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Short Quotes

May you find encouragement in these Short quotes.

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

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Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

 

Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be
living someone else's life.
- Kobi Yamada

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

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The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
- Jacqueline Schiff

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Life is short,
Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly,
Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly.
Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret
ANYTHING
That makes you smile
- Mark Twain

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

Short words are best
and the old words, when short, are best of all.
- Winston Churchill

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

Falling out of love is very enlightening.
For a short while you see the world with new eyes.
- Iris Murdoch

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

I love short trips to New York; to me it is the finest three-day town on earth.
- James Cameron

In youth the days are short and the years are long.
In old age the years are short and day's long.
- Pope Paul VI

Work is hard.
Distractions are plentiful.
And time is short.
- Adam Hochschild

If you don't enjoy your career,
today is the day to begin a long-term plan
for creating a career that interests and excites you.
And, in the short term, even if you hate your job,
look for small joys at work each day,
perhaps in your interactions with customers and co-workers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

Anger is a short madness.
- Horace

The attempt to combine wisdom and power
has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
- Albert Einstein

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity.
- Henry Van Dyke

Worry is spiritual short sight.
Its cure is intelligent faith.
- Paul Brunton

When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed
by choosing personality over character.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
- Jules Feiffer

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
- Walter Elliot

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion,
but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Life is like a very short visit to a toyshop between birth and death.
- Desmond Morris

When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well,
because I kept wanting to write books.
- Elizabeth Moon

I was sad that Corpse Bride was so short.
I would've liked to have had her around for way longer.
She doesn't actually have that many scenes.
- Helena Bonham Carter

The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty
from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
- Harry Browne

Writers of fiction, when they begin,
are more likely to try the short form.
- Irwin Shaw

The real sin with Social Security is that it's a long-term
rip-off and a short-term scam.
- Tony Snow

The pyramid once passed there was still a short way
to go before we confronted the Sphinx,
in the middle of what our contemporaries have left him of his desert.
- Pierre Loti

Thirdly, Death is nothing else but a change of a short
and temporary for an unalterable and eternal condition.
- John Pearson

The trouble with records is that they're too short.
- Mahalia Jackson

I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined,
but at the same time we should have a good time.
- Wyclef Jean

History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.
- Leonard L. Levinson

He's too short, he's too...
tall, he's...
just not going to work.
- Ed Wood

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening
the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us.
Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
- Shirley Conran

Falling short of perfection is a process that just never stops.
- William Shawn

I am also working on a couple of short stories for anthologies.
This is new to me and I'm enjoying it.
- Judith Guest

I'm too short to host a late-night talk show.
It's like the bar at an amusement-park ride.
You have to be six foot two or over.
- Jon Stewart

The least thing upset him on the links.
He missed short putts because of the uproar of the
butterflies in the adjoining meadows.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Life is too short not to experiment.
- Jamelia

I was born at St.
John's, where they lived for a short time.
- Maria Monk

The ability to speak is a short cut to distinction.
It puts a man in the limelight, raises him head and
shoulders above the crowd.
- Lowell Thomas

I've lived three lifetimes in my short time.
- Fran Drescher

I think we will see better vaccines within the next 15 years,
but I'm not a scientist and am focused on the short-term -
what will happen in the interim.
- Paul Farmer

I'm short, I'm Jewish and I'm a liberal.
- Paul Wellstone

My movies are, more or less, very short.
I'm terrified of boring an audience.
- Patrice Leconte

The short story is like an old friend who calls whenever he is in town.
We are happy to hear from it; we casually fan the embers of past intimacies,
and buy it lunch.
- R. Z. Sheppard

The long days are no happier than the short ones.
- Philip James Bailey

Hemingway is terribly limited.
His technique is good for short stories,
for people who meet once in a bar very late at night,
but do not enter into relations.
But not for the novel.
- W. H. Auden

It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces.
- Gustav Mahler

My fault now is making my plays too short.
- Beth Henley

The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers.
- Lord Acton

Until politics are a branch of science we shall do
well to regard political and social reforms as experiments
rather than short-cuts to the millennium.
- John B. S. Haldane

Chances are that neither the client nor the agency
will ever know very much about what role the ad has
played in sales or profits of the client,
either short-term or long-term.
- Michael Schudson

We are reminded how short life really is,
and how we are just passing through.
So, all the people you haven't told you love lately,
tell them, and live your days like you mean it.
- Hal Sutton

Life is short, the art long.
- Hippocrates

The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects
as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws
will fall short of making art.
- Joyce Maynard

There are three side effects of acid:
enhanced long-term memory,
decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third.
- Timothy Leary

I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck.
- Robert Sheckley


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