Quotation Explorer - 'Significant'

When national ideals are confined to insignificant issues reflective primarily of a personal choice, there lies a problem of distorted priorities. - Moutasem Algharati
Once the people have been deluded into believing that speeches and voting are the only acceptable tools by which to affect change in their nation, those who are in control no longer need to worry about any significant challenge to their power. - Dave Champion
To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all. - Walt Whitman
That seems to point up a significant difference between Europeans and Americans. A European says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with me?" An American says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with him?" - Terry Pratchett
Dare to believe that you make a significant difference in our world. - Dana Arcuri
Remember that your role in this experience that we call life is quite significant! Never equate your significance to temporary stuff, or in comparison to others you’re more than that!~Steele Steele - Stormie Steele
There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves. - Joe L. Wheeler
I believe in the possible. I believe, small though we are, insignificant though we may be, we can reach a full understanding of the universe. You were right when you said you felt small, looking up at all that up there. We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things. - Stephen Hawking
If the only significant history of human thought were to be written, it would have to be the history of its successive regrets and its impotences. - Albert Camus
Sometimes I hesitate to use the term sexual abuse. It conjures up worst-case scenarios in our minds, and we think, "That will never happen to my kids." And we never begin the conversation regarding sexual abuse with our children. But one violation left in secret can cause significant pain. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
You have to think if we've been visited by extraterrestrial life, it was like a zookeeper walking into the chimp enclosure: He looks around, takes some pictures, then leaves without interacting significantly with the environment. Meanwhile the chimps have no idea what the fuck just happened. - J. Richard Singleton
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
When people view their lives as insignificant, they escape using pleasure. - Moxie Will
Though our paths may have diverged, you must continue to live out your life with all your might, you must never consider your own life to be something insignificant, and you must never forget about your friends for as long as you live. - Hiro Mashima
The human spirit is a magnificent entity. Just when we think we can stand no more, something significant touches our soul... and life goes on. - Peggy Toney Horton
No matter how banal the contents, there is always something that touches me. For someone now dead once thought these words significant enough to write them down. - Diane Setterfield
The stars looked down at me from infinite space. We are tiny, they said, but you are insignificant. - Shane Maloney
Sometimes when I am driving I get so angry at inconsiderate drivers that I want to scream at them. But then I remember how insignificant that is, and I thank God that I have a car and my health and gas. That was phrased wrong - normally you wouldn't say, thank God I have gas. - Ellen DeGeneres
The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. - Horace Bushnell
We only pass this way once..unless our significant other is reading the map.. - k.j. force
Healing doesn’t mean forgetting or making the memories insignificant. Healing means refocusing - American Pregnancy Association
We live in a world of breathtaking material plenty. That has freed hundreds of millions of people from day-to-day struggles and liberated us to pursue more significant desires: purpose, transcendence, and spiritual fulfillment. - Daniel H. Pink
Connecting with someone is not necessarily a bond with a significant other, or even a friend, but can be the indefinable - perhaps the rarest and most precious thing in life to find at all. - Donna Lynn Hope
Make a little effort to give up your insignificant quarrels and eventually a better world will follow. - Abhijit Naskar
No wonder the sky had to be blotted out by advertisements. The stars drowned with lights. If everyone could see beyond Coalition horizons, perhaps they'd see the titans of humanity for what they were: tiny creatures, smaller than insects, and in the scale of things, every bit as insignificant. - S.J. Kincaid
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. - Albert Einstein
Still, all it really took was one alteration in my life, a change which appeared insignificant and unlikely at the time, nonetheless it has affected my outlook completely, turning it around the compass of my life. - Andrew James Pritchard
Anyone who's ever significantly changed the course of humanity has either been a Crackpot, a Heretic, or a Dissident. In the case of Albert Einstein, he was all three! - Carl Sagan
Why do we keep focusing on the minutiae, not the possible significant large events, in spite of the obvious evidence of their huge influence? - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
You know, I'm like Avis rent-a-car: Because I'm insignificant, I try harder. - Mike Carey
If there were a verb meaning "to believe falsely," it would not have any significant first person, present indicative. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
All man must live in Machu Picchu for some time! Over there, you will be closer to the universe and you will realise how trivial you are in this chaotic cosmos. Science is the only power which will make you bigger and significant in this universe! - Mehmet Murat ildan
You will know if you are on the right path when God directs your choices, not your spouse or significant other. - Shannon L. Alder
Ripples of karmic events are best humbly done in an artistic, significant, unique karmic harvests without any forms of retaliation. - Angelica Hopes
Not everything that's small is insignificant. - Adra
Keep your focus on the things you can actually control. Choosing to center on anything else will either stop you in your tracks or significantly slow you down. - Sherene McHenry
You learn something valuable from all of the significant events and people, but you never touch your true potential until you challenge yourself to go beyond imposed limitations. - Roy T. Bennett
What seems most significant to me about our movement [Impressionism] is that we have freed painting from the importance of the subject. I am at liberty to paint flowers and call them flowers, without their needing to tell a story. - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Man is not like other animals in the ways that are really significant: Animals have instincts, we have taxes.
