Quotation Explorer - 'Trivial'

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. - Bertrand Russell
Politics is the pursuit of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men. - George Jean Nathan
Whenever you don't know someone and you overhear their problems they always sound so trivial. - Dallas Athent
People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice. - Charles Bukowski
Love is the matter of souls....in which body is trivial aspect but the tragic part is that people believe what is seen. - Anonymous
My weakness has always been to prefer the large intention of an unskilful artist to the trivial intention of an accomplished one: in other words, I am more interested in the high ideas of a feeble executant than in the high execution of a feeble thinker. - Thomas Hardy
The commendable thing about life is that it is always one step ahead of you, no matter how much you do or how little. So you can only expect that if you give your best, life will only give/be better.P.S To say that attitude matters is trivial. To know that attitude matters is mandatory. - Preeti Bhonsle
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
You should focus on those things that will lead you to succeed instead of wasting your time on trivial issues. - Godwin Elendu Ph.D
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. - Henry Clay
Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering. - Tom Stoppard
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies. - Oscar Wilde
A chess genius is a human being who focuses vast, little-understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise. - George Steiner
No problem is too small or too trivial if we can really do something about it. - Richard Feynman
History most grandiose accomplishments can have the most trivial origin - Faisal Khosa
I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news - John Muir
Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. - Og Mandino
The most insidous influence on the young is not violence, drugs, drink or sexual perversion, but our pursuit of the trivial and tolerance of the third rate. - Dr. Eric Anderson Headmaster of Eton. .
The word 'Terror' is so generally and universally used in connection with everyday trivial matters that it is apt to fail to convey, when intended to do so, its real meaning. - Jim Corbett
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement. - B.F. Skinner
There are trivial truths and there are great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true. - Niels Bohr
The truth is always an abyss. One must as in a swimming pool dare to dive from the quivering springboard of trivial everyday experience and sink into the depths, in order to later rise again laughing and fighting for breath to the now doubly illuminated surface of things. - Franz Kafka
Why a writer writes? This question is trivial! The important question is this: What he writes? - Mehmet Murat ildan
Does the fact that I can no longer remember my own phone number indicate my growing feebleness? No, on the contrary, it unleashes the mind from the petty tyranny of tending to the trivial and allows it to concentrate on the important and the critical. - Don Norman
There is no more destructive force in human affairs -- not greed, not hatred -- than the desire to have been right. Non-attachment to possessions is trivial when compared with non-attachment to opinions. - Mark A.R. Kleiman
The matters we or the world might consider trivial, He cares about and wants to remedy. He longs to relieve our worries and has promised to supply our most fundamental needs. - Charles R. Swindoll
In all the affairs of life, social as well as political, courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest to the grateful and appreciating heart. - Henry Clay
I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial. - Charles Baudelaire
When people have a hard task to do - one which stretches them - they become less concerned with trivial matters. - Idries Shah
The cup is both half full and half empty; it has never been one or the other. Stop obsessing over a trivial point and be thankful you have something to drink. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Lots of people say that everything that we possess, experience and want; like books, music, films and holidays are all just a big distraction from death. But I think differently. I think it’s the exact order and presence of these trivial things that make life worthwhile and bearable. - Frieda Robson
No problem is trivial to the angels. They want to help you with problems big and small. You are worthy and you are loved. And bottom line, is your problem is important to you, it's important to them. - Eileen Anglin
Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom.
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
For the true artist, there is no trivial thing. - Marty Rubin
Because, as we all know, it’s easier to do trivial things that are urgent than it is to do important things that are not urgent, like thinking. And it’s also easier to do little things we know we can do than to start on big things that we’re not so sure about. - John Cleese
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today, but the core of science fiction -- its essence -- has become crucial to our salvation, if we are to be saved at all. - Isaac Asimov
The only reason i love the courage of these individuals is that they take their family members as astray chicks, and the reason i don't want to belong to this category is because those chicks are far more important to me than trivial wealth and fame. - Michael Bassey Johnson
It is better to know so much about a few but important things, than to know so little about life, and much about trivial things. - Dele Ayo Bankole
Politics is a trivial diversion from the business of living. - Marty Rubin
When I read Shakespeare I am struck with wonder that such trivial people should muse and thunder in such lovely language. - D.H. Lawrence
Renounce poor work.Shun trivial work.Entertain respectable work.Welcome superior work.Honor transcendent work. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things. - Henry David Thoreau
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