Trifle Quotes

A stray hair, by its continued irritation, may give more annoyance than a smart blow.

James Russell Lowell

The mind of the greatest man on earth is not so independent of circumstances as not to feel inconvenienced by the merest buzzing noise about him; it does not need the report of a cannon to disturb his thoughts. The creaking of a vane or a pully is quite enough. Do not wonder that he reasons ill just now; a fly is buzzing by his ear; it is quite enough to unfit him for giving good counsel.

Blaise Pascal

Trifles discover a character more than actions of importance. In regard to the former, a person is off his guard, and thinks it not material to use disguise. It is no imperfect hint toward the discovery of a man's character to say he looks as though you might be certain of finding a pin upon his sleeve.

William Shenstone

One Must not Trifle with Love.

Alfred De Musset

A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us.

Blaise Pascal

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.

Bible

A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation.

Bible

For the maintenance of peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks which forerun cannon-shots.

Napoleon

As it would be great folly to shoe horses, as Nero did, with gold, so it is to spend time in trifles.

John Mason

Men are led by trifles.

Napoleon I

If the nose of Cleopatra had been a little shorter it would have changed the history of the world.

Blaise Pascal

He that has "a spirit of detail" will do better in life than many who figured beyond him in the university.Such an one is minute and particular.He adjusts trifles; and these trifles compose most of the business and happiness of life.Great events happen seldom, and affect few; trifles happen every moment to everybody; and though one occurrence of them adds little to the happiness or misery of life, yet the sum total of their continual repetition is of the highest consequence.

Daniel Webster

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

Alexander Pope

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

Christian Nevell Bovee

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Updated On : May 17, 2011
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