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Small people have small minds, and thus deride big dreamers.
Small people have small hearts, and thus disparage big chancers.
Small people have small souls, and thus disdain big achievers. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo
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Small minds are captivated by trifles. ~ Ovid
Small Minds quotes by Ovid
Small minds just like small stones can never create giant waves. ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
Small Minds quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Small minds are subdued by misfortunes, greater minds overcome them. ~ Washington Irving
Small Minds quotes by Washington Irving
Race, blood, lineage, and nationality don't matter; they're just the way that small minds keep score. All that matters about blood is that it's warm and that it beats through a loving heart. ~ Scott Simon
Small Minds quotes by Scott Simon
Customary use of artifice is the sign of a small mind, and it almost always happens that he who uses it to cover one spot uncovers himself in another. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Small Minds quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Only small minds are impressed by large numbers. ~ Arthur C. Clarke
Small Minds quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
Racism is a big problem
Created by small minds ~ Gil Gonzales
Small Minds quotes by Gil Gonzales
Boundaries have no existence save on charts or in small minds. Nature does not draw lines. ~ Jack McDevitt
Small Minds quotes by Jack McDevitt
Divisions are imaginary lines drawn by small minds. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
Small Minds quotes by Paramahansa Yogananda
The most self-absorbed people display an ironic pension for the smallest minds and the largest mouths. ~ Aaron W. Matthews
Small Minds quotes by Aaron W. Matthews
Great minds find beauties and appreciate it. Average minds find commonalities and compare. Small minds find the problems and criticize. ~ Debasish Mridha
Small Minds quotes by Debasish Mridha
MOST legislators have been men of inferior capacity whom chance exalted over their fellows, and who took counsel almost exclusively of their own prejudices and whims.

It would seem that they had not even a sense of the greatness and dignity of their work: they amused themselves by framing childish institutions, well devised indeed to please small minds, but discrediting their authors with people of sense.

They flung themselves into useless details; and gave their attention to individual interests: the sign of the narrow genius, which grasps things piecemeal and cannot take a general view.

Some of them have been so affected as to employ another language than the vernacular-a ridiculous thing in a framer of laws; for how can they be obeyed if they are not known?

They have often abolished needlessly those which were already established-that is to say, they have plunged nations into the confusion which always accompanies change.

It is true that, by reason of some extravagance springing rather from the nature than from the mind of man, it is sometimes necessary to change certain laws. But the case is rare; and when it happens it requires the most delicate handling; much solemnity ought to be observed, and endless precautions taken, in order to lead the people to the natural conclusion that the laws are most sacred, since so many formalities are necessary to their abrogation.

