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Half Term Quotes


"Today I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office." - Barack Obama

"I still prefer to hear [Bob] Dylan acoustic, some of his electric songs are absolutely great. Electric music is the vernacular of the second half of the twentieth century, to use my father's old term." - Pete Seeger

"Long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity." - Bruce Lee

"While I can make no claim for having introduced the term "rugged individualism," I should be proud to have invented it. It has been used by American leaders for over a half-century in eulogy of those God-fearing men and women of honesty whose stamina and character and fearless assertion of rights led them to make their own way in life." - Herbert Hoover

"I remember my sense of shock some half-dozen years ago when I read a recommendation to sell shares of a company ... The recommendation was not based on any long-term fundamentals. Rather, it was that over the next six months the funds could be employed more profitably elsewhere." - Philip Arthur Fisher

"Half Man, Half Sit-Out-The-Season." - Charles Barkley

"An apt aphorism half kills, half immortalizes." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"In an average day, you may well be confronted with some species of bullying or bigotry, or some ill-phrased appeal to the general will, or some petty abuse of authority. If you have a political loyalty, you may be offered a shady reason for agreeing to a lie or a half-truth that serves some short-term purpose. Everybody devises tactics for getting through such moments; try behaving "as if" they need not be tolerated and are not inevitable." - Christopher Hitchens

"The fancy term for what America has squandered in the past year and a half or so is legitimacy." - Todd Gitlin

"Long-term vision and product strategy." - Bill Gates

"Free will is an empty term." - John Calvin

"Long-term success depends upon trust." - Ted Malloch

"Rock bottom; that's a fishing term." - Charlie Sheen

"Our struggles are the short term lessons we learn to achieve long term success." - Simon Sinek

"Everywhere you turn you see Americans sacrifice their long-term interests for a short-term reward." - Michael Lewis

"My first term I sang Al Green... in my second term, I'm going with Young Jeezy ." - Barack Obama

"A job is a short term solution to a long term problem" - Robert Kiyosaki

"Focus on long term success but be willing to make short term adjustments to get there" - Simon Sinek

"The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers." - John Acton

"Long-term planning is often undervalued by our indefinite short-term world." - Peter Thiel

"Be brutally honest about the short term and optimistic and confident about the long term." - Reed Hastings

"Promotions are a short-term solution with dreadful long-term effects." - Mike Jeffries

"Man has always been half-monster, half-dreamer." - Ray Bradbury

"You're a Demigod Percy, half god and half mortal!" - Rick Riordan

"Half the world knows not how the other half lies." - George Herbert

"In the long term everyone traffics in foregone conclusions, and in the short term they just get drunk. This is the way it has always been. Some half-assed ambiguity masquerading as mystery is all anybody's really looking for." - Paul Neilan

"Who's started has half finished." - Horace

"Half of bravery is perspective." - Veronica Roth

"All people are half actors." - Dana Andrews

"Confessed faults are half-mended." - Proverbs

"My gran always said I was half clever, half stupid, and half crazy." - Charlie Higson

"How late is it? How long have we been sitting here? I look at my watch - three thirty and the day is almost ending. It's October. All those kids recently returned to classrooms with new bags and pencil cases will be looking forward to half term already. How quickly it goes. Halloween soon, then firework night. Christmas. Spring. Easter. Then there's my birthday in May. I'll be seventeen. How long can I stave it off? I don't know. All I know is that I have two choices - stay wrapped in blankets and get on with dying, or get the list back together and get on with living." - Jenny Downham

"We asked our friends and relations to lend us their children, and, because we lived in London, children loved to come and stay for their half-term holidays." - Maeve Binchy

"The word heretic ought to be a term of honour..." - Charles Bradlaugh

"The term that best describes me now is 'secular humanist.'" - Charles M Schulz

"Honor is a term much used but little understood." - Regina Maria Roche

"Panic is not an effective long-term organizing strategy." - Starhawk

"I hadn't the personality to be a long-term Success." - Cornelia Parker

"It's one thing about insurance, that's a Washington term." - George W Bush

"I find the term perfect child to be an oxymoron." - Barbara Park

"Term insurance is temporary, but your problem is permanent." - Ben Feldman

"Screwy," I said. "Is that a medical term?" "Of course." - Ilona Andrews

"I prefer the term 'sexual deviant' myself," Saiman said." - Ilona Andrews

"I would strenuously urge a single term of six years." - Rutherford B Hayes

"The secret to desire in a long-term relationship" - Esther Perel

"The very term 'combinatorial methods' has an oxymoronic character." - Joel Spencer

