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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

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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

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.

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I decided to write short stories because they got rejected quicker.
- Caroline B. Cooney

What I learned, a little too late, was that the 'traditional'
Martin Short target viewer weighs under 300 pounds.
Unfortunately, I was on during daytime.
- Martin Short

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

Suspense is very important.
Even though this is humor and they're short stories,
that theory of building suspense is still there.
- Sergio Aragones

It's gonna be short if it's news; put it at the top.
Style's not an issue, just make it news.
- Kurt Loder

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

Interestingly, songs used to be short,
then they became longer, and now they're getting shorter.
- Casey Kasem

Beauty, sweet love, is like the morning dew,
Whose short refresh upon tender green,
Cheers for a time, but till the sun doth show And straight is gone,
as it had never been.
- Samuel Daniel

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

My first priority is growing this economy in the long term,
and stimulating it in the short term.
- Robert Menendez

Life is too short not to experiment.
- Jamelia

Short of genius a rich man cannot even imagine poverty.
- Charles Peguy

The talk of winning our share is not the easy one of
disengagement and flight,
but the hard one of work, of short as well as long jumps,
of disappointments, and of sweet success.
- Roy Wilkins

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

The President has a short time to let people know that
he is serious about getting spending under control.
- Paul Weyrich

I wish life was not so short, he thought.
languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity,
or registering wrongs.
- Charlotte Bronte

A Constitution should be short and obscure.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Good things, when short, are twice as good.
- Tom Stoppard

I don't read such boring things.
Life is too short.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

When men are not regretting that life is so short,
they are doing something to kill time.
- Edgar Watson Howe

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

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
- Andre Maurois

Life is short.
Ricky and I realize how lucky we were.
We want to be together all the time.
- Christie Brinkley

Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty
reasons why he should grant this,
or that; he knows best what is good for us.
- John Selden

And I didn't, that's why my career was very short lived.
- Kitty Carlisle

People magazine had been around for a short period of time,
but nobody had thought about putting entertainment
news on a nightly basis on television.
- Mary Hart

The unflattering reviews are painful for short periods of time;
the badly written ones are deeply,
deeply insulting.
That reviewer took no time to really read the book.
- Toni Morrison

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

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

Short, successful military adventures are as effective
as the Super Bowl in diverting people's attention from unpleasant truths.
- John Stockwell

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

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

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 for a long story.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

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

I write short, my words tight to the thread of the narrative.
- Carmen Laforet


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