A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on blessings, brevity, giving, journeys, laws, life, and nature

Spend your brief moment according to nature's law, and serenely greet the journey's end as an olive falls when it is ripe, blessing the branch that bare it, and giving thanks to the tree that gave it life.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on brevity, business, conversation, excess, faults, good, and words

It is such a great fault to talk too much that, in business and conversation, if what is good is also brief, it is doubly good, and one gains by brevity what one often loses by an excess of words.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Lorenzo Snow on brevity, discovery, happiness, history, humanity, impossibility, improvement, intelligence, inventions, justice, liberty, life, progress, sharing, and world

A new century dawns upon the world today. The hundred years just completed were the most momentous in the history of man upon this planet. It would be impossible in a hundred days to make even a brief summary of the notable events, the marvelous developments, the grand achievements and the beneficial inventions and discoveries, which mark the progress of the ten decades now left behind in the ceaseless march of humanity. The very mention of the nineteenth century suggested advancement, improvement, liberty and light. Happy are we to have lived amidst its wonders and shared in the riches of its treasures of intelligence!

Lorenzo Snow (1814 - 1901)

Source: On January 1, 1901, the First Presidency greeted the world:

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A Quote by Leo J. Muir on brevity and experience

Ripeness of experience seeks brevity of expression.

Leo J. Muir

Source: Flashes from the Eternal Semaphore, 1928

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on ability, awareness, brevity, contentment, garden, good, separation, and words

Bad Gardens copy, good gardens create, great gardens transcend. What all great gardens have in common are their ability to pull the sensitive viewer out of him or herself and into the garden, so completely that the separate self-sense disappears entirely, and at least for a brief moment one is ushered into a nondual and timeless awareness. A great garden, in other words, is mystical no matter what its actual content.

Ken Wilber

Source: Grace and Grit, 1991, p. 109.

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A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset on brevity, idealism, truth, and wishes

He who wishes to teach us a truth should not tell it to us, but simply suggest it with a brief gesture, a gesture which starts an ideal trajectory in the air along which we glide until we find ourselves at the feet of the new.

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on brevity, courage, dedication, failure, future, history, integrity, judgment, men, questions, service, and success

. . . Of those to whom much is given, much is required. And when at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each of us - recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state - our success or failure, in whatever office we may hold, will be measured by the answers to four questions - were we truly men of courage . . . were we truly men of judgment . . . were we truly men of integrity . . . were we truly men of dedication?

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on brevity and choice

Choose well, your choice is brief, and yet endless.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Jean Rostand on ability, brevity, certainty, and feeling

Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

Source: "Carnets d'un Biologiste," in "The Substance of Man," 1962.

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A Quote by James Keller on action, brevity, home, parenthood, time, and words

We heard recently the touching story of a young flier who was killed in action. Before he died, he had time to scrawl only a few words as a brief final message to his parents back home. The note read: "Dear Mom and Pop; I had time to say my prayers. Jack."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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