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Shortest Quotes

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

Related topics: Values

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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 shortest answer is doing the thing.
- Ernest Hemingway

The shortest answer is doing.
- George Herbert

Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 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

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

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

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

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

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
...
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 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

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)

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

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

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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

Anger is a short madness.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no excitement anywhere in the world,
short of war, to match the excitement of the American presidential campaign.
- Theodore White

In small proportions we just beauties see;
And in short measures,
life may perfect be.
- Ben Jonson

I'm mostly a novelist these days, but I have written
short stories in Fantasy,
Science Fiction and horror.
- Sarah Zettel

Everything has to be pulling weight in a short story
for it to be really of the first order.
- Tobias Wolff

I want to release another CD this year,
finish writing a screenplay, and make another short film.
- Todd Barry

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


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