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Triviality Quotes

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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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense
about things that matter.
- Max Beerbohm

The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the
mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical
or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.
- Alan K. Simpson

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey


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