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Smallest Quote of the Day

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

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

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"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

 

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success.
- Swami Sivananda


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Sometimes its the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
- Keri Russell

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau

The smallest seed of faith is better than
the largest fruit of happiness.
- Henry David Thoreau

We're just into toys, whether it's motorcycles or race cars or computers.
I've got the Palm Pilot right here with me,
I've got the world's smallest phone.
Maybe it's just because I'm still a big little kid and I just love toys,
you know?
- Catherine Bell

The smallest number, with God and truth on their side,
are weightier than thousands.
- Charles Simmons

If we reduce social life to the smallest possible unit
we will find that there is no social life in the company of one.
- Jerzy Kosinski

I have more artistic control in a smaller show.
But it doesn't really matter.
Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest
production and still make a big impact.
- Neil Patrick Harris

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.
The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building.
- Jim Hightower

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success.
- Sivananda

The foolish are like ripples on water,
For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced;
But the righteous are like carvings upon stone,
For their smallest act is durable.
- Horace

I never knew a writer yet who took the smallest pains
with his style and was at the same time readable.
- Samuel Butler

The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of
lying go the longest way.
- Samuel Butler

By union the smallest states thrive.
By discord the greatest are destroyed.
- Sallust

The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure,
and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
- William Hazlitt

Most new jobs won't come from our biggest employers.
They will come from our smallest.
We've got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.
- Ross Perot

There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.
- Friedrich Schiller

People are not fundamentally bad.
It only takes the smallest of correctives to take care
of that tiny minority that wants to disrupt the community.
- Jimmy Wales

To create something exceptional, your mindset must
be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.
- Giorgio Armani

But it's cool to be noticed for the smallest part of that.
- Shane West

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
- John Burroughs

I turn over a lot of money for a lot of people and
I'm the smallest fish in it.
- Michael Hutchence

The cosmos is about the smallest hole that a man can hide his head in.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I never knew any painter worthy of the name who paid
the smallest attention to what a critic says,
even in conversation.
- Robert Baldwin Ross

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

All that is not perfect down to the smallest detail is doomed to perish.
- Gustav Mahler

I am sitting in the smallest room of my house.
I have your review before me.
In a moment it will be behind me.
- Max Reger

A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up.
The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up
the motivation in a story line.
- Desi Arnaz

The smallest minority on earth is the individual.
Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
- Ayn Rand

The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more
concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.
- William Hazlitt

The greatest nations have all acted like gangsters
and the smallest like prostitutes.
- Stanley Kubrick

Our opponents maintain that we are confronted with
insurmountable political obstacles,
but that may be said of the smallest obstacle if one
has no desire to surmount it.
- Theodor Herzl

My grandmother valued even the smallest of things.
- Koichi Tanaka

God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
- Francis Bacon

Children remind us to treasure the smallest of gifts,
even in the most difficult of times.
- Allen Klein

My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound,
the bigger the string the bigger the sound.
My smallest string is a 14 gauge.
- Dick Dale

Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive,
even the smallest task in music is so absorbing,
and carries us so far away from town,
country, earth, and all worldly things,
that it is truly a blessed gift of God.
- Felix Mendelssohn

With any child entering adolescence,
one hunts for signs of health,
is desperate for the smallest indication that the child's
problems will never be important enough for a television movie.
- Nora Ephron

What has 'theology' ever said that is of the smallest
use to anybody? When has 'theology' ever said anything
that is demonstrably true and is not obvious? What
makes you think that 'theology' is a subject at all?
- Richard Dawkins

Individual rights are not subject to a public vote;
a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority;
the political function of rights is precisely to protect
minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest
minority on earth is the individual).
- Ayn Rand

Any Reform Bill which is worth a moment's thought,
or the smallest effort to carry it, must at least double,
and it ought to do much more than double,
the representation of the metropolitan boroughs and
of all the great cities of the United Kingdom.
- John Bright

I think if you look at the themes that are presented in the film,
some are inherently social, and I think that any film
which deals with the family is dealing with the smallest
social unit in our society -
and in a sense it is a question of scope.
- Atom Egoyan

And then as we played more and more as a trio,
it became more and more of a situation where we realized
we really knew how to use the fourth member of the group -
that space.
The thing about the trio is that it's the biggest sound
you can have with the smallest unit.
- Charlie Hunter

Originally they wanted it to be bigger,
but I pleaded and pleaded and pleaded to have the smallest
tonsure that they could get away with.
A tonsure that could still be seen, but,
I worried about my social life!
- Derek Jacobi

There are about a dozen of these gardens,
more or less extensive, according to the business or
wealth of the proprietor;
but they are generally smaller than the smallest of our London nurseries.
- Robert Fortune

All the sculptures of today, like those of the past,
will end one day in pieces...
So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in
its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.
- Alberto Giacometti

I could only speak in the smallest, most intimate circles
about the real reasons which made me undertake the
changeover of the plants for certain lines of production
for I had to expect that many people would not understand me.
- Gustav Krupp

We are told that the first part of the process is to
select the very smallest seeds from the smallest plants,
which is not at all unlikely, but I cannot speak to
the fact from my own observation.
- Robert Fortune

To establish yourself as a leading man,
you're shooting for the smallest point on the target,
and you get a lot of judgment thrown at you.
It takes a lot for them to get past everything and
just watch your art and what you're doing.
- Josh Holloway

Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes,
that every day even the most submissive believer can
be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.
- Joseph de Maistre

From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction,
from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are
and everything we have comes from one attribute of man -
the function of his reasoning mind.
- Ayn Rand

Forward, as occasion offers.
Never look round to see whether any shall note it...
Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter,
and think that even such a result is no trifle.
- Marcus Aurelius

I can't wait to start something up myself that is actually
about giving unsigned bands the exposure they deserve,
especially when they travel so far to play the smallest
gig they've ever played in their lives.
- Dan Hawkins

It always makes me sad when I think of how I saw Wagner wasting his vitality,
not only by singing their parts to some of his artists,
but acting out the smallest details,
and of how few they were who were responsive to his wishes.
- Anton Seidl

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


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