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- Paul E. Little: American Christian author
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By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great.
Benjamin E. Mays
American Baptist minister and civil rights leader 1894-1984
I have only just a minute. Only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it. Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it. Give account if I abuse it, Just a tiny little minute but eternity is in it.Source: As quoted in "Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography", Mays constantly recited to his students this anonymous poem.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.
British poet 1716-1771
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children
Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is, What it will do with you? You will come here and get books that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
A great man is always willing to be little.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
Paul E. Little
American Christian author
Bible study is like eating peanuts. The more you eat, the more you want to eat.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the façade of his appearance.
British writer 1810-1865
A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.