Best Quotes About Long

Progress was all right. Only it went on too long. -James Thurber

If you want to get along, go along. -Sam Rayburn

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. -Sam Levenson

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results. -Scott Adams

The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register. -Bob Verdi

The court of last resort is no longer the Supreme Court. It's 'Nightline.' -Alan Dershowitz

Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased. -John Steinbeck

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few. -Will Rogers

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. -Fred Allen

Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. -Gore Vidal

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished. -Og Mandino

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There is a vast world of work out there in this country, where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone – many of whom are bored out of their minds. All day long. -Richard Nelson Bolles

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist. -Novalis

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. -Khalil Gibran

I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice. -Muriel Rukeyser

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt

In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest. -Henry Miller

It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured. -Tacitus

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. -Abraham Lincoln

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen. -Minor White

Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else. -Andre Gide

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy. -Roger Nash Baldwin

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. -Thomas Huxley

The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category. -Adolf Hitler

In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known – that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness. -Norman O. Brown

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!' -Rudyard Kipling

Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently. -Charles Dudley Warner

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. -Archimedes

The longer one lives, the more one realizes that nothing is a dish for every day. -Norman Douglas

San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don't mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that's what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo. -George Halas

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. -Charlie Chaplin

Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient. -Ambrose Bierce

It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like. -Jackie Mason

In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number. -Steven Wright

I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand. -Edward Appleton

If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. -Mickey Mantle

He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can. -Jack Nicklaus

He hits it long. His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball. That's where he's getting his power from. He's young and has great elasticity. -Nick Faldo

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win. -Gary McCord

I feel there are two people inside me – me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely. -Kim Basinger

I long for the day when advertising will become a business for a grown man. -Howard Gossage

Chances are that neither the client nor the agency will ever know very much about what role the ad has played in sales or profits of the client, either short-term or long-term. -Michael Schudson

Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character. -Henry Clay

The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead. -Thomas Jefferson

I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. -Ian Fleming

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. -Oscar Wilde

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. -Igor Stravinsky

As long as you keep getting born, it's alright to die some times. -Orson Scott Card

It takes a long time to become young. -Pablo Picasso

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization. -Lincoln Steffens

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins. -Charles Lamb

Books had instant replay long before televised sports. -Bernard Williams

Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. -Anatole France

I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite. -Bertrand Russell

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes. -Sally Field

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. -George S. Patton

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. -Ralph W. Sockman

'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it. -Lord Byron

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. -Susan Ertz

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. -George Eliot

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. -H. G. Wells

Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. -Brendan Behan

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. -Havelock Ellis

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. -Aldo Leopold

The problem is no longer that with every pair of hands that comes into the world there comes a hungry stomach. Rather it is that, attached to those hands are sharp elbows. -Paul Samuelson

You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There is no failure except in no longer trying. -Elbert Hubbard

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit. -Emmanuel Teney

I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side. -Katharine Butler Hathaway

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours. -Grover Cleveland

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! -Edward Abbey

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. -John Leonard

It is easy to understand God as long as you don't try to explain him. -Joseph Joubert

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys. -Christian Nestell Bovee

We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier. -Walter Savage Landor

So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some. -Booth Tarkington

The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker. -Helen Keller

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it. -Abraham Lincoln

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale. -Adlai Stevenson I

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. -Mahatma Gandhi

I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three. -Elayne Boosler

There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. -Albert Einstein

It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any. -Mae West

The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. -Stephen King

Life is a long lesson in humility. -James M. Barrie

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work – that goes on, it adds up. -Barbara Kingsolver

Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house. -Jean Kerr

As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes. -Mel Brooks

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. -Khalil Gibran

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children. -Mignon McLaughlin

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars. -Arthur C. Clarke

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. -Mother Teresa

The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. -Edward R. Murrow

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. -Eric Berne

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong. -Richard Armour

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct. -Thomas Jefferson

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

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. -Saint Augustine

That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along. -Madeleine L'Engle

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. -Gertrude Stein

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence. -Jacques Barzun

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher. -Elbert Hubbard

The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday. -Dennis Gabor

I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning. -Andy Warhol

It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back. -Mick Jagger

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

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. -Andre Gide

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon. -Napoleon Bonaparte

The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter. -Blaise Pascal

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. -Bertrand Russell

I have something to prove, as long as I know there's something that needs improvement, and you know that everytime I move, I make a woman's movement. -Ani DiFranco

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. -Bertrand Russell

A man is what he thinks about all day long. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it. -Dick Cavett

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness. -Charles Darwin

In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. -Eric Hoffer

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction. -John F. Kennedy

Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown. -Jim Morrison

Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true. -Albert Schweitzer

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare. -Sun Tzu

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. -Voltaire

I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom. -Andy Warhol

Any colour – so long as it's black. -Henry Ford

Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough. -Gustave Flaubert

It always takes awfully long time to understand unbelievably simple things. -Joe Chung

The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression. -Gary Larson

There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings. -Quentin Crisp

They, that unnamed 'they,' they've knocked me down but I got up. I always get up-and I swear when I went down quite often I took the fall; nothing moves a mountain but itself. They, I've long ago named them me. -Gregory Corso

I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don't see how I can ever trust any human being again. -Ulysses S. Grant

I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin' hell, but as long as they ain't free, I ain't free. -Muhammad Ali

Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent. -Fred Allen

When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets? -Jim Bishop

He longed to be lost but he couldn't bear not to be found. -Ronald Blythe

The beauty of the past belongs to the past. -Margaret Bourke-White

I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinions. -Omar N. Bradley

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift. -Wernher von Braun

No longer is the female destined solely for the home and the rearing of the family and only the male for the marketplace and the world of ideas. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

Prayer for many is like a foreign land. When we go there, we go as tourists. Like most tourists, we feel uncomfortable and out of place. Like most tourists, we therefore move on before too long and go somewhere else. -Robert McAfee Brown

An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house. -Maria Callas

As long as the plots keep arriving from outer space, I'll go on with my virgins. -Barbara Cartland

It is three and a half hours long, four characters wide and a cesspool deep. -John Jay Chapman

I wouldn't keep him around long if I didn't feed him well. -Julia Child

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life. -Jacques Chirac

So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning. -Aaron Copland

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. -Noel Coward

The mugger who is arrested is back on the street before the police officer, but the person mugged may not be back on the street for a long time, if ever. -Mario Cuomo

It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice. -Deng Xiaoping

It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament. -Bernadette Devlin

Time and again these governments have rejected proposals today – and longed for them tomorrow. -Abba Eban

I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. -Queen Elizabeth II

The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women. -Queen Elizabeth II

Divine right went out with the American Revolution and doesn't belong to the White House aides. What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great? -Sam Ervin

