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"The cosmic calendar is quite a fertile mode for communicating how small we are over time and space." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Love, we are a small pond." - Maxine Kumin

"We are a small nation, but strong." - Moshe Dayan

"Oh, how small a portion of earth will hold us when we are dead, who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living!" - Philip II of Macedon

"O how small a portion of earth will hold us when we are dead, who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living." - Philip II of Spain

"Our nest eggs, no matter how small, are safe." - Nick Clooney

"We, whoever we are, must have a daily goal in our lives, no matter how small or great, to make that day mean something." - Maxwell Maltz

"The planet belongs to all being; all beings are responsible. We all have to do whatever we can do no matter how small it is; nothing is too small." - Hamid Drake

"We may be a small island, but we are not a small people." - Edward Heath

"There are animals we haven't stopped by. Don't think they're harmless. Life will defend itself no matter how small it is." - Yann Martel

"How fragile we are under the sheltering sky. Behind the sheltering sky is a vast dark universe, and we're just so small." - Paul Bowles

"I don't care what the stars say about how small we are. One, even the smallest, weakest, most insignificant one, matters." - Rick Yancey

"Even a small amount of perspective can change our lives. Because even the smallest amount of perspective can change how we are able to navigate hard times." - Andy Andrews

"Feeling a little small? Well, in the context of the cosmos, we are small." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"When we are only victorious over small things, it leaves us feeling small." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"We are small but we are many We are many we are small We were here before you rose We will be here when you fall" - Neil Gaiman

"We are small but we are many, we are many we are small; we were here before you rose, we will be here when you fall." - Neil Gaiman

"Our dreams, like the disciples', are always too small. We are here to fulfill God's dream-that we will bring Him glory through a remarkably abundant life. That's how we find our greatest personal fulfillment, now and for eternity." - Bruce Wilkinson

"Our dreams, like the disciples", are always too small. We are here to fulfill God's dream-that we will bring Him glory through a remarkably abundant life. That's how we find our greatest personal fulfillment, now and for eternity." - Bruce Wilkinson

"Our dreams, like the disciples', are always too small. We are here to fulfill God's dream-that we will bring Him glory through a remarkably abundant life. That's how we find our greatest personal fulfillment, now and for eternity." - Bruce Wilkinson

"The greatest form of maturity is at harvest time. This is when we must learn how to reap without complaint if the amounts are small and how to reap without apology if the amounts are big." - Jim Rohn

"In community, we discover who we really are and how much transformation we still require. This is why I am irrevocably committed to small groups. Through them, we can accomplish our God-entrusted work to transform human beings." - John Ortberg

"We are all historians in our small way." - Jeanette Winterson

"We are quite small in the big scheme of things." - Amber Valletta

"We are even better looking on the small screen" - Jerry Stiller

"Thats how we survive infinity - we kill it by breaking it up into small bits." - Terry Pratchett

"There is a powerful recognition that stirs within us when we see our little blue ocean planet in the skies of other worlds. In an instant we can see how small, fragile, and alone we all really are." - Carolyn Porco

"I believe seeing earth a small blue ball in the vast dark ocean of space, gives you a new perspective on life and what is important. You can see how small we are as compared to the universe and how fragile our lives are." - Anousheh Ansari

"You will never find scientists leading armies into battle. You just won't. Especially not astrophysicists -we see the biggest picture there is. We understand how small we are in the cosmos. We understand how fragile and temporary our existence is here on Earth. We understand there are bigger problems we need to solve as a species than what God you pray to." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"You will never find scientists leading armies into battle. You just wo'. Especially not astrophysicists -we see the biggest picture there is. We understand how small we are in the cosmos. We understand how fragile and temporary our existence is here on Earth. We understand there are bigger problems we need to solve as a species than what God you pray to." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Words are how we think; stories are how we link." - Christina Baldwin

"No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things." - Channing Pollock

"Sometimes eight chains go together really well, depending on the length - how short they are, how small they are." - Big Sean

"How safe are we here?" - Peter Greenaway

"I still believe one of the most important choices is how we treat others. What good does it do you to build a huge muscular, impressive body if you are small and underdeveloped on the inside? I've always felt that success begins on the inside and reaching our true potential gets blocked when we are small-spirited." - Rich Gaspari

