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

—  Joseph Heller, livro Something Happened

Something Happened (1974)

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—  Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924

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

—  Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

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„Life is too short to spend too long at work and also to waste your time while in the workplace.“

—  Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967

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„Life is too short, or too long, for me to allot myself the luxury of living it so badly.“

—  Paulo Coelho, livro Onze Minutos

Variante: Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
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„Life's too short to be bitter, I'm too short to be bitter.“

—  Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958

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„Time Is…
Too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love,
Time is Eternity.“

—  Henry Van Dyke, Music and Other Poems

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Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love,
Time is Eternity. (Music and Other Poems, 1904)

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„The joy of love is too short, and the sorrow thereof, and what cometh thereof, dureth over long.“

—  Thomas Malory, livro Le Morte d'Arthur

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„Life is too short to be little.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli, Coningsby, or, The New Generation

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„Life's too short for chess.“

—  Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916

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

—  Robert A. Heinlein, livro Methuselah's Children

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: Life is short.
But the years are long.
Not while the evil days come not.
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„Life's too short. Start with Dessert!“

—  Barbra Streisand American singer, actress, writer, film producer, and director 1942

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„Life is too short to be lived badly.“

—  Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

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