A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on certainty, chance, delay, expectation, future, power, present, time, and uncertainty

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on anger, delay, and remedies

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Sandra Day O'Connor on delay and sports

Slaying the dragon of delay is no sport for the short-winded.

Sandra Day O'Connor

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on delay, indifference, kindness, labor, life, struggle, and water

Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take care of my labors, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). February 7, 1754, Letter to Lord Chesterfield.

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on america, day, delay, discovery, independence, and war

If the European discovery had been delayed for a century or two, it is possible that the Aztec in Mexico or the Iroquois in North America would have established strong native states capable of adopting European war tactics and maintaining their independence to this day, as Japan kept her independence from China.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: The Oxford History of the American People, 1965, ch. 1

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A Quote by Robert Browning on crime, delay, frustration, life, losing, lovers, vices, virtue, and worth

I hear you reproach, "But delay was best, For their end was a crime." Oh, a crime will do As well, I reply, to serve for a test As a virtue golden through and through, Sufficient to vindicate itself And prove its worth at a moment's view! . . . . . . Let a man contend to the uttermost For his life's set prize, be it what it will! The counter our lovers staked was lost As surely as if it were lawful coin; And the sin I impute to each frustrate ghost Is-the unlit lamp and the ungirt loin, Though the end in sight was a vice, I say.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: The Statue and the Bust.

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on art, birds, and delay

And as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledg'd offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reprov'd each dull delay, Allur'd to brighter worlds, and led the way.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on challenge, clarity, delay, facts, feeling, helpful, problems, thought, and time

Helpful Communications Shortcuts: A. Asking the other person who is sorting out his alternatives what his recommendation is at that time, leaving him free to either describe and defend his viewpoint or back away from it. Getting "fact and feeling" out on the table can save time-consuming preliminaries. B. Observing, to the other person, that while his recommendation is clear, his careful thought that produced the proposal must also have raised some concerns and, therefore, "What are the concerns he has or the defects in the proposal?" This can also give an indication of the objectivity and thoroughness with which the other person has approached the challenge. C. Asking courteously, when needed, for clarification if it seems that the real problem is being circumvented with unnecessary delay.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part, p. 50., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on danger, delay, and design

Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Mary Roberts Rinehart on delay, fear, and women

There is nothing for the modern man or woman to fear about most cases of cancer. Nothing except delay.

Mary Rinehart (1876 - 1958)

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