Often they have made them too subtle, fol ~ Montesquieu
Small Minds quotes by Montesquieu
Great minds talk about ideas; small minds talk about people ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Small Minds quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
Nothing gives small minds a better handle for hatred than superiority ... ~ Marie Corelli
Small Minds quotes by Marie Corelli
Small minds cannot grasp great ideas; to their narrow comprehension, their purblind vision, nothing seems really great and important but themselves. ~ James George Frazer
Small Minds quotes by James George Frazer
Sometimes your vision won't make sense to people because it's too big for small minds. Keep it to yourself and make it happen. ~ Abhysheq Shukla
Small Minds quotes by Abhysheq Shukla
After a tragedy, I think God gives us a period of numbing as a kind of grace. Perhaps he knows our small minds, given so easily to false hope, couldn't handle the full brunt of reality. ~ Donald Miller
Small Minds quotes by Donald Miller
How can great minds be produced in a country where the test of great minds is agreeing in the opinion of small minds? ~ John Stuart Mill
Small Minds quotes by John Stuart Mill
Small minds have always lashed out at what they don't understand. ~ Dan Brown
Small Minds quotes by Dan Brown
Since Kemal's death, Turkey has been ruled by small minds, unsteady, weak men. ~ William L. Shirer
Small Minds quotes by William L. Shirer
Small minds know everything. Average minds believe everything. Great minds question everything. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo
Small Minds quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
What advantage has the person who will not listen over the one who cannot hear? ~ Joyce Rachelle
Small Minds quotes by Joyce Rachelle
Small minds are much distressed by little things. Great minds see them all but are not upset by them. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Small Minds quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Grab your pen! Grab your sword! Eviscerate small minds with pinpoint force of mental might. Victory is in horizon's sight! ~ A.H. Scott
Small Minds quotes by A.H. Scott
Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. ~ Terence McKenna
Small Minds quotes by Terence McKenna
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. ~ Henry Thomas Buckle
Small Minds quotes by Henry Thomas Buckle
The smallest world on earth is that which is created by a closed mind. ~ Michael Bassey Johnson
Small Minds quotes by Michael Bassey Johnson
Never forget, small minds think alike as well. ~ Troy Gathers
Small Minds quotes by Troy Gathers
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Small Minds quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds. ~ Albert Einstein
Small Minds quotes by Albert Einstein
Big minds have big ideas. Small minds use big ideas to justify bad ideas. ~ Walter Darby Bannard
Small Minds quotes by Walter Darby Bannard
Chumaka ended with a quotation from a play that Jiro favored. " 'Small acts partner small houses and small minds'. ~ Raymond E. Feist
Small Minds quotes by Raymond E. Feist
I suppose I am a snob. I loathe towns. I loathe townspeople. They have small minds and giant backsides. Which is to say, what they lack in interiors they make up in posteriors. ~ Kami Garcia
Small Minds quotes by Kami Garcia
Foolish consistencies are the hobgoblins of small minds! ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Small Minds quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The small perplexities of small minds eddy and boil about you. Confident from the experience that has led you out of these same dangers, you attack each problem as it appears, unafraid. ~ Alice Foote MacDougall
Small Minds quotes by Alice Foote MacDougall
The first complete sentence out of my mouth was probably that line about consistency being the hobgoblin of small minds. ~ Philip Johnson
Small Minds quotes by Philip Johnson
The true purpose [of Zen] is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes ... Zen practice is to open up our small mind. ~ Shunryu Suzuki
Small Minds quotes by Shunryu Suzuki
Only small minds want always to be right. ~ Louis XIV
Small Minds quotes by Louis XIV
Great minds believe they will succeed.
Average minds doubt they can succeed.
Small minds don't even try to succeed. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo
Small Minds quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
An unbending and absolute acceptance of any idea is a sure sign of a small mind, no matter the greatness of intellect possesed by the one accepting that idea. ~ Derek R. Audette
Small Minds quotes by Derek R. Audette
A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led. ~ Alexander Cannon
Small Minds quotes by Alexander Cannon
One path may appear in different forms, but the Kingdom of God is the goal we all share. It is the men of small minds who create confusion. ~ Radhanath Swami
Small Minds quotes by Radhanath Swami
I was just a tattletale for small minds back home. ~ Peter Watts
Small Minds quotes by Peter Watts
Small mind competes, big mind collaborates and great mind encompasses. ~ Amit Ray
Small Minds quotes by Amit Ray
Small minds discuss people. Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas. Greatest minds create new ideas, new events, and manipulate people according to their wish. ~ Ben Caesar
Small Minds quotes by Ben Caesar
And then Ehrlich's climax: "Let there be light. Let there be honesty. Let there be no running from nonexistent destroyers of morals. Let there be honest understanding. In the end the four-letter words will not appear draped in glaring headlights, but will be submerged in the decentralization of small thinking in small minds. ~ Ronald K.L. Collins
Small Minds quotes by Ronald K.L. Collins
I did not know I was to be outdone by a little magic boy and his tricks," he said. "I salute you, magician." He swept her a bow from horseback.

Vasya did not return the bow. "To small minds," she told him, spine very straight, "any skill must look like sorcery. ~ Katherine Arden
Small Minds quotes by Katherine Arden
Small minds are usually overcome by misfortune and despair but great minds will try and rise above them each time! ~ Timothy Pina
Small Minds quotes by Timothy Pina
When confidence is deemed arrogance..
Happiness and joy deemed showing off self..
Strong words deemed mere big talk and rhetoric..
Small minds..only time will prove and show the truth.. ~ Abha Maryada Banerjee
Small Minds quotes by Abha Maryada Banerjee
They say he "hit a square" while flying his small aircraft; a situation in which it is impossible to tell up from down or earth from sky and that he lost his way. ~ Alice Walker
Small Minds quotes by Alice Walker
With small-town America it's always either zombies or communists isn't it. ~ Yahtzee Croshaw
Small Minds quotes by Yahtzee Croshaw
True greatness ... always requires regular, consistent, small, and sometimes ordinary and mundane steps over a long period of time. ~ Howard W. Hunter
Small Minds quotes by Howard W. Hunter
I hate having to do small talk. I'd rather talk about deep subjects. I'd rather talk about meditation, or the world, or the trees or animals, than small, inane, you know, banter. ~ Ellen DeGeneres
Small Minds quotes by Ellen DeGeneres
I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult ... I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. ~ Og Mandino
Small Minds quotes by Og Mandino
Authenticity is not possible without embracing the "and" within us. Our minds like to categorize things into neatly labeled boxes. Am I right, or is she right? Let's stretch our minds to I can be right and so can she. Embracing the "and" is like yoga for the brain. When we train ourselves to hold paradoxes by stretching ourselves out of the boxes our minds create, we stretch into new possibilities and adapt more quickly in a fast-changing world. ~ Henna Inam
Small Minds quotes by Henna Inam
To the best of my knowledge, every acute inpatient ward offers some inpatient group therapy experience. Indeed, the evidence supporting the efficacy of group therapy, and the prevailing sentiment of the mental health profession, are sufficiently strong that it would be difficult to defend the adequacy of the inpatient unit that attempted to operate without a small group program. ~ Irvin D. Yalom
Small Minds quotes by Irvin D. Yalom
Of what did Job repent? His wonder was too small. ~ Leighton Ogg
Small Minds quotes by Leighton Ogg
It's the bell curve again," I said to Ishtar. "If - as Lazarus thinks, and statistics back him up - every migration comes primarily from the right-hand end of the normal-incidence curve of human ability, then this acts as a sorting device whereby the new planet will show a bell curve with a much higher intelligence norm than the population it came from…and the old planet will average almost imperceptibly stupider."

