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HoraceI have made a monument more lasting than bronze.

—  Horace, 65-8 BC, Roman poet

Eugene IonescoOnly the ephemeral lasts.

—  Eugene Ionesco, 1912-1994, French-Romanian playwright

Somerset MaughamThe love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Ralph Waldo EmersonIt is not the length of life, but the depth.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Ralph Waldo EmersonThe real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Andy WarholI’m really afraid to feel happy because it never lasts.

—  Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, American artist

NapoleonGreatness is nothing unless it be lasting.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

H.L. MenckenYou can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

William WordsworthSweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.

—  William Wordsworth, 1770-1850, English poet

Charles de GaulleTreaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last.

—  Charles de Gaulle, 1890-1970, French President

Will DurantFrom barbarism to civilization requires a century; from civilization to barbarism needs but a day.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Jean CocteauThe purity of a revolution can last a fortnight.

—  Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963, French artist

Zsa Zsa GaborTo have twenty lovers in one year is easy. To have one lover for twenty years is difficult.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress


International proverbFish and guests smell after three days.

—  International proverb



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