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Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Values Simplicity

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

 

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead


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Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put
a few nickels in the machine.
- Flip Wilson

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

I do have a political agenda.
It's to have as few regulations as possible.
- Dan Quayle

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.
I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

Only a few things are really important.
- Marie Dressler

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few.
It's equally humbling and uplifting.
- Michael Stipe

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment,
resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as
the connection we see today between human rights,
democracy and peace.
- Wangari Maathai

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts
to build a computer that could actually speak words
on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a
programming language that could play games.
And I did all this myself.
- Steve Wozniak

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few
years in either victory or defeat.
The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors,
its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life,
few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity
to strive or even to hope,
by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
- Stephen Jay Gould

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

When the BBC decided to bring Doctor Who back as a
feature film a few years ago,
one national newspaper ran a poll to ask its readers
who should be the new Doctor,
and I topped it.
- Simon Callow

The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act is
an important authorization for our country and for our citizens,
as we have seen so vividly in the last few weeks.
- Russ Carnahan

If I remember rightly Holland for instance has something like 45,
and it's a much smaller country.
In comparison we have very few and they are very badly financed.
- Richard Rogers

At Munich we sold the Czechs for a few months grace,
but the disgrace will last as long as history.
- F. L. Lucas

I think that by and large chess players have been very kind.
Like I said there have been a few incidents,
but they certainly didn't serve to bring me down any.
- Maurice Ashley

Unless you're Jack Lemmon or Cary Grant,
there are few guys who can do comedy and drama.
- Steve Guttenberg

Radio is a really strange business now,
too.
There's a very narrow door and a very few people control what gets played.
- Taylor Hanson

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men;
but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars,
and lies in a very narrow compass.
- Joseph Addison

Bernard always had a few prayers in the hall and some
whiskey afterwards as he was rather pious.
- Daisy Ashford

There's a few tunes of mine that don't have jokes,
but most of them have a joke and they have a humorous point of view somewhere.
- Mose Allison

Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under,
but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Few can believe that suffering, especially by others,
is in vain.
Anything that is disagreeable must surely have beneficial economic effects.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Best two rock voices I've heard in a last few years
both have been from grunge bands:
it's Eddie Vedder and the other one is Chris Cornell from Soundgarden.
- Bruce Dickinson

There are countless studies on the negative spillover
of job pressures on family life,
but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life.
- Albert Bandura


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