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"Only professional diplomats, inveterate idiots and women view diplomacy as a long-term substitute for war." - David Mitchell

"Shouldn't the long-term goal of any society be complete unemployment?" - Doug Stanhope

"Atheism is a cruel long term business, and I have gone through it to the end." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"I like the concept that if you're with someone, it's for the long term." - Stana Katic

"I'm here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction." - Mark Zuckerberg

"We"re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term." - Lindsey Graham

"What's the best way to build a brand for the long term? In a word: culture." - Tony Hsieh

"Over the long term, symbiosis is more useful than parasitism. More fun, too. Ask any mitochondria." - Larry Wall

"No marriage can survive without forgiveness. Marriage is a long term commitment between two sinners." - Elisabeth Elliot

"Sex education should be 'relationship education', focusing on how to achieve long-term commitment." - Mal Fletcher

"The long-term cost of a welfare society is the infantilization of the population." - Mark Steyn

"Achievers don't submit to instant gratification; they INVEST in the LONG-TERM payoff" - Darren Hardy

"Anything that works well or has long-term success is never done quickly." - Reem Acra

"When you think long-term, the edge is really investing because others can't know." - Andy Kessler

"Unless you are a fortune-teller, long-term business planning is a fantasy." - Jason Fried

"The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential." - Mike Dooley

"It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value." - Stephen Hawking

"The long-term solution in preventing another famine in Somalia is to promote self-reliance." - Hawa Abdi

"Investor confidence in Adani is fairly high, and most of our investors are long-term investors." - Gautam Adani

"While Social Security faces some long-term challenges, the system is not in crisis." - Chaka Fattah

"We do not mind establishing a long-term truce between us and you." - Osama Bin Laden

"Anyone know any long-term couples living three time zones apart?" - Amy Argetsinger

"I think England has been in the long-term damaged by Britishness." - Neal Ascherson

"Long-term unemployment can make any worker progressively less employable, even after the economy strengthens." - Janet Yellen

"Iran poses the most serious long-term threat to regional stability." - Ehud Barak

"Long-term goals are dangerous. They limit you. They hinder you from reacting to new conditions." - Ben Casnocha

"Private property is a very fundamental and very long-term institution." - Anatoly Chubais

"I have an issue with rage. I'm going to work that out, long term." - Nate Corddry

"The result of long-term relationships is better and better quality, and lower and lower costs." - W Edwards Deming

"Long term I do believe internationally there is a huge misunderstanding of Russia." - Oleg Deripaska

"I'm not a long-term member of the 'Breaking Bad' family." - Laura Fraser

"Great leaders, like Steve Jobs or Jeff Bezos, also focused on the long term." - Reed Hastings

"I have tremendous faith in President Obama's skills. He's a long-term visionary." - Deepak Chopra

"People under-invest in family because it doesn't pay off until the long term." - Clayton Christensen

"For many, long-term friendships, rather than family ties, are the foundations for sustainable lives." - Mariella Frostrup

"In long term investments, you don't need day to day management." - Shiv Khera

"You always need younger guys if you're going to be successful in the long term." - Saku Koivu

"The long-term value proposition for cellphone companies isn't just voice conversation - it's transfer of data." - Gary Kovacs

"Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values." - Joshua L Liebman

"It's not long-term debt if the money is immediately paid back." - Roy Blunt

"Our very long-term prospective hinges on making the best possible wine we can." - Drew Bledsoe

"My own view is that every company requires a long-term view." - Jeff Bezos

"What's the best way to build a brand for the long term? In a word: culture." - Tony Hsieh

"Companies need connections to their markets to create long-term loyalty." - Charlene Li

"This is a pivotal time for urban regeneration. We must take a long term view." - Richard Rogers

"Always take the long term view and train and race smart, with a bit of caution." - Bill Rodgers

"In my day job, I worry non-stop about making wise investments for long-term gains." - J B Pritzker