"I still believe one of the most important choices is how we treat others. What good does it do you to build a huge muscular, impressive body if you are small and underdeveloped on the inside? I"ve always felt that success begins on the inside and reaching our true potential gets blocked when we are small-spirited." - Rich Gaspari

"We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things" - Stephen Hawking

"Sometimes you have to go up really high to see how small you are." - Felix Baumgartner

"I don't care how small the parts are, as long as they're good" - Alan Ladd

"Memories no matter how small or inconsequential are the pages that define us." - Sarah Winman

"How small a part of time they share That are so wondrous sweet and fair!" - Edmund Waller

"I don't care how small the parts are, as long as they're good." - Alan Ladd

"How small a part of time they share, That are so wondrous sweet and fair!" - Edmund Waller

"I don't care how small or big they are, insects freak me out." - Alexander Wang

"Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are." - Felix Baumgartner

"It's just that I have this funny objection to torturing small animals no matter how scrumptious their body parts might be. ... Our food industries are equal opportunity abusers: cows, chickens, pigs, and a special mention to those little calves who for their short, miserable lives are locked into crates too small to allow movement just so we can eat veal." - Ron Reagan

"How remarkable we are in our ability to hide things from ourselves - our conscious minds only a small portion of our actual minds, jellyfish floating on a vast dark sea of knowing and deciding." - Andrew Sean Greer

"How can we be trusted with big things if we're not trustworthy with things that are small? Don't allow your finer instincts to become a casualty of the little everyday crimes of ethical compromise." - Price Pritchett

"How small we humans are. All our scrambling around, trying to buttress ourselves against death. All our efforts to insulate ourselves against uncertainty with codes of behavior and meaningless busyness." - Nancy Horan

"We are growing from a cheerful small town where everyone waves off their front porch to the subway of New York City where everyone rushes by. How do you preserve the culture that has worked so well?" - Jimmy Wales

"A teacher is there to laugh at you because you have such a high opinion of yourself that you need to be laughed at. You need to sense how small we all are." - Frederick Lenz

"You will never find scientists leading armies into battle. You just won't. Especially not astrophysicists - we see the biggest picture there is. We understand how small we are in the cosmos. We understand how fragile and temporary our existence is here on Earth." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"It's not how much or how little you have that makes you great or small, but how much or how little you are with what you have." - Samson Raphael Hirsch

"In the last analysis we must be judged by what we do and not by what we believe. We are as we behave - with a very small margin of credit for our unmanifested vision of how we might behave if we could take the trouble." - Geoffrey L. Rudd

"Oh, Vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of Fate are; How very weak the very wise, How very small the very great are!" - William Makepeace Thackeray

"What small potatoes we all are, compared with what we might be!" - Charles Dudley Warner

"We at Ferrari are a small, dynamic company, and we show what Italy can do." - Luca Cordero Di Montezemo

"There are a lot of studies about small businesses and how they make a difference in their community and create a lot of jobs and values. So we need to focus on small businesses or entrepreneurs who want to start manufacturing or making things." - Hamdi Ulukaya

"When we are high up, everything looks very small. Our glories and our sadnesses cease to be important. We have left whatever we won or lost down below. From the top of a mountain you can see how large the world is and how wide the horizon." - Paulo Coelho

"I do' have to say to you or anyone in our WRESTLING community that we are a small world unto ourselves and there is often a big difference in how much we love and understand each other and how little we"re understood or appreciated by people who spend their weekends watching basketball." - John Irving

"All of us grow up in particular realities - a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we're brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it." - Chaim Potok

"Technology has changed, and we need to figure out how to improve the archaic way of what makes a hit, or how to determine how many viewers are watching beyond some people with Nielsen boxes in a small percentage of homes in random areas." - Jim Rash

"We live in a small world, and we all are affected by everything that happens everywhere. And to look at it less selfishly, we also need to be grateful for the luck of where we're born and how we ended up where we ended up." - Natalie Portman

"Reality is a harsh mistress. She demands our honesty. She demands our work. She demands that we give up comforts, that we let ourselves feel pain, that we accept how small we are and how little control we have over our lives. And she demands that we make her our top priority. But she is more beautiful, and more powerful, and more surprising, and more fascinating, and more endlessly rewarding, than anything we could ever make up about her." - Greta Christina

