Short Quotes Quotes

The least thing upset him on the links. He missed short putts because of the uproar of butterflies in the adjoining meadows.

P.G. Wodehouse

The simplest and shortest ethical precept is to be served as little as possible . . . and to serve others as much as possible.

Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy

Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.

Bill Gates

Symbologists often remarked that France-a country renowned for machismo, womanizing, and diminutive insecure leaders like Napoleon and Pepin the Short-could not have chosen a more apt national emblem than a thousand-foot phallus.

Dan Brown

Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh.

Quentin Crisp

To go too far is as bad as to fall short.

Confucius

No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.

Eric Hoffer

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.

Jules Feiffer

If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.

Julius Erving

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

Theodore H White

Sure, they were simple desk lamps with only a minimal amount of movement, but you could immediately tell that Luxo Jr. was a baby, and that the big one was his mother. In that short little film, computer animation went from a novelty to a serious tool for filmmaking.

John Lasseter

History is not the story of heroes entirely. It is often the story of cruelty and injustice and shortsightedness. There are monsters, there is evil, there is betrayal. That's why people should read Shakespeare and Dickens as well as history ~~ they will find the best, the worst, the height of noble attainment and the depths of depravity.

David C. McCullough

Not only is the Kyoto approach to global warming wrong-headed, the climate change establishment's suppression of dissent and criticism is little short of a scandal. The IPCC should be shut down… In Europe, where climate change absolutism is at its strongest, the quasi-religion of greenery in general and the climate change issue in particular have filled the vacuum of organised religion, with reasoned questioning of its mantras regarded as a form of blasphemy.

Nigel Lawson

Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words

Bible

Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter.

Benjamin Franklin

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.

Jules Feiffer

The reputation of a man is like his shadow: it sometimes follows and sometimes precedes him, it is sometimes longer and sometimes shorter than his natural size

French Proverb

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other

Walter Elliot

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.

Walter Elliott

Most people are in a factory from nine till five. Their job may be to turn out 263 little circles. At the end of the week they're three short and somebody has a go at them. On Saturday afternoons they deserve something to go and shout about.

Rodney Marsh

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

Tobias Wolff

The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor's shortcomings as he is of his own.

Eric Hoffer

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

Will Rogers

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

George Washington Carver
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