brevity

A Quote by ElRay L. Christiansen on brevity, disobedience, eternity, existence, facts, future, justice, mortality, past, and temptation

This mortal probation is a brief period-just a short span, linking the eternity of the past with the eternity of the future. Yet it was to be a period of tremendous importance. It is, in fact, the most vital period of our entire eternal existence. In this mortal state we come face to face with innumerable temptations and pressures. Sometimes we come in contact with advocates of wrongdoing, disobedience, and sin. Lucifer is going about tempting those who can be tempted to see if he can lead them astray.

ElRay L. Christiansen (1897 - 1975)

Source: at BYU, March 24, 1964

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A Quote by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross on brevity, death, eternity, light, peace, people, and stars

Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Source: On Death and Dying, 1969

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A Quote by Eli Stanley Jones on atheism, belief, brevity, confidence, eternity, faith, god, good, needs, possibility, soul, women, and words

Very often when I haven't faith in my faith, I have to have faith in His faith. He makes me believe in myself and my possibilities, when I simply can't. I have to rise to His faith in me. A woman who was inwardly collapsed said to me, "Well, I have no faith of my own, but I do have faith in your faith." "Good," I replied, "take faith in my faith as a first step, and then you will go on to something infinitely better-faith in His faith." With faith in His faith you can do anything- anything that ought to be done. There is a passage which touches your need. "For the Eternal . . . will not let you go." Faith is not merely your holding on to God; it is God holding on to you. He will not let you go! As Walt Whitman puts it, "Not until the sun refuses to shine, do I refuse you." Then keep saying to your soul, "In quietness and in confidence shall be your faith." (Isaiah 30:15). Then repeat to your soul these words: "To say what ought to be cannot be is a brief and complete statement of atheism." It is. Say to yourself, "What ought to be can be, and I will make it so." And you will. And will go beyond yourself.

Eli Stanley Jones (1884 - ?)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on brevity and soul

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Cullen Hightower on brevity, experience, and worry

We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic.

Cullen Hightower

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A Quote by Clarence Shepard Day, Jr. on accidents, birth, blindness, brevity, darkness, giving, god, good, life, thought, universe, and world

It is possible that our race may be an accident, in a meaningless universe, living its brief life uncared for, on this dark, cooling star: but even so - and all the more - what marvelous creatures we are! What fairy story, what tale from the Arabian Nights of the jinns, is a hundredth part as wonderful as this true fairy story of simians! It is so much more heartening, too, than the tales we invent. A universe capable of giving birth to many such accidents is - blind or not - a good world to live in, a promising universe. . . . We once thought we lived on God's footstool, it may be a throne.

Clarence Shepard Day (1874 - 1935)

Source: This Simian World, 1920, XIX

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on brevity, life, memory, and nature

It is a brief period of life that is granted us by nature, but the memory of a well-spent life never dies.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on brevity, doubt, endurance, and pain

All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on brevity and charm

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on brevity and speech

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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