The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment is very unfair to anyone meditating murder. -Geoffrey Fisher

My life is one long curve, full of turning points. -Pierre Trudeau

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's. -Harry S Truman

He took pride in belonging to the world's most exclusive club: the United States Senate. -Margaret Truman

Over the long haul of life on this planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants. -Stewart Udall

And it came to me, and I knew what I had to have before my soul would rest. I wanted to belong – to belong to my mother. And in return – I wanted my mother to belong to me. -Gloria Vanderbilt

Seeking to forget makes exile all the longer; the secret of redemption lies in remembrance. -Richard von Weizsaecker

Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions. -Orson Welles

If I am no longer disturbed myself, I will deal less with disturbed people, but I don't regret having concerned myself with them because I think most of us are disturbed. -Tennessee Williams

In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along. -Antonin Scalia

Anti-intellectualism has long been the anti-Semitism of the businessman. -Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Serious illness doesn't bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host. -Albert Schweitzer

My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't. -Beverly Sills

There is no 'slippery slope' toward loss of liberties, only a long staircase where each step downward must first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders. -Alan K. Simpson

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. -Gerald R. Ford

In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine. -J. William Fulbright

The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established; once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it. -Dag Hammarskjold

I am alone here in New York, no longer a we. -Elizabeth Hardwick

An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run. -Sydney J. Harris

One reason we lasted so long is that we usually played two people who were very much in love. As we were realistic actors, we became those two people. So we had a divertissement: I had an affair with him, and he with me. -Lynn Fontanne

Whatever the right hand findeth to do, the left hand carries a watch on its wrist to show how long it takes to do it. -Ralph W. Sockman

I have owed you this letter for a very long time-but my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were an old and poisoned tool. -John Steinbeck

The team has come along slow but fast. -Casey Stengel

The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion. -Potter Stewart

There is something about a poet which leads us to believe that he died, in many cases, as long as 20 years before his birth. -James Thurber

Real folk music long ago went to Nashville and left no known survivors. -Donal Henahan

I cast my bread on the waters long ago. Now it's time for you to send it back to me – toasted and buttered on both sides. -Jesse Jackson

Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble. -Carl Jung

Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul. -Louis Kahn

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. -Helen Keller

The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been. -George F. Kennan

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it. -John F. Kennedy

Khrushchev reminds me of the tiger hunter who has picked a place on the wall to hang the tiger's skin long before he has caught the tiger. This tiger has other ideas. -John F. Kennedy

Whenever you're sitting across from some important person, always picture him sitting there in a suit of long red underwear. That's the way I always operated in business. -Joseph P. Kennedy

Jack doesn't belong anymore to just a family. He belongs to the country. -Joseph P. Kennedy

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer. -Henry Kissinger

I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance. -Harold MacMillan

A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light. -Henri Matisse

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned. -W. Somerset Maugham

In Hollywood, the women are all peaches. It makes one long for an apple occasionally. -W. Somerset Maugham

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost. -Margaret Mead

The long-established and noble rule of Law, one of the greatest products of the character and tradition of British history, has suffered a deadly blow. Blackmail has become respectable. -Robert Menzies

I know that my works are a credit to this nation and I dare say they will endure longer than the McCarran Act. -Arthur Miller

As always on this boulevard, the faces were young, coming annually in an endless migration from every country, every continent, to alight here once in the long journey of their lives. -Brian Moore

When you're a writer you no longer see things with the freshness of the normal person. There are always two figures that work inside you. -Brian Moore

There is no longer a way out of our present situation except by forging a road toward our objective, violently and by force, over a sea of blood and under a horizon blazing with fire. -Gamal Abdel Nasser

So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage, the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater. -George Jean Nathan

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. -George Orwell

In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong, I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me. Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will. -Boris Pasternak

This bill is the legislative equivalent of crack. It yields a short-term high but does long-term damage to the system and it's expensive to boot. -Barney Frank

Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects something to happen-not because of the sermon, not even because of the preacher, but because of God. -John Hines

Death used to announce itself in the thick of life but now people drag on so long it sometimes seems that we are reaching the stage when we may have to announce ourselves to death. It is as though one needs a special strength to die, and not a final weakness. -Ronald Blythe

Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was. -Art Buchwald

Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual. -Paul Tournier

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived. -Knut Hamsun

I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist. All modern musicians are, for better or worse, prisoners of Gutenberg. -Donal Henahan

We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter – and to write it in the books of law. -Lyndon B. Johnson

We are given to the cult of personality; when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us. If by chance we think we have found one, it will not be long before we destroy him. -Konstantinos Karamanlis

Confrontation is not a dirty word. Sometimes it's the best kind of journalism as long you don't confront people just for the sake of a confrontation. -Don Hewitt

Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England. -Archibald MacLeish

There have been some medical schools in which somewhere along the assembly line, a faculty member has informed the students, not so much by what he said but by what he did, that there is an intimate relation between curing and caring. -Ashley Montagu

As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to the American people: Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible. -Richard M. Nixon

To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us. -William Hazlitt

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree. -Elbert Hubbard

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. -Heraclitus

The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. -John Stuart Mill

Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist. -Edmund Burke

The future… seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done. -Edward Young

True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent. -Samuel Johnson

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. -Voltaire

There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict truth can carry you through the world, with either your conscience or your honor unwounded. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them. -Ovid

In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes. -Ernest Hemingway

Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old. -Abraham Lincoln

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along. -Andre Maurois

Art need no longer be an account of past sensations. It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations. It is a question of producing ourselves, not things that enslave us. -Angela Carter

Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long. -Anita Brookner

When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory. -A. C. Benson

Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way. -Baltasar Gracian

There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants – more than anything else – to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are – and have always been. -Benjamin Jowett

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete. -C. S. Lewis

Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions. -Charles Dickens

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. -Dale Carnegie

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent. -David Hockney

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. -Don Marquis

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness. -Edward Gibbon

The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure – if you don't like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don't like it, you don't understand and you ought to find out. -Ethel Barrymore

A little man often cast a long shadow. -G. M. Trevelyan

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried. -Garson Kanin

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. -George Herbert

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity. -Helen Hayes

He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men. -Isaac Asimov

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten. -John Dryden

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash. -Josh Billings

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time. -Jules Renard

I've always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way. -Leo Buscaglia

A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep. -Marc Chagall

As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress. -Marcel Proust

You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something. -Maxwell Maltz

You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer. -Ovid

In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

In youth, the days are short and the years are long. In old age, the years are short and days long. -Pope Paul VI

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination. -Robert Frost

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity. -Robert A. Heinlein

For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, never make a fine gesture. -Roland Barthes

