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Entertainment: Any kind of amusement whose inroads stop short of death by injection. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants. - Karl Kraus


Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already. What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community. - Adolph Hitler


The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all. - Sir Winston Churchill


Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


Who pants for glory, finds but short repose; A breath revives him, or a breath o'erthrows. - Alexander Pope


Friendship is the perfection of love, and superior to love; it is love purified, exalted, proved by experience and a consent of minds. Love, Madam, may, and love does, often stop short of friendship. - Samuel Richardson


He may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind, who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may early be impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to occur habitually to the mind. - Samuel Johnson