Quotation Explorer - 'Minor'

There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity - Tom Peters
The only way I can pay back for what fate and society have handed me is to try, in minor totally useless ways, to make an angry sound against injustice. - Martha Gellhorn
Forward thinkers create a plan, focus on the plan, and execute the plan. Procrastinators just talk about the plan, get distracted with the minor things and postpone the plan. - We don't need time management, we need life management with purpose. - Farshad Asl
According to the science writer Philip Ball, when it was pointed out to musicologist Deryck Cookethat Slavic and much Spanish music use minor keys for happy music, he claimed that their liveswere so hard that they didn’t really know what happiness was anyway. - David Byrne
If it is irrational and hypocritical to hold a minor to the same standard of behaviour control as a mature adult, it is equally unjust to hold a traumatised and neurologically impaired adult to the same standard as one not so afflicted - Marin Teicher
He had never been a religious person. Even as a child he had found the notion of an omnipotent creator who punished his crations inconsistently for minor infractions of a vaguely defined moral code to be unthinkable to anyone with an ounce of sense. - Michael Thomas Ford
Why worry about minor little details like clean air, clean water, safe ports and the safety net when Jesus is going to give the world an "Extreme Makeover: Planet Edition" right after he finishes putting Satan in his place once and for all? - Arianna Huffington
Measures are too often decided, not accord­ing to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority. - James Madison, the tenth Federalist Paper
Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives. - Marilyn Ferguson
Let the minor genius go his light way and enjoy his life - the great nature cannot so live, he is never really in holiday mood, even though he often plucks flowers by the wayside and ties them into knots and garlands like little children and lays out on a sunny morning.
SYLLOGISM, n. A logical formula consisting of a major and a minor assumption and an inconsequent. (See LOGIC.) - Ambrose Bierce
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event - Gaston Bachelard
There are no perfectly honorable men; but every true man has one main point of honor and a few minor ones. - George Bernard Shaw
Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high- class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four. - Katharine Hepburn
The entire population of the world-with one minor exception-is composed of other people.
Students of the heavens are separable into astronomers and astrologers as readily as are the minor domestic ruminants into sheep and goats, but the separation of philosophers into sages and cranks seems to be more sensitive to frames of reference. - Willard Van Orman Quine
Great things seem complex and cause the nations to rush towards the minor things that seem easy to reach, hence, they perish. And again my memory echoes…my people die for lack of knowledge. - Blaise Tshibwabwa
Can compromise be an art? Yes--but a minor art. - Joyce Carol Oates
PATIENCE, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue. - Ambrose Bierce
On these days, I've never felt so hollow. Recollecting the many pieces of me that were lost in past sub-lives. They were the minor characters of my novel life, the sub-plots to the whole story. On these days I was the binding that held the book together, I was not the words. - Hubert Martin
The hurt, resentment, the revenge, the pride, and regret are thrown hard and fast like snowballs in the winter. Some major ones hit hard; some minor ones just roll off, while others stick for an elongated time…as long as we stay in the cold frosty air of not letting go. - Wes Adamson
Live your life, not wasting it on minor things of life, but rather investing it in the best possible ways - Sunday Adelaja
What affects one in a major way, affects all in a minor way. - Martin Luther King Jr.
The most brutal avenger on earth is a reality you ignored, however minor. - Raheel Farooq
MINOR, adj. Less objectionable. - Ambrose Bierce
REQUIEM, n. A mass for the dead which the minor poets assure us the winds sing o'er the graves of their favorites. Sometimes, by way of providing a varied entertainment, they sing a dirge. - Ambrose Bierce
People sell their soul in such small quantities - a seemingly trivial compromise here, a rationalization of a minor evil there - that they don't realize what they're doing until it is too late. - Mike Klepper
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special. - Stephen Hawking
The halcyon days of childhood, a time when everything lay open before him, when the most minor episodes could be construed as events and every chance encounter gave rise to fresh insights. - Ivan Klíma
Numquam illegitimi carborundum --"Never let the bastards grind you down.-- my old Latin prof Dr. Kuk''s version, other minor variations out there. - mists of time
Nothing is forever, he thought beyond closed eyelids somewhere over Asia Minor. Maybe unhappiness is the continuum through which a human life moves, and joy just a series of blips, of islands in the stream. Or if not unhappiness, then at least melancholy. - Salman Rushdie
CONVERSATION, n. A fair to the display of the minor mental commodities, each exhibitor being too intent upon the arrangement of his own wares to observe those of his neighbor. - Ambrose Bierce
To have had fame, even very minor fame, and to have lost it, got older and maybe put on a little weight is a kind of living death. - David Nicholls
If you've gone through pain now, learned your lesson, chances are, you'll probably experience MINOR pain later in life. If you haven't witnessed any pain now, you might suffer greatly later in life. In the end, everyone is equal. - Amrita Ramanathan
To say I had some pent-up anger would be like saying Britney Spears had minor impulse-control issues. - Molly Harper
A clever man commits no minor blunders. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four. - Katharine Hepburn
We can get too easily bogged down in the academic part of homeschooling, a relatively minor part of the whole, which is to raise competent, caring, literate, happy people. - Diane Flynn Keith
Livvy and me together in an elevator for four hours..and we're good. To some eyes the fact that we're both alive could be viewed as a minor miracle. - Michael D. Beil
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