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy. -Felicia Hemans

What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are. -Walter Scott

When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind. -Victor Hugo

When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings. -W. E. B. Du Bois

Honor sinks where commerce long prevails. -Walter Bagehot

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long. -Wilson Mizner

Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction. -Jawaharlal Nehru

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. -Elinor Smith

We fail to see that we can control our destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be. -Orison Swett Marden

When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. -Viktor E. Frankl

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. -Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' -Eleanor Roosevelt

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. -Joseph Addison

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. -Albert Einstein

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again. -David Viscott

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. -Henry David Thoreau

As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge. -Henry Van Dyke

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

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. -Dorothy Thompson

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. -Helen Keller

There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience. -Jean de la Bruyere

If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists. -Edward de Bono

Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long. -Ogden Nash

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. -Theodore Roosevelt

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. -Buddha

I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time. -Josh Billings

If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system. -William James

This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. -Elmer Davis

When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones. -Peter De Vries

I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty. -Woodrow Wilson

Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in. -Saul Alinsky

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something. -Jean Rostand

The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself. -Henry Kissinger

As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever. -Clarence Darrow

Who knows? Maybe my life belongs to God. Maybe it belongs to me. But I do know one thing: I'm damned if it belongs to the government. -Art Hoppe

Victory belongs to the most persevering. -Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose. -Kin Hubbard

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon; which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to. -Franklin P. Jones

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. -Friedrich Nietzsche

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. -Isaac Asimov

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it. -Sigmund Freud

For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. -Ernest Hemingway

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. -E. B. White

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. -John Adams

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs. -Elbert Hubbard

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking. -Aldous Huxley

The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil. -H. L. Mencken

The life so short, the craft so long to learn. -Hippocrates

He tosses aside his paint-pots and his words a foot and a half long. -Horace

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. -Helen Keller

The philosophers of the Middle Ages demonstrated both that the Earth did not exist and also that it was flat. Today they are still arguing about whether the world exists, but they no longer dispute about whether it is flat. -Vilhjalmur Stefansson

As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big. -Donald Trump

We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed. -Lawrence Clark Powell

What makes a book great, a so-called classic, it its quality of always being modern, of its author, though he be long dead, continuing to speak to each new generation. -Lawrence Clark Powell

Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else. -Brian Tracy

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. -Leonardo da Vinci

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals. -Brian Tracy

No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library… When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end. -Lawrence Clark Powell

May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live. -Robert A. Heinlein

We continue to be exasperated by the view, apparently gaining momentum in certain circles, that armed robbery is okay as long as nobody gets hurt! The proper solution to armed robbery is a dead robber, on the scene. -Jeff Cooper

Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce. -P. J. O'Rourke

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others. -Winston Churchill

One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me. -William Shakespeare

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old. -Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time. -Gordie Howe

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance. -Jawaharlal Nehru

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 you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. -Harriet Beecher Stowe

The mind is like a sheet of white paper in this, that the impressions it receives the oftenest, and retains the longest, are black ones. -Julius Charles Hare

One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, 'I have it,' merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it. -Henrik Ibsen

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers. -Lewis Thomas

Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke. -Hermann Hesse

Any sane person would have left long ago. But I cannot. I have my sons. -Princess Diana

I'm a giraffe. I even walk like a giraffe with a long neck and legs. It's a pretty dumb animal, mind you. -Sophia Loren

I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people. -Eddie Albert

Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains. -John Philip Sousa

The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith. -John Foster Dulles

Just as we could have rode into the sunset, along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC. -Andy Grove

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. -Frank Lloyd Wright

I'm not at the point where I'd feel safe in a house alone. I would be really scared. I'm the kind of person that when I get up to go use the bathroom I have this big long hallway, and I just know someone's going to jump out and get me. -Britney Spears

If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people. -Leonardo DiCaprio

It's a family that's loaded with grudges and passion. We come from a long line of robbers and highwaymen in Italy, you know. Killers, even. -Nicolas Cage

How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven. -Spike Milligan

I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members. -Groucho Marx

It's so long since I've had sex I've forgotten who ties up who. -Joan Rivers

Television has brought back murder into the home – where it belongs. -Alfred Hitchcock

What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others. -Diogenes

The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way. -Keanu Reeves

A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials. -Ronald Knox

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays. -Henny Youngman

As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything. -Pierre Beaumarchais

The whole concept of 'grounding' children is utterly stupid – they just go off and rebel and don't like you. When my kids eventually come along, I don't want them to not like me. -Kate Winslet

When I came to Los Angeles, it was the first time that I ever felt like I belong somewhere. Not because it was wacky, but because people here understood what I felt like to perform, and there were other kids my age who wanted to do it. I didn't get looked at as God, you freak. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

There's nothing wrong with being shallow as long as you're insightful about it. -Dennis Miller

When we can't dream any longer we die. -Emma Goldman

It is necessary to try to pass one's self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life. -Queen Christina

The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history. -Lawrence Summers

We can no longer allow multinationals to parade as agents of progress and democracy in the newspapers, even as they subvert it at the workplace. -John Sweeney

We die only once, and for such a long time. -Moliere

Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones. -Benjamin Disraeli

No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings. -Peter Drucker

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out. -Ronald Reagan

One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment… If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot. -Ray Kroc

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious. -John Sculley

The companies that survive longest are the one's that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul. -Charles Handy

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed. -Bernard Baruch

While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile. -Madeleine Albright

Somewhere along the line I made the switch and was able to look at the bight side rather than the dark side all the time. Now I look at everything I have and think how lucky I am. -Michelle Pfeiffer

There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working. -Robert Half

I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses. -Victor Hugo

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts. -Ovid

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice. -Saint Francis de Sales

It is fortunate that diplomats have long noses since they usually cannot see beyond them. -Paul Claudel

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it. -Walt Disney

Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world. -Walt Disney

If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. -Eubie Blake

Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy. -Bill Cosby

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. -Helen Keller

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might. -Marian Anderson

Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future. -Ruth Benedict

Celebrity was a long time in coming; it will go away. Everything goes away. -Carol Burnett

These people have served a longer sentence than some people who have committed murder. -Jeff Greenfield

If something happened along the route and you had to leave your children with Bob Dole or Bill Clinton, I think you would probably leave them with Bob Dole. -Bob Dole

In the long years liker they must grow; The man be more of woman, she of man. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me. -Anna Quindlen

A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never. -Henry Ward Beecher

On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers. -Adlai Stevenson I

Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers. -Howard Thurman

Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values. -Joshua L. Liebman

Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn't, he should be ashamed of himself. -Robertson Davies

Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay… Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told. -Chaz Bono

It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily; but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably. -Immanuel Kant

Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children. -Jane Howard

I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women. -Ruth Benedict

It takes a long time to learn that a courtroom is the last place in the world for learning the truth. -Alice Koller

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty. -Louisa May Alcott

Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize the potentialities, particularly the moral and spiritual potentialities, which we usually reserve for war. -John Foster Dulles

With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will. -Ernst Haas

Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does. -John Berger

Superior strength is found in the long run to lie with those who had right on their side. -James Anthony Froude

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. -C. S. Lewis

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts. -Axel Munthe

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. -Buddha

To the victor belong the responsibilities. -Al Bernstein

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. -E. M. Forster

No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition. -Benjamin Disraeli

People say New Yorkers can't get along. Not true. I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers, sharing a cab. One guy took the tires and the radio; the other guy took the engine. -David Letterman

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. -Plutarch

Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history. Our ancestors used to create these crafts out of necessity, and now we do them for fun, to make money and to express ourselves. -Phyllis George

Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood. -Phil Donahue

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. -Elizabeth Cady Stanton

If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving. -Robert Frost

There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return. -Dag Hammarskjold

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable. -Madeleine L'Engle

So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable. -Aldous Huxley

Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it – but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man. -Jackie Kennedy

I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil. -Robert Kennedy

Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time. -George Carlin

If French is no longer the language of a power, it can be the language of a counter power. -Lionel Jospin

The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains. -Josephine Baker

The longer the title, the less important the job. -George McGovern

You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed. -Ronald Reagan

The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it. -Eleanor Roosevelt

As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along. -Eleanor Roosevelt

What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car? -George Bernard Shaw

I don't mind how much my Ministers talk, so long as they do what I say. -Margaret Thatcher

A week is a long time in politics. -Harold Wilson

Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself. -Woodrow Wilson

I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something. -Woodrow Wilson

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it. -Russell Baker

No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take the first pill that comes along. -Joyce Brothers

Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man, one man. -Phyllis McGinley

Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins. -Mae West

People shouldn't expect the mass media to do investigative stories. That job belongs to the 'fringe' media. -Ted Koppel

Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide. -John Adams

All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead. -Samuel Beckett

Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone? -Erma Bombeck

For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer than most marriages is not easy. -Erma Bombeck

House guests should be regarded as perishables: Leave them out too long and they go bad. -Erma Bombeck

On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings. -Erma Bombeck

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse. -John Quincy Adams

I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn't need a gun, you'd better take one along that worked. -Raymond Chandler

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention. -Clifton Fadiman

The victor belongs to the spoils. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars. -Gustave Flaubert

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do. -Robert A. Heinlein

People are very open-minded about new things – as long as they're exactly like the old ones. -Charles Kettering

Both the cockroach and the bird would get along very well without us, although the cockroach would miss us most. -Joseph Wood Krutch

There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There are three side effects of acid: enhanced long-term memory, decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third. -Timothy Leary

In waking a tiger, use a long stick. -Mao Zedong

I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it. -Marilyn Monroe

It does not matter how badly you paint so long as you don't paint badly like other people. -George Edward Moore

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. -Laurence J. Peter

Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it. -David Lee Roth

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. -George Bernard Shaw

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth. -Edith Sitwell

This seems to be the law of progress in everything we do; it moves along a spiral rather than a perpendicular; we seem to be actually going out of the way, and yet it turns out that we were really moving upward all the time. -Frances E. Willard

It takes a long time to understand nothing. -Edward Dahlberg

In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed. -Montesquieu

A long time ago a bunch of people reached a general consensus as to what's real and what's not and most of us have been going along with it ever since. -Charles de Lint

It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected. -Mark Twain

Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. -Gore Vidal

No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward. -Booker T. Washington

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular. -Oscar Wilde

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating. -Carl von Clausewitz

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. -Winston Churchill

What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long. -Thomas Sowell

You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power – he's free again. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it. -James Baldwin

If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind? -Maria Montessori

We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself. -Samuel Johnson

I imagine, therefore I belong and am free. -Lawrence Durrell

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. -Oscar Wilde

Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration. She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders. -Baltasar Gracian

When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity. -Joseph Campbell

By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future. -Zelda Fitzgerald

There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates. -James Russell Lowell

The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows. -Gaston Bachelard

Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. -Jorge Luis Borges

It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work. -Edward Gibbon

Slow thinkers are part of the game too. Some of these slow thinkers can hit a ball a long way. -Alvin Dark

Win any way you can as long as you can get away with it. -Leo Durocher

I love doubleheaders. That way I get to keep my uniform on longer. -Tommy Lasorda

What you have to remember is that baseball isn't a week or a month but a season – and a season is a long time. -Chuck Tanner

The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won't hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game. -Earl Weaver

The other day they asked me about mandatory drug testing. I said I believed in drug testing a long time ago. All through the sixties I tested everything. -Bill Lee

I've seen the future and it's much like the present only longer. -Dan Quisenberry

You can only milk a cow so long, then you're left holding the pail. -Hank Aaron

When I hit a home run I usually didn't care where it went. So long as it was a home run was all that mattered. -Mickey Mantle

I'm not a headline guy. I know that as long as I was following Ruth to the plate I could have stood on my head and no one would have known the difference. -Lou Gehrig

Too many kids today are playing major league ball and don't belong there. -Joe DiMaggio

The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault. -Ty Cobb

To get along with me, don't increase my tension. -Ty Cobb

I study pitchers. I visualize pitches. That gives me a better chance every time I step into the box. That doesn't mean I'm going to get a hit every game, but that's one of the reasons I've come a long way as a hitter. -Mark McGwire

People like us are afraid to leave ball. What else is there to do? When baseball has been your whole life, you can't think about a future without it, so you hang on as long as you can. -Willie Stargell

Brooks Robinson belongs in a higher league. -Pete Rose

Two hours is about as long as any American can wait for the close of a baseball game, or anything else for that matter. -Al Spalding

For too long the world has failed to recognise that the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are about fine athletics and fine art. -Avery Brundage

I can do anything you want me to do so long as I don't have to speak. -Linda Evangelista

Instant gratification takes too long. -Carrie Fisher

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. -Isaac Asimov

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. -Confucius

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it. -George Burns

As long as you live, keep learning how to live. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. -Aaron Siskind

It's the way to educate your eyes. Stare. Pry, listen eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long. -Walker Evans

Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long. -Walker Evans

It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone. -Aaliyah

I was extravagant in the matter of cameras – anything photographic – I had to have the best. But that was to further my work. In most things I have gone along with the plainest – or without. -Edward Weston

If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits? -Carl Sagan

I seriously object to seeing on the screen what belongs in the bedroom. -Samuel Goldwyn

