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A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
~ Dante (Alighieri)

 

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A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.
~ Sri Swami Sivananda

 

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A small leak can sink a great ship
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
~ Lao-Tzu

 

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All good work is done the way ants do things, little by little.
~ Lafcadio Hearn

 

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All great things are only a number of small things that have carefully been collected together.
~ Anonymous

 

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As the few adepts in such things well know, universal morality is to be found in little everyday penny-events just as much as in great ones. There is so much goodness and ingenuity in a raindrop that an apothecary wouldn't let it go for less than half-a-crown...
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

 

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As we become curators of our own contentment on the Simple Abundance path... we learn to savor the small with a grateful heart.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

 

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Do little things now; so shall big things come to thee by and by asking to be done.
~ Persian Proverb

 

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Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
~ Dale Carnegie

 

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Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.
~ Walter Benjamin

 

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Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans -- the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape. Instead, we have our paper phantoms, transistorized landscapes. A featherweight portable museum.
~ Susan Sontag

 

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For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.
~ Jose Ortega Y Gasset

 

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Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

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I believe in the total depravity of inanimate things... the elusiveness of soap, the knottiness of strings, the transitory nature of buttons, the inclination of suspenders to twist and of hooks to forsake their lawful eyes, and cleave only unto the hairs of their hapless owner's head.
~ Katharine Walker

 

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I can never bring you to realize the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace.
~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

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I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.
~ Warren Buffett

 

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I feel like a micro cog in a macrocosm
~ Mary Guyette

 

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I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
~ Helen Keller

 

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