Trifle Quotes

Time changes all things and cultivates even in herself an appreciation of irony, and, therefore, why shouldn't I have changed a trifle?

James Branch Cabell

Trifles make perfection, but perfection itself is no trifle.

Michael Angelo

Probably every new and eagerly expected garment ever put on since clothes came in fell a trifle short of the wearer's expectation.

Charles Dickens

Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.

W Somerset Maugham

Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of lifes ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.

Somerset Maugham

Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth.

George A Smith

Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.

Henry Cabot Lodge

The trifle now inscribed with your name. was occasioned by a particular fact; but to the disgrace of human nature, the subject is sufficiently general to interest every heart not totally impenetrable.

Thomas Day

Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous years of the American war.

John Bright

The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature.

Louis Agassiz

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.

Henry Cabot Lodge

Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.

George Crabbe

Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.

John Locke

Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.

Samuel Butler

The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.

Homer

Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.

Thomas Adams

Think naught a trifle, though it small appear; sands make the mountain, moments make the year, and trifles, life. Your care to trifles give, else you may die ere you have learned to live.

Edward Young

Things are always best seen when they are a trifle mixed-up, a trifle disordered; the chilly administrative neatness of museums and filing cases, of statistics and cemeteries, is an inhuman and antinatural kind of order; it is, in a word, disorder.

Camilo Jose Cela

[I]f we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity.

Daniel Webster

A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us.

Blaise Pascal

One Must not Trifle with Love.

Alfred De Musset

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.

Christian Nevell Bovee

At every trifle, scorn to take offence; that always shows great pride, or little sense.

Alexander Pope

At every trifle, scorn to take offence; that always shows great pride, or little sense

Alexander Pope

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