The language of intrinsic human rights represented a significant advance beyond the previous language of world religions in terms of its universal applicability and its thiswordliness. - Immanuel Wallerstein
Live life fully in the present & enjoy the small things in life that give you joy, for the seemingly small & insignificant moments add up to a greater whole. - Orchid Ch'ng
Art exists because reality is neither real nor significant. - J.G. Ballard
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. - Mahatma Gandhi
Traditional American intellectuals are, in a sense, increasingly reactionary, and quite often proudly (and perversely) ignorant of many of the truly significant intellectual accomplishments of our time. - John Brockman
I have every expectation that cancer will become known as the disease of human evolution trying and failing to adapt to a significantly changed environment. - Steven Magee
The beauty all around you is insignificant in comparison to the beauty within you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A gift can never be cheap or insignificant because of the heart and love it carries. - Munia Khan
Friendships have profound effects on health, creating an impact that may be as significant as avoiding cigarettes. - Stacey Radin
You'll come to learn a great deal if you study the Insignificant in depth - Odysseus Elytis
You have not accomplished anything significant if no one envies you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable. - Ludwig van Beethoven
Almost anything you do is insignificant, But it is very important that you do it.
The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it. - Carl Becker
[He] used to be soinsignificant that one literally felt alone in his presence. - Franz Kafka
All of the significant battles are waged within the self. - Sheldon Kopp
Reading is a source of liberation. Children who are taught to read early on, are commonly taught to communicate in other significant verbal and nonverbal ways. - Asa Don Brown
We can all make a difference in the lives of others in need, because it is the most simple of gestures that make the most significant of differences. - Miya Yamanouchi
Perfectionism is simply putting a limit on your future. When you have an idea of perfect in your mind, you open the door to constantly comparing what you have now with what you want. That type of self criticism is significantly deterring. - John Eliot, Ph.D.
Whatever God does today will be as significant as the parting of the Red Sea. - Rebecca VanDeMark
I Don't use common sense i use senses that's way more significant than common !! - jojo1980
Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. - Carl Sagan
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. - Edward De Bono
‎Reconciliation‬ is the most significant level of life's maturity! - Paul Gitwaza
Love is a combination of virtues. The amount you receive from someone is based on the percentage of those virtues learned and applied. Unhappiness in a relationship is not a lack of love, but a lack of virtues in the percentages your significant other needs. - Shannon L. Alder
Gratitude is one of the virtues of the noble man. It is the hallmark of a life lived well. It is a trademark of the righteous man. It is an attribute that significantly impacts on your personal happiness and how sound your relationship will be with others. - Sesan Kareem
For a significant manwoman, the one thought he values greatly, to the laughter and scorn of insignificant men, is a key to hidden treasure chambers; for those others, it is nothing but a piece of old iron. - Friedrich Nietzsche
You won't change anything significant in the world if you try to be like it. Change comes when you do something different. - Shannon L. Alder
It places value on experience versus intellectual understanding. I saw a lot of people contemplating things but it didn't seem to lead to too many places. I got very interested in people who had discovered something more significant than an intellectual, abstract understanding. - Steve Jobs
Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else. - Nicholas Sparks
The coward says in his heart There is no love. Because, standing in the shadows of the big, grand, and powerful existence of love, his small spirit is left feeling even smaller and less significant. And so he chooses to deny the existence of love altogether. Because he is too small to have it. - C. JoyBell C.
