Short Sighted Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 64 Quotes About Short Sighted

#1. The laws by which the Divine Ruler of the universe has decreed an indissoluble connection between public happiness and private virtue, whatever apparent exceptions may delude our short-sighted judgments, never fail to vindicate their supremacy and immutability. - Author: William Cabell Rives
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#2. I shall not be deterred by people who don't see where the future of Africa lies. It is the short-sighted people who put their opinions in writing. They don't understand that the future of all countries lies in processing. - Author: Yoweri Museveni
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#3. The world has been tragic since the day Adam and Eve sinned in the garden. From that moment murder, mayhem and war entered the scene and we are still suffering the consequences of a man-driven, self-serving, short-sighted environment. - Author: Louie Giglio
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#4. The TUC's new slogan 'a future that works' sets a profound challenge. Austerity and rapid deficit reduction is failing in its own terms, but even at its best it is short-sighted, muddle-through politics with no vision of a new economic model. - Author: Frances O'Grady
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#5. Parents - and teachers too - are woefully short-sighted when they try to protect the child from his mistakes, when they make the "right answer" more important than the quest for knowledge and good judgment. For what is not learned within one's self cannot be learned from another. - Author: Sydney J. Harris
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#6. Rainforest land is mistakenly valued solely for the worth of its timber, mining and oil resources by short-sighted corporations and governments. - Author: Chris Kilham
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#7. There are no limits when you are surrounded by people who believe in you, or by people whose expectations are not set by the short-sighted attitudes of society, or by people who help to open doors of opportunity, not close them. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#8. Heaven mocks the short-sighted views of man. - Author: Horace Walpole
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#9. The fearful and short-sighted dwell in prisons of their own making. - Author: James Vincett
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#10. It is found easier, by the short-sighted victims of disease, to palliate their torments by medicine, than to prevent them by regimen - Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
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#11. You must not judge of Celia's feeling from mine. I think she likes these small pets. She had a tiny terrier once, which she was very fond of. It made me unhappy, because I was afraid of treading on it. I am rather short-sighted. - Author: George Eliot
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#12. Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge. - Author: David Mellor
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#13. New Labour was the most short-sighted, self-serving, incompetent, useless, and ineffective government that Britain has ever known. Make no mistake, Labour's economic policies were a national security liability. - Author: Liam Fox
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#14. The ideal reader of my novels is a lapsed Catholic and failed musician, short-sighted, colour-blind, auditorily biased, who has read the books that I have read. - Author: Anthony Burgess
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#15. When the storm comes,
the short-sighted get soaked,
the intelligent run for cover,
and the prudent pull out their umbrellas. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#16. Oceans are one of the most important things in the world now and that is a national security threat of the United States of America, to be honest with you. That is why seeing the habitat destroyed is so short-sighted by us. - Author: Ian Somerhalder
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#17. The first inventions of commerce are, like those of all other arts, cunning and short-sighted. - Author: John Philpot Curran
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#18. Short-sighted and impatient efforts to wipe out poverty by severing the connection between effort and reward can only lead to the growth of a totalitarian state, and destroy the economic progress that this country has so dearly bought. - Author: Henry Hazlitt
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#19. We can become very short-sighted in terms of objectives. The first thing to go during times of economic crisis and budget cuts is funding for things that are essential and not-quantifiable, like the arts. Save Big Bird - Author: Julia Stiles
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#20. Freedom is indivisible or it is nothing at all besides sloganeering and temporary, short-sighted, and short-lived advancement for a few. - Author: June Jordan
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#21. Violence is a reaction by short-sighted, out-of-control people. At 81, I believe it cannot be resolved through prayers or government help. We have to begin the change at individual level and then move on to neighbourhood and society. - Author: Dalai Lama XIV
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#22. Fixing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in isolation, without looking at the big picture, would be short-sighted. - Author: Bethany McLean
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#23. Love of peace is common among weak, short-sighted, timid, and lazy persons; and on the other hand courage is found among many men of evil temper and bad character. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#24. Misplaced effort in the spiritual life often consists in stubbornly insisting upon compulsive routines which seem to us to be necessary because they accord with our own short-sighted notions. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#25. A U.S. of modern A. where the State is not a team or a code, but a sort of sloppy intersection of desires and fears, where the only public consensus a boy must surrender to is the acknowledged primacy of straight-line pursuing this flat and short-sighted idea of personal happiness. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#26. Strange how short-sighted being invisible can make you. - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#27. Ultimately everything depends on the quality of the individual, but our fatally short-sighted age thinks only in terms of large numbers and mass organizations ... - Author: C. G. Jung
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#28. And it turned out that the Roberts Commission did not fully utilize the information available and that it came to conclusions which were I think quite short sighted and, indeed, in some cases, scapegoated individuals. - Author: Richard Ben-Veniste
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#29. He was dreadfully short-sighted, and there was no pleasure in taking a husband who never sees anything. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#30. I don't think generally politician come from democratic country. I think not that thinking. But sometimes little bit short-sighted. They are mainly looking for their next vote. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#31. It's short-sighted to think ads won't one day end up wherever humans are - even the moon. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#32. Having children is not an act of God. It's not like you're walking down the street and pregnancy strikes you; children are a result of a conscious decision. For the most part, female-headed households are the result of short-sighted, self-destructive behavior of one or two people. - Author: Walter E. Williams
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#33. It is like the man who became short-sighted and refused to wear glasses, saying there was nothing wrong with him, but that the trouble was that the recent papers were so badly printed. - Author: Maurice Nicoll
