Quotes and Sayings about Trifle
"The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature."
- Louis Agassiz
(Related: Nature, Mind, Study, Trifle)
"Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, and eagerly pursues imaginary joys."
- Mark Akenside
"I have been an "Official" all my life, without the least turn for it. I never could attain a true official manner, which is highly artificial and handles trifles with ludicrously disproportionate gravity."
- William Allingham
(Related: Life, Gravity, Trifles)
"The Span of Life is too short to be trifled away in unconcerning and unprofitable Matters."
- Mary Astell
"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
(Related: Success, Result, Trifle)
"We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Nature, Limits, Trifle)
"Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous years of the American war."
- John Bright
(Related: War, American, Fact, Trade, Trifle, Years)
"How strange are the tricks of memory, which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man's life, religiously preserve the merest trifles."
- Richard Burton
(Related: Life, Dream, Events, Man, Memory, Trifles)
"Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Virtue, Compromise, Trifle)
"He that shuns trifles must shun the world."
- George Chapman
(Related: Trifles, World)
"A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Man, Sense, Trifles)
"The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Life, Power, Open, Trifles)
"The trifle now inscribed with your name. was occasioned by a particular fact; but to the disgrace of human nature, the subject is sufficiently general to interest every heart not totally impenetrable."
- Thomas Day
(Related: Nature, Heart, Disgrace, Fact, Human nature, Interest, Name, Now, Trifle)
"Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Government, Liberalism, Protest, Trifles)
"The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others."
(Related: Charity, Trifle)
"Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Knowledge, Curiosity, Leisure, Trifles)
"It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: People, Trifles)
"Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Civilization, Freedom, Inheritance, Land, Liberty, Ruin, Trifle, Will)
"Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Civilization, Freedom, Inheritance, Land, Liberty, Mankind, Ruin, Trifle, Will)
"Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Life, Perfection, Trifle)
"But let us remember, at the same time, government is sacred, and not to be trifled with."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Government, Time)
"Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle."
(Related: Perfection, Trifle, Trifles)
"Never think that Jesus commanded a trifle, nor dare to trifle with anything He has commanded."
- Dwight L. Moody
"One must not trifle with love."
- Alfred de Musset
(Related: Love, Trifle)
"A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us."
- Blaise Pascal
"All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood, are only trifles of different sorts and sizes, proportioned to our years and views."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Childhood, Trifles, Years)
"It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Character, Man, Trifles)
"It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Treatment, Trifles)
"Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Happiness, Life, Misery, Trifles)
"Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth."
- George A. Smith
(Related: Power, Truth, Man, Trifle)
"A great proportion of the wretchedness which has embittered married life, has originated in a negligence of trifles."
- Thomas Sprat
(Related: Life, Trifles)
"Women are only children of a larger growth. A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humours and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters."
- Philip Stanhope
(Related: Women, Growth, Children, Man, Sense, Trifles)
"How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Thoughts, Trifles)
"Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Events, Nerves, Quiet, Trifles)