We’ve collected the best Little Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Plato, Robert M. Pirsig, Lucretius, Abraham Lincoln, Oscar Levant. Use them as an inspiration.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.
So little time and so little to do.
I think people have to set up little battles. They have to demonize people whom they disagree with or feel threatened by. But it’s the ideological framing of the debate that scares me.
I am completely fascinated by the differences and comparisons between real life and fairy tales because we’re raised as little girls to think that we’re a princess and that Prince Charming is going to sweep us off our feet.
The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry.
I really love travelling to places where I get to learn something new about a new group of people or a new place. Learn some history, contemplate some business ideas, and sort of get off the beaten track a little bit.
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.
We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.
A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.
I want my children and my grandchildren to live in a world with clean air, pure drinking water, and an abundance of wildlife, so I’ve chosen to dedicate my life to wildlife conservation so I can make the world just a little bit better.
Little things can make such a big difference during recording.
People spend so much time in their cars, and it’s a legal way to have fun by speeding a little bit or testing yourself a little bit, and you get to invest in your car. For some people, it becomes their baby.
Laughter is an important part of a good relationship. It’s an immense achievement when you can move from your thinking that your partner is merely an idiot to thinking that they are that wonderfully complex thing called a loveable idiot. And often that means having a little bit of a sense of humour about their flaws.
A little before my 10th birthday, I was like, ‘Can I please have a puppet, Mom and Dad?’ They were like, ‘No. You are a singer, not a ventriloquist. You have three brothers, and you’re in gymnastics. There’s no way we have time for this.’
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.
So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.
The greatness of a man is measured by the way he treats the little man. Compassion for the weak is a sign of greatness.
Life is too short to be arguing over some little things.
I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.
I’m an imperfect person. I’ve let anger, jealousy, all the emotions, get the best of me. If I go into books, word by word, little by little, they help re-center and re-ground me and put me on the right path. Life is a journey. I’m very focused on the things I do and have learned not to be pressured.
I think we all have a little dark side we keep under wraps.
Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Our goal is to make it so there’s as little friction as possible to having a social experience.
It’s good to remember that in crises, natural crises, human beings forget for awhile their ignorances, their biases, their prejudices. For a little while, neighbors help neighbors and strangers help strangers.
Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
I can speak a little bit of Hindi but understand every word.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
Glamour invites us to live in a different world. It has to simultaneously be mysterious, a little bit distant – that’s why, often in these glamour shots, the person is not looking at the audience, it’s why sunglasses are glamorous – but also not so far above us that we can’t identify with the person.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
Genius… means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
If you spend any time with a man, you’ll realize that we’re all still little boys.
The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car… a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
There’s only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe – because I’ve done a little of this myself – pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.
The right scent can make you feel a little more stylish, but it should never eclipse who you are. It should complement who you are.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.
I think it’s important for little girls growing up, and young women, to have one in every walk of life. So from that point of view, I’m proud to be a role model!
To keep everyone invested in your vision, you have to back up a little bit and really analyze who the different stakeholders are and what they individually respond to.
From an evolutionary standpoint, human consciousness has not been around very long. A little light just went on after four and a half billion years. How often does that happen? Maybe it is quite rare.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.
A lot of people in our generation like to make excuses about little things that really don’t hinder them from doing what they want to. It always comes down to the work ethic.
Greatness comes by doing a few small and smart things each and every day. Comes from taking little steps, consistently. Comes from a making a few small chips against everything in your professional and personal life that is ordinary, so that a day eventually arrives when all that’s left is The Extraordinary.
We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night‘s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
Anything worth doing good takes a little chaos.
It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.
I put little goals in place every day, and I think if you can kind of keep to the small things it’s easier to capture the big picture at the end.
I’m fortunate for where I come from because even though I didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth, it allowed me to appreciate any little thing that I have.
I appreciate simplicity, true beauty that lasts over time, and a little wit and eclecticism that make life more fun.
You have to study a great deal to know a little.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years.
I basically started performing for my mother, going, ‘Love me!’ What drives you to perform is the need for that primal connection. When I was little, my mother was funny with me, and I started to be charming and funny for her, and I learned that by being entertaining, you make a connection with another person.
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.
We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody’s weakness.
I discovered that if one looks a little closer at this beautiful world, there are always red ants underneath.
Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.
