Quotation Saturday: Short Quotes

quotationsaturdayMamacita says:  I’ve got short things on my mind these days: short stories, shortbread, summer shorts, coming up short, playing shortstop, the short stack at Denny’s, the IRS’ short form. . . and other short things even I think are too politically incorrect to share here, although I wish I could. Those of you who know what I’m referring to:  we’ll discuss it shortly.

So, here they are: the short quotations.

1. The best love affairs are those we never had. — Norman Lindsay

2. Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. — Alfred, Lord Tennyson

3. Do not try to live for ever. You will not succeed. — George Bernard Shaw

4. Most people would die sooner than think; in fact, they do. — Bertrand Russell

5. The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers. — William Shakespeare

6. Like many women my age, I am 28 years old. — Mary Schmich

7. I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it. — Jonathan Winters

8. Old age is no place for sissies. — Bette Davis

9. I love humanity but I hate people. — Edna St. Vincent Millay

10. The truth is more important than the facts. — Frank Lloyd Wright

11. We need not think alike to love alike. — Francis David

12. True friends stab you in the front. — Oscar Wilde

13. A goal without a plan is just a wish. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

14. Failure is success if we learn from it. — Malcolm Forbes

15. Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds. — Albert Einstein

16. Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes. — Henry David Thoreau

17. The years teach much which the days never knew. Ralph Waldo Emerson

18. Life is short, God’s way of encouraging a bit of focus. –Robert Brault

19. Live every day as if it were your last and then some day you’ll be right. — H.H. “Breaker” Morant

20. Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you. –Annie Dillard

21. Why always “not yet”? Do flowers in spring say “not yet”? –Norman Douglas

22. As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. — Henry David Thoreau

23. There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. — George Santayana

24. To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions. –William James

25. Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses? — David Brin

26. You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. –Charles Buxton

27. You may delay, but time will not. –Benjamin Franklin

28. Every day of our lives we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference. –Mignon McLaughlin

29. Warning: Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear. –Author Unknown

30. Every second is of infinite value. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

31. Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. — Bob Hope

32. If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error. — John Kenneth Galbraith

33. Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. — Issac Asimov

34. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. — Oscar Wilde

35. The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. — William James

36. Years teach us more than books. — Berthold Auerbach

37. The more a man knows, the more he forgives. — Catherine the Great

38. Imagination is more important than knowledge. — Albert Einstein

39. It is good to rub and polish our brains against that of others. — Michel de Montaigne

40. Where all think alike, no one thinks very much. — Walter Lipman

41. The aim of education should be to teach us how to think, rather than what to think. — James Beattie

42. The less men think, the more they talk. — Baron Montesquieu

43. Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it. — J. Petit Senn

44. Time and space are fragments of the infinite for the use of finite creatures. — Henri Frederic Amiel

45. We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

46. I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. — Thomas Jefferson

47. It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. — Walt Disney

48. The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. — John Lubbock

49. To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. — Henri Frederic Amiel

50. Education is the transmission of civilization. — Will Durant


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