„You're short on ears and long on mouth.“

—  John Wayne

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jogador de futebol americano dos Estados Unidos 1907 - 1979

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—  Ron Kaufman American author and consultant 1956

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„Radio: it ties a million ears to a single mouth.“

—  Anthony Doerr, livro Toda a Luz que Não Podemos Ver

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„We are all gifted of the mouth, retarded of the ear.“

—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

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„Nature has given us two ears but only one mouth.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

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„We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.“

—  Zeno of Citium ancient Greek philosopher -334 - -263 a.C.

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„The city, that monster with a hundred mouths and a thousand ears, a monster that knows nothing but says everything, had written me off.“

—  Jean-Dominique Bauby, livro The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

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„Such a long, long time to be gone, and a short time to be here.“

—  Robert Hunter American musician 1941 - 2019

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„The days are long, but the years are short.“

—  Gretchen Rubin American writer 1966

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„Short on glamour and long on tragedy.“

—  Quentin Reynolds American journalist and war correspondent 1902 - 1965

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„Life is short, but the years are long.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, livro Methuselah's Children

Part of the secret "call and response" codewords by which members of the long-lived Howard Families can identify others:
: Life is short.
But the years are long.
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„Art is long, life is short.“

—  Horace Roman lyric poet -65 - -8 a.C.

Seneca's (De Brevitate Vitae, 1.1) Latin translation of the Greek by Hippocrates.
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„Art indeed is long, but life is short.“

—  Andrew Marvell English metaphysical poet and politician 1621 - 1678

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„What is the short meaning of the long speech?“

—  Friedrich Schiller, Wallenstein

Act I, sc. ii
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