If you only think about yourself - how much money can I make, what can I buy, how nice is my house, what kind of fancy car do I have? - over the long term, I think, you get bored. I think your life becomes diminished. The way to live a full life is to think: What can I do for others?— Barack Obama
Almighty Long Term quotations
You have to believe in the long term plan you have but you need the short term goals to motivate and inspire you.
It is clear that the main element of any United States policy toward the Soviet Union must be that of long-term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies.
Happiness is the result of inner maturity.
It depends on us alone, and requires patient work, carried out from day to day. Happiness must be built, and this requires time and effort. In the long term, happiness and unhappiness are therefore a way of being, or a life skill.
Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.
I mean, if the relationship can't survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?
We can only move to a long-term resolution regarding terrorism and war by planting seeds of peace. We have to start with ourselves.
Well, it arose out of two long-term concerns - the first being the possibility of genetic manipulation, nature versus nurture, what constitutes how people get to be how they are.
Shouldn't the long-term goal of any society be complete unemployment?
The attitude of unconditional self-acceptance is probably the most important variable in their long-term recovery.
As President, I'll invest in renewable energies like wind power, solar power, and the next generation of homegrown biofuels. That's how America is going to free itself from our dependence on foreign oil not through short-term gimmicks, but through a real, long-term commitment to transform our energy sector.
Long-term, we must figure out a way that the Kurdish territory within Iraq operates with a certain amount of autonomy so that they feel comfortable and safe going back.
We all need lots of powerful long range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles
A leader is someone who steps back from the entire system and tries to build a more collaborative, more innovative system that will work over the long term.
Set daily, monthly and long term goals and dreams.
Don't ever be afraid to dream too big. Nothing is impossible. If you believe in yourself, you can achieve it.
Every goal that you will ever pursue will require a plan of action.
Whether you are pursuing your life’s destiny or striving to obtain a particular goal, you must be able to see things as you desire them to be.
Most people...find a disorientating mismatch between the long-term nature of their liabilities and the increasingly short-term nature of their assets.
Most people... find a disorientating mismatch between the long-term nature of their liabilities and the increasingly short-term nature of their assets.
I am an Anarchist not because I believe Anarchism is the final goal, but because there is no such thing as a final goal.
The way to build superior long-term returns is through preservation of capital and home runs...When you have tremendous conviction on a trade, you have to go for the jugular. It takes courage to be a pig.
Every couple needs to argue now and then.
Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.
Outstanding long-term results are produced primarily by avoiding dumb decisions, rather than by making brilliant ones.
In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel "burnout" setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.
Uncertainty is the friend of the buyer of long term values.
A long-term substance abuser, a few months before his death, penned this poem: Went downtown, Hastings and Main, looking for relief from the pain. All I did was find a ticket on a one-way train. ... Give me peace before I die. The track is laid out so well; we all live our private hell; just more tickets on the hell-bound train.
Fitting in is a short-term strategy that gets you nowhere.
Standing out is a long-term strategy that takes guts and produces results.
Long term success is a direct result of what you achieve everyday. Goals provide your daily routine
The single greatest edge an investor can have is a long-term orientation.
Grounded in international human rights, gender equality doesn’t just improve the lives of individual women, girls, and their families; it makes economic sense, strengthens democracy, and enables long-term sustainable progress.
The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.
There are three side effects of acid: enhanced long-term memory, decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third.
The cybernetics phase of cognitive science produced an amazing array of concrete results, in addition to its long-term (often underground) influence
The very essence of capitalism is under threat as business is now seen as a personal wealth accumulator. We have to bring this world back to sanity and put the greater good ahead of self-interest. We need to fight very hard to create an environment out there that is more long term focussed and move away from short termism.
The administration's reckless plan doesn't do one thing to ensure the long term security of social security, rather it undermines our economy. We need a budget and a fiscal policy that reflects the values and interests of America and restores fiscal discipline.
Evolution is an obstacle course not a freeway;
the correct analogue for long-term success is a distant punt receiver evading legions of would-be tacklers in an oddly zigzagged path toward a goal, not a horse thundering down the flat.