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#34. Short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things ... - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#35. was probably significant that he was physically short-sighted. He could not recognise people until almost upon them. Their faces were like so many buns. Good-natured buns, he would have said, but Harriet did not agree. She saw them in detail and did not like them any the better for it. He - Author: Olivia Manning
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#36. English Law: where there are two alternatives: one intelligent, one stupid; one attractive, one vulgar; one noble, one ape-like; one serious and sincere, one undignified and false; one far-sighted, one short; EVERYBODY will INVARIABLY choose the latter. - Author: Cyril Connolly
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#37. In case you're short on definitions, here's one. Insanity: 'Destroying the very things that sustain us.' And if we're so short-sighted so as to make such preposterous choices, then it's not all that preposterous to believe that shortly our end will be in sight. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#38. Man is a short-sighted creature, sees but a very little way before him; and as his passions are none of his best friends, so his particular affections are generally his worst counselors. - Author: Daniel Defoe
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#39. Women are directly fitted for acting as the nurses and teachers of our early childhood by the fact that they are themselves childish, frivolous and short-sighted; in a word, they are big children all their life long - a kind of intermediate stage between the child and the full-grown man, - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#40. ... worry is an emotional state that I abhor. It tends to be self-absorbed and short-sighted, and holds no purpose other than to waste energy and distract the mind from what actually matters. - Author: Penny Reid
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#41. Small, short-sighted, blonde, barbed - she reminds me of a bright little hedgehog. - Author: Edwina Currie
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#42. I am very short-sighted, and if I don't like a situation I take my glasses off. - Author: Jenny Eclair
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#43. The great majority of men use their own short-sighted ideas as a yardstick for measuring the divine omnipotence. - Author: Therese Of Lisieux
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#44. Living to create an earthly legacy is a short-sighted goal. - Author: Rick Warren
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#45. There is wisdom in realizing that God's unimaginable design within us is a design that will always thrust our short-sighted boundaries out to horizons that we can't even fathom. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#46. I gauge success in years, not weeks. The weekend box-office approach to book launches is short sighted and encourages crappy books. - Author: Timothy Ferriss
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#47. We see the tendency in the world to criticise democracy and sometimes even to say that authoritarian countries like China are more efficient. That is very short-sighted. China looks efficient only because it can sacrifice most people's rights. This is not something the west should be happy about. - Author: Ai Weiwei
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#48. Air Power is, above all, a psychological weapon - and only short-sighted soldiers, too battle-minded, underrate the importance of psychological factors in war. - Author: B.H. Liddell Hart
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#49. 5126We are a mongrel race, our past a history of tangles, our sources obscure, our rowdy upbringing full of greedy, short-sighted empires and cruel, wasteful diasporas. - Author: Iain M. Banks
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#50. It appeared the more religious and older men got, the more insatiable their appetite grew for teenage hymens; a short sighted, selfish, entitled and wicked appetite at that by the kind of men who were disillusioned enough to believe that the world revolved around their poles. - Author: Dauglas Dauglas
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#51. Get enough exercise and sleep: Sounds trivial, but it's not. You may have the urge to work 24/7, to skip the gym and to stay up late to get a few more things done. That's short-sighted. Exercise and sleep are critical to having the physical and mental energy necessary to meet a challenge. - Author: Gretchen Rubin
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#52. Responsible statesmen have only one choice - to do everything possible to prevent a nuclear catastrophe. Any other position is short-sighted; more so, it is suicidal. - Author: Yuri Andropov
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#53. He had made a series of foolish decisions in his life. He had not planned well. He had not had courage when he needed it. His decisions had been short sighted. The decisions of his peers had been short sighted. These decisions had been foolish and expedient. - Author: Dave Eggers
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#54. So, is there hope for a truly democratic Africa? Long answer: Only if continent-wide improvements in education, human rights and public health are coupled with an aggressive and far-sighted debt-relief program that breaks the cycle of subsistence farming and urban squalor. Short answer: No. - Author: Jon Stewart
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#55. I am endeavoring to steer gymnastics out of a dead end that satisfies only a handful of short-sighted individuals with nostalgia for an era gone by. - Author: Bruno Grandi
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#56. I am not astonished that men who lean, as it were, on an atom, should stumble at the smallest efforts they make for discovering the truth ; that, being so short-sighted, they do not reach beyond the heavens and the stars, to contemplate God Himself. - Author: Jean De La Bruyere
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#57. He is short-sighted who looks only on the path he treads and the wall on which he leans. - Author: Khalil Gibran
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#58. Philanthropy is not about giving money but about solving problems. While well-meaning, the idea of writing a check and calling it 'philanthropy' is extremely short-sighted and unfortunately, extremely pervasive. - Author: Naveen Jain
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#59. Do not suppose, dearest Sir, that I am so short-sighted as to destroy my life by English preaching, or any other preaching. St. Paul did much good by his preaching, but how much more by his writings. - Author: Henry Martyn
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#60. Who will be there to mentor those who follow us if we crawl into a dark place and hide, denying who and what we are/ How short-sighted and exceedingly selfish! - Author: Christina Engela
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#61. The manufacturer who finds himself up the creek is the short-sighted opportunist who siphons off all his advertising dollars for short-term promotions. - Author: David Ogilvy
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#62. It seems that not being religious is a form of risk-taking, consistent with other patterns of short-sighted behaviour in men. - Author: Rodney Stark
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#63. Nobody believed the 'Food Network' could last. Even I was short sighted and thought to myself, 24 hours of food on TV? They'll run out of things to talk about in four days! But that wasn't true. 'Food Network' continues to get better and evolve. - Author: Bobby Flay
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#64. If you borrow money to make money, you've done something magical. On the other hand, if you go into debt to pay your bills or buy something you want but don't need, you've done something stupid. Stupid and short-sighted and ultimately life-changing for the worse ... - Author: Seth Godin
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