"I never thought television would or could be a long-term commitment." - Jimmy Smits

"Money and salary is not a particularly good motivator in the long term." - Matt Mullenweg

"Revolutions just spread blood. Evolution - this is something that changes in the long term." - Marjane Satrapi

"Understand why casinos and racetracks stay in business - the gambler always loses over the long term." - Marilyn Vos Savant

"I would like, in the long term, to be recognized as a writer-director-actor." - Corey Feldman

"No Western government has ever played the long-term in terms of foreign policy." - Damian Lewis

"I've always been the long-term relationship, go-home-and-meet-mom girl." - Sophia Bush

"Growth is a long term game, and the crappy days are more important." - Georges St-Pierre

"When setting a long-term goal, find the pace necessary to achieve it." - Rickson Gracie

"You can't say for certain what will happen to the weather in the long term." - Christopher Monckton

"But in the long term, I think it is improper to limit your future." - Roy Moore

"Long-term sustainable change happens if people discover their own power." - Pierre Omidyar

"No one leaves a long-term relationship scot-free or without conflict." - Susie Orbach

"I want to initiate a change in society in the long term." - Francois Hollande

"Great risks come in long term, tremendously assiduous, very courageous study." - William Hurt

"I've only been in long-term relationships. I've never really dated myself." - Dakota Johnson

"Long-term memory involves enduring changes that result from the growth of new synaptic connections." - Eric Kandel

"I've had, like, four long-term boyfriends. I tend to be in relationships for long periods of time." - Rose Mcgowan

"Turning away Turkey from the EU would be a great, long-term - a century-long - error by Europe." - William Hague

"We are living in an interminable succession of absurdities imposed by the myopic logic of short-term thinking." - Jacques Yves Cousteau

"But a girl of seventeen is not always thinking of books, especially in the Oxford summer term." - Mary Augusta Ward

"Money can extinguish intrinsic motivation, diminish performance, crush creativity, encourage unethical behavior, foster short-term thinking, and become addictive." - Daniel H Pink

"I doubt that most people with short-term thinking love the natural world enough to save it." - E O Wilson

"The most important thing that a company can do in the midst of this economic turmoil is to not lose sight of the long-term perspective. Don't confuse the short-term crises with the long-term trends. Amidst all of these short-term change are some fundamental structural transformations happening in the economy, and the best way to stay in business is to not allow the short-term distractions to cause you to ignore what is happening in the long term." - Paul Saffo

"Possibility-thinking is the long sought-after fountain of youth." - Robert H Schuller

"People who think they know usually stopped thinking long ago." - Jennifer James

"As long as I am thinking, I am alive." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"As long as you're going to be thinking, think big." - Donald Trump

"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

"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

"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

"Most people... find a disorientating mismatch between the long-term nature of their liabilities and the increasingly short-term nature of their assets." - Howard Davies

"If you're making a long-term decision for a short-term gain, you're in trouble. If you don't believe me, just ask someone who's in a bad relationship." - Alan Robert Neal

"I mean, if the relationship can't survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?" - Nicholas Sparks

"Our goal is long-term growth in revenue and absolute profit.. so we invest aggressively in future innovation while tightly managing our short-term costs." - Larry Page

"You have to believe in the long term plan you have but you need the short term goals to motivate and inspire you." - Roger Federer

"Sometimes the manager must perform with the courage and agility of a circus performer, carefully crossing the highwire between short-term problems and long-term objectives." - Buck Rodgers

"Focus too much on the near-term and you won't get tomorrow's customers, focus too much on the long-term and you won't get today's." - Aaron Levie

"If we can find short-term incentives that are consistent with our long-term objectives, it is much easier to make the right decisions in the moment." - Tom Rath

"The majority of short term trading results are just random. In the long term the money ends up with those that can trade and manage risk." - Steve Burns

