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Things And Little Things Quotes

Little by little does the trick.

Author: Aesop (620-560 BC)

Profession: Greek Fabulist

What we call little things are merely the causes of great things; they are the beginning, the embryo, and it is the point of departure which, generally speaking, decides the whole future of an existence. One single black speck may be the beginning of a gangrene, of a storm, of a revolution.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

My own idea is that these things are as piffle before the wind.

Author: Daisy Ashford

Profession: American Author

Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories -- those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.

Author: Russell Wayne Baker (1925)

Profession: American Journalist

Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things. I am tempted to think there are no little things.

Author: Bruce Barton (1886-1967)

Profession: American Author, Advertising Executive

Nothing can be done except little by little.

Author: Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)

Profession: French Poet

Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.

Author: Lawrence D. Bell (1894-1956)

Profession: American Air Plane Engineer

Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.

Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)

Profession: German Critic, Philosopher

As we become curators of our own contentment on the Simple Abundance path... we learn to savor the small with a grateful heart.

Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach

Profession: American Author

I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.

Author: Warren Buffett (1930)

Profession: American Investment Entrepreneur

It can be helpful simply to make a written or mental list of the things you do each day. Then give yourself a mental credit for each of them, however small. This will help you focus on what you have done instead of what you haven't gotten around to do. It may sound simplistic, but it works.

Author: David D. Burns


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 tend to take care of themselves.

Author: Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)

Profession: American Author, Trainer

Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.

Author: Peter A. Cohen

Profession: American Investment Banker

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions -- the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimal of pleasurable and genial feeling.

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher