Quotations for Daily Use

Important Things of Life, the Little Things

"A great life is the sum total of the worthwhile things you've been doing one by one." Richard Bach, (born June 23, 1936)[1] is an American writer.

(A hundred years from now it will not matter the kind of house I live in, what my bank account totals, or the kind of car I drive. But the world may be different because i was important in the life of a child!)  Unknown

"Be great in little things." Francis Xavier (7 April 1506 – 3 December 1552), was a Navarrese Basque Roman Catholic missionary, born in Xavier, Kingdom of Navarre (now part of Spain), and a co-founder of the Society of Jesus.

"Enjoy the little things. One day you may look back and realize . . . they were the big things." Kurt Vonnegut, (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American author.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." Vicki Corona, writer

"Little things mean a lot, people! It doesn't have to be all sparkle and shine." Anonymous, taken from Somewhere Safe with Someone Good by Jan Karon

"Live deep instead of fast." Henry Seidel Canby (September 6, 1878 April 5, 1961) was a critic, editor, and Yale University professor.

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe(17491832), German poet, playwright, novelist, philosopher, and scientist.

"People is more important than anything, even grammar." Dan Harmon, (born January 3, 1973) is an American writer and performer.

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart." Helen Keller, (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer.

"The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love." William Wordsworth, (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature

"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feelings." Samuel Taylor Coleridge (21 October 1772 25 July 1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets.

"To have what we want is riches, but to be able to do without is power." George Macdonald, (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson, (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet

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