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  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
  • Cliff Fadiman
    Cliff Fadiman
    American writer
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    A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.
  • Henry Clay
    Henry Clay
    American lawyer, planter, and statesman 1777-1852
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    Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
  • John Fowles
    John Fowles
    English novelist 1926-2005
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    Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.
  • C. S. Forester
    C. S. Forester
    English novelist 1899-1966
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    Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood, and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
  • Thomas Browne
    Thomas Browne
    English polymath and author 1605-1682
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    I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition.
  • Brin-Jonathan Butler
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
    American journalist and filmmaker
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    In film or on stage, in reflecting life through art, an actor has a second take or another day with his or her performance if something goes wrong. Bullfighters are spies crossing into enemy lines. Any mistake, no matter how minor or trivial, is potentially fatal.
  • Richard Armour
    Richard Armour
    American poet and author 1906-1989
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    In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial.
  • Mary McCarthy
    Mary McCarthy
    American author 1912-1989
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    In science, all facts no matter how trivial, enjoy democratic equality.
  • Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar
    Roman emperor 101-44 BC
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    In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
  • Isaac Asimov
    Isaac Asimov
    American writer 1920-1992
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    Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
  • Raymond Chandler
    Raymond Chandler
    American writer 1888-1959
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    It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country.
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