paradise? It will be enough if Allah spares us his wrath.
Abu Hanifa
You are right that I don’t have a lot of spare time because I love to stay busy and keep my calendar full.
Kiana Tom
If your stomach blocks your view of your feet, cover it up! The only people who should be wearing belly shirts are people who don’t have bellies. Now those little baby spare tires are kinda cute; tractor tires aren’t! Especially if they’ve got hair on them!
Jeff Foxworthy
Thou that hast given so much to me give me one thing more, a grateful heart: not thankful when it pleaseth me, as if Thy blessings had spare days, but such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.
George Herbert
There is a convention that the principal heir should be kept away from real danger. As the ‘spare’ rather than the heir, Harry is expected by the royal family to take the ultimate military risks.
Robert Lacey
I tell you, the economy is in bad shape. In fact, the economy is so bad, President Barack Obama’s new slogan is ‘Spare Change You Can Believe In.’
Jay Leno
I’m just a hoofer with a spare set of tails.
Fred Astaire
It seems that nature, which has so wisely disposed our bodily organs with a view to our happiness, has also bestowed on us pride, to spare us the pain of being aware of our imperfections.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The American oligarchy spares no pains in promoting the belief that it does not exist, but the success of its disappearing act depends on equally strenuous efforts on the part of an American public anxious to believe in egalitarian fictions and unwilling to see what is hidden in plain sight.
Michael Lind
I have a two year old. Just turned two a couple weeks ago, and he is my main man, he is my shadow. Every spare second, I am hanging with him.
Rodney Atkins
War spares not the brave, but the cowardly.
Today there’s more fellowship among snakes than among mankind. Wild beasts spare those with similar markings.
The great Emathian conqueror bid spare The house of Pindarus, when temple and tower Went to the ground.
John Milton
We think that we are generous because we credit our neighbor with those virtues that are likely to benefit ourselves. We praise the banker that we may overdraw our account, and find good qualities in the highwayman in the hope that he may spare our pockets.
Oscar Wilde
It’s just a spare room in my apartment. It’s very cluttered and not particularly aesthetically inspiring, and it’s very un-noise-proof.
Julia Kent
A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen.
Anna Seward
Playing video games is something I enjoy in my spare time. I’m a gamer, always have been.
Kevin Garnett
During episodes of unemployment I find it rewarding to sleep as much as possible-anything from twelve to fourteen hours a day is a good starting point. Sleep spares you humiliation and saves money at the same time: nothing to eat, nothing to buy, just lie back and dream your life away.
David Sedaris
It wasn’t like the spare rooms of immigrants – packed to the rafters with all that they have ever possessed, no matter how defective or damaged, mountains of odds and ends – the stand testament to the fact that they have things now, where before they had nothing.
Zadie Smith
All censure of a man’s self is oblique praise. It is in order to show how much he can spare.
Samuel Johnson
We do need to plan ahead, don’t we, in life? I have spare tire on my car. I also have life insurance. I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for.
Peter DeGraaf
Age shakes Athena’s tower, but spares gray Marathon.
Lord Byron
Women run the small country called Home, millions of us do it in our spare time, and no one who doesn’t run that small country really knows what it feels like in the dead of night when task lists jitter like tickertape through your seething brain.
Allison Pearson
My wife’s so dumb, she got a nail in the spare!!
Rodney Dangerfield
David Bergen is a master of taut, spare prose that’s both erotic and hypnotic. . . .
Miriam Toews
He who has far to ride spares his horse.
Jean Racine
You know who a complicated tax code kills? The guy or gal trying to start a business out of the spare bedroom of their home. So we’ve got to simplify our tax code.
Marco Rubio
We used to play a lot outdoors, not in leagues, but just in our spare time.
Steve Yzerman
AIDS respects no national boundaries; spares no race or religion; devastates men and women, rich and poor. No country can ignore this crisis. Fighting AIDS is an urgent calling – because every life, in every land, has value and dignity.
Laura Bush