"How long before we have, not just homosexual marriage, but homosexual unions between adult men and small boys?" - Randall Terry

"I don't have to say to you or anyone in our WRESTLING community that we are a small world unto ourselves and there is often a big difference in how much we love and understand each other and how little we're understood or appreciated by people who spend their weekends watching basketball." - John Irving

"I understand the most profound and simplest Truth of all: Any time any of us reaches out, any time we pour even a drop of love, compassion, simple human decency (no matter how small; how seemingly insignificant) into the sea of earthly existence - we are, each and every one of us - the being called Mercy." - J. M. DeMatteis

"How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy! In youth we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age we are looking backward to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day when we have time." - Charles Caleb Colton

"I look at Los Angeles and I ask myself, How can this ever be sustainable? And what are we contributing to that? Because we are all complicit. None of us is without blame. It's so difficult and it's so overwhelming and I think we have to make small choices in our own lives that can loom large collectively." - Terry Tempest Williams

"We are reminded that in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth or status or power or fame, but rather how well we have Loved and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better." - Barack Obama

"I was totally ignored for a while... that's a hazard of signing with a small company who say how small they are and how close to the artists they are. Suddenly they don't have any time for you." - Phoebe Snow

"I think stupid people are surprised that I'm Australian. It's a small-minded; we live in a global community, but I suppose some people still are small-minded." - Iggy Azalea

"We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity." - Winston Churchill

"Together in our house, in the firelight, we are the world made small." - Jennifer Donnelly

"Many of the unexpected opportunities we encounter are small but significant." - S Truett Cathy

"Memories are small prayers to God, if we believed in that sort of thing." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Perhaps we are all too small-minded to glimpse creation, even out little corner of it." - Janet Lee Carey

"The well of Providence is deep. It's the buckets we bring to it that are small." - Mary Webb

"We are both busy people, so let's cut the small talk." - David Mitchell

"We are so small between the stars, so large against the sky." - Leonard Cohen

"We target people who understand that relationships are the lifeline of a small company." - David Rose

"What we might consider is how we are good rather than how good we are." - Merrit Malloy

"What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are." - Edgar Friedenberg

"What we must decide is perhaps how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are." - Edgar Friedenberg

"How innocent we are of our mistakes and how we responsible we are for them." - David Sheff

"Age is how we determine how valuable you are." - Jane Elliott

"Age is how we determine how valuable you are." - Jane Elliot

"It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action." - Fidel Castro

"As an investor in small companies, I don't care how rich Microsoft is. I care about what my opportunities are." - Esther Dyson

"What we should be asking is not whether we need a big government or small government, but how we can create a smarter and better government." - Barack Obama

"How sweet the morning air is! ...How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!" - Arthur Conan Doyle

"We have 400,000 small businesses forming every year in this country. How great is that? They are employing themselves, they are potentially employing others. The bad news is, we have 470,000 going out of business every year. And why? They cite Obamacare." - Ted Cruz

"We're all just in the muck trying to believe we're capable of greatness, but closer to breaking than we want to admit. And we tell ourselves stories-about ourselves,but maybe also all these stories about other people, about characters-as a way to hide from how small we are." - Doug Dorst

"Whether it's a Christian or a non-Christian, there's nothing like suffering to show us how small, needy, and not in control we are. Suffering has a way of sobering us up to the realization that we can't make it on our own, that we need help, that we're broken." - Tullian Tchividjian

"A large part of our attitude toward things is conditioned by opinions and emotions which we unconsciously absorb as children from our environment. In other words, it is tradition-besides inherited aptitudes and qualities-which makes us what we are. We but rarely reflect how relatively small as compared with the powerfu... See more" - Albert Einstein

"We must pay attention to the millions of children of this generation who are caught up in armed conflicts. How can we protect them from the worst consequences of war? And when hostilities cease, how can we take the war out of them? By eliminating landmines, controlling the sale of small arms, raising the age of recruitment ... are all essential measures. By reuniting children with their families and providing programs of physical and psychological rehabilitation." - Landon Pearson

"we are a small, interconnected world; that we are all safe or none of us are; that we are all well cared for or all at risk." - Mary Pipher

