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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.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- Socrates

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.
- Leonard L. Levinson

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

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck,
based on a Grace Paley short story.
I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20
different productions of it this year.
- David Friedman

The woman who does not choose to love should cut the matter short at once,
by holding out no hopes to her suitor.
- Marguerite de Valois

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

Goals help you overcome short-term problems.
- Hannah More

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

They kept me in short pants as long as they could,
until they were shaving the hair on my legs because
it was beginning to photograph.
- Jackie Cooper

The way is long if one follows precepts,
but short...
if one follows patterns.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

The life so short, the crafts so long to learn.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

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

Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned,
short-sighted, and always ready to charge.
- David Mellor

I write quite a lot of sonnets, and I think of them almost as prayers:
short and memorable,
something you can recite.
- Carol Ann Duffy

But if we leave them alone, just satisfying ourselves with social work,
economic work and the building up of a national army,
it can make progress, hopefully within a short time.
- Bulent Ecevit

Sometimes a person has to go a very long distance out
of his way to come back a short distance correctly.
- Edward Albee

I have never made but one prayer to God,
a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous."
And God granted it.
- Voltaire

The rain forest has Sting.
Now Siberia has Jack Dee.
Someone had to draw the short straw.
In this case it was the rain forest.
- Jack Dee

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

Life is too short to blend in.
- Paris Hilton

To give a character life in a short space of time,
it helps if you arrive on screen with a past.
- Jeanne Moreau

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

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained.
- Stendhal

The short answer is, yes, I think I have become a better singer.
- Boz Scaggs

When child actors act well they're just reacting to situations,
and they're acting very real because their life experience is so short;
there's no history to fall back on.
- Mariel Hemingway

I am all for the short and merry life.
- Edward Fitzgerald

They say anything can happen in a short series.
I just didn't expect it to be that short.
- Al Lopez

Corn ethanol can help in the short term,
but it has serious limitations, and none of this is
going to work if we don't dramatically improve the
efficiency of our cars and trucks.
- David Friedman

We are reminded how short life really is,
and how we are just passing through.
So, all the people you haven't told you love lately,
tell them, and live your days like you mean it.
- Hal Sutton

A short piece of work means as much to me as a long piece of work.
- Harold Pinter

When you lie down with a short prayer,
commit yourself into the hands of your Creator;
and when you have done so,
trust Him with yourself, as you must do when you are dying.
- Jeremy Taylor

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war
appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

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

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

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

Two stops after I got on, these two unbelievable short people got on,
and the way they were looking at me,
I could tell.
They wanted to bite my ankles!
- Mark McKinney

I don't want to be an action star, an action star's life is so short.
I want my life to get longer, I want my career to get longer.
- Jackie Chan

Great passions, my dear, don't exist:
they're liars fantasies.
What do exist are little loves that may last for a short or a longer while.
- Anna Magnani


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