In the short term, it would make me happy to go play outside. In the long term, it would make me happier to do well at school and become successful. But in the VERY long term, I know which will make better memories.
Life has immense analogy with stock market. It is volatile, but if you stick on long enough, it has the potential to reward you with handsome returns in the long run.
Man doeth this and doeth that from the good or evil of his heart; but he knows not to what end his sense doth prompt him; for when he strikes he is blind to where the blow shall fall, nor can he count the airy threads that weave the web of circumstance. Good and evil, love and hate, night and day, sweet and bitter, man and woman, heaven above and the earth beneath--all those things are needful, one to the other, and who knows the end of each?
The result of long-term relationships is better and better quality, and lower and lower costs.
I took a decision that I wanted to be a long-term player in Congo.
We need a really credible perspective toward long-term de-carbonization.
Breaking of norms and disregard for decency have huge, long-term costs.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
Hedge funds are not noted for their long-term thinking - for them, a quarter is an eternity.
We don't mature momentarily, but over the long-term.
We all have restlessness in long-term relationships.
We have reiterated on many occasions that China wishes to establish and develop long-term, good-neighbourly and friendly relations with all countries in south Asia.
We do not mind establishing a long-term truce between us and you.