Brief Quotes

Our span of life is brief, but i...

Our span of life is brief, but is long enough for us to live well and honestly. -Marcus Tullius Cicero
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"When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because...

"When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for." --Unknown
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โ€œChoices are made in brief seconds and...

โ€œChoices are made in brief seconds and paid for in the time that remains.โ€ โ€• Paolo Giordano, The Solitude of Prime Numbers
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โ€œBrief is manโ€™s life and small the nook of the Earth where he lives; brief, too, is the lo...

โ€œBrief is manโ€™s life and small the nook of the Earth where he lives; brief, too, is the longest posthumous fame, buoyed only by a succession of poor human beings who will very soon die and who know little of themselves, much less of someone who died long ago.โ€ โ€”Marcus Aurelius
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โ€œI know you think you understand what you thought I said, but Iโ€™m n...

โ€œI know you think you understand what you thought I said, but Iโ€™m not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.โ€ / US State Department spokesman Robert McCloskey during a Vietnam War briefing
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"If we lived forever, maybe we'd have time to understand things.....

"If we lived forever, maybe we'd have time to understand things... But as it is, I think the best we can do is try to open our eyes. And appreciate how strange and brief all of this is..." - Edith Finch
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"Sun dogs fire on the horizon, meteor rains stars ...

"Sun dogs fire on the horizon, meteor rains stars across the night. This moment may be brief, but it can be so bright." ~Neil Peart, (Rush - Chain Lightning)
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โ€œSolar eclipses are brief meetings where the moon and the...

โ€œSolar eclipses are brief meetings where the moon and the sun only have time to say how much they've missed each other before returning to loving each other from a distance.โ€โ€”me
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"Success is brief. We l...

"Success is brief. We live between failures and aspirations." James Altucher
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"Hey look! I get to create whatever persona I want to, and it...

"Hey look! I get to create whatever persona I want to, and itโ€™s all up to me. And the truth is, we are all basically the universeโ€”pretending to be humans for a brief moment of time." RuPaul
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โ€œWhen we see a stranger for a brief moment on the street, we know nothing about the...

โ€œWhen we see a stranger for a brief moment on the street, we know nothing about their lives, or who they are. Any commentary we wish to make is determined by our preconceived ideas about them. We are limited to the lens of our own experience.โ€ Jamie Windsor
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"When you're faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works. Not bec...

"When you're faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works. Not because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddently know what you are hoping for." - Unknown
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โ€œShe was the kind of girlfriend God gives you y...

โ€œShe was the kind of girlfriend God gives you young, so you'll know loss the rest of your life.โ€ - Junot Dรญaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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"When faced with 2 choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because i...

"When faced with 2 choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air you suddenly know what you are hoping for." - Anonymous
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"When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because ...

"When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddently know what you are hoping for." - Unknown
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"If we lived forever, maybe we'd have time to understand things....

"If we lived forever, maybe we'd have time to understand things. But as it is, I think all we can do is open our eyes and appreciate how strange and brief this all is." - What Remains of Edith Finch
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"The most interesting emerging religion is Dataism, wh...

"The most interesting emerging religion is Dataism, which venerates neither gods nor man โ€“ it worships data." -Yuval Noah Harari (Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow)
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"When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickl...

"When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind." - Cicero
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"Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to lo...

"Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides" -Carl Sagan
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Pity the selfishness of lover...

Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible. Elizabeth Bowen
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The flame of anger, bright...

The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love. Walter Savage Landor
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โ€œYou can't regret the life yo...

โ€œYou can't regret the life you didn't lead.โ€ โ€• Junot Dรญaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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"When faced with two choices,simply toss a coin. It works not bec...

"When faced with two choices,simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because for that brief moment the coin is in the air,you suddenly know what you are hoping for"
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"The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense t...

"The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness." -Vladimir Nabokov
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Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I ...

Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. -George Bernard Shaw.
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โ€œDude, you donโ€™t want to be dead. Take it from me....

โ€œDude, you donโ€™t want to be dead. Take it from me. No-pussy is bad. But dead is like no-pussy times ten.โ€ - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Dรญaz
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"I killed myself and went to heaven and yeah, it's really good in heaven. But ...

"I killed myself and went to heaven and yeah, it's really good in heaven. But I regret it, 'cause I wanted to live on earth a little longer. You remain dead for all eternity, but you're alive only for a brief moment." Volodja , Lilya-4-Ever
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โ€œPeople don't alter history any more ...

โ€œPeople don't alter history any more than birds alter the sky, they just make brief patterns in itโ€ - Terry Pratchett
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โ€œFrom too much love of living/ From hope and fear set free,/ We thank with brief than...

โ€œFrom too much love of living/ From hope and fear set free,/ We thank with brief thanksgiving/ Whatever gods may be/ That no life lives for ever;/ That dead men rise up never;/ That even the weariest river/ Winds somewhere safe to sea. Algernon Charles Swinburne
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"We study history not to know the future but to widen our horizons, to understand that our p...

"We study history not to know the future but to widen our horizons, to understand that our present situation is neither natural nor inevitable, and that we consequently have many more possibilities before us than we imagine." - Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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Weโ€™re all victims of the โ€œmyths of roman...

Weโ€™re all victims of the โ€œmyths of romantic consumerismโ€ - Yuval Noah Harari (Writer of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind)
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"Come, let us make love deathle...

"Come, let us make love deathless, thou and I, seeing that our footing on Earth is brief" - Anonymous
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"Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. It is an ever fixed m...

"Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. It is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken. Love alters not with timeโ€™s brief hours and weeks, but bears it out even to the edge of doom." -William Shakespeare
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"It's never the changes we want th...

"It's never the changes we want that change everything." - Junot Diaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Diaz)
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"Love alters not with the brief hours an...

"Love alters not with the brief hours and weeks, but bears it out even to the edge of doom." ~ William Shakespeare; Sonnet 116.
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After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our ...

After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes again. Isn't it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it?
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"I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no 'brief candle' for me. It is a so...

"I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no 'brief candle' for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." -G.B. Shaw
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