You cannot pursue all your goals simultaneously or satisfy all your desires at once. And it's an emotional drain to think you can. Instead, you must focus on long-term fulfillment rather than short-term success and, at various points in your life, think carefully about your priorities. - Eric C. Sinoway
A farm is an irregular patch of nettles bounded by short-term notes, containing a fool and his wife who didn't know enough to stay in the city.
Our choices add up; each one influences others, and cumulatively a series of delightful short-term choices can leave us much worse off in the long run. - Daniel Akst
Strength is Happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being. - Daisaku Ikeda
You will make better decisions once you begin thinking long-term rather than short-term. - Adam Smith
Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever. - Will Self
most of us can only deny short-term pleasures because we see a realistic path between self-denial now and something better down the road. - David Brooks
The shortest short-term investment is to serve ourselves. - Craig D. Lounsbrough