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
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