Until we will be able to shape the universe the way we wanted, mankind will not be taken seriously by the universe and he shall remain as insignificant ants of the universe! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence. - Henrik Tikkanen
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant. - Aldous Huxley
The intention (of an artist) is (the same as a scientist)...to discover and reveal what is unsuspected but significant in life. - H W Leggett
If I hate a person, then I must still love him as well.. For the insignificant ones, I don't hate.. I just lose interest and become indifferent.. - Laarni Venus Marie
I believe that a revolution can begin from this one strand of straw. Seen at a glance, this rice straw may appear light and insignificant. Hardly anyone would believe that it could start a revolution. Nevertheless, I have come to realize the weight and power of this straw. - Fukuoka , Masanobu
A great writer picks up on those things that matter. It’s almost like their radar is attuned to the most significant moments. - Alain de Botton
Every human life bears a significant importance to the existence of humanity - Chinonye J. Chidolue
A significant factor often overlooked by those considering the failure of drug policy is the general aim of deflecting or assigning responsibility away from the policy-makers and the ‘moral-majority. - Daniel Waterman
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt. - Thomas Merton
Significant is the doer, the rest just watch! - Gunbir Singh
Each person has a self-image that, to some degree, does not match reality. A significant difference between self-image and reality can be harmful. The more self-aware you are, the less likely you are to be vulnerable to your illusions. The more aware you are, the more you can do with your life. - Robert H. Bolton
Many obese people spend a significant amount of their energy on suppressing the urge to tell some of the people who are staring at them that they do not eat as much and as frequently as they seem to. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Say that we are a puff of warm breath in a very cold universe. By this kind of reckoning we are either immeasurably insignificant or we are incalculably precious and interesting. I tend toward the second view. - Marilynne Robinson
Strong emotions create significant changes - Daniel Marques
A billion stars above us coat the sky white. It would have been beautiful back home, but not here. Here it is the ever present reminder that we are all alone and insignificant. - Jennifer Arnett
This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room. - Virginia Woolf
God doesn’t put that much prep into something that is insignificant. - Shannon L. Alder
We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history. - Sonia Johnson
People would say bad things about you, because it is the only way their insignificant self can feel better than you. - Dennis E. Adonis
Look at each failure as a deposit made into the account that will help you write the check for your next significant success. - Bobby Darnell
Your need to feel significant will never be met, until you can conquer your fear and manage your focus. - Shannon L. Alder
Put your heart into even the smallest seemingly insignificant acts possible. Then be patient enough for the universe to give back to you what you reap. - Matthew Donnelly
Doing evil to another person doesn't prove your love and loyalty to another person; it proves your significant other wants you to walk away from the light because they are lonely living in the dark. - Shannon L. Alder
The universe had no choice but to create intelligent life so that there would be someone else that could simply laugh at how unbelievably, ridiculously and senselessly huge the universe is and how utterly insignificant the rest of us are. - Ian Strang
We will lower the tax burden on middle-class Americans by asking the very wealthy to pay their fair share. Middle-class taxpayers will have a choice between a children's tax credit or a significant reduction in the income tax rate.
I was thinking about how disjointedly time seemed to flow, passing in a blur at times, with single images standing out more clearly than others. And then, at other times, every second was significant, etched in my mind. - Stephenie Meyer
[M]y grandmother...had always complained that our house didn't have a profile that was "significant enough. - Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix, The White Glove War
Something is significantly wrong with the creature that sacrifices its children's lives in order to settle its differences. - Suzanne Collins
Peace is significant for any country that seeks prosperity, because it is easier to uplift the economy in a peaceful environment. - Gugu Mona
I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.
This is the great world, and I am only Kim. Who is Kim?' He considered his own identity, a thing he had never done before, till his head swam. He was one insignificant person in all this roaring whirl of India, going southward to he knew not what fate. - Rudyard Kipling
Some disabled people spend a significant amount of their energy on trying to come across as abled or as not that disabled. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The city has a way of reminding you how insignificant you are, - The Sound of Serendipity   –   Cynthia A. Rodriguez
Everybody is living for a purpose, you might turn out to be significant or insignificant depending on the kind of message you are feeding the world with. - Michael Bassey Johnson
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Vaig entendre que només som la part insignificant d'una cadena de paradoxes. ¿O potser no és una paradoxa que allò que en diuen amor sovint acaba sent un desacord entre infeliços? - Ferran Torrent
Active-awareness combined with daily active-effort will compound to make a significant difference. - Akiroq Brost
They said my dreams were too insignificant to matter, and they might just be right. The thing however is, I owe it to myself to find out if they are. The only way I can do that is to keep dreaming and living my dream. If in the end they are right, at least I can tell myself I did my best. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing. - Douglas C. Engelbart
I've always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments. - John Barrowman
Every person has a longing to be significant, to make a contribution, to be a part of something noble and purposeful. - John C. Maxwell
At life's most significant moments, we are always alone - Paulo Coelho
I am merely an insignificant creature on a microscopic blue dot in the vastness of space. - Abhijit Naskar
By far the most significant consequence of "selfish capitalism" (Thatch/Blatcherism) has been a startling increase in the incidence of mental illness in both children and adults since the 1970s. - Oliver James
You are not as insignificant as you have often been told, nor are you any more significant than you have often told yourself. - Maureen Moss
what it is...is a place where I can return to myself. It's enough of a scramble to get to...that the energy expended is significant, and it translates into a change in my body chemistry and my psychological chemistry and my heart chemistry... - Jay Salter
What's God saying to you now? "All things are possible to him who worries?" No. "All things are possible to him who attempts to work it out?" No. "All things are possible to him who believes. --Man to Man: Chuck Swindoll Selects His Most Significant Writings for Men - Charles R. Swindoll
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning. - Louisa May Alcott
All that you need to be successful and significant in life is in and around you. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence. - Henrik Tikkanen
Insignificant events can take on monumental proportions when your head is full of practically nothing.
There are sufficient resources in the world for the needs of everybody, but not enough for the greed of even a significant minority. - Millard Fuller
You can always borrow ideas; but unless you improve them very significantly, never behave as if they are your own! - Mehmet Murat ildan
To gain significance, you must first realise that you are insignificant. - Manoj Vaz
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