The intention and outcome of vulnerability is trust, intimacy and connection. The outcome of oversharing is distrust, disconnection – and usually a little judgment.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books. Pleased with the ‘Pilgrim’s Progress,’ my first collection was of John Bunyan’s works in separate little volumes.
If I love you, I show you I love you every day. Little things, big things.
So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.
To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field.
So a good teacher always makes you do something a little bit more than you thought that you could do.
When you’re young, you look at television and think, there’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want.
It’s every little girl’s dream to have an exact look-alike doll. It’s amazing.
I would never do ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ because it’s just not fair. I am too good of a dancer. It would be like LeBron James playing little league basketball.
Wherever you write is supposed to be a little bit of a refuge, a place where you can get away from the world. The more closed in you are, the more you’re forced back on your own imagination.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
What I treasure the most is people coming up to me in the elevator and saying, ‘You really did a great job‘: neighbours who congratulate for a job well done or little fans who hug me and say they want to be like me.
To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
My teenage life was a little strange.
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
Loneliness is such an omnipotent and painful threat to many persons that they have little conception of the positive values of solitude and even, at times, are frightened at the prospect of being alone.
How about a little noise. How do you expect a man to putt?
I was the class clown when I was a little young mustache.
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
What goalkeeper doesn’t like a little action?
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
I’m unbelievably ticklish. When I was a little kid, my sisters would hold me down and tickle me until I peed my pants.
Dr. Seuss said, ‘No one can be you-er than you,’ and Oscar Wilde said, ‘Be yourself because everyone else is taken.’ So I just try to continue to be who I am and don’t change that. And I’m a little chameleon, so I can fit in wherever I am.
It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.
Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who’ll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you’re in the wrong house, that’s what it means.
I went to school at the University of Rhode Island and pursued a degree in journalism, which is a little bit ironic.
Little things affect little minds.
Starting a business and building a product are not for the faint of heart. You have to learn to not let little disappointments get you down and to stay focused on the big picture.
There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day. That little girl was me.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
The universe is always speaking to us… sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.
During most of my life, my contact with Jews and Judaism was slight. I gave little thought to their problems, save in asking myself, from time to time, whether we were showing by our lives due appreciation of the opportunities which this hospitable country affords. My approach to Zionism was through Americanism.
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
It’s the little things that count, hundreds of ’em.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.
My personal decorating style is cozy, romantic and a little rustic, with a sense of whimsy.
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
I don’t compare shows. It’s very simple. I don’t live in the past. If there’s any secret to my longevity, it’s living in the future. And a little bit in the present.
Stand a little less between me and the sun.
Reading isn’t good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn’t hit home runs. So I gave up reading.
I feel extremely lucky, extremely grateful, and a little bittersweet, too.
What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
A great man is always willing to be little.
I’ve never been a very prolific person, so when creativity flows, it flows. I find myself scribbling on little notepads and pieces of loose paper, which results in a very small portion of my writings to ever show up in true form.
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
I worked with Jack Nitzsche for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo‘s Nest,’ and we’d booked a symphony orchestra. He dismissed them and came with a little man who poured water into glasses of different sizes to make a glass harmonica. And most of the music for the film was that – with some Indian flutes and some drums.
We’ve been programmed, from the time that we were very, very little, about what we can’t do – about what is impossible.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.
When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.
A little man often cast a long shadow.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
One of the most beautiful things in the world I’ve ever seen or heard is people laughing, even when there seems to be so little reason for them to laugh.
Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate, you have not wasted your time but have done your best.
Yankees don’t understand that the Southern way of talking is a language of nuance. What we can do in the South is we can take a word and change it just a little bit and make it mean something altogether different.
You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don’t believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can’t possibly foresee now.
I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.
People say I’m too skinny, but if I gain a little weight, they say I look chubby. You can’t please everyone. As long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters.
May we have communion with God in the secret of our hearts, and find Him to be to us as a little sanctuary.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
You want to know whether we’re better off? I’ve got a little bumper sticker for you: Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive. Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive! Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive!
There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.
Man knows so much and does so little.
Thank God for little miracles, right?
A guy that’s going to do all of the dirty work, that guy that is willing to defend anyone and do the little things and not really care about all of that other stuff. I think every championship team needs that.