"Imperceptible except for one thing!" Lazarus objected.

"That tiny fraction that hardly shows statistically is the brain. I recall a country that lost a key war by chasing out a mere half dozen geniuses. Most people can't think, most of the remainder won't think, the small fraction who do think mostly can't do it very well. The extremely tiny fraction who think regularly, accurately, creatively, and without self-delusion - in the long run these are the only people who count and they are the very ones who migrate when it is physically possible to do so ~ Robert A. Heinlein
Small Minds quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
Over time events trickle out of the minds of forgetful, thoughtless people, and so, since they retain and conserve nothing, the empty space within them, that should be filled with good things, is filled instead with hopes, so that they neglect the present and look to the future, despite the fact that fortune may yet foil the future, whereas the present cannot be taken away. ~ Plutarch
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Reggie had to take several deep breaths just to keep from screaming "Take me!" like the heroine in some melodramatic romance novel. Ye gods and little fishes. Would she ever get used to the way this man looked? From the top of his tousled, black hair to the soles of his leather-clad feet, the man oozed masculine perfection. And he was all hers. She offered up a quick and fervent prayer of thanks while he prowled toward her on his hands and knees.
"Help," she whispered, a small smile curving her lips while lust darkened his eyes. "I think I'm about to be ravished by a wicked vampire. Help. Somebody please help me."
"There is no one to hear your screams, girl." He grinned at her, wicked and sexy, while he forced her legs wide apart and crawled between them. "I have you at my mercy."
"And will you be merciful?" Her question made it clear mercy was the last thing she wanted. She reached out to trace a line down the center of his chest before she wrapped her hand around his erect cock.
"Not even if you beg, milka. ~ Christine Warren
Small Minds quotes by Christine Warren
It makes no difference to me whether I shoot you or you fall to your death."
"It does make a difference," I said, my voice small but confident. "You and I share the same blood." I lifted my hand precariously, showing him my birthmark. "I'm your descendant. If I sacrifice my blood, Patch will become human and you'll die. It's written in The Book of Enoch. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick
Small Minds quotes by Becca Fitzpatrick
Strong minds talk about ideas; weak minds talk about people. ~ Sean Covey
Small Minds quotes by Sean Covey
Naturally, it is inevitable that conscious, curious, self-orientated minds will eventually double back on their awareness and confront the existential questions of where, what, who, and why am I? and the urge of any self-respecting mind is to assign some positive meaning to its being, but has a rational justification ever been established for this proclamation? ~ John Zande
Small Minds quotes by John Zande
I don't have much time for shopping so I pick things up when I can. My favorite labels are APC, Isabel Marant and Agnes B because the clothes are cut small and have a simplicity to them. ~ Felicity Jones
Small Minds quotes by Felicity Jones
Outside the hospital, a young girl who was selling small bouquets of daffodils, their green stems tied with lavender ribbons. I watched as my mother bought out the girl's whole stock. Nurse Eliot, who remembered my mother from eight years ago volunteered to help her when she saw her comng down the hall, her arms full of flowers. She rounded up extra water pitchers from a supply closet and together, she and my mother filled them with water and placed the flowers around my father's room while he slept. Nurse Eliot thought that if loss could be used as a measure of beauty in a woman, my mother had grown even more beautiful.
(The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold) ~ Alice Sebold
Small Minds quotes by Alice Sebold
A seed is like a little girl: it can look small and worthless, but if you treat it well then it will grow beautiful. ~ Somaly Mam
Small Minds quotes by Somaly Mam
The will to truth is enshrined in the mind. It is undeniable, inescapable, mutable only if one's humanity itself is rejected, itself muted. Yet the form of this truth, whether it be elaborate, simple, exclusive and regulatory or comprehensive and positive ... this is a matter of aesthetics, taste ...
... It is all inherently meaningless, the puzzle just as much as the pieces themselves, ephemeral. Yet more than this it is concrete, eternal, heavy and inescapable, a preponderous amalgam of things small and large, the actuality of which is imminent, the meaning of which is too great to acknowledge, let alone comprehend.
So we tell stories. We read stories, write them, consider them and like them, or not. Simply ways, simple ways, to limit the All to that which can be understood. ~ Jeffrey Panzer
Small Minds quotes by Jeffrey Panzer
When you're small, you either are funny, or you get beat up a lot. ~ Tim Conway
Small Minds quotes by Tim Conway
There are dangers for an artist in any academic environment. Academia rewards people who know their own minds and have developed an ironclad confidence in speaking them. That kind of assurance is death for an artist. ~ Christian Wiman
Small Minds quotes by Christian Wiman
The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds. ~ Isaiah Berlin
Small Minds quotes by Isaiah Berlin
In every generation the number of the righteous is small. Be sure you are among them. ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
Small Minds quotes by Aiden Wilson Tozer
On all the walls, wherever walls exist, I will inscribe this eternal indictment of Christianity
I have letters to make even blindmen see ... I call Christianity the single great curse, the single great innermost depravity, the single great instinct of revenge, for which no means is poisonous, secretive, subterranean, small enough
I call it mankind's single immortal blemish ... And we reckon time from the dies nefastus with which this calamity arose
following Christianity's first day!
Why not following its last day, instead?
Following today?
Transvaluation of all values! ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Small Minds quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
Banks can't recoup the costs of serving customers who save in small amounts and transact frequently. ~ Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Small Minds quotes by Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Only when we pay attention and notice small moments, do we make the connections that lead to a change in our perspective. ~ Andrea Goeglein
Small Minds quotes by Andrea Goeglein
No one wants a dandelion.
They crop up all over the place, ugly and unfortunate, an average blossom in a world desperatly seeking beauty. They're weeds, people say. They're uninteresting and offer no fragrance and there are too many of them, too much of them, we don't want them, destroy them.
Dandelions are a nuisance,
We desire the buttercups, the daffodils, the morning glories. We want the azalea, the poinsettia, the calla lily. We pluck them from our gradens and plant them in our homes and we don't seem to remember their toxic nature.
We don't seem to care that
if you get too close?
if you take a small bite?
The beauty is replaced wit pain and laced with a posion that laughs in your blood, destroys your organs, infevts your heart.
But pick a dandelion.
Pick a dandelion and make a salad, eat the leaves, the flower, the stem. Thread it in your hair, plant it in the ground and watch it thrive.
Pick a dandelion and close your eyes
make a wish
blow it into the wind.

