brevity

A Quote by Hosea Ballou on brevity, correction, and parenthood

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on advice and brevity

Whatever advice you give, be brief.

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on brevity

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I strive to be brief, and become obscure.

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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A Quote by Hal Borland on astronomy, brevity, change, day, emotion, eternity, fear, hope, time, words, and worry

About time, and changing his clock on October 28, 1962, he wrote: "Time has its own dimensions, and neither the sun nor the clock can encompass them all. All we can do with the astronomical absolutes of time is note them, divide them as we please, and live by them in our daily routines. Beyond that, our own emotions, our hopes and fears, our worry and our relief, shape not only our days but our hours with only casual regard for absolute or arbitrary time. The busy day can be brief, the suspenseful hour endless. Who can prove, by any clock ever devised, that time on occasion does not stand still? The interval between heartbeats can be a terrifying eternity, and the pause between two spoken words can shape the dimensions of all our tomorrows. Time is all around us, the time of the hills, the time of the tides, the lifetime of a man or a tree or an insect. We participate in time, try to shape it to our own necessities; but when we change the clocks we aren't changing time at all. We are playing with figures on a dial that denotes but cannot alter the flow of forever."

Hal Borland (1900 - 1978)

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A Quote by Grimod de la Reyniere on brevity, happiness, life, and study

Life is so brief that we should not glance either to far backwards or forwards . . . therefore study how to fix our happiness in our glass and in our plate.

Grimod de la Reyniere

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A Quote by George Washington on affection, america, brevity, church, citizenship, congress, divinity, god, government, love, obedience, prayer, presidency, and spirit

Following his brief inaugural address to the Congress, President George Washington and his party walked over to St. Paul's Church for divine services. His prayer that afternoon was: "Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow-citizens of the United States at large."

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: Following His Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789

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A Quote by George Matthew Adams on advertising, brevity, conversation, correction, earth, guidance, happiness, ideas, inspiration, life, philosophy, possessions, success, time, and women

Every one of us, unconsciously, works out a personal philosophy of life, by which we are guided, inspired, and corrected, as time goes on. It is this philosophy by which we measure out our days, and by which we advertise to all about us the man, or woman, that we are. . . . It takes but a brief time to scent the life philosophy of anyone. It is defined in the conversation, in the look of the eye, and in the general mien of the person. It has no hiding place. It's like the perfume of the flower - unseen, but known almost instantly. It is the possession of the successful, and the happy. And it can be greatly embellished by the absorption of ideas and experiences of the useful of this earth.

George Matthew Adams

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on brevity, future, generations, and life

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a 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 (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on birds, brevity, chance, play, poetry, trouble, and words

These are the saddest of possible words, Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance. Trio of Bear Cubs fleeter than birds, Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance. Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble, Making a Giant hit into a double, Words that are weighty with nothing but trouble, Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance. This brief poem, immortalized the Chicago Cubs' double-play combination: Shortstop Joe Tinker, second baseman Johnny Evers, and first baseman Frank Chance.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

Source: "Baseball's Sad Lexicon," appeared in the New York Evening Mail on July 7, 1910

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on brevity and sincerity

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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