Some short words that have stuck with me for their own reasons.

"Words should be weighted, not counted."
"Human life is too long to devote to reproduction, yet too short to devote to learning, in the helix of time. Perhaps that is why humans succumb to desire and seek release. Despite the fact that life is complete with the sun, the land, and poetry."
Supreme Leader Diego (Hunter x Hunter)
"Construction looks like destruction until it's finished."
"Let the wisdom of nature teach you about the process of life."
Joni Winston
"Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble."
Jedidiah / King Solomon (Proverbs 21:23)
"There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen."
Vladimir Lenin
"To be African American is to be African without any memory and American without any privilege."
James Baldwin
"Every task in life is an optimization problem."
Gerald Nash
"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"
Jesus Christ (Mark 8:36)