What does patience mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night and see the dawn. Impatience means to be short sighted as to not be able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.— Shams Tabrizi
Unconventional Short Sighted quotations
Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.
I shall not be deterred by people who don't see where the future of Africa lies.
It is the short-sighted people who put their opinions in writing. They don't understand that the future of all countries lies in processing.
With our short sight we affect to take a comprehensive view of eternity.
Our horizon is the universe.
Life is too short to silence your personality.
It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.
I've repeatedly seen the anti-Russian card played during domestic political campaigns in the States. I think that it's a very short-sighted approach. It seems to me that it doesn't fully meet the level of responsibility that lies on the shoulders of the U.S. I think that all this should be more dignified, calm and more balanced.
We reduce the deity to vulgar fractions.
We place our own little ambitions and label them ?divine messages?. With our short sight we affect to take a comprehensive view of eternity.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
The manufacturer who finds himself up the creek is the short-sighted opportunist who siphons off all his advertising dollars for short-term promotions.
Philanthropy is not about giving money but about solving problems.
While well-meaning, the idea of writing a check and calling it 'philanthropy' is extremely short-sighted and, unfortunately, extremely pervasive.
Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy!
Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.
We're going to go to the moon. We're going to go on to Mars. We're going to set up a base on the moon. OK, but no money to pay for it, nothing in the budget for it. And so the decision made at that time was to cancel the whole shuttle program to save money, which I think was very, very short sighted.
Air Power is, above all, a psychological weapon - and only short-sighted soldiers, too battle-minded, underrate the importance of psychological factors in war.
It is found easier, by the short-sighted victims of disease, to palliate their torments by medicine, than to prevent them by regimen
Life is very short. If people aren't decent, kind, accountable, responsible, or responsive, man up and get rid of them.
To regard human beings as tools - as instruments - for the use of other human beings is not only unscientific but it is repugnant, stupid and short sighted. Tools are made by man but have not the autonomy of their maker - they have not man's time-binding capacity for initiation, for self-direction, and self-improvement.
If you do your work, if you are committed at the grassroots level, if you have a vision for the long run (not only short-sighted interest), you can change public opinion.
It is like the man who became short-sighted and refused to wear glasses, saying there was nothing wrong with him, but that the trouble was that the recent papers were so badly printed.
Life is short. To just "Do things" is insane. Live with a purpose. Live for a reason.
Small, short-sighted, blonde, barbed - she reminds me of a bright little hedgehog.
Short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things.
And he departed from our sight that we might return to our hearts and find him there. For he left us, and behold, he is here.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
Having children is not an act of God.
It's not like you're walking down the street and pregnancy strikes you; children are a result of a conscious decision. For the most part, female-headed households are the result of short-sighted, self-destructive behavior of one or two people.
We don't see what we could be. We should be looking at our potential, stretching ourselves into everything we can become.
We see the tendency in the world to criticise democracy and sometimes even to say that authoritarian countries like China are more efficient. That is very short-sighted. China looks efficient only because it can sacrifice most people's rights. This is not something the west should be happy about.
Never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.
Tis a short sight to limit our faith in laws to those of gravity, of chemistry, of botany, and so forth.
He is short-sighted who looks only on the path he treads and the wall on which he leans.
Parents - and teachers too - are woefully short-sighted when they try to protect the child from his mistakes, when they make the "right answer" more important than the quest for knowledge and good judgment. For what is not learned within one's self cannot be learned from another.
Life is too short to be anything but happy.
The world has been tragic since the day Adam and Eve sinned in the garden.
From that moment murder, mayhem and war entered the scene and we are still suffering the consequences of a man-driven, self-serving, short-sighted environment.
It is short-sighted, not to say stupid, in the correct desire to be relevant as Christian artists in an unchristian age, to pick up the secular fashion of the immediate generation before us and immerse oneself in that as your tradition. That's why Christian artists so often seem to be a generation late.
English Law: where there are two alternatives: one intelligent, one stupid;
one attractive, one vulgar; one noble, one ape-like; one serious and sincere, one undignified and false; one far-sighted, one short; EVERYBODY will INVARIABLY choose the latter.
No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
I don't think generally politician come from democratic country.
I think not that thinking. But sometimes little bit short-sighted. They are mainly looking for their next vote.
I gauge success in years, not weeks. The weekend box-office approach to book launches is short sighted and encourages crappy books.
Diplomacy matters. Burden-sharing matters. Follow-through matters. And yes, sustaining the peace is harder, more complex and often costlier than winning the war itself. No matter the surge of momentary machismo -- as gratifying as it may be for some -- it's short-sighted and wrong to simply go it alone.
Life is too short to stress yourself with people who don't even deserve to be an issue in your life.
New Labour was the most short-sighted, self-serving, incompetent, useless, and ineffective government that Britain has ever known.
Oceans are one of the most important things in the world now and that is a national security threat of the United States of America, to be honest with you. That is why seeing the habitat destroyed is so short-sighted by us.
Living to create an earthly legacy is a short-sighted goal.
Nobody believed the 'Food Network' could last.
Even I was short sighted and thought to myself, 24 hours of food on TV? They'll run out of things to talk about in four days! But that wasn't true. 'Food Network' continues to get better and evolve.
Come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy, That one short minute gives me in her sight