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Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
Thomas a Kempis
Building a set is like building a place, but it's a temporary place, because sets usually get torn down. Kind of unfortunate.
Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.
Certain it is that their power increased always in an exact proportion to the weakness of the Caliphate, and, without doubt, in some of the most distracted periods of the Arabian rule, the Hebrew Princes rose into some degree of local and temporary importance.
If you are ambitious you can have a moment of glory but it will most likely be temporary. But talent always finds its way out.
Fame doesn't fulfill you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary.
You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.
Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
William Butler Yeats
Saint Patrick's Day
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
Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack of other fundamental qualities, but no advancements can be maintained without hard work.
A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
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.
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.
One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.
I am living proof that if you catch prostate cancer early, it can be reduced to a temporary inconvenience, and you can go back to a normal life.
Google is in a position where it doesn't even have to strive to become a hip, conscious choice. Brands are temporary fads. Functionality is forever. Google just has to 'be,' and everyone will end up there sooner or later.
At every turn, when humanity is asked the question, 'Do you want temporary economic gain or long-term environmental loss, which one do you prefer,' we invariably choose the money.
The problem is essentially that of communications to an army in action. After a rapid advance communications become disorganized, and there is a temporary halting until they are again in working order.
John Desmond Bernal
The notion of a neutral, mainstream national media gained dominance only in World War II and in its aftermath, when what turned out to be a temporary moderate consensus came to govern the country.
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
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
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.
Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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