“Nothing is wasted, nothing is in vain: / The seas roll over but the rocks remain.”
A. P. Herbert
“Rain which falls upon the sea is useless; so is food for one who is satiated; in vain is a gift for one who is wealthy; and a burning lamp during the daytime is useless.”
“They have wasted away their whole lives in vain, those faithless cynics die regretting and repenting.”
“Those who do not serve the True Guru waste away their lives in vain. O Nanak, the Lord does just as He pleases. No one has any say in this.”
Sri Guru Granth Sahib
“The hills are reared, the seas are scooped in vainIf learning's altar vanish from the plain.”
William Ellery Channing
“Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson
“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
Henry David Thoreau
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