We've begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet – so we bought a dog. Well, it's cheaper, and you get more feet. -Rita Rudner

Would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way from the eye through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost! -Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy. -Horatio Nelson

You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy. -Charles Manson

The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions. -John Hancock

Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life. -Arianna Huffington

All sport… is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged. -Spiro T. Agnew

I kinda see everyone as competition. I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good. Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it's cool. -Janet Jackson

No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other. -Frank Lloyd Wright

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. -Mark Twain

My own view would be to let Saddam bluster, let him rant and rave all he wants. As long as he behaves himself within his own borders, we should not be addressing any attack or resources against him. -Dick Armey

I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today will last five days, five weeks or five months, but it won't last any longer than that. -Donald Rumsfeld

Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

So long as large armies go to battle, so long will the air arm remain their spearhead. -Cyril Falls

I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league. -Mark Viduka

I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling. -Louisa May Alcott

Work is something you can count on, a trusted, lifelong friend who never deserts you. -Margaret Bourke-White

The act of longing for something will always be more intense than the requiting of it. -Gail Godwin

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. -Simone de Beauvoir

I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed. -Bette Davis

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. -Muhammad Ali

I even went so far as to become a Southern Baptist for a while, until I realized that they didn't hold 'em under long enough. -Kinky Friedman

There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for. -Saul Bellow

I write about myself with the same pencil and in the same exercise book as about him. It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning. -Samuel Beckett

You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom. -Corazon Aquino

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil. -C. S. Lewis

You can scream at me, call me for a shoot at midnight, keep me waiting for hours – as long as what ends up on the screen is perfect. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long-time-no-see. -Phyllis Battelle

The old Court you and I served so long will not be worthy of its traditions if Nixon can twist, turn and fashion If Nixon gets away with that, then Nixon makes the law as he goes along – not the Congress nor the courts. -Earl Warren

Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice? -William Butler Yeats

It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all. -Alice Walker

And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. -Walt Whitman

'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened. -Tom Wolfe

One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years. -Thomas Wolfe

Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best. -Thomas Wolfe

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude. -William Wordsworth

It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer. -Virginia Woolf

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams. -Simone Weil

The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

For time is the longest distance between two places. -Tennessee Williams

Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury. -Francis Quarles

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end. -Jean Paul

How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long? -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs. -John Ruskin

How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the price of a large turbot for it? -John Ruskin

Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. -Ronald Reagan

With a definite, step-by-step plan – ah, what a difference it makes! You cannot fail, because each step carries you along to the next, like a track. -Scott Reed

To begin with, you must realize that any idea accepted by the brain is automatically transformed into an action of some sort. It may take seconds or minutes or longer – but ideas always produce a reaction of some sort. -Scott Reed

The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead. -Jules Renard

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Want to learn to eat a lot? Here it is: Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot. -Tony Robbins

The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics. -Richard Rorty

They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide? -Adrienne Rich

To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. -Pat Riley

I don't care what you label me as long as you call me president. -Howard Dean

Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power. -Al Gore

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it. -James Truslow Adams

As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children. -John Adams

She was short on intellect, but long on shape. -George Ade

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. -Louisa May Alcott

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty. -Louisa May Alcott

So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair, we do not have the right to try to eliminate those means by which man tries to cleanse himself of despair. -Antonin Artaud

The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer. -Saint Augustine

I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him. -Saint Augustine

To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it. -Saint Augustine

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats. -Amos Bronson Alcott

Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way. -Jean Anouilh

It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past. -Hannah Arendt

It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.' -Thomas Arnold

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters. -George Eliot

The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I'm not mistaken, and I'll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men. -Desiderius Erasmus

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. -Euripides

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life? -Havelock Ellis

Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom. -Havelock Ellis

Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it… it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse. -Henrik Ibsen

So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. -Lee Iacocca

In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person. -George Bancroft

A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a political leader. -Bernard Baruch

The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more. -Georges Bernanos

People are too durable, that's their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long. -Bertolt Brecht

No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand. -Bertolt Brecht

No man has come to true greatness who has not felt that his life belongs to his race, and that which God gives to him, He gives him for mankind. -Phillips Brooks

No one who has come to true greatness has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to the people, and what God has given them he gives it for mankind. -Phillips Brooks

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap. -Simone de Beauvoir

If you improve or tinker with something long enough, eventually it will break or malfunction. -Arthur Bloch

You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing. -Warren Buffett

Life is one long process of getting tired. -Samuel Butler

To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer. -Gaston Bachelard

You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself. -James Baldwin

Our religion is itself profoundly sad – a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language – so long as he knows anguish and is a painter. -Charles Baudelaire

Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence. -Jean Baudrillard

Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined. -Josh Billings

We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves. -Leo Buscaglia

Prolonged endurance tames the bold. -Lord Byron

It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it. -Lord Byron

As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others. -Lord Byron

For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour. -Lord Byron

The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo. -John Kenneth Galbraith

My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling. -Elizabeth Gaskell

What is my life if I am no longer useful to others. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else. -Baltasar Gracian

Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development. -Ursula K. Le Guin

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. -Mahatma Gandhi

It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward. -Andre Gide

He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness – the sense that is where we really belong. -Graham Greene

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art. -Remy de Gourmont

It is the greatest mistake to think that man is always one and the same. A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour. -George Gurdjieff

There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order. -William E. Gladstone

We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It doesn't matter whether you are rich or poor – as long as you've got money. -Joe E. Lewis

I feel most at home in the United States, not because it is intrinsically a more interesting country, but because no one really belongs there any more than I do. We are all there together in its wholly excellent vacuum. -Wyndham Lewis

The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert. -Vince Lombardi

The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation. -Jean de la Bruyere

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance. -Jean de La Fontaine

When men can no longer be theists, they must, if they are civilized, become humanists. -Walter Lippmann

The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples. -Walter Lippmann

An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run. -James Russell Lowell

Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time. -C. S. Lewis

If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route. -Malcolm Forbes

Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities. -Benjamin Franklin

One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it. -E. M. Forster

We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality. -Sigmund Freud

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached. -Franz Kafka

The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems – the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion. -John Maynard Keynes

For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still. -John Maynard Keynes

In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better. -Paul Klee

Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God. -Soren Kierkegaard

Happiness is the longing for repetition. -Milan Kundera

It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit. -Horace

It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth once they inherit it. -Kin Hubbard

Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home. -Kin Hubbard

All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified. -Thomas Huxley

The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being. -Dag Hammarskjold

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there. -Sydney J. Harris

Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength. -Aldous Huxley

A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention. -Aldous Huxley

So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs. -Dorothea Brande

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth. -Mikhail Bakunin

The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam. -J. G. Ballard

Electronic aids, particularly domestic computers, will help the inner migration, the opting out of reality. Reality is no longer going to be the stuff out there, but the stuff inside your head. It's going to be commercial and nasty at the same time. -J. G. Ballard

