trifle

A Quote by William Shakespeare on death, life, study, and trifle

. . . nothing in his life Became him like the leaving it; he died As one that had been studied in his death To throw away the dearest thing he owed, As 'twere a careless trifle.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Macbeth Act 1, Scene 4, 1606

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A Quote by unknown on defeat, gold, and trifle

Greediness often defeats its own ends, by making us scratch for every trifle when we should dig for gold alone.

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A Quote by Robert W. Shaunon on authors, consequences, language, perfection, quotations, thought, trifle, and truth

Perhaps the reader may ask, of what consequence is it whether the author's exact language is preserved or not, provided we have his thought? The answer is, that inaccurate quotation is a sin against truth. It may appear in any particular instance to be a trifle, but perfection consists in small things, and perfection is no trifle.

Robert W. Shaunon

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A Quote by Michelangelo Buonarroti on perfection and trifle

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)

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A Quote by Maurice Maeterlinck on art, beauty, bravery, gratitude, language, men, names, and trifle

Brave old-flowers! Wall-flowers, Gilly flowers, Stocks! For even as the field-flowers, from which a trifle, a ray of beauty, a drop of perfume, divides them, they have charming names, the softest in the language; and each of them, like tiny, art-less ex-votos, or like medals bestowed by the gratitude of men, proudly bears three or four.

Maurice Maeterlinck

Source: Old–Fashioned Flowers, 1907

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on satisfaction, success, and trifle

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 (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz on mind, nature, study, and trifle

The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature.

Louis Agassiz (1807 - 1873)

Source: Agassiz at Penikese

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A Quote by John Locke on children, curiosity, knowledge, reason, time, and trifle

Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

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A Quote by Edward Young on life, mountains, and trifle

Think naught a trifle, though it small appear; Small sands the mountain, moments make the year, And trifles life.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 208.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on cleverness, defeat, gold, interest, order, organize, trifle, and worth

A clever man should organize his self-interests in the order of their worth. Greediness often defeats its own end, by making us scratch for every trifle when we should dig for gold alone.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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