delay

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on procastination, consequences, and delay

The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences…

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Denis Waitley on death, defeat, delay, failure, and teachers

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Denis Waitley

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on delay, kiss, lies, and youth

What's to come is still unsure: In delay there lies no plenty; Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty, Youth's a stuff will not endure.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Twelfth Night, Act 2, Scene 3

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on action, conscience, country, cowardice, death, delay, dreams, fortune, heart, laws, life, love, merit, mind, mortality, patience, questions, resolution, respect, sleep, suffering, thought, time, trouble, and wishes

To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and, by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die: to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause. There's the respect That makes calamity of so long life; For who would bear the whips an scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of dispriz'd love, the law's delay, The insolence of office, and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those ills we have, Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pitch and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action. Soft you now! The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons Be all my sins remember'd.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 3, scene 1.

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A Quote by William Feather on action, delay, justice, and people

Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.

William Feather (1889 - 1981)

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A Quote by Walter Savage Landor on delay, injustice, and justice

Delay in justice is injustice.

Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on delay, duty, foolishness, safety, and wisdom

Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous; where it is not, delay may be both wisdom and safety.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on delay and errors

Delay is preferable to error.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Studs Terkel on anger, babies, delay, efficiency, hope, humanity, humor, losing, motherhood, people, quiet, sense of humor, and time

Once I was at the Atlanta airport. I was taking the train between terminals. Its a smooth, quiet train, and it was jammed when I walked in. But it was absolutely quiet except for a mechanical voice calling out the stops. The doors were about to close, a couple rushes in and the mechanical voice says, Because of late entry, the train will be delayed for 30 seconds. People were staring at the couple, they were angry, and I yelled out, George Orwell, your time has come and gone, things are so efficient we're losing our humanity and our sense of humor. Now there are three miscreants: The crowd is staring at me and at the young couple. Sitting nearby was a baby on a mothers lap. I asked the baby, What do you think about this? She laughs, and I say, A human voice at last! There's still hope!

Studs Terkel (1912 -)

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A Quote by Stephen Lacey on creation, delay, direction, emotion, garden, senses, and understanding

Of all the ingredients we employ in the creation of a garden, scent is probably the most potent and the least understood. Its effects can be either direct and immediate, drowning our senses in a surge of sugary vapor, or they can be subtle and delayed, slowly wafting into our consciousness, stirring our emotions and coloring our thoughts.

Stephen Lacey

Source: Scent in Your Garden, 1991

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