Watch it
world. ~ Tahereh Mafi
Small Minds quotes by Tahereh Mafi
You probably know why I'm here. If you could hear me, talk to me, you'd probably ask me what the hell took me so long. Then you'd tell me what's been in my heart for months now. I know you'd want me to be happy, and I am. When you left, I thought you'd taken everything I had with you. Dex helped me see how wrong I was. You left everything there for me to give to someone else crazy enough to love me. I'll never forget you, Gabe." He reached into his pocket and pulled out a long chain, the small dog tags clinking together. Sloane didn't bother to hide the tears in his eyes. He smiled and let out a shaky breath before placing the dog tags on the tombstone. He put his fingers to his lips for a kiss before moving them to the black marble. "Good bye, sweetheart. Thank you for everything." Sloane ~ Charlie Cochet
Small Minds quotes by Charlie Cochet
How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?"

Winston thought. "By making him suffer", he said.

"Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery is torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but MORE merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress towards more pain. The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. Everything else we shall destroy – everything. Already we are breaking down the habits of thought which have survived from before the Revolution. We have cut the links between child and parent, and between man and man, and between man and woman. No one dares trust a wife or a child or a friend any longer. But in the future there will be no wives and no friends. Children will be taken from their mothers at birth, as one takes eggs from a hen. The sex instinct will be eradicated. Procreation will be an ~ George Orwell
Small Minds quotes by George Orwell
I grew up in a small hotel with many rooms, so when I became aware of 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,' I inspected all the wardrobes, sure one had to be a portal to another world. I was also a true believer in faeries, and perhaps still am. ~ Jo Beverley
Small Minds quotes by Jo Beverley
What was amazing was that their small delicate hands were touching, their monkey fingers leaning into each other. It was clear that it was this small sustained touch that allowed them to sleep. As long as they were touching, they could let go. I envied their trust and simplicity. There was none of the human pretense at independence. They clearly needed each other to experience peace. One stirred but didn't wake, and the other, in sleep, kept their fingers touching. How deeply rewarding the life of touch. ~ Mark Nepo
Small Minds quotes by Mark Nepo
Our prayers may be an index of how small and self-centered our world is. ~ D. A. Carson
Small Minds quotes by D. A. Carson
There will always be those little minds who, out of vanity or intellectual display, will attempt to destroy faith in the very foundations of life. ~ Ezra Taft Benson
