Quotation Explorer - 'Smallness'

The chief proof of mans greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(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. - Hamilton Basso
Suddenly summoned to witness something great and horrendous, we keep fighting not to reduce it to our own smallness. - John Updike
Desire for security keeps littleness little and threatens the great with smallness.
...chief proof of man's real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Seeing our own smallness is called insight, honoring our own tenderness is called strenght. - Lao Tzu
It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants. - William Cobbett
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... - Edward Bond
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. - Connie Rose Porter
I have come to realize that all my trouble with living has come from fear and smallness within me. - Angela L. Wozniak
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. - Phillip Brooks
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. - Elizabeth Gilbert
When I’m depressed, I read Caeiro he’s my fresh air. I become very calm, content, faithful yes, I find faith in God, and in the soul’s transcendent living smallness, after reading the poems by that ungodly anti-humanist who goes unsurpassed on earth. - Álvaro de Campos
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