Smallness Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Smallness

#1. No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness. - Author: Pope Francis
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#2. I get scared thinking about the yawning void of space and the maddening smallness of our solar system in it, and the smallness of our planet in that solar system and of my own voice in the dark. - Author: Joey Comeau
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#3. It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants. - Author: William Cobbett
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#4. Sometimes I wish we could open ourselves up to each other as much as we do to the sky. To the smallness and the enomity. - Author: David Levithan
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#5. Disrespect is a symptom of weakness, of smallness, of an existential problem. By acting rude to me he's showing me what he really thinks of himself. - Author: Patricia Cornwell
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#6. The fundamental task is to achieve smallness within large organisation. - Author: E.F. Schumacher
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#7. No, what's troubling is the gap between the magnitude of our challenges and the smallness of our politics
the ease with which we are distracted by the petty and trivial, our chronic avoidance of tough decisions, our seeming inability to build a working concensus to tackle any big problem. - Author: Barack Obama
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#8. We are paint streaked runners,
deafened by the cries of all the sad people.
It's a powerful sound that practically yanks the tears right out of you.
Sometimes, you just can't help but feel like a
very small
clam in
a very
big ocean. - Author: Taylor Rhodes
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#9. As I'm never going to be old, I'm glad that I never lost my sense of wonder about the world, although I have a hunch it would have happened pretty soon. I loved the world, its beauty and bigness as well as its smallness. - Author: Douglas Coupland
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#10. I've not conducted my life in the service of smallness. - Author: Barry Diller
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#11. So much of life is in the smallness of moments ... but they are harder to mark. So we need the grander celebrations and occasions. People like to feel significant - Author: Ally Condie
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#12. But the intimacy, the smallness, also made me feel shut out; and I found myself hurrying past the inviting little doorways with my head down, very aware of all the convivial Sunday-morning lives unrolling around me in private. - Author: Donna Tartt
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#13. I have often thought how strange it is that men can at once and the same moment cheerfully consign our sex to lives either of narrowest toil or senseless luxury and vanity, and then sneer at the smallness of our aims, the pettiness of our thoughts, the puerility of our conversation! - Author: Frances Power Cobbe
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#14. Somewhere at the back of my head I heard a click, tiny and irrevocable. Memory magnifies it to a wrenching, echoing crack, but the truth is that it was the very smallness that made it so terrible. - Author: Tana French
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#15. Fear not the phantom of death,
My Countrymen, for his greatness
And mercy will refuse to approach
Your smallness; and dread not the
Dagger, for it will decline to be
Lodged in your shallow hearts. - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#16. There's greatness in smallness. Just look into the eyes of a child. - Author: Dean Henryson
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#17. It's the abject smallness of the earth that gets you. - Author: Stuart Roosa
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#18. Maybe I am getting too grown to want to sleep with Mama. But like a baby, I still have this smallness to my mind. I don't need her hands to convince me the world I can't see from under my blanket is real. I need her hands to do more than her words. Convince me the world I see outside it- ain't. - Author: Connie Rose Porter
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#19. Every adult, whether he is a follower or a leader, a member of a mass or of an elite, was once a child. He was once small. A sense of smallness forms a substratum in his mind, ineradicably. His triumphs will be measured against this smallness; his defeats will substantiate it. - Author: Erik Erikson
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#20. The reason "other churches" don't grow: "Jim, the truth is, I couldn't have a real prayer meeting in my church. I'd be embarrassed at the smallness of the crowd ... " - Author: Jim Cymbala
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#21. If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of a human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad? - Author: Alphonse De Lamartine
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#22. Suddenly summoned to witness something great and horrendous, we keep fighting not to reduce it to our own smallness. - Author: John Updike
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#23. He lay on his back, watching the great river of stars wash across the sky. Worlds above, worlds below. It made him feel very small. And he found comfort in his smallness. The hurts and transience of his life seemed less important when held against the vastness of the universe. - Author: James R. Sanford
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#24. Those who remain content easily remain small: small are their joys, small are their ecstasies, small are their silences, small is their being. But there is no need! This smallness is your own imposition upon your freedom, upon your unlimited possibilities, upon your unlimited potential. - Author: Rajneesh
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#25. Universe will be a very small place once we solve our speed problem! When that day comes, no man will talk about the greatness of the universe! All greatness comes from our smallness and from our slowness! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#26. His voice, what he said, remains, and it is here, all of those voices are here, in what I am telling you. If in the beginning there was the word, then perhaps, with humility at the smallness of our powers, in words a small part of us can return. - Author: Brian Francis Slattery
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#27. This is a tightly planned little house. He often feels protected by its smallness; there is hardly room enough here to feel lonely. - Author: Christopher Isherwood
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#28. The chief proof of man's real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#29. You will have to make up for the smallness of your size by your courage and selfless devotion to duty, for it is not life that matters, but the courage, fortitude and determination you bring to it. - Author: Muhammad Ali Jinnah
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#30. I might try that one thing, you know, that thing people do when their eyes get all wet and stupid - what's it called? Crying?
