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urgency Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes about urgency
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“For his part, the Count had opted for the life of the purposefully unrushed. Not only was he disinclined to race toward some appointed hour - disdaining even to wear a watch - he took the greatest satisfaction when assuring a friend that a worldly matter could wait in favor of a leisurely lunch or stroll along the embankment. After all, did not wine improve with age? Was it not the passage of years that gave a piece of furniture its delightful patina? When all was said and done, the endeavors that most modern men saw as urgent (such as appointments with bankers and the catching of trains), probably could have waited, while those they deemed frivolous (such as cups of tea and friendly chats) had deserved their immediate attention.”
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“Above the South Col, up in the Death Zone, survival is to no small degree a race against the clock.”
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“If we are marked to die, we are enough To do our country loss; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour. God’s will, I pray thee wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for gold”
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“The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.”
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“Here is your pearl. I found it in the path. Can you hear me now? Here is your pearl. Can you understand? You have killed a man. We must go away. They will come for us, can you understand? We must be gone before daylight comes.”
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“Life was rich with a different kind of urgency.”
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“The grieving have urgent reasons, even an urgent need, to feel sorry for themselves.”
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“Your days are numbered. Will you pass them half awake and halfhearted or will you live with a sense of urgency?”
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“The cold Duke was afraid of Now, for Now has warmth and urgency, and Then is dead and buried.”
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