"Being prepared for a job is a good idea for the short term, but it is not enough for the long term." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Most people... find a disorientating mismatch between the long-term nature of their liabilities and the increasingly short-term nature of their assets." - James A Baldwin

"Oftentimes things that seem really difficult and traumatic in the short term seem a lot less difficult and traumatic in the long term." - Moby

"The positive shelf life of a new stadium has shrunk considerably. The new parks in themselves can't be a long-term or mid-term panacea." - Bud Selig

"We tend to overestimate what we can do in the short term and underestimate what we can do in the long term." - Tim Hurson

"The choice facing the American people is not between growth and stagnation, but between short-term growth and long-term disaster." - Stewart Udall

"In the medium and long term. Spain is solvent and able to pay its high debts. In the short-term, we have the capacity to meet our obligations." - Luis De Guindos

"Action leads to Attention. that in the short-term releases Rewarding brain chemicals and in the long term improves reproductive success." - Keith Henson

"It is critical that kids start to learn the value of money, short-term and long-term saving and budgeting at an early age." - Alexa Von Tobel

"The markets are much more interested in America's long-term trajectory than they are in feeling that there is an acute short-term crisis." - Fareed Zakaria

"This bill is the legislative equivalent of crack. It yields a short-term high but does long-term damage to the system and it's expensive to boot." - Barney Frank

"We should not be making near-term decisions with long-term consequences without robustly debating these questions and fully considering the substantial and unpredictable risks of these actions." - Niki Tsongas

"Democracies are expense-averse and they think in terms of short-term, political interests rather than a long-term interest in stability." - Samantha Power

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

"Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it - short-term pain for long-term gain." - George Will

"I don't accept as an article of faith that lots of short-term stimulus boosts the economy and gets us back on the long-term trajectory." - Glenn Hubbard

"It really don't matter what you're thinking about, as long as you're thinking about something." - Marlon Brando

"Being captive to quarterly earnings isn't consistent with long-term value creation. This pressure and the short term focus of equity markets make it difficult for a public company to invest for long-term success, and tend to force company leaders to sacrifice long-term results to protect current earnings." - Charles Koch

"Medical thinking usually sees stress as highly disturbing but isolated events such as, for example, sudden unemployment, a marriage breakup, or the death of a loved one. These major events are potent sources of stress for many, but there are chronic daily stresses in people's lives that are more insidious and more harmful in their long-term biological consequences. Internally generated stresses take their toll without in any way seeming out of the ordinary." - Gabor Mate

"I never trusted any man not to find someone else; to stay with me if he had another option. to not find something in me that would have him heading for the hills. that was the other reason for not thinking long-term- when someone walked out, as they invairiably did, it wasn't too big a shock. a disappointment but nothing, I hadn't been expecting." - Dorothy Koomson

"[The Dalai Lama] told me some years ago, "I've made every concession to China, and I've been as open and tolerant as I could, and still things get worse in Tibet." If you look at it from one point of view, as he himself says, his monastic position of forbearance and nonviolence hasn't reaped any benefits. And yet, he's thinking in terms of the long term, of centuries." - Pico Iyer

"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

"Whatever the short term clashes between protecting the environment and eradicating poverty, medium term and long term it is clear. Unless we grow sustainably, at some point we face catastrophe" - Tony Blair

"Business is all about learning to balance the short-term, medium-term and long-term and I think it's when things are going well it covers up a lot of mistakes and bad decisions because you're growing so quickly..." - Tony Hsieh

"The dominance of short-term perspectives has led to routine decisions in the markets that sacrifice the long-term buildup of genuine value in pursuit of artificial, short-term gains." - Al Gore

"Secular cycles are the long periods - as long as decades - that come to define each market era. These cycles alternate between long-term bull and bear markets." - Barry Ritholtz

"People always say be true to yourself. But that's misleading, because there are two selves. There's your short term self, and there's your long term self. And if you're only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays." - Brandon Stanton