"Does the business have favourable long term prospects?" - Warren Buffett

"Investment in infrastructure is a long term requirement for growth and a long term factor that will make growth sustainable." - Chanda Kochhar

"If you see long term benefit in doing something, but short term pain then you should do it." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Delegation requires the willingness to pay for short term failures in order to gain long term competency." - Dave Ramsey

"If your fund doesn't last for the long term, how can you invest for the long term?" - John C. Bogle

"When a language advances and adds a third term to its lexicon for color, the third term is always red." - Daniel Levitin

"My first priority is growing this economy in the long term, and stimulating it in the short term." - Robert Menendez

"I'll take an earnest person over a hip person every day, because hip is short term. Earnest is long term." - Randy Pausch

"People overestimate what they can accomplish in the near term and underestimate what they can accomplish in the long term." - David House

"Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred." - Alfred Tennyson

"What's well begun is half done." - Horace

"Docility is the observable half of reason." - George Santayana

"Half this game is 90 percent mental." - Danny Ozark

"I am a stranger to half measures." - Marita Golden

"Half magic is no magic at all." - Sharyn McCrumb

"Social sorrow loses half its pain." - Samuel Johnson

"Pray with reverence, not half-heartedness." - Francis Chan

"Half-heartedness never won a battle." - William Mckinley

"Half the game is 90% mental." - Yogi Berra

"A work well begun is half-ended." - Plato

"A bachelor is only half a man" - Louisa Lawson

"Maxims are sharp-edged half-truths." - Mason Cooley

"An evil discovered is half healed." - Jane Frances de Chantal

"Youth without beauty is half a prize." - Ellen G White

"Perfect moments don't turn into half-hours." - Elizabeth Bibesco

"Women hold up half the sky." - Mao Tse-Tung

"The bastards murdered half my family" - Prince Philip

"She's half mad and three parts drunk." - William Boyd

"Gratitude's got a short half-life, Clarice." - Thomas Harris

"Either sex alone is half itself." - Alfred Tennyson

"The heart is half a prophet." - Proverbs

"Most Americans have some experience with nursing homes or other long term care settings, and nearly half have had a family member or close friend in a home in the past three years." - Michael C. Burgess

"I believe Sarah Palin is a true statesman, whose experience as a failed vice presidential candidate, half-term governor and eight-episode reality star has fully prepared her to take control of our nuclear arsenal." - Stephen Colbert

"First of all, we're not Rust Belt. I mean, that's an old term. We do have manufacturing. We have a half-a-billion-dollar investment from a Chinese individual, which brings a couple thousand jobs in Dayton." - John Kasich

"When Mr. Obama entered office, he said all the right things about getting Washington spending under control. He even promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. Obviously, that didn't happen." - Pete Hegseth

"We're committed to working with Congress to doing what the president said he was always going to do, which is cut the deficit in half over the - over his first term." - Christina Romer

"It's really been a long-term dream of mine to have an alternative to wood-based paper. Over half of the trees cut in the world are cut for paper products." - Woody Harrelson

"Most Americans have some experience with nursing homes or other long term care settings, and nearly half have had a family member or close friend in a home in the past three years." - Michael Burgess

"O lyric Love, half angel and half bird. And all a wonder and a wild desire." - Robert Browning

"Half the game is mental, the other half is being mental." - Jim McKenny

"Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Half effort does not produce half results, it produces no results." - Hamilton Holt

"The man is only half himself, the other half is his expression." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"He who sleeps half a day has won half a life." - Karl Kraus

"Half the joys and half the sorrows of this world are discovered in bed." - Kathleen Winsor

"My dad lives in Sicily, so I'm half Italian and half Irish - it's a fiery combination." - Nico

"Half of San Antonio's population is of Mexican descent; the other half just eats that way." - Mike Greenberg

"This living stuff is a lot. Too much, and not enough. Half empty, and half full." - Diane Keaton

" half of her should not be always so much wiser than the other half..." - Jane Austen

". . . I believe one half of the world is born for the convenience of the other half . . ." - Sarah Siddons

"I have a lot of ideas that I feel are half-formed, or half-way okay." - Joel Edgerton

"My guitar is half my life and my wife is the other half." - Huddie William Ledbetter

"Both half success and half failure must be considered as a full failure!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Half a psychiatrist's patients see him because they are married - the other half because they're not." - Arnold H. Glasgow

"It is either a half-truth or a truth and a half." - Karl Kraus

"The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency-half tiger,half poet." - Yehudi Menuhin

"I believe this Government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free." - Abraham Lincoln

