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

Confucius, philosopher

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

Helen Keller, author

Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.

Johnny Depp, actor

I am willing to go anywhere, anywhere, anywhere -- so long as it's forward.

David Livingstone, explorer

The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.

Lao Tzu, philosopher

There’s nothing wrong with getting knocked down, as long as u get right back up.

Muhammad Ali, boxer

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

Walter Elliot, politician

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

Andre Gide, novelist

As long as you hate, there will be people to hate.

George Harrison, musician

I'm an introvert... I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.

Audrey Hepburn, actress

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

Buddha, leader

You know, I have found out in the course of a long public life that the things I did not say never hurt me.

Calvin Coolidge, president

The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, activist

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, photographer

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.

Voltaire, writer

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, swimmer

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

Marilyn Monroe, actress

I'm competitive with myself, but not with other people. I set goals for myself. I don't really care about winning or losing as long as I do my best.

Lucas Grabeel, actor

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, first lady

Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other.

Joshua L. Liebman, clergyman

Life well spent is long.

Leonardo da Vinci, artist

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.

Louisa May Alcott, novelist

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.

Leonardo da Vinci, artist

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, artist

Why does everyone have to pretend to be stupid and not know long words?

Martin Freeman, actor

As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.

Pythagoras, mathematician

My mom is always telling me it takes a long time to get to the top, but a short time to get to the bottom.

Miley Cyrus, musician

The struggle goes on. The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago.

Al Lewis, actor

It takes a long time to bring the past up to the present.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, president

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

Susan Ertz, novelist

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

Louisa May Alcott, novelist

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, boxer

You can't know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself.

Bodhidharma, leader

Captain Kirk has been a source of pleasure and income for a long time.

William Shatner, actor

I will go anywwhere as long as it is forward

David Livingstone, explorer

By experience we find out a short way by a long wandering.

Roger Ascham, writer

It's paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone.

Andy Rooney, journalist

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, psychologist

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, poet

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, statesman

Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you.

Katherine Anne Porter, journalist

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Charlie Chaplin, actor

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, comedian

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

Jim Morrison, musician

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

Dennis Miller, comedian

Think of the long view of life, not just what's going to happen today or tomorrow. Don't give up what you most want in life for something you think you want now.

Richard G. Scott, clergyman

My contribution to the world is my ability to draw. I will draw as much as I can for as many people as I can for as long as I can.

Keith Haring, artist

The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering - that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good.

L. Sprague de Camp, author

A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.

Allen Klein, businessman

The mind cannot support moral chaos for long. Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs.

John Dos Passos, novelist

Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state.

John Locke, philosopher

I'm continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you're uncomfortable, it means you're growing.

Ashton Kutcher, actor

How can smart women be so stupid about men sometimes? Lack of knowledge. It's what men have kept secret for so long.

Steve Harvey, actor

If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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

Stephen King, author

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

Gary Larson, cartoonist

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.

Elizabeth II, royalty

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

Carl Jung, psychologist

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

C. S. Lewis, author

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

George Carlin, comedian

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, first lady

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, politician

For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet... and hoped that they would go away.

Richard J. Codey, politician

If you're trying to please everyone, then you're not going to make anything that is honestly yours, I don't think, in the long run.

Viggo Mortensen, actor

Together we have travelled a long road to be where we are today. This has been a road of struggle against colonial and apartheid oppression.

Thabo Mbeki, statesman

Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise. It's something I long for but the biggest problem is bending down and putting my tennis shoes on. Once I go out I'm OK.

David Soul, actor

I don't care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.

Che Guevara, revolutionary

The joy of viewing land, the hope of in a few days ranging through the long wished-for spot and the pleasure of again resuming my wonted employment may be readily calculated.

David Douglas, environmentalist

American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.

Katherine Dunn, novelist

Everybody thinks that this civilization has lasted a very long time but it really does take very few grandfathers' granddaughters to take us back to the dark ages.

Gertrude Stein, author

So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken.

George Berkeley, philosopher

If I hadn't become a golfer, I doubt I'd be wealthy, because I don't have the sort of ego that drives a person all day long. I might have wound up driving a tractor.

Fuzzy Zoeller, athlete

It feels right. But it's emotional. Saying goodbye to anything you've done that long is hard.

Angela Ruggiero, athlete

Just as long as something is gained, a lesson is learned. I do like those. The more quiet victories are always great.

Jon Heder, actor

As long as there are games to play it is not over.

Alex Ferguson, coach

A decade is a long time to be doing anything, much less to be with the same guys, chasing after the same goals.

Mike Shinoda, musician

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

Scott Adams, cartoonist

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, novelist

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, boxer

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

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, lawyer

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

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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

Hippocrates, scientist

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

Keanu Reeves, actor

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

Bernard Baruch, businessman

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, writer

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, novelist

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, scientist

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

Herbert Kaufman, writer

The more we get out of the world the less we leave, and in the long run we shall have to pay our debts at a time that may be very inconvenient for our own survival.

