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A little of what you call frippery is very necessary
by Abigail Adams

A little of what you call frippery is very necessary
towards looking like the rest of the world.
- Abigail Adams

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands.
Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
- Abigail Adams

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought
for with ardor and diligence.
- Abigail Adams

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard,
very liable to be broken.
- Abigail Adams

 

Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so;
but she smarted so severely for hers,
that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
- Abigail Adams

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power,
whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping,
and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
- Abigail Adams

I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly
reflected by the number of conflicting points of view
he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
- Abigail Adams

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I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life.
Man was made for action and for bustle too,
I believe.
- Abigail Adams

If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers,
we should have learned women.
- Abigail Adams

We have too many high-sounding words,
and too few actions that correspond with them.
- Abigail Adams

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience,
not the lessons of retirement and leisure.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies,
we are determined to foment a rebellion,
and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice,
or representation.
- Abigail Adams

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Most truths are so naked
that people feel sorry for them
and cover them up,
at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu


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