Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
I'm sorry this letter is so long, I didn't have time to make it shorter.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Life's but short. You might as well be amusing.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Rekindled love is generally short-term.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers.
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.