"How our governments need standards of integrity! How our communities need yardsticks to measure decency! How our neighborhoods need models of beauty and cleanliness! How our schools need continued encouragement and assistance to maintain high educational standards! Rather than spend time complaining about the direction in which these institutions are going, we need to exert our influence in shaping the right direction. A small effort by a few can result in so much good for all of mankind." - L. Tom Perry

"For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die." - Anne Lamott

"There are no small parts; there are only small actors." - Melanie Griffith

"Men shall look on thee and murmur to each other, Lo! how small Was the gift, and yet how precious! Friendship's gifts are priceless all." - Theocritus

"Men shall look on thee and murmur to each other, "Lo! how small Was the gift, and yet how precious! Friendship 's gifts are priceless all." - Theocritus

"Usually my ideas are small." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"We are loaded down with too many good things, more than we could ever need, while others are desperate for a small loaf. The good things we cling to are more than money; we hoard our resources, our gifts, our time, our families, out friends....how ludicrous it is to hold on to the abundance God has given us and merely repeat the words 'thank you'." - Francis Chan

"We inhabit, we are part of, a reality for which explanation is much too poor and small." - Marilynne Robinson

"Precious moments are small elements of time, we show and share love and kindness, with those we care about." - Tom Baker

"We have to get away from the class warfare and recognize that we are growing jobs by helping small business." - Norm Coleman

"We are a sum total of what we have learned from all who have taught us, both great and small." - Myles Munroe

"We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"How sure we are that everyone's watching. How sure we are that no one sees." - James Richardson

"It is not what to do, but how much love we put into the doing. We can do not greats, only small things with great love." - Mother Theresa" - Mother Teresa

"We have lost the art of public tenderness, these small gestures of wiping and washing; we have forgotten how abjectly the body welcomes a formal touch." - Anne Enright

"We are funny creatures. We don't see the stars as they are, so why do we love them? They are not small gold objects, but endless fire." - Saul Bellow

"We"ll go where the air is pure, where all sounds are soothing, where, no matter how proud one may be, one feels humble and finds oneself small- in short, we"ll go to the sea. I love the sea as one loves a mistress and I long for her when I have' seen her for some time" - Alexandre Dumas

"Men are subject to various inconveniences merely through lack of a small share of courage, which is a quality very necessary in the common occurrences of life, as well as in a battle. How many impertinences do we daily suffer with great uneasiness, because we have not courage enough to discover our dislike." - Benjamin Franklin

"We should figure out how to do this so that some parents don't feel disenfranchised, angry and upset. It says a lot about the state of where we are in the city, the role of parents and the reality of small school and combining schools." - Lisa Randall

"How easily we ignore or forget the small kindnesses and considerations in life which are really the only everyday magic we witness on a regular basis. Just think- to make happiness out of nothing more than a few kind words or a generous gesture." - Jonathan Carroll

"Me and my cousin, most of the time we worked on radios and fixed them. I guess we started because I was curious to understand how radios work. When I was little, I used to think there were small people inside. Most of the time, I was just trying to see the people who are speaking in the radio." - William Kamkwamba

"I grew up in Sierra Leone, in a small village where as a boy my imagination was sparked by the oral tradition of storytelling. At a very young age I learned the importance of telling stories - I saw that stories are the most potent way of seeing anything we encounter in our lives, and how we can deal with living." - Ishmael Beah

"Spread positivity; don't matter how big, or how small." - Beyonce Knowles

"How great a Possibility, how small a realized Result." - Thomas Carlyle

"The Lord often has his prophets climb mountains to converse with Him. I always wondered why He did that, and now I know the answer: when we are on high, we can see everything else as small. Our glory and sadness lose their importance. Whatever we conquered or lost remains there below. From the heights of the mountain, you see how large the world is, and how wide its horizons." - Paulo Coelho

"The population of African people in the United States is far in excess of six small European nations. Where we are going? We have to go back as best we can to where slavery and colonialism took us from. And they took us from a concept of nation management and nation maintenance. We have been so long away from home we unfortunately have forgotten how we ruled states before the foreigners got there." - John Henrik Clarke

"How we survive, is what makes us who we are." - Tim McIlrath

"We are defined by how we use our power." - Gerry Spence

"We are defined by how we place our attention." - Diane Ackerman

"I daydream a lot - that's how I get my ideas. If I'm sitting in a cafe, I'm not on my phone because I want to hear my mind. I think that those periods of small solitude that we are really losing are so important." - Patti Smith