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Every comedian is furious. Age makes me angry. I’m unhappy at not being able to open packages anymore. I’m angry that libraries have gone. I hate children on planes. I’m very shallow, so they tend to be little things. To be honest, I think I was probably angry the day I was born, you know, about diapers or something.
Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.
Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
I love paint. I like watercolours. I like acrylic paint… a little bit. I like house paint. I like oil-based paint, and I love oil paint. I love the smell of turpentine and I like that world of oil paint very, very, very much.
There are certain circumstances where I feel a little unlucky or why did this happen to me but I’m sort of transitioning from that and finding ways that I can learn from it and help with it.
The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.
I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
The British people know that, given strong leadership, time, and a little bit of hope, the forces of good ultimately rally and triumph over evil.
For greed all nature is too little.
It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.
CCTV is seen either as a symbol of Orwellian dystopia or a technology that will lead to crime-free streets and civil behaviour. While arguments continue, there is very little solid data in the public domain about the costs, quantity and effectiveness of surveillance.
I personally think that money can do very little. And this has been my experience all across.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child‘s world. Love of books is the best of all.
How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.
The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.
He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power.
You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood.
My dear brothers and sisters, the joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.
It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct.
I was a late bloomer, but I had a career as a contemporary dancer before that, so I had some kind of connection to this world. But I was always a little more in love with the drama of dancing than the aesthetics, so I thought, ‘Why don’t you give it a chance if you think you can do it a little different?’
What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now.
The science of psychology has been far more successful on the negative than on the positive side… It has revealed to us much about man’s shortcomings, his illnesses, his sins, but little about his potentialities, his virtues, his achievable aspirations, or his psychological health.
I’ve been misunderstood when it comes to women. I’ve got a big heart and a little brain. But I love women being women; there’s something about their skin. I do love strong, independent women, but they are definitely complicated.
I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it’s just depressing to me. The poor little kids.
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.
Nothing succeeds like success. Get a little success, and then just get a little more.
I’m up for challenges. I’m up for being outside the box, making tough decisions and challenges… And I’m a little bit of an adrenaline junkie.
I really don’t think in the past. I sit down with many friends at dinner, and they like to talk about the good old days. I’m respectful of the good old days, but I find myself spending very little time reminiscing. I’m really looking forward.
Having a child makes you realize the importance of life – narcissism goes out the window. Heaven on earth is looking at my little boy. The minute he was born, I knew if I never did anything other than being a mom, I’d be fine.
If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.
The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.
I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
I have great respect for the semicolon; it is a mighty handy little fellow.
I simply do not think that yelling, swearing, threatening or belittling will get you to the place you want to be faster than kindness, understanding, patience and a little willingness to compromise.
Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.
Milan is a true metropolis: strong and fearless but welcoming, too. Little by little, I came to realize that I could become someone here.
I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man’s pleasure when they come a cropper.
Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.
‘Little Night’ has layers of meaning. There’s something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon. Owls fly at night, and first kisses happen. Night is romantic. Alternately, darkness hides the worst of human behavior.
When you are older you will understand how precious little things, seemingly of no value in themselves, can be loved and prized above all price when they convey the love and thoughtfulness of a good heart.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less.
We think too much and feel too little.
God bless all the little children in the world.
The idea of ‘Spoonful’ was that it doesn’t take a large quantity of anything to be good. If you have a little money when you need it, you’re right there in the right spot, that’ll buy you a whole lot.
There was a tsunami and there are terrible natural disasters, all of this because of too little Torah study.
When I wake up, I expect things to be good. If they’re not, then I try to set about trying to make them as good as I can ’cause I know I’m gonna have to live that day anyway. So why not try to make the most of it if you can? Some days, they pan out a little better than others, but you still gotta always just try.
Sometimes the most happy people in life are the ones with nothing. We can’t lose sight of the little things in life that should make us the happiest.
Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.
I think the tiniest little thing can change the course of your day, which can change the course of your year, which can change who you are.
Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
Economists create their own worlds. We’re like little gods with our artificial economics, wanting to see what happens.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
I don’t go to celebrity parties a lot. I don’t really enjoy them because I really like going for it in parties. And sometimes at celebrity parties, there is no dancing on tables because people… it can be a little judgmental at times. So I tend not to go unless it is Taylor Swift‘s birthday party; then it’s amazing.
If little else, the brain is an educational toy.
