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Francisco de Quevedo Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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 PHOTO
...
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

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)

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

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

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

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

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

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

Anger is a short madness.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The active part of man consists of powerful instincts,
some of which are gentle and continuous;
others violent and short; some baser,
some nobler, and all necessary.
- Francis W. Newman

In short, industrialism is over.
- Paul Hawken

There is no royal road to learning; no short cut to
the acquirement of any art.
- Anthony Trollope

So I - the thought that I would physically be different was -
it's not a thrill,
I have to tell you.
It's kind of - it brings you up short.
But I was able to look at it right away.
- Lynn Redgrave

Directors are never in short supply of girlfriends.
- Bob Fosse

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire,
women will like him.
- Mae West

I tried painting for a short time and realized that
I was not a child prodigy at painting.
- Kim Weston

The thing about hip-hop today is it's smart,
it's insightful.
The way they can communicate a complex message in a
very short space is remarkable.
- Barack Obama

The art is long, life is short.
- Hippocrates

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

The two-piece ball I switched to spun too much.
One shot would go the distance I thought it should,
then the next one would fall short, and then the next one would go long.
- Payne Stewart

No man surely has so short a memory as the American.
- Rebecca H. Davis

I want people to be drawn into the space of the work.
And a lot of people are like me in that they have relatively short attention spans.
So I shoot for the window of opportunity.
- Barbara Kruger

We do not know what to do with this short life,
yet we want another which will be eternal.
- Anatole France

Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict
pain and get away with it -
short-term pain for long-term gain.
- George Will

Psychoanalysts seem to be long on information and short on application.
- Gene Fowler

Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill.
It never fails.
Exercise is nothing short of a miracle.
- Cher

As you may know my use of Celtic music is extremely simple and short.
However there is something about it that will remain in your mind for a long,
long time.
- Nobuo Uematsu

Life is too short for a long story.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

I fought tall fighters, short fighters,
strong fighters, slow fighters, sluggers and boxers.
It was either learn or get knocked off.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

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

Veterans continue to get the short end of the stick
when it comes to this administration.
- Corrine Brown

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
- Doug Larson

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

Don't sell yourself short because without that you
can't go far in life because after sports the only
thing you know is sports and you can't do anything else with that.
- Bo Jackson

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

In short, the proposition that God was in any way involved
in our creation is effectively outlawed,
and implicitly negated.
- Phillip E. Johnson

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

For the theatre one needs long arms;
it is better to have them too long than too short.
An artiste with short arms can never,
never make a fine gesture.
- Roland Barthes

It's taken me longer still to realize what a short
span there is between those life experiences and the rest of your life.
That's a job for the people who lived through it.
- Jeremy Northam

I'm the oldest 26-year-old I know.
A lot of experience has been crammed into a short amount of time.
Some days I feel a good 65, 70.
Like I want to lie down.
- Yancy Butler

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

I have very short hair.
It's the only cute haircut I think I've ever had.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

Every day has been so short, every hour so fleeting,
every minute so filled with the life I love that time
for me has fled on too swift a wing.
- Aga Khan III

The best books of our times have included the three
mature volumes of Philip Larkin.
They're very short books of poems, and very carefully arranged.
- Robert Morgan

Young man, young man, your arm's too short to box with God.
- James Weldon Johnson

Some of them profess to be well acquainted with all
the principal waters of the Columbia,
with which they assured me these waters had no connection short of the ocean.
- William Henry Ashley


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