Or NOT. I might PUNCH you instead and trust that you won't punch me back because of my endearing smallness. It would be like punching a child. - Author: Laini Taylor
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#31. Be comforted, small one, in your smallness. He lays no merit on you. Receive and be glad. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#32. All things were together, infinite both in number and in smallness; for the small too was infinite. - Author: Anaxagoras
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#33. The point of life is to transcend the smallness of the finite self by identifying with things that last. - Author: Larry Brilliant
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#34. Infinities and indivisibles transcend our finite understanding, the former on account of their magnitude, the latter because of their smallness; Imagine what they are when combined. - Author: Galileo Galilei
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#35. I became frustrated early on as a playwright by a kind of smug smallness in modern drama. There was a lack of what I now understand as courage in the work of others as well as in my own work, and I found I was mildly amused or interested by such plays but not deeply engaged or enlightened. - Author: Ellen McLaughlin
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#36. ...like that legendary journey that begins with a single step, I had already embarked upon my first resentment.

A petty one, but most resentments are. And one that for its smallness I felt obliged to repress. - Author: Lionel Shriver
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#37. Being in your mid-thirties brought benefits, I reminded myself. You began to appreciate tidiness, smallness, things in their place. This is the shape your life has taken, I said. Be existential. Go to sleep. - Author: Wally Lamb
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#38. City and country
each has its own beauty and its own pain. Some of the smallness of small towns
cattiness, everybody knowing everybody's business
that can be challenging. And cities can be challenging, because no one can connect except electronically. - Author: William P. Young
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#39. If a god had made the world, might world always be right, that would be so wise, we'd be spared so much suffering. But we made the world - out of our smallness and weakness. Our lives are awkward and fragile ... - Author: Edward Bond
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#40. We betray ourselves into smallness when we think the little choices of each day are trivial. - Author: Helen Keller
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#41. If the heights of our joy are measured by the depths of our gratitude, and gratitude is but a way of seeing, a spiritual perspective of smallness might offer a vital way of seeing especially conducive to gratitude - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#42. the main source of profitableness of established banking is the smallness of requisite capital."4 - Author: Vivek Kaul
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#43. But that happiness, no doubt, was a lie invented for the despair of all desire. She now knew the smallness of the passions that art exaggerated. - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#44. I feel as though I am swimming in an ocean of knowledge with but a teaspoon to consume it. - Author: David Bowers
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#45. The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatest greatness is. - Author: Phillip Brooks
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#46. Cheerful people find joy in little things, splendor in the ordinary, elegance in the everyday, and gladness in the greatness and smallness of creation. - Author: Robert J. Morgan
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#47. People are willing to be brave when they admit their smallness within the enormity of the world, and the best way to understand our smallness is to leave our comfort zones and start exploring, one foot in front of the other. - Author: Tsh Oxenreider
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#48. Dreams larger
than ourselves we killed, not wanting
our smallness measured against them."