The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine. -Stephen Leacock

Traditionally the great men of our country have sprung from poor environments; that being so, it would appear we have long suffered from a severe lack of poverty. -Gerald F. Lieberman

We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation. -Robert E. Lee

Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes. -Vladimir Lenin

When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward – or go back. He who now talks about the 'freedom of the press' goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism. -Vladimir Lenin

We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody. -R. Buckminster Fuller

When a man is no longer anxious to do better than well, he is done for. -Benjamin Haydon

Life is short, the art long. -Hippocrates

Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice. -Leigh Hunt

Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run. -Edward Hoagland

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. -Rabindranath Tagore

O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it. -Saint Teresa of Avila

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. -Henry David Thoreau

The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law. -Denis Diderot

I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment. -Benjamin Disraeli

It don't make much difference what you study, so long as you don't like it. -Finley Peter Dunne

No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat. -Lawrence Durrell

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. -Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life, although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40, had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career than most of his brethren. -Arthur Conan Doyle

Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are. -Wayne Dyer

Only when manhood is dead – and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it – only then will we know what it is to be free. -Andrea Dworkin

A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature. -Guillaume Apollinaire

Religion was nearly dead because there was no longer real belief in future life; but something was struggling to take its place – service – social service – the ants creed, the bees creed. -John Galsworthy

Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable. -J. Martin Kohe

Most speakers speak ten minutes too long. -James Humes

The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end. -Leon Trotsky

If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader! -William Makepeace Thackeray

A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image. -Joan Didion

There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative. -E. L. Doctorow

It is often wise to reveal that which cannot be concealed for long. -Friedrich Schiller

The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation. -Constantin Stanislavski

So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. -Robert Louis Stevenson

So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public. -Marquis de Sade

If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved. -George Santayana

The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care. -Philip Sidney

The human heart dares not stay away too long from that which hurt it most. There is a return journey to anguish that few of us are released from making. -Lillian Smith

A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long? -Gloria Steinem

A novel is a mirror carried along a main road. -Stendhal

If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity. -Sun Tzu

Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it. -Charles R. Swindoll

That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously. -Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men. -George Bernard Shaw

I want to be like Tom Cruise from 'The Outsiders' and go on and do amazing movies for a long time. -Ashton Kutcher

Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep silent about him who was there for so long. -Elias Canetti

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen. -Thomas Carlyle

In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government. -Thomas Carlyle

Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it. -Thomas Carlyle

Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen. -Willa Cather

The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs. -Malcolm de Chazal

Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession. -Robert Collier

When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws. -Nicolas Chamfort

There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This period does not last. He returns headlong to his beard. -Jean Cocteau

Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman. -James Fenimore Cooper

The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society. -James Fenimore Cooper

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long. -e. e. cummings

We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience. -Miguel de Cervantes

Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time; it's ten to one if they hang long together. -Douglas William Jerrold

Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had? -Henry James

My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. -Thomas Jefferson

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. -Carl Jung

He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage. -Samuel Johnson

Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in so many trifling things to help rid us of our time, which will never return. -Samuel Johnson

Part of the American dream is to live long and die young. Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live. -Douglas MacArthur

Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough. -Groucho Marx

I won't belong to any organization that would have me as a member. -Groucho Marx

If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along – whether it be business, family relations, or life itself. -Bernard Meltzer

Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago. -H. L. Mencken

No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight. -H. L. Mencken

A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back – it is already so far. -Alice Meynell

Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken – and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived. -Margaret Mitchell

Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed. -Montesquieu

Life is too short for a long story. -Mary Wortley Montagu

As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other. -John Stuart Mill

Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death. -Herman Melville

God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us. -Niccolo Machiavelli

The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do. -Orison Swett Marden

The quality of your work, in the long run, is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued by the world. -Orison Swett Marden

I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me. -W. Somerset Maugham

Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long. -W. Somerset Maugham

Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul. -Andre Maurois

I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots. -Henry Miller

Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement. -Henry Miller

We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets – we remember only. -Henry Miller

Superior people never make long visits. -Marianne Moore

The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them. -Hector Hugh Munro

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. -Sam Levenson

On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love. -Henry Drummond

The trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time; it uses up the better part of your life and when you are finished what you know is that you would have benefited more by going into banking. -Philip K. Dick

It doesn't matter what you believe just so long as you're sincere. -Charles M. Schulz

Along with the lazy man… the dying man is the immoral man: the former, a subject that does not work; the latter, an object that no longer even makes itself available to be worked on by others. -Michel De Certeau

I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river. -Zhuangzi

The love of their country is with them only a mode of flattering its master; as soon as they think that master can no longer hear, they speak of everything with a frankness which is the more startling because those who listen to it become responsible. -Marquis De Custine

The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people, have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty. -William Cobbett

Only as long as a company can produce a desired, worthwhile, and needed product or service, and can command the public, will it receive the public dollar and succeed. -Curtis Carlson

As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending. -Andrew Jackson

These names: gay, queer, homosexual are limiting. I would love to finish with them. We're going to have to decide which terms to use and where we use them. For me to use the word 'queer' is a liberation; it was a word that frightened me, but no longer. -Derek Jarman

The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message. -Pope John Paul II

Nothing is more beautiful than the love that has weathered the storms of life. The love of the young for the young, that is the beginning of life. But the love of the old for the old, that is the beginning of things longer. -Jerome K. Jerome

It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths. -Greil Marcus

As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm, there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior. A norm is by definition a standard for judging; it is not itself subject to judgment. -Myriam Miedzian

So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die. -William Morris

There are few things that you can't do as long as you are willing to apply yourself. -Greg LeMond

Psychoanalysts seem to be long on information and short on application. -Gene Fowler

Nothing is so beautiful as spring – when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing. -Gerard Manley Hopkins

The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper – whether little or great, it belongs to Literature. -Sarah Orne Jewett

Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements. -Nelson Mandela

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern. -Anais Nin

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest. -Friedrich Nietzsche

If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on. Don't go along to get along; do your best and when you have to – and you will – leave, and be something else. -Peggy Noonan

It has been my fate in a long life of production to be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry, a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art. -Margaret Oliphant

The secret of long life is double careers. One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years. -David Ogilvy

A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market. -Austin O'Malley

Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever. -George Orwell

We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun. -George Orwell

We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose. -George Orwell

When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real: the truths of the police are the truths of today. -Jacques Prevert

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is. -Norman Vincent Peale

Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances. -Cesare Pavese

Character is simply habit long continued. -Plutarch

A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse. -Johann Georg Zimmermann

