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Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
A day for toil, an hour for sport, but for a friend is life too short.
Our constitution, in short, is a judge-made constitution, and it bears on its face all the features, good and bad, of judge-made law.Source: Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution
Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
American president 1872-1933
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann
Swiss philosophical writer, naturalist, and physician 1728-1795
A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse.
Greek poet 496 BC - 406 BC
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
Adlai E. Stevenson II
American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
Source: Major Campaign Speeches of Adlai E. Stevenson (1952)
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader 1918-2013
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.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832
He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.
British economist 1842-1924
In the absence of any short term in common use to represent all desirable things, or things that satisfy human wants, we may use the term Goods for that purpose.
American statesman 1809-1865
Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap. Let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges. Let it be written in primers, spelling books, and in almanacs. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in the courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation.
Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
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