Norbert Wiener, mathematician

How long should a man's legs be? Long enough to touch the ground.

J. D. Salinger, novelist

Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.

William Arthur Ward, writer

Ethical conduct is something that becomes inherent in an organization over a long period of time.

Lee R. Raymond, businessman

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone, It's not warm when she's away, Ain't no sunshine when she's gone, And she's always gone too long, Anytime she goes away.

Bill Withers, musician

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.

Mia Hamm, athlete

For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a professional hockey player.

Mario Lemeiux, athlete

There's a place for all types of country music as long as there is honesty and realness and a real human experience for the fans.

Wynonna Judd, musician

My own way of thinking is to ponder long and I hope deeply on problems and for a long time which I keep away for years and years and I never really let them go.

Roger Penrose, physicist

The reason why I have survived as long as I have survived is what my friends, comrades and supporters thought was an extraordinarily cautious approach.

Ernst Zundel, activist

It took me a long time to get selected as an astronaut. In fact, I applied for 20 years before I was selected.

John L. Phillips, astronaut

In theory, I'd like to work in a group. But the group I'd like to work in, all the musicians in them are long since dead.

Robert Wyatt, musician

When Socrates was about 30, and his father was long dead, he was still pursuing the art of sculpture, but from necessity, and without much inclination.

Moses Mendelssohn, philosopher

I have long recognized a link between fitness and mental health and I think we need to encourage young people to take part in sports and team activities because we know it has such positive results.

Tipper Gore, celebrity

Is it possible to covet a much longer life for one's self and be as devoted to the well-being of the next generation? It's a long argument.

Leon Kass, educator

I haven't slept for ten days, because that would be too long.

Mitch Hedberg, comedian

Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay mad and you'll never be bitten. Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow.

Jack Kerouac, novelist

Age is not different from earlier life as long as you're sitting down.

Malcolm Cowley, critic

Intimidation doesn't last very long.

Lenny Wilkens,

In the long term, improving investor confidence is a marathon, not a sprint.

John Gavin, actor

Human beings yield in many situations, even important and spiritual and central ones, as long as it prolongs one's well-being.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author

It's what you've been a part of for so long. I don't think I can watch a game without an interest in who wins.

Don Baylor, coach

We are a long way from getting back the jobs lost since President Bush took office.

Pete Stark, politician

This is a pivotal time for urban regeneration. We must take a long term view.

Richard Rogers, architect

I've thought Cheney was scary for a long time. Now I know I was right to be nervous.

Sarah Brady, activist

Work is fun to me. All those years of being an actor and a director and not being able to get a job - two weeks is too long to not know what my next job will be.

Dennis Hopper, actor

I haven't appeared on stage in quite a long time and I don't have any immediate plans to do so, but I'm always interested in going back.

Fred Melamed, actor

It sucks, but no Long Islands or margaritas when you drink. It has to be straight vodka.

Nicole Polizzi, celebrity

I'm into wellbeing, not because of social pressures to look a certain way, but because I'm interested in living a long, full and healthy life.

Kelly Brook, model

My No. 1 priority, and it always has been this, is keeping our team together and making sure we have the right guys in the right positions to make a run at this for a long time.

Drew Brees, athlete

Many people have this image of me. For a long time, I cared about that.

Ichiro Suzuki, athlete

I don't know, maybe I'm overly paranoid that they're going to be spoiled, but I want to keep them going as kids for as long as I can. I want to keep them innocent and free.

Stella McCartney, designer

I was not the most attractive child. I had two really big buck teeth. I was horrendous - long, lanky and gangly.

Angie Harmon, model

I always had long hair. When you lose it, you realise just how important it is to your identity.

Delta Goodrem, actress

Great leaders, like Steve Jobs or Jeff Bezos, also focused on the long term.

Reed Hastings, businessman

I'd like to get more bit-acting roles. I don't know if my talent would allow for a long dialogue, but I could definitely knock out three lines. I'd kill it.

Hannibal Buress, comedian

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

Mickey Mantle, athlete

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

Orson Scott Card, writer

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, writer

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.

Adlai E. Stevenson, politician

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, actress

The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead.

Robert Brault, operatic tenor

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

Mignon McLaughlin, journalist

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

Andy Warhol, artist

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, statesman

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, author

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, comedian

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, author

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

Ovid, poet

As long as your going to be thinking anyway, think big.

Donald Trump, president

And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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

Hermann Hesse, novelist

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, actress

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

Eddie Albert, actor

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

Benjamin Disraeli, statesman

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, philosopher

The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

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

Josephine Baker, dancer

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, president

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

Charles Kettering, inventor


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