The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one. -M. Scott Peck

They're sheep. They like Bush enough to credit him with saving the nation after 9/11. Three thousand people get killed, and everybody thinks they're next on the list. The president comes along, and he's got his six-guns strapped on, and people think he's going to save them. -Ed Asner

Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry, Saddam hussein would still be in power today in Iraq. In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait. -Dick Cheney

President Bush has said that the economy is growing, that there are jobs out there. But you know, it's a long commute to China to get those jobs. -Tom Daschle

Iraq is a long way from the U.S., but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face. -Madeleine Albright

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry. -Richard P. Feynman

I made a pact with myself a long time ago: Never watch anything stupider than you. It's helped me a lot. -Bette Midler

I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation. -Charles Evans Hughes

It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish. -J. R. R. Tolkien

Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance? -Frank Moore Colby

There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start. -Charles Baudelaire

We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics. -Bill Vaughan

We read advertisements… to discover and enlarge our desires. We are always ready – even eager – to discover, from the announcement of a new product, what we have all along wanted without really knowing it. -Daniel J. Boorstin

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. -Frank Zappa

In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. -Alfred Whitney Griswold

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night. -Bill Watterson

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. -Thomas Paine

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

There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away. -Henry Ward Beecher

Life, if well lived, is long enough. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness. -Jean Genet

There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos. -Milan Kundera

History keeps her secrets longer than most of us. But she has one secret that I will reveal to you tonight in the greatest confidence. Sometimes there are no winners at all. And sometimes nobody needs to lose. -John le Carre

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. -Jack London

Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck. -George Sanders

When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser. -Whittaker Chambers

As long as there are only 3 to 4 people on the floor, the country is in good hands. It's only when you have 50 to 60 in the Senate that you want to be concerned. -Bob Dole

Canada will be a strong country when Canadians of all provinces feel at home in all parts of the country, and when they feel that all Canada belongs to them. -Pierre Trudeau

His life was one long extravaganza, like living inside a Faberge egg. -John Lahr

When the wedding march sounds the resolute approach, the clock no longer ticks, it tolls the hour. The figures in the aisle are no longer individuals, they symbolize the human race. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there should be a large air space between a journalist and the head of a state. -Walter Lippmann

When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God's business. -Flannery O'Connor

The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. -Samuel Butler

Does the road wind up-hill all the way? Yes, to the very end. Will the day's journey take the whole long day? From morn to night, my friend. -Grantland Rice

The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom. -George MacDonald

The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers. -John Dalberg-Acton

He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Since it is not granted to us to live long, let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived. -E. Joseph Cossman

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. -Henry David Thoreau

The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer. -George Santayana

Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you. -Katherine Anne Porter

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time. -Denis Waitley

The Germans and I no longer speak the same language. -Marlene Dietrich

I got along better with the guys than with the girls. Only two girls came up to talk to me. Later I found out they were telling their boyfriends, 'If you talk to her, I'll kill you.' It's always rough with that high school thing. -Christina Aguilera

As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied. -Oscar Wilde

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist. -Epicurus

To make a long story short, there's nothing like having a boss walk in. -Doris Lilly

Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it. -Napoleon Hill

Creative people who can't help but explore other mental territories are at greater risk, just as someone who climbs a mountain is more at risk than someone who just walks along a village lane. -R. D. Laing

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers. -Horace

Many interviewers when they come to talk to me, think they're being progressive by not mentioning in their stories any longer that I'm black. I tell them, 'Don't stop now. If I shot somebody you'd mention it.' -Colin Powell

Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn. -John Updike

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike. -Theodore Roosevelt

So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world. -Isadora Duncan

For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise. -Benjamin Franklin

If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do. -Samuel Butler

Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other. -Joshua L. Liebman

I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got a little money along with it. -Rose Kennedy

If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against 'em anyway, you don't belong in office. -Molly Ivins

In America you can say anything you want – as long as it doesn't have any effect. -Paul Goodman

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence. -Louis Pasteur

Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space. -Douglas Adams

The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along. -Thomas Dewar

Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war. -Loren Eiseley

In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars. -Richard M. Nixon

Ambivalence about family responsibilities has a long history in the corporate world. -Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I'd rather win two or three, lose one, win two or three more. I'm a great believer in things evening out. If you win a whole bunch in a row, somewhere along the line you're going to lose some too. -Walter Alston

As long as I've got a chance to beat you I'm going to take it. -Leo Durocher

Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands, before too long you're up in the stands with them. -Tommy Lasorda

They told me my services were no longer desired because they wanted to put in a youth program as an advance way of keeping the club going. I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again. -Casey Stengel

New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along! -Arthur C. Clarke

No one is happy all his life long. -Euripides

My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here. -Oprah Winfrey

A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones. -Cher

After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter. -Jean Cocteau

Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else. -Will Rogers

Let us never forget this: since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies. -Stanley Baldwin

Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It is taking so long, in fact, to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them. -Eugene Wigner

I can't get a relationship to last longer than it takes to make copies of their tapes. -Margaret Smith

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Life is a long preparation for something that never happens. -William Butler Yeats

When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say. -Edith Wharton

Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate. -Robert Green Ingersoll

So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism – despotism during the campaign – is indispensable. -Walter Bagehot

You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong. -Warren Buffett

Novels are longer than life. -Natalie Clifford Barney

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself. -Charles Lamb

It is more comfortable for me, in the long run, to be rude than polite. -Wyndham Lewis

You make me chuckle when you say that you are no longer young, that you have turned twenty-four. A man is or may be young to after sixty, and not old before eighty. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water. -Horace

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. -Peter Drucker

The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking. -Isadora Duncan

What is true belongs to me! -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. -Robert Southey

Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long. -George Bernard Shaw

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another. -Winston Churchill

How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

We talk about heaven being so far away. It is within speaking distance to those who belong there. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. -Dwight L. Moody

My father used to say superior people never make long visits. -Marianne Moore

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. -Barbara Bush

The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment. -Earl Nightingale

Senator Kerry has been in Washington long enough to take both sides on just about every issue. -George W. Bush

The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag, it was sadly the Stars and Stripes. -Alan Keyes

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

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

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you. -Khalil Gibran

Keep violence in the mind where it belongs. -Brian Aldiss

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. -George Eliot

We have long passed the Victorian Era when asterisks were followed after a certain interval by a baby. -W. Somerset Maugham

Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. -Stanley Baldwin

Life well spent is long. -Leonardo da Vinci

Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long. -Oliver Goldsmith

I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me. -Althea Gibson

Once the curtain is raised, the actor is ceases to belong to himself. He belongs to his character, to his author, to his public. He must do the impossible to identify himself with the first, not to betray the second, and not to disappoint the third. -Sarah Bernhardt

