A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.— Ruth Graham
Terrific Great Short quotations
If you can't see the sun you will be impressed with a street light.
If you've never felt thunder and lightning you'll be impressed with fireworks. And if you turn your back on the greatness and majesty of God you'll fall in love with a world of shadows and short-lived pleasures.
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest
it's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... it's summertime!
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.
Life is too short, the world is too big and God's love is too great to live ordinary.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
The virtuosos look to the students of the world to do their share in the education of the great musical public. Do not waste your time with music that is trite or ignoble. Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Saharas of musical trash.
We are all going to fall short. We are going to have some bitter losses, very painful defeats and failures. We have to use those to come back even stronger. That's what makes it sweeter, when we can overcome those and figure out a way to win. The great teams can do that, and those are the gold medal winning teams.
We cannot wait for great visions from great people, for they are in short supply. It is up to us to light our own small fires in the darkness.
Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friends
How did it get so late so soon?
Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
If you think you can't, you're right.
The way to do much in a short time is to love much.
People will do great things if they are stirred with enthusiasm and love.
Skill alone cannot teach or produce a great short story, which condenses the obsession of the creature; it is a hallucinatory presence manifest from the first sentence to fascinate the reader, to make him lose contact with the dull reality that surrounds him, submerging him in another that is more intense and compelling.
Great things can happen when you don't care who gets the credit.
This is my one and only life and it's a great and terrible and short and endless thing and none of us come out of it alive.
Every politician, clergyman, educator, or physician, in short, anyone dealing with human individuals, is bound to make grave mistakes if he ignores these two great truths of population zoology: (1) no two individuals are alike, and (2) both environment and genetic endowment make a contribution to nearly every trait.
To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To you, respect.
The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.
Technical perfection is insufficient. It is an orphan without the true soul of the dancer.
And yet we are but tenants. Let us assure ourselves of this, and then it will not be so hard to make room for the new administration; for shortly the great Landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired.
I’ll keep it short and sweet - Family.
Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
It is only a short step from exaggerating what we can find in the world to exaggerating our power to remake the world. Expecting more novelty than there is, more greatness than there is, and more strangeness than there is, we imagine ourselves masters of a plastic universe. But a world we can shape to our will is a shapeless world.
Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
Good choreography fuses eye, ear and mind.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.
As the language of the face is universal, so 'tis very comprehensive;
no laconism can reach it: 'Tis the short hand of the mind, and crowds a great deal in a little room
Great art has dreadful manners. The greatest paintings grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure, and then proceed in short order to re-arrange your reality.
The great thing about a short story is that it doesn't have to trawl through someone's whole life; it can come in glancingly from the side.