"You're better off with a kick-ass half than a half-assed whole." - David Heinemeier Hansson

"One half of me is a hopeless romantic. The other half is well... just realistic." - Faraaz Kazi

"I know that half of my advertising dollars are wasted ... I just don't know which half." - John Wanamaker

"Half of learning is learning. The other half of learning is unlearning." - Mark Batterson

"Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist? - "This nation cannot survive half slave and half free."" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"So much alarmed that she is quite alarming, All Giggle, Blush, half Pertness, and half Pout." - Lord Byron

"Night is the other half of life, and the better half." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I'm half Native American and half white so I think I can adjust culturally to anything." - Jacoby Ellsbury

"For words, like Nature, half reveal And half conceal the Soul within." - Alfred Tennyson

"After the navy, I transferred to Harvard and finished there. I was there the spring term of 1951 and I stayed through the summer term and a whole other year, so I was able to do two years in a little less than a year and a half." - Harry Mathews

"Debasing your currency sometimes works in the short term, it has never worked in the long term and does not even usually work in the medium term. Lots of politicians like to do it because it is an easy way." - Jim Rogers

"We are excited about eBay's long-term vision, ... We intend to accomplish our long-term revenue objectives while maintaining profitability as a cornerstone of our strategy." - Walt Whitman

"Fitting in is a short-term strategy that gets you nowhere. Standing out is a long-term strategy that takes guts and produces results." - Seth Godin

"The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success." - Brian Tracy

"When I buy, I buy players for the long term, not the short term because I do respect the club a lot and also the other clubs." - Louis van Gaal

"Remember anything you want that's valuable requires you to break through short-term pain in order to gain long-term pleasure." - Tony Robbins

"Having reached the term of his natural life"; Mwould it not be truer to say, Having reached the term of his unnatural life?" - Henry David Thoreau

"Long-term investing has gotten so popular, it's easier to admit you're a crack addict than to admit you're a short-term investor." - Peter Lynch

"People don't like the idea of thinking long term. Many are desperately seeking short term answers because they have money problems to be solved today." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Deciding to commit yourself to long term results rather than short term fixes is as important as any decision you'll make in your lifetime." - Tony Robbins

"Focus on the long term, and always do what's right to grow the company and not make short-term decisions. And outlast everyone one." - Adam D'Angelo

"There is a technical term for someone who confuses the opinions of a character in a book with those of the author. That term is idiot." - S.M. Stirling

"One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck." - Carl Zuckmayer

"Half-caf, double-tall, non fat, whole-milk foam, bone-dry, half-pump mocha, half sugar in the raw, double cup, no lid, capp - to go." - Linda Evangelista

"How old are you? 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key." - George Carlin

"ManBearPig, half man, half bear, half pig" - Al Gore

"Whoever coined the term "Buyer Beware" was probably bleeding from the asshole." - George Carlin

"Once our minds are 'tattooed' with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish." - John C Maxwell

"I think something substantial will pass out of the House at some point during this term." - Justin Amash

"Offer your customers a long-term relationship, then do everything possible to build and maintain it." - Brian Tracy

"Creativity is a catchall term for a variety of distinct thought processes." - Jonah Lehrer

"Can we call a moratorium on the use of the term 'ladyparts'? Grazia!" - Lena Dunham

"If you're going to invest in an Internet stock, you must be a long-term investor." - Jeff Bezos

"Failing to graduate a populace that values reading has long-term consequences for everyone." - Donalyn Miller

"When the term machine gun enters common parlance, the word machine becomes much more sinister." - Scott Westerfeld

"My term ends in June 2004 and I have no intention to change that," - Joseph Estrada

"People in the computer industry use the term 'user,' which to them means 'idiot.'" - Dave Barry

"Your short-term memory really is shot! It must drive you nuts!!" - Richard Madeley

"Little changes over time are the secret to long term weight loss success!" - Chris Powell

"The universe's destiny has very little to do with the near-term destiny of Earth." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"I am a coach who thinks always in the long term." - Louis van Gaal

"Every advertisement is part of the long term investment in the personality of the brand." - David Ogilvy

"Insomnia is a glamorous term for thoughts you forgot to have in the day." - Alain De Botton

"Soulmate" is an overused term, but a true soul connection is very rare, and very real." - Hilary Duff

"The best pitchers have a short term memory and a bullet proof confidence." - Greg Maddux

"Delight itself, however, is a weak term to express the feelings of a naturalist." - Charles Darwin

"Losing my mind sounds so pessimistic. I prefer the term winning my insanity." - Dane Cook



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