I don't mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it's got my name on it. -Debbie Harry

Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live. -Marilyn Monroe

I have bursts of being a lady, but it doesn't last long. -Shelley Winters

We can trust our doctors to be professional, to minister equally to their patients without regard to their political or religious beliefs. But we can no longer trust our professors to do the same. -David Horowitz

Music's been around a long time, and there's going to be music long after Ray Charles is dead. I just want to make my mark, leave something musically good behind. If it's a big record, that's the frosting on the cake, but music's the main meal. -Ray Charles

We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them. -Christopher Reeve

Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self-esteem. They're no good at all. -Kurt Cobain

I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along. -Michael Phelps

I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything. -Michael Phelps

I wouldn't say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it. -Michael Phelps

I don't believe in guilt; I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person. And don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free. -Angelina Jolie

It doesn't matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I'm a woman or a man. -John Lennon

Acting is playing – it's actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream. -Billy Bob Thornton

Traditional investment vehicles such as IRAs, CDs, stocks and bonds do have their place, but for the rich, they are used more as temporary storage facilities rather than life-long homes. -Bo Bennett

Americans have long recognized the need to protect our public lands and their vast resources. -Barbara Boxer

For too long, we have focused on our differences – in our politics and backgrounds, in our race and beliefs – rather than cherishing the unity and pride that binds us together. -Bob Riley

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism. -Bob Riley

There is no longer time for statements like 'if only' or 'we can't.' We must and we will succeed. The only question now is how and when. I believe the time is now. -Bob Riley

History's lesson is to make the most of reform opportunities when they arise because they do not arise often and they do not last long. -Christopher Bond

If I had been censured every time I have run my ship, or fleets under my command, into great danger, I should have long ago been out of the Service and never in the House of Peers. -Horatio Nelson

I have long been a proponent of a guest-worker program between the United States and Mexico, and in particular I have proposed that Arizona would be an ideal location for a pilot project. -Janet Napolitano

I'm as frustrated with the French, I think, as anyone, but look, there's going to be other challenges and there are going to be other issues. As long as there's a war on terrorism going on, we're all going to have to work together. -John McCain

Yet, history has shown that if material force can defeat some ideologies it can no longer obliterate a civilization without destabilizing the whole planet. -Abdelaziz Bouteflika

This path that we are now starting will be long, and we must follow it to remind ourselves of the great principles that, in our understanding, should always inspire us. -Marc Forne Molne

Whether we are poor among the poorest, or less poor among the wealthier, let us stand proud and noteworthy, united and strong, comforted by our belonging to the Community of the Free Nations of our Planet. -Mathieu Kerekou

Death is the great hope of all life; the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself. -Bryant H. McGill

It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life. -Bryant H. McGill

However, before we make the mistake of patting ourselves on the back, let's remember: government does not create jobs. It only helps create the conditions that make jobs more or less likely. The real credit for our economic renewal belongs to the people of Alabama . -Bob Riley

As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem. -Mitt Romney

For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet… and hoped that they would go away. -Richard J. Codey

As long as the sun rises over Ontario and sets over the Pacific, I will dedicate myself to bringing the people of Oregon what they want and need most – an era of hope, change, and economic renewal. -Ted Kulongoski

Bin Laden, who was in his country, attacked and damaged our Pentagon, and killed our soldiers right out here at the Pentagon. But his pentagon no longer exists. It is rubble. -Jeff Sessions

But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property, that I learned to love very dearly the right of free expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago. -John McCain

Too often in Washington special interests urge us to fight one another just because we belong to different parties. It is time for this to stop and for Washington to focus on what needs to be done. -Ken Salazar

Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community. -Joe Biden

It is imperative that we make consumers more aware of the long-term effects of their financial decisions, particularly in managing their credit card debt, so that they can avoid financial pitfalls that may lead to bankruptcy. -Daniel Akaka

Flag desecration is not a constitutional issue for the courts. It is a political one that belongs to the people. -Larry Craig

In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate – and even thrive – in an environmentally-friendly manner. -Olympia Snowe

Most breast cancer-related deaths can be prevented through simple and painless preventive measures. A late diagnosis can result in more serious, long-term consequences. -Olympia Snowe

While it is clear that we need to make some adjustments to protect Social Security for the long term, it is disingenuous to say that the trust fund is facing a crisis. -Carl Levin

Our society has changed in unforeseeable ways since Social Security was created. For example, we are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives and while this is all great news, this has also placed added pressure on America's retirement system. -Norm Coleman

Many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from serious, long-term, physical and mental health problems, due to their service. It is unconscionable to cut the already limited health care benefits available to these brave men and women. -Mark Dayton

The vision of a nation formed from many different peoples bound together by a common love of freedom was staked out long before our lifetimes or even our parents' or grandparents' lifetimes. -Trent Lott

It is my mission to ensure that HIV-positive children and children with AIDS are no longer overlooked and that they begin receiving the treatment and care they deserve. -Mike DeWine

Social Security, a critically important, great program which does serve as the cornerstone of support for senior citizens, now faces challenges that threaten its long-term stability and well-being. The facts are there. The facts are crystal clear. -Bill Frist

The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both. -John Cornyn

Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system. -Kay Bailey Hutchison

In some ways, September 11, 2001, seems a long time ago. Yet we have done so much in only a few years, and we will continue to do so in the future, to prevent such attacks on America. -George Allen

Funding privatized accounts with Social Security dollars would not only make the program's long term problems worse, but many believe it represents a first step toward undermining the program's fundamental goals. -Patty Murray

My wife and children seem to like me quite a bit, and as long as that is true, I'm really OK. -Brian Williams

The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. -Hunter S. Thompson

I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin. -Aaliyah

I could never hold a job for more than three months, which works out well because that's how long a movie shoots. -Dennis Quaid

I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people. -Edmund Burke

Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total… because it may well involve the whole world. -Jean-Paul Sartre

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes… can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. -John F. Kennedy

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat. -Simone de Beauvoir

You do live longer with bran, but you spend the last fifteen years on the toilet. -Alan King

I dream that someday the step between my mind and my finger will no longer be needed. And that simply by blinking my eyes, I shall make pictures. Then, I think, I shall really have become a photographer. -Alfred Eisenstaedt

It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them. -Anthony Storr

Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages. -Auguste Rodin

It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear! -Anthony de Mello

Weight doesn't matter as long as you're happy with yourself. -Billie Piper

If I'm a commodity, it wouldn't be a wise idea to buy stock in me – although, in the long run, maybe I'm a slow growth investment. -Tim Robbins

The general public has long been divided into two parts those who think science can do anything, and those who are afraid it will. -Dixie Lee Ray

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