My comfort zone is like a little bubble around me, and I’ve pushed it in different directions and made it bigger and bigger until these objectives that seemed totally crazy eventually fall within the realm of the possible.
If you want to be the best, you can’t take the path of least resistance. Every morning, you wake up, and your mind tells you it’s too early, and your body tells you you’re a little too sore, but you’ve got to look deep within yourself and know what you want and what you’re striving for.
Personal songs take a little more to record, definitely. We had to bring our souls into the recording studio. It was us being very vulnerable. We heard that our fans can kind of feel that.
A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.
Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little.
She poured a little social sewage into his ears.
There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.
On the course, I sometimes eat a little sandwich or a slow-release energy bar – one on the front nine and one on the back nine. You’re out there five hours, so you have to keep eating. You’re going to burn at least 1,000 calories. I’ll try to take in about 400-600 calories during a round and drink water.
I love those connections that make this big old world feel like a little village.
The lack of carbohydrates can make you a little crazy.
Our problem right now is that we’re so specialized that if the lights go out, there are a huge number of people who are not going to know what to do. But within every dystopia there’s a little utopia.
I love Australia; it was a really, really nice experience for me. It’s such a beautiful place. The people are beautiful – like, really beautiful – and they are beautiful in terms of their personalities. It’s a great place to be. It’s like you are in a little bit of a dream world.
Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over.
The neck is kind of what’s sexy in Japan, so you have to have the kimono a little bit back. It was just a whole different way of appealing to what was sexy.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
To say that gender is performative is a little different because for something to be performative means that it produces a series of effects. We act and walk and speak and talk in ways that consolidate an impression of being a man or being a woman.
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
Scars are a truly beautiful thing. Yes, they can be a little ugly on the outside, but scars show that you’re a survivor, that you made it through something, and not only did you make it through, but now you’re stronger and wiser and more educated because of that tough time that you went through.
The best audience is intelligent, well-educated and a little drunk.
Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him.
As you grow older, you learn to understand life a little better.
Wealth brings with it refinement, the spirit of conservation, while poverty inspires adventurous ideas, the desire to change things, and has little care for life.
There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot.
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.
Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.
If you’re never able to tolerate a little bit of pain and discomfort, you’ll never get better.
That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
By the time I was five, I was a little diva.
I get a little bit of cardio.
I really wanted to escape from that little girl. But it seems to me that the picture didn’t let me go.
That’s something that is almost accidental at the beginning of a career, but the more you write, the more trained you are to recognize the little signals.
Everything important that I have done can be put into a little suitcase.
The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is: a little earth is thrown at last upon our head, and that is the end forever.
You can’t jump from little things to big things. It just takes time and patience.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
A lot of people don’t like bumper stickers. I don’t mind bumper stickers. To me a bumper sticker is a shortcut. It’s like a little sign that says ‘Hey, let’s never hang out.’
I basically taught myself how to DJ, but I’ve been inspired by DJs throughout my whole career. I have some good friends that would hook us up with music. You learn some little things here and there from each DJ and you just take it and put your own style into to it.
A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
Little things console us because little things afflict us.
Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.
Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing little things well.
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
I know very little about acting. I’m just an incredibly gifted faker.
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
It’s been my experience in politics that you can try and plan it out: ‘I’m going to hit the three ball which will hit the eight ball.’ You’ve just got to go run and try to do everything right. And then have a little luck.
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Be careful in dealing with a man who cares nothing for comfort or promotion, but is simply determined to do what he believes to be right. He is a dangerous uncomfortable enemy, because his body, which you can always conquer, gives you little purchase upon his soul.
Sometimes a little comfort food can go a long way.
For, verily, great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you little know it, you will be able to love it only little or not at all.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much.
When I look back over my life it’s almost as if there was a plan laid out for me – from the little girl who was so passionate about animals who longed to go to Africa and whose family couldn’t afford to put her through college. Everyone laughed at my dreams. I was supposed to be a secretary in Bournemouth.
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
The country makes me more paranoid, you know? I think the crazy people out there are little crazier.
Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government, which sooner or later becomes autocratic government.
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
Doctors look after me. But, basically, I look after myself. I don’t overeat. I don’t develop a big paunch. I do a little bit of exercise. At the same time, I believe that if you don’t work, you will decay. The decay process is through not using your faculties – not using your brain, not using your body.
Whether you’re tall or shorter, or a little bigger, more curves, skinny – you just have to be proud of what you have, and everyone is beautiful.
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.
A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.
There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.
He who awaits much can expect little.
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.
When I was a little kid we had a sand box. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child… eventually.
Life is a lot more interesting if you are interested in the people and the places around you. So, illuminate your little patch of ground, the people that you know, the things that you want to commemorate. Light them up with your art, with your music, with your writing, with whatever it is that you do.
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.
When it comes to time management, I talk a lot more about energy management. I try to give people 100% of my energy even if I’m giving them very little of my time.
Fishes live in the sea, as men do on land: the great ones eat up the little ones.
Screenwriting is like ironing. You move forward a little bit and go back and smooth things out.
I think it takes a little bit of time for people to take you seriously.
When you’re a chill, laid back guy, you maybe have more pent-up frustration, anger, bitterness, than maybe somebody a little wilder would have.
Men want a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue. That is what is written in their hearts. That is what little boys play at. That is what men’s movies are about. You just see it. It is undeniable.
I have always believed in magic. I used to run into the woods as a little kid looking for witches. But I’m not superstitious, because I m not afraid of it. I see it as something really beautiful, and I wouldn’t want to live in a world without magic.
To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Life is like school. You aren’t going to be born knowing what to do in every situation. You learn little by little.
No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.
A woman’s best protection is a little money of her own.
The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
Good words are worth much, and cost little.
Always be a little kinder than necessary.
If you compromise what you’re trying to do just a little bit, you’ll end up compromising a little more the next day or the next week, and when you lift your head you’re suddenly really far away from where you’re trying to go.
In the divine milieu, all the elements of the universe touch each other by that which is most inward and ultimate in them. There they concentrate, little by little, all that is purest and most attractive in them without loss and without danger of subsequent corruption.
It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.
Within all of us, there is a little child. Why not enjoy life?
Sometimes you just have to calm down a little bit and let the system work itself.
These little grey cells. It is up to them.
Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
Let the little fairy in you fly!
Getting organized in the normal routines of life and finishing little projects you’ve started is an important first step toward realizing larger goals. If you can’t get a handle on the small things, how will you ever get it together to focus on the big things?
Men should strive to think much and know little.
Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.
I’m a little bit of an adrenaline junky.
Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we’re taking on too much, but because we’re taking on too little of what really strengthens us.
See, when you drive home today, you’ve got a big windshield on the front of your car. And you’ve got a little bitty rearview mirror. And the reason the windshield is so large and the rearview mirror is so small is because what’s happened in your past is not near as important as what’s in your future.
True greatness consists in being great in little things.
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
An artist’s duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Want to learn to eat a lot? Here it is: Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
It’s such a funny thing when you see your daughter transitioning from your baby, your little girl, to suddenly being a young woman. If you’re not really looking for it, you can miss it, and Lily–Rose is on that road already, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
I don’t want to be too ‘classic’ because it’s not in the DNA of Gucci. You need to be a little bit provocative.
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.
I think that we all know what evil is. We have a sense of what’s evil, and certainly killing innocent people is evil. We’re less sure about what is good. There’s sort of good, good enough, could be better – but absolute good is a little harder to define.
I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.
I’ve always been attracted to women who are assertive and have confidence – qualities older women possess. They’ve been on the Earth a little longer. They’re more seasoned. They don’t play games. They know what they want, and they’re not afraid to tell you.
It matters little where a man may be at this moment; the point is whether he is growing.
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
If I try to articulate every little detail in a drawing, it would be like missing the forest for the trees, so it’s just about getting the outline of the forest.
No, we’ve been performing our old songs a little differently each performance.
If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.
Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
I tell you, in this world, being a little crazy helps to keep you sane.
It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ‘try to be a little kinder.’
He who knows best knows how little he knows.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
I wish my school days could have dragged on a little longer, or that I could go back and do it later in life.
I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. And I’m still fanatical, but now I’m a little less fanatical.
I grew up a little bit in Germany and then in Switzerland, then in France, the United States and in England, and so it is weird.
I’m in my own little lane, doing just me. I don’t have to fit in.
We always wanted to be out there, to be more true to ourselves and a little more free.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
I like Hollywood. I just like Minneapolis a little bit better.