Quotes by trifling

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  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
  • Titus Livy
    Titus Livy
    Roman historian, fully named Titus Livius Patavinus 64BC-12AD
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    Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances.
  • Beatrice Webb
    Beatrice Webb
    English sociologist and economist 1858-1943
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    If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread thereof, there must be a determined subordination of the whole nature to the one aim no trifling with time, which is passing, with strength which is only too limited.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interest are at stake.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely appealed to on each trifling theme.
  • It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines -these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in so many trifling things to help rid us of our time, which will never return.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
  • Yann Martel
    Yann Martel
    Canadian author 1963-
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    When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.
    Source: Het leven van Pi
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