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No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary.
You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.
We in the West think of peace as society's default position. War is a temporary state of affairs that happens when peace fails. For us, war is something that has a beginning, a middle, and an end. When it is over, win or lose, the warring factions lay down their arms and resume their normal lives.
Kathleen Troia McFarland
Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
People have the problem of denial. This is one of the things I learned in Lebanon. Everybody who left Beirut when the war started, including my parents, said, 'Oh, its temporary.' It lasted 17 years! People tend to underestimate the gravity of these situations. That's how they work.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Fame doesn't fulfill you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary.
Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a state of mind.
They tell me a revival is only temporary; so is a bath, but it does you good.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience.
Edward de Bono
Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.
Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
William Arthur Ward
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
Everything is temporary. Everything is bound to end.
The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.
Martin Van Buren
Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
James Russell Lowell
Pain is temporary, film is forever.
Michael J. Fox
I have to think that I think it's always been a horse race between this administration's temporary political acumen and their completely, utterly, totally bankrupt policies. And they're coming home to roost. It was always a question of time. These guys aren't conservative. These guys are radicals.
Hypnotism is trespass into the territory of another's consciousness. Its temporary phenomena have nothing in common with the miracles performed by men of divine realization.
There is a science to managing high tech businesses, and it needs to be respected. One of them is that in technology businesses, leadership is temporary. It's constantly recycling. So the asset has limited lifetime.
A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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