My next shall be a more sober & chastised Epistle but you see I was in the humour for metaphors and to tell thee the Truth, I have so often serious reasons to quarrel with my Inclination, that I do not chuse to contradict it for Trifles.
Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles.Aristotle
You know my method. It is founded upon the observance of trifles.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Poetic trifles from solitary rambles whilst chewing the cud of sweet and bitter fancy..now written from memory, confined to fourteen lines, this seemed best adapted to the unity of sentiment, the verse flowed in unpremeditated harmony as my ear directed but are far from being mere elegiac couplets.william lisle bowles
There is one thing that makes life mighty in its veriest trifles, worthy in its smallest deeds, that delivers it from monotony, that delivers it from insignificance. All will be great, nothing will be overpowering, when, living in communion with Jesus Christ, we say as He says, "My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me."alexander maclaren
Be brief, be pointed, let your matter standLucid in order, solid and at hand;Spend not your words on trifles but condense;Strike with the mass of thought, not drops of sense;Press to close with vigor, once begun,And leave, (how hard the task!) leave off, when done.joseph story
He was my counsel in affairs, was my oracle in taste, the standard to whom I submitted my trifles, and the genius that presided over poor Strawberry.horace walpole
Now as to politeness … I would venture to call it benevolence in trifles.
[I]f texts are unified by a central logic of argument, then their pictorial illustrations are integral to the ensemble, not pretty little trifles included only for aesthetic or commercial value. Primates are visual animals, and (particularly in science) illustration has a language and set of conventions all its own.stephen jay gould
When the last days were upon me, and the ugly trifles of existence began to drive me to madness like the small drops of water torturers let fall ceaselessly upon one spot of their victim's body, I loved the irradiate refuge of sleep. In my dreams I found a little of the beauty I had vainly sought in life, and wandered through old gardens and enchanted woods.h. p. lovecraft
They whom trifles distract and nothing occupies are but children.john lancaster spalding
How full of trifles everything is! It is only one’s thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture.wallace stevens
But 'tis strange: And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray's In deepest consequence.william shakespeare
Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge , were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.
Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, And eagerly pursues imaginary joys.mark akenside
I feel my belief in sacrifice and struggle getting stronger. I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.
Come, gentlemen, we sit too long on trifles, And waste the time, which looks for other revels.william shakespeare
The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray us In deepest consequence.william shakespeare
I have seldom known any one who deserted truth in trifles that could be trusted in matters of importance.
A snapper-up of unconsidered trifles.
I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate , when the flame that lighted the brightest movement of his life has weakened.
trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.