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A short reign does not spare the masses. ...
by Publius Papinius Statius

A short reign does not spare the masses.
- Publius Papinius Statius

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 PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

 

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.

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.

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

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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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anger is a short madness.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Law makes long spokes of the short stakes of men.
- William Empson

Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream.
- Hugh Hefner

Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself.
- Gene Simmons

David Burnett was the son of Martha Foley,
who edited the Best American Short Stories series.
She hired me to work with David and her to read stories for the anthology.
- Terry Southern

Where there are large powers with little ambition...
nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
- Jonathan Swift

One night some short weeks ago, for the first time
in her not always happy life,
Marilyn Monroe's soul sat down alone to a quiet supper
from which it did not rise.
- Clifford Odets

To make a long story short, there's nothing like having a boss walk in.
- Doris Lilly

We've got one life and the older we get the more we
come to realize how short it is.
- Brian Lumley

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

Shows were very different then - even as the headliner
we did a very short set by today's standards and sound
systems were really primitive.
But the girls made it all worthwhile!
- Peter Asher

Life is painful, nasty and short...
in my case it has only been painful and nasty.
- Djuna Barnes

In short I will part with anything for you but you.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

If you're young enough, any kind of writing you do
for a short period of time is a marvelous apprenticeship.
- Irwin Shaw

Communism is the death of the soul.
It is the organization of total conformity -
in short,
of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky,
they would all seem too short.
- Franz Grillparzer

Life is too short, and I'm Italian.
I'd much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0.
- Sophia Bush

Be patient and understanding.
Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
- Phillips Brooks

We were interested in this notion of compression-
a lot of the songs were really short so that you'd
absorb them in memory rather than when you're actually hearing them.
- Arto Lindsay

Life's to short for chess.
- Henry James Byron

I was built for the long run, not for the short dash,
I guess.
- William Shatner

Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.
- Audre Lorde

I walked in and inherited a management group that I didn't know very well.
They didn't know me, and we had a very short window
to put together a credible recovery plan.
- Bill Ford

I'm a fan of short horror fiction...
in fact, the most memorable horror I've read is of the short variety...
but I have a hard time pulling it off myself.
- George Stephen

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots
and diffidence falls short.
- Golda Meir

A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.
- Petrarch

I had short hair for a while, but I ended up loving it.
- Tatyana Ali

A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying,
but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever
form it will is sure to be short.
- Bertrand Russell

I thought, I'm only going to be on this planet once,
and only for a short time.
What can I do with my life that will lead to permanent benefits?
- John Templeton

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

In short, not only are things not what they seem,
they are not even what they are called!
- Francisco de Quevedo

Basicly what I had to do was do a 7 minute board and
pitch it to a room of big wigs from the network and
based on that they determined if I would get a short or not.
- Craig McCracken

For a short time we lived quietly.
But this could not last.
White men had found gold in the mountains around the land of winding water.
- Chief Joseph

Short films don't go too far.
- Matthew McGrory

The one noticeable similarity with almost all serial
killer victims is their short height and low weight.
- Pat Brown

It's probably why I'm a short story writer.
I tend to remember things in the past in narrative form,
in story form, and I grew up around people who told stories all the time.
- Tobias Wolff

It's thrilling.
There's birth and death and frustration and victory in raising horses.
It's like a little microcosm of life is built into
the short lives of these creatures.
- John Phillips

I was long brought up to think that it was nothing
short of a crime to miss a sale.
- James Cash Penney


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