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Trivial Quotes

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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

Related topics: Wisdom Live-By

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
- Bertrand Russell

We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities
decomposing in the eternity of print.
- Virginia Woolf

I think software patents are a bad idea.
Many patents are given for trivial inventions.
- Larry Wall

 

What we now call the browser is whatever defines the web.
What fits in the browser is the World Wide Web and
a number of trivial standards to handle that so that the content comes.
- Ted Nelson

Of course it's trivial, but then most things are.
- John Malkovich

Living with the immediacy of death helps you sort out your priorities in life.
It helps you to live a less trivial life.
- Sogyal Rinpoche

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In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal,
enjoy democratic equality.
- Mary McCarthy

When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial.
When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
- Julius Caesar

There are not the same factual shows anymore -
children's TV has become much more trivial.
- Johnny Ball

Giving parties is a trivial avocation,
but it pays the dues for my union card in humanity.
- Elsa Maxwell

In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial.
- Richard Armour

Politics is the diversion of trivial men who,
when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.
- George Jean Nathan

Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
- Tom Stoppard

While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial,
gossip among men, especially if it is about women,
is called theory, or idea, or fact.
- Andrea Dworkin

Men of genius are not quick judges of character.
Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial
instinct by which you and I size people up.
- Max Beerbohm

We all might ask ourselves why we tune in to these
more trivial matters and tune out when it comes to Darfur.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the
ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
- Henry Clay

It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human
mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing.
There is more than one way to conquer a country.
- Raymond Chandler

Oh man.
If I had magic powers...
I would hope that I would use them for good.
I think I would.
But I would do something pretty trivial like making traffic disappear.
- Nick Stahl

If we are surrounded by the trivial and the vicious,
it is all too easy to make our peace with it.
- William Bennett

A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.
- Cliff Fadiman

To demonstrate this simultaneity is by no means trivial,
because it may for example happen that the product
nucleus always forms in an activated state at first.
- Walther Bothe

I've just learned about his illness.
Let's hope it's nothing trivial.
- Irvin S. Cobb

No sociologist should think himself too good,
even in his old age, to make tens of thousands of quite
trivial computations in his head and perhaps for months at a time.
- Max Weber

When you are in deep conflict about something,
sometimes the most trivial thing can tip the scales.
- Ethel Merman

My actions constituted pure hacking that resulted in
relatively trivial expenses for the companies involved,
despite the government's false claims.
- Kevin Mitnick

Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.
- John Fowles

The thought that we're in competition with Russians
or with Chinese is all a mistake,
and trivial.
We are one species, with a world to win.
- George Wald

The pain was considerable, but trivial compared with my mental state.
- Harold Lloyd

Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with
the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood,
and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
- C. S. Forester

Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a
monastery than reading a book on etiquette.
There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible
to commit some social sin.
- Quentin Crisp

God may not play dice but he enjoys a good round of
Trivial Pursuit every now and again.
- Federico Fellini

In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led
some Chinese students in Cornell University to take
up the question of reforming the Chinese language.
- Hu Shih

Women are systematically degraded by receiving the
trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex,
when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

The search for the symbolic value of phonemes,
each taken as a whole, runs the risk of giving rise
to ambiguous and trivial interpretations because phonemes are complex entities,
bundles of different distinctive features.
- Roman Jakobson

Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's,
if we are always criticizing trivial actions -
which often are not real defects at all,
but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
- Saint Teresa

Red Carpet Enterprise has been really well received
since one guy can install it in about an hour,
and it makes it trivial to deal with software management
issues like deploying updates and creating standard
package sets for your various machines.
- Nat Friedman

Again, one of the problems I have with television,
as I mentioned before, is it's trivial in many ways,
and I think that a lot of folks out there are looking
for new metaphors and new ways of thinking about things.
- J. Michael Straczynski

Occasionally, I would focus on a particular school
project and become obsessed with,
what seemed to my mother, to be trivial details instead
of apportioning the time I spent on school work in a more efficient way.
- Steven Chu

Why should someone have to retrain themselves to use
a new application that does the same basic thing as the old application,
just because something as trivial as the operating
system changed out from under them?
- Jamie Zawinski

When you're 50 you start thinking about things you
haven't thought about before.
I used to think getting old was about vanity -
but actually it's about losing people you love.
Getting wrinkles is trivial.
- Eugene O'Neill

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

Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years
than in the previous two thousand.
The exponential increase in advancement will only continue.
Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false;
the opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

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

A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious,
trivial thing.
But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing,
abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
- Karl Marx

It is probably safe to say that all the changes of
factual knowledge which have led to the relativity theory,
resulting in a very great theoretical development,
are completely trivial from any point of view except
their relevance to the structure of a theoretical system.
- Talcott Parsons

I think there was a revolution in poetry,
associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound;
but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of
the nature of history that their innovations should
later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks.
- Howard Nemerov

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Between friends differences in taste or opinion are
irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
- W. H. Auden

The Law of Triviality...
briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any
item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

Formula to live your dream:
1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.
- William James

Every formula of every religion has, in this age of reason,
to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Formula for success: rise early, work hard,
strike oil.
- J. Paul Getty

The most important single ingredient in the formula
of success is knowing how to get along with people.
- Theodore Roosevelt

My formula for living is quite simple.
I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant

There isn't any formula or method.
You learn to love by loving - by paying attention and
doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.
- Aldous Huxley

Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation,
but for life satisfaction.
- Arthur C. Brooks

If I am given a formula, and I am ignorant of its meaning,
it cannot teach me anything, but if I already know
it what does the formula teach me?
- Saint Aurelius Augustine

And, so yeah, I'll always want to work in independent
films because you're not forced into a category or a formula.
- Terrence Howard

We all think there is a formula, (but) as long as we love our children,
that's really the only solid thing I know that works across the board.
- Jada Pinkett Smith

They're getting me involved in intrigue again,
and I think it follows a classic formula in a soap opera.
- Michael Zaslow

Under each formula lies a corpse.
- Emile M. Cioran

My guess is that if they now choose to change of director for every other film,
it's just because you can't really change the formula,
you can merely try to film it your way.
- Guy Hamilton

Most action is based on redemption and revenge,
and that's a formula.
Moby Dick was formula.
It's how you get to the conclusion that makes it interesting.
- Sylvester Stallone

IF is a very long word in Formula One;
in fact,
IF is F1 spelled backwards.
- Murray Walker

I try not to do anything by formula.
- Sean Lennon

Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully
regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula.
- Roland Barthes

Do you have any ambitions outside racing? My main ambition at the moment,
whether inside or outside racing, is to become Formula 1 World Champion.
- Kimi Raikkonen


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