Quotes: duration

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  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Authority founded on injustice is never of long duration.
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    American Author 1906-
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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    Duration is not a test of truth or falsehood.
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
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    For the duration of its collective life, or the time during which its identity may be assumed, each class resembles a hotel or an omnibus, always full, but always of different people.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    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.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Higher than the question of our duration is the question of our deserving. Immortality will come to such as are fit for it, and he would be a great soul in future must be a great soul now.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
  • Honoré de Balzac
    Honoré de Balzac
    French writer 1799-1850
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    The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
  • Corrie Ten Boom
    Corrie Ten Boom
    Dutch evangelical en resistance fighter in WW II 1893-1982
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    The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.
  • Thomas Traherne
    Thomas Traherne
    British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic 1636-1674
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    This moment exhibits infinite space, but there is a space also wherein all moments are infinitely exhibited, and the everlasting duration of infinite space is another region and room of joys.
  • When you pick up a novel from the bed side table, you put down your own life at the same time and you become another person for the duration.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    Wit and Humor - if any difference, it is in duration - lightning and electric light. Same material, apparently; but one is vivid, and can do damage - the other fools along and enjoys elaboration.
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
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    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.
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