"With my eyes closed, I ask if she knows how this will all turn out. "Long-term or short-term?" she asks. Both. "Long-term," she says, "we're all going to die. Then our bodies will rot. No surprise there. Short-term, we're going to live happily ever after." Really? "Really," she says. "So don't sweat it." - Chuck Palahniuk

"People always say be true to yourself. But that's misleading, because there are two selves. There's your short term self, and there's your long term self. And if you're only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays." - Brandon Stanton

"People always say be true to yourself. But that's misleading, because there are two selves. There's your short term self, and there's your long term self. And if you're only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays." - Brandon Stanton

"To assure the prosperity of a firm should be a long-term strategy and the turnover of key managers should be taken into account from the stand point of long-term consideration and not from the monthly or quarterly flavors." - Masaaki Imai

"Sounds kind of long-term to me. Just how far ahead do you think? Very long-term-at least twenty, thirty years. And you can forget governments for this market, Bob; if they can't tax it, they won't understand it." - Charles Stross

"Revolutions just spread blood. Evolution - this is something that changes in the long term. Because history is long term. But today, we don't talk about history. The past is two weeks ago, and the future is two weeks after." - Marjane Satrapi

"I have said many times that it's a mistake to bet against the long-term health of the U.S. equity markets because it's a mistake to bet against the long-term health of the U.S. economy." - Gerry Schwartz

"In the long term, the United States could greatly benefit Islam by uniquely freeing the religion from government constraints and permitting it to evolve in a positive, modern direction. But that's the long term." - Daniel Pipes

"Rich people think long-term. They balance their spending on enjoyment today with investing for freedom tomorrow." - T Harv Eker

"The securest guarantee of the long-term good health of both farmland and city is, I believe, locally produced food." - Wendell Berry

"This was long before the term 'single-parent family' came into use; back then it was a 'broken home'..." - Julian Barnes

"No well-planned retirement should be without long term care insurance. It is the very cornerstone of retirement security." - Suze Orman

"A vision and strategy aren't enough. The long-term key to success is execution. Each day. Every day." - Richard M. Kovacevich

"Your choice of diet can influence your long term health prospects more than any other action you might take." - C Everett Koop

"If there is one thing that marks families with money in the long term it is this: delayed gratification." - Bill Bonner

"In the long-term, security comes from an asset you create or acquire, not a position in someone else's asset." - Chris Guillebeau

"The attitude of unconditional self-acceptance is probably the most important variable in their long-term recovery." - Albert Ellis

"Only in football is long-term injury the result not of accidents but of the game played properly." - George Will

"The companies I have traditionally seen do best over the long term had lead investors for their seed rounds" - Keith Rabois

"It could truly be the case that Vladimir Putin has miscalculated in the long term with his adventure in Syria." - Garry Kasparov

"Long term success is a direct result of what you achieve everyday. Goals provide your daily routine" - Rick Pitino

"If you think about the long term then you can really make good life decisions that you won't regret later." - Jeff Bezos

"The question on long term strategy is not if it is successful, but if you are still alive." - Ron De Jonge

"Our long-term security depends on our deep faith in liberty. And we'll continue to promote freedom around the world." - George W Bush

"I decided to pick the diet that I thought would maximize my chances of long-term survival." - Al Gore

"In the 1950s and 1960s, the heroes were the long-term investors; today the heroes are the wise guys." - Michael Steinhardt

"Art has always had as its test in the long term the ability to speak to our innermost selves." - Bill Viola

"It's very important that we expand our use of clean energy and make a long-term commitment to it." - Julia Roberts

"We believe in the fundamental strength of Israel's economy and have confidence in its long-term potential." - Ari Fleischer

"We all need lots of powerful long range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles" - Jim Rohn

"Over the long term, it is more profitable to do the right thing for the environment than to pollute it." - Aaron Feuerstein

"Any successful long-term strategy will require that the green wave fully and passionately embrace the principles of eco-equity." - Van Jones



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