"It's incredible in our sport how small the differences are, and we are all aware of that. We're all on a high level and skiing well, and at the end, it's just hundredths that count. Maybe it's just one finger or a hand can change the color of a medal." - Tina Maze

"Society has to get a grip and put a tax on carbon. Of course, there is much that flows from that, and it is a complex situation. The small details of something such as climate change are political and social, and they are a lot about fairness and how we rebalance towards a fairer society." - Richard Rogers

"Every single choice we make, no matter how small, is the ground where who we are meets what is in the world. And the fruits of that essential relationship- the intimate, fertile conversation between our own heart's wisdom and the way the world has emerged before us- becomes a lifelong practice of deep and sacred listening for the next right thing we are required to do. We make the only choice that feels authentic and honest, necessary and true in that moment." - Wayne Muller

"Family farmers are small farmers who love the land. They're still not getting enough money for their product and are rapidly losing their battle to stay in business. By helping the American family farmer, we will in turn help ourselves out of the economic hole that we find ourselves in today. It doesn't really matter how we got here; the point is, we have to dig our way out." - Willie Nelson

"The fact that we all leave behind seemingly insignificant clues behind ourselves - emotional DNA or what I call Small Data - which are able to describe with an insane accuracy who we really are, our personalities and desires. But even more how we all represents out of balances - perhaps I feel too overweight, feel alone or feel I haven't achieved what I'd hoped for when hitting 40. These imbalances are surprisingly visible when visiting consumers' homes - and surprisingly invisible when relaying on Big Data." - Martin Lindstrom

"I believe in the possible. I believe, small though we are, insignificant though we may be, we can reach a full understanding of the universe. You were right when you said you felt small, looking up at all that up there. We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things." - Stephen Hawking

"I have an amazing team, and we find people who resonate with us, but sometimes our scope is still small because we are a pretty small group and we have so much work to do. We get approached a lot." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folk, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!" - Arthur Conan Doyle

"How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things but how well we are understood." - Andy Grove

"I know something of shame...How can we not all feel it? We are all small-minded people, creeping about the earth grubbing for our own adventure and making the very mistakes for which we want to humiliate our neighbors......I think we wake up every day with high intentions and by dusk we have routinely fallen short. Sometimes I think God created the darkness just so he didn't have to look at us all the time." - Helen Simonson

"The question we should be asking is not why people are sometimes cruel, or even why a few people are usually cruel (all evidence suggests true sadists are an extremely small proportion of the population overall), but how we have come to create institutions that encourage such behavior and that suggest cruel people are in some ways admirable-or at least as deserving of sympathy as those they push around." - David Graeber

"Small wins are a steady application of a small advantage." - Charles Duhigg

"There are no small parts. Only small actors." - Ginger Rogers

"There are no small churches, just small people." - Edwin Louis Cole

"Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors." - Constantin Stanislavski

"There are no small parts. Only small actors." - Milan Kundera

"It was not until we saw the picture of the earth, from the moon, that we realized how small and how helpless this planet is - something that we must hold in our arms and care for." - Margaret Mead

"Most people are not affected by [the death penalty]. It's like how many people are actually sent to Iraq and Afghanistan? Such a small percentage." - Susan Sarandon

"We are none of us perfect, and...we learn to take these imperfections and make them only a small part of who we are" - Patricia Briggs

"I would also argue... that we are, by inclination and in terms of our history, we are small 'l' liberals, we Canadians." - Dalton Mcguinty

"According to how gifted we are, we are all given a large or small key to this treasury of wonders. I have been blessed with a small key to the world of the young. It's a place where good and evil are clearly stamped. It's a place where the better part of human nature triumphs over tragedies, and where innocence rides high. It is a great pleasure to write there, because the young have what the rest of us only envy, and that is a belief in goodness and perpetual hope." - Rosemary Wells

"Zhuangzi is especially insightful about the human pretension to know. The Zhuangzi tells a story about a frog who lives in caved-in well. Because he is the lord of this little world of his, king of the pollywogs, he is very proud of himself. But he doesn't know how small his world is until a turtle comes and tells him about the vastness of the sea. We human beings are like the frog, not realizing how little our worlds are." - David Wong



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