Quotes and Sayings about Trifles
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle."
(Related: Perfection, Trifle, Trifles)
"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)
"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)