(poem: Having Taken the Necessary Precautions) - Author: Brian Patten
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#49. Havaa, standing on a stepstool and stirring the broth, found an unfamiliar gratitude for the smallness of her life. Everywhere beyond these four walls smelled of smoke and gasoline, but here, no calamity was greater than an egg falling to the floor. - Author: Anthony Marra
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#50. The Word frees us from smallness of mind (1 Kings 4:29) and from threatening confinements (Psalm 18:19). - Author: John Piper
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#51. As Plato: We become more worthy the more we bend our minds to the impersonal. We become better as we take in the universe, thinking more about the largeness that it is and laugh about the smallness that is us. - Author: Rebecca Goldstein
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#52. Many of us, restless and unfulfilled, see no supreme worth in our lives. We want more out of life. And war, at least, gives a sense that we can rise above our smallness and divisiveness. - Author: Chris Hedges
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#53. Never allow the smallness of others to imprison you. - Author: David Cartledge
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#54. I might PUNCH you instead and trust that you won't punch me back because of my endearing smallness. It would be like punching a child.
(Or a badger.) - Author: Laini Taylor
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#55. I thought my mountain was coming this morning. It was near to speaking when suddenly it shifted, sulked, and returned to smallness. It has eluded me again and sits there, puny and dull. Why? - Author: Emily Carr
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#56. For so long as the Jew has even one ally, he will be convinced - in his smallness of mind - that his salvation came from that ally. It is only when he is alone - against all of his own efforts and frantic attempts - that he will, through no choice, be compelled to turn to G-d. - Author: Meir Kahane
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#57. No matter what people are struggling with, or based on whatever. Sexuality, ethnicity, economic status, size. I don't wish smallness for anyone. It's a terrible place to live. - Author: Carrie Brownstein
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#58. Seeing your own smallness is called insight
Honoring your own tenderness is called strength - Author: Jonathan Star
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#59. My best advice is to prepare daily to be bigger than your smallness. In my opinion, the reason most people stop and turn back from their dreams is because the tiny person found inside each of us wields more power than our bigger person. - Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
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#60. Man is a tragic animal. Not because of his smallness, but because he is too well endowed. Man has longings and spiritual demands that reality cannot fulfill. We have expectations of a just and moral world. Man requires meaning in a meaningless world. - Author: Peter Wessel Zapffe
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#61. People who are servants-humbly, honestly, and joyfully-keep getting revealed as the biggest winners. People who recognize and embrace their smallness keep getting bigger and bigger in God's eyes. It's the oddest scoring system. - Author: John Ortberg
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#62. I should point out, however, that at first some difficulty was experienced in observing the phenomena predicted by the theory, owing to the extreme smallness of the variations in the period of oscillation. - Author: Pieter Zeeman
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#63. I've thought since that when folk grumble about this and that and be not happy, it is not the fault of creation, that is like a vast mere full of good, but it is the fault of their bucket's smallness. - Author: Mary Webb
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#64. The Little Man does not know that he is little, and he is afraid of knowing it. He covers up his smallness and narrowness with illusions of strength and greatness. - Author: Wilhelm Reich
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#65. Let us not cease to do the utmost, that we may incessantly go forward in the way of the Lord; and let us not despair of the smallness of our accomplishments. - Author: John Calvin
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#66. when men feel that rush of inadequacy and smallness, they normally respond with anger and/or by completely turning off. - Author: Brene Brown
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#67. (Vice President) Garner has taken his personal smallness, his lack of generosity, and forged it into a political principle. He has no imagination, no convictions, and he substitutes political cynicism for social understanding. - Author: Hamilton Basso
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#68. Don't put the whole of your identity into the smallness of a situation. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst
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#69. a certain stink on a certain kind of soul, a foul scent of hateful smallness too often thwarted . . . then given an ounce of power. - Author: Cherie Priest
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#70. The purpose of life is to be beautiful, to be bountiful, to be blissful, to be graceful and grateful. What a wonderful English word-grateful. If one is great and full, one is God. And whenever smallness faces you, you should be great, and full-full of that greatness. - Author: Harbhajan Singh Yogi
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#71. Its smallness is not petty; on the contrary, it is profound. - Author: Jan Morris
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#72. Dead infants don't get urns unless you pay for them - and then they stuff crap in besides just ashes to cover the smallness. - Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
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#73. Seeing our own smallness is called insight, honoring our own tenderness is called strenght. - Author: Lao-Tzu
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#74. Step forward out of your own lingering residual sense of smallness, take up every inch of life that is your blessed inheritance, and DO YOUR THING. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#75. You can't force yourself to say "yes" to a bigger life. You will do it in your way. You will do it when smallness hurts too much. - Author: Tama J. Kieves
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#76. I felt my weakness; I knew my smallness. Being raised under anger, the voice of a child is lost. - Author: Kara Tippetts
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#77. This is what one thirsts for, I realize, after the smallness of the day, of work, of details, of intimacy - even of communication, one thirsts for the magnitude and universality of a night full of stars, pouring into one like a fresh tide. - Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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#78. We are so small; and what must one hold on to when one no longer recognizes one's own hands, nor one's step, nor even the small dose of everyday despair. - Author: Danielle Collobert
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#79. The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company. - Author: Pope John XXIII
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#80. Humility is the freedom to stop trying to be what we're not, or pretending to be what we're not, and accepting our 'appropriate smallness. - Author: John Ortberg
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#81. It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#82. But still, my heart beats. It dreams. It wonders. And most dangerous of all, it hopes, because despite its smallness, this hope is still a great something - Author: Emalynne Wilder
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#83. Smallness in a great man seems smaller by its disproportion with all the rest. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#84. To grow is sometimes to hurt, but who would return to smallness? - Author: Sarah-Patton Boyle
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#85. Has any one ever pinched into its pilulous smallness the cobweb of pre-matrimonial acquaintanceship? - Author: George Eliot
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#86. To say that man is a compound of strength and weakness, light and darkness, smallness and greatness, is not to indict him, it is to define him. - Author: Denis Diderot
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#87. God is not in the vastness of greatness. He is hid in the vastness of smallness . He is not in the general. He is in the particular. - Author: Pearl S. Buck
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#88. The most indisputable beauty may be the one that people cannot ever touch. That God exists up there somehow, in the peaks and remote lakes and the sharp wind.

Who knows why that picture stirs joy. It speaks directly to our impermanence and our smallness. - Author: Peter Heller
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#89. This terrible smallness of men was bigger than him, bigger than anything. - Author: Dennis Lehane
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#90. If the grandeur of the aim, the smallness of the means, the immensity of the result are the three measures of a man's genius, who would dare humanly compare a great man of modern history with Muhammad? - Author: Alphonse De Lamartine
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#91. In this negative frame, the quickest ticket to heaven, enlightenment, or salvation is "unworthiness" itself, or at least a willingness to face our own smallness and incapacity. - Author: Richard Rohr
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#92. Suddenly (like walking into a light you know) you discover this: the certainty that nothing is certain, the deep relief of your own incredible smallness."
(From "Even If You Could Explain It Completely") - Author: Adele Kenny
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#93. The ant finds kingdoms in a foot of ground. - Author: Stephen Vincent Benet
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#94. What almost no one understands is how every level of severity in this diagnosis is underpinned by shame. Which means we don't "fix it" by cutting people down to size and reminding folks of their inadequacies and smallness. Shame is more likely to be the cause of these behaviors, not the cure. - Author: Brene Brown
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#95. Let us not have puny thoughts. Let us think on a greater scale. Let us not have those of the future decry our smallness of concept and lack of foresight. - Author: Adolph Murie
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#96. Smallness of mind is the cause of stubbornness, and we do not credit readily what is beyond our view. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#97. Who you are is limited only by who you think you are. - Author: Normandi Ellis
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#98. I feel love for all this, perhaps because I have nothing else to love ... even though nothing truly merits the love of any soul, if, out of sentiment, we must give it, I might as well lavish it on the smallness of an inkwell as on the grand indifference of the stars. - Author: Fernando Pessoa
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#99. Smallness is subversive, because smallness can creep into smaller places and wreak transformation at the most vulnerable, cellular level. In a time when largeness is threatening to topple us, I wish to remember and praise the beauty of smallness, in order to banish the Goliath of loneliness. - Author: Sarah Ruhl
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#100. If smallness was fortune, then I had come across a treasure, infinitesimal and beyond value. I felt lucky. You had to decide what was estimable and precious in your life and set out to find it. The objects you valued defined you. - Author: Pat Conroy
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