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Finn TaylorThere are two rules in life: Rule #1: Don't sweat the small stuff. Rule #2: Everything is small stuff.

—  Finn Taylor, 1958-, American film director

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NapoleonA throne is only a bench covered with velvet.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Benjamin DisraeliLittle things affect little minds.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

Lao-TzuAs soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Blaise PascalLittle things comfort us because little things distress us.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Michel de MontaigneDon't talk about yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Michel de MontaigneKings and philosophers shit -and so do ladies.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Otto von BismarckI have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.

—  Otto von Bismarck, 1815-1898, German chancellor

David HumeThe life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.

—  David Hume, 1711-1776, Scottish philosopher

Oscar WildeAn excellent man: he has no enemies, and none of his friends like him.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

     (on George Bernard Shaw)

Samuel JohnsonWorth seeing? yes; but not worth going to see.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Charles Caleb ColtonMystery is not profoundness.

—  Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English cleric & writer

Charles de GaulleThe graveyards are full of indispensable men.

—  Charles de Gaulle, 1890-1970, French President

Fyodor DostoyevskyIn most cases, people, even the most vicious, are much more naive and simple-minded than we assume them to be. And this is true of ourselves too.

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821-1881, Russian writer

André GideThere are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.

—  André Gide, 1869-1951, French writer, Nobel 1947

Joseph StalinThe Pope! How many divisions has he got?

—  Joseph Stalin, 1879-1953, Soviet leader

Elbert HubbardThere was one who thought he was above me, and he was above me until he had that thought.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Arthur ClarkeOnly small minds are impressed by large numbers.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

William ShakespeareSmall things make base men proud.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Henry VI, p. II

William JamesWhen a thing is new, people say: ‘It is not true.’ Later, when its truth becomes obvious, they say: ‘It is not important.’ Finally, when its importance cannot be denied, they say: ‘Anyway, it is not new’.

—  William James, 1842-1910, American philosopher


Proverbs

French proverbThe best is not worth it.

Le meilleur n'en vaut rien.

—  French proverb


Movie Quotes

The Bucket List (2007)- I'm proud of you.
- Nobody cares what you think.

—  from the film The Bucket List (2007)

Quiz Show 1994- Don't do this to me, it's humiliating.
- For 70 grand, Herb, you can afford to be humiliated.

—  from the film Quiz Show 1994










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