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Welcome to these Little Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

 

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus


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You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

'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.
- Thomas Paine

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Most truths are so naked
that people feel sorry for them
and cover them up,
at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got
a little money along with it.
- Rose Kennedy

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially.
People thought I was a little strange.
- Charley Pride

Think little goals and expect little achievements.
Think big goals and win big success.
- David Joseph Schwartz

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it
is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good,
and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
- Richard Cecil

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

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little.
And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat
to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
- Robert Bolt

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things;
knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
- Amelia Earhart

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.
- Jean Anouilh

I love cats because I enjoy my home;
and little by little,
they become its visible soul.
- Jean Cocteau


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