A young Apollo, golden-haired, Stands dreaming on the verge of strife, Magnificently unprepared For the long littleness of life.
The people who lived behind those clean lace curtains in row after row of identical boxes were newspaper readers, and every word in at any rate my newspaper must be clear and comprehensible to them, must be interesting to them, must encourage them to break away from littleness, stimulate their ambition, help them to want to build a better land.Arthur Christiansen
He showed me something small, no bigger than a hazelnut, lying in the palm of my hand, as it seemed to me, and it was as round as a ball. I looked at it with the eye of my understanding, and thought: What can this be? I was amazed that it could last, for I thought that because of its littleness it would suddenly have fallen intonothing. And Iwas answered inmy understanding: It lasts and always will, because God loves it; and thus every thing has being through the love of God.Julian of Norwich known as LadyJulian
For greatness is only the drayhorse that coaxes The built cart out; and where we go is reason. But genius is an enormous littleness, a trickling Of heart that covers alike the hare and the hunter.Kenneth Patchen
With the magnificence of eternity before us, let time, with all its fluctuations, dwindle into its own littleness.thomas chalmers
A young Apollo, golden-haired,Stands dreaming on the verge of strife,Magnificently unpreparedFor the long littleness of life.frances cornford
But genius is an enormous littleness, a tricklingOf heart that covers alike the hare and the hunter.Kenneth Patchen
But if there has been on this earth no real, perfect human life, no love that never cooled, no faith that never failed, which may shine as a loadstar across the darkness of our experience, a light to light amidst all convictions of our own meanness and all suspicions of other's littleness, why, we may have a religion, but we have not a Christianity. For if we lose Him as a Brother, we cannot feel Him as a Saviour.frederick william robertson
The greatness of God is the true rebuke to the littleness of men. The greatness of Christ is the true rebuke to the littleness of Christians.arthur penrhyn stanley
We shall never learn to knowourselves except by endeavoring to know God; for, beholding His greatness we realize our own littleness; His purity shows us our foulness; and by meditating upon His humility we find how very far we are from being humble.teresa of Ávila (teresa de jesús)
Having had to encounter single-handed during his period of eclipse many physical dangers, he was well aware of the most dangerous element common to them all: of the crushing, paralyzing sense of human littleness, which is what really defeats a man struggling with natural forces, alone, far from the eyes of his fellows.joseph conrad
National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.Arthur Schopenhauer
No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.thomas carlyle
A young Apollo, golden haired, stands dreaming on the verge of strife, magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life.frances cornford
But genius is an enormous littleness, a trickling Of heart that covers alike the hare and the hunter.
There littleness was not; the least of things Seemed infinite; and there his spirit shaped Her prospects, nor did he believe, He saw.william wordsworth
With the magnificence of eternity before us, let time, with all its fluctuations, dwindle into its own littleness.