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Leo Aikman Quotes and Sayings

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The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
- Leo Aikman

You can tell more about a person by what he says about
others than you can by what others say about him.
- Leo Aikman

The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.
- Leo Aikman

The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world,
is to be in reality
what we would appear to be.
- Socrates

 

But the shortest works are always the best.
- Jean de La Fontaine

We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death;
but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.
- Tryon Edwards

What is a good performance? It lies in the hands and head of a performer...
the shortest way between two people is not a straight line.
- Earle Brown

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The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory;
it is one of the happiest marriages on earth,
and one of the shortest lived.
- Bernard De Voto

The oldest, shortest words - "yes" and "no" -
are those which require the most thought.
- Pythagoras

Think you're escaping and run into yourself.
Longest way round is the shortest way home.
- James Joyce

Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink
to the days that are gone in the shortest while.
- Simon Fowler

Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go;
the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.
- William C. Bryant

It is of course the nature of historical contraction
that the shortest distance to a historical destination
is never a straight line.
- Ibrahim Babangida

I will be brief.
Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali,
who gave the world's shortest speech.
He said I will be so brief I have already finished,
and he sat down.
- Gene Fowler

There are many crooked lines and one straight line.
Which is the line of truth? Why the straight line?
Truth is always the shortest distance between two points.
- Sun Myung Moon

We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.
- Bobby Clarke

The shortest answer is doing.
- George Herbert

Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
- Will Rogers

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once.
- Samuel Smiles

Jokes are better than war.
Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars.
Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars.
- George Mikes

We're all very sensitive that Jim has the shortest history with the band.
He wants to be somewhat of a free agent.
I'm just going to let time dictate how Jim's future evolves.
- Thurston Moore

The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge
is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught,
to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.
- Henry Bolingbroke

The shortest answer is doing the thing.
- Ernest Hemingway

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
- Yakov Smirnoff

The American Constitution is the greatest governing document,
and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest.
- Stephen Ambrose

All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic
nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The shortest period of time lies between the minute
you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.
- Jane Bryant Quinn

Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language.
Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?
- George Carlin

It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest,
and surely the fairer way is not much about.
- Francis Bacon

The relation of repetitions for learning and for repeating
English stanzas needs no amplification.
These were learned by heart on the first day with less
than half of the repetitions necessary for the shortest of the syllable series.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry
out justice in every case in the shortest possible
time and the lowest possible cost.
This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.
- Warren E. Burger

The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed
is the shortest route to spiritual perfection.
And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others.
Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Develop success from failures.
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
- Dale Carnegie

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

There are three roads to ruin; women,
gambling and technicians.
The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling,
but the surest is with technicians.
- Georges Pompidou

The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.
- Douglas William Jerrold

The surest test of discipline is its absence.
- Clara Barton

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken
as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
- Lord Jeffrey

Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity
is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
- Thomas S. Monson

The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Courage is always the surest wisdom.
- Wilfred Grenfell

All really great lovers are articulate,
and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
- Marya Mannes

Well-arranged time is the surest mark of a well-arranged mind.
- Isaac Pitman

Ignoring a child's disrespect is the surest guarantee that it will continue.
- Fred G. Gosman

The surest plan to make a man is, think him so.
- James Russell Lowell

The sciences have ever been the surest guides to virtue.
- Frances Wright

What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable,
than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on
the other for their mutual and surest support?
- James Madison

The surest guide to the correctness of the path that
women take is joy in the struggle.
Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
- Germaine Greer

Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice,
and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.
- Max Eastman

The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Being convinced one knows the whole story is the surest way to fail.
- Phil Crosby

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished.
To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.
- John Randolph

The surest thing about me is that I will change my mind.
- Claire Forlani

The surest sign of age is loneliness.
- Annie Dillard

It is sometimes important for science to know how to
forget the things she is surest of.
- Jean Rostand

The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare.
Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another,
comparisons only fan the fires.
- Dorothy Corkville Briggs

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that
the only way you can make a man trustworthy is to trust him;
and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him.
- Henry L. Stimson

Drama or comedy programming is still the surest way
for advertisers to reach a mass audience.
Once that changes, all bets are off.
- Dick Wolf

One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence
for the superior tastes of those who put him down.
- Pauline Kael

The surest method of being incomprehensible or,
moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense;
especially words from the ancient languages.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

All great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction
is the surest road to actual seduction.
- Marya Mannes

The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
- James Buchanan

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure,
is to correct ourselves.
- Demosthenes

Melodic invention is one of the surest signs of a divine gift.
- Gustav Mahler

We have a maxim in the House of Commons,
and written on the walls of our houses,
that old ways are the safest and surest ways.
- Edward Coke


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