Trifle Quotes

The power of duly appreciating little things belongs to a great mind; a narrow-minded man has it not, for to him they are great things

Richard Whately

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

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

Thomas Adams

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

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

Homer

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

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

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

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

Louis Agassiz

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 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

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

George A Smith

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

It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge an elephant, but we can't dodge a fly.

Josh Billings

For the want of a nail the shoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the battle was lost, For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horse-shoe nail.

Benjamin Franklin

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Updated On : May 17, 2011
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