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The power of duly appreciating little things belongs to a great mind; a narrow-minded man has it not, for to him they are great things.

There are no trifles in the moral universe of God. Speak but one true word today, and it shall go ringing on through the ages.

There is a care for trifles which proceeds from love of conscience, and is most holy; and a care for trifles which comes of idleness and frivolity, and is most base.

There is a kind of latent omniscience not only in every man, but in every particle.

There is no real elevation of mind in a contempt of little things. It is, on the contrary, from too narrow views that we consider those things of little importance, which have, in fact, such extensive consequences.

There is nothing insignificant - nothing.

Think naught a trifle, though it small appear; sands make the mountain, moments make the year, and trifles, life. Your care to trifles give, else you may die ere you have learned to live.

Think nothing too little; seek for the cross in the daily incidents of life, look for the cross in everything. Nothing is too little which relates to man's salvation, nor is there anything too little in which either to please God or to serve Satan.

Those who give too much attention to trifling things become generally incapable of great ones.

Those who place their affections at first on trifles for amusement, will find these become at last their most serious concerns.

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.

Trifles make perfection, but perfection itself is no trifle.

Trifles make the sum of human things, and half our misery from our foibles springs.

Trifles we should let not plague us only, but also gratify us; we should seize not their poison-bags only, but their honey-bags also.

Whoever shall review his life will find that the whole tenor of his conduct has been determined by some accident of no apparent moment.


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