Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
It's funny how the smallest things I've done speak the loudest about me, but I like that.
Don’t let small obstacles be in the way of being victorious. Remember you are stronger than the challenges you face.
I am a small man who wants to do big things for small people.
As governor when I visited our troops in Kuwait and Iraq I served them Thanksgiving dinner. It was a small gesture compared to their sacrifice.
The upheavals of adolescence silenced 'A Christmas Carol' for a few years. I became a firebrand atheist. Christmas - humbug! Too commercial! Then I became an agnostic. Christmas was a pro-forma affair basically a chore. Buy mother a book dad a new tie my brother and sister small gifts. Pretend thanks for the fountain pens and shirts I received.
I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it's a really good gift I love receiving it like jewels small islands.
Intimacies between women often go backwards beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.
Great wisdom is generous petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned small speech cantankerous.
I learned some valuable lessons about the legislative process the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the wisdom of taking small steps to get a big job done.
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
The Iraq war was fought by one-half of one percent of us. And unless we were part of that small group or had a relative who was we went about our lives as usual most of the time: no draft no new taxes no changes. Not so for the small group who fought the war and their families.
However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbours we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account.
War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God.
There are very few human beings who receive the truth complete and staggering by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment on a small scale by successive developments cellularly like a laborious mosaic.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
In matters of truth and justice there is no difference between large and small problems for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
At this stage of my life I would rather try and have some small impact within a company and suffer through those things than make such a big stink that nobody can trust to work with you. It's very important in an environment of a big institution that people don't feel threatened that you're going to expose them in any way.
I became much happier when I realized I shouldn't depend solely on my career for my sense of self. So I developed other interests and surrounded myself with a small group of friends I could trust.
When you play a concerto with a small orchestra you don't feel it is as important as Carnegie Hall. You try to work out all the little problems. Once that's all done trust comes in.
We've outsourced our memories to digital devices and the result is that we no longer trust our memories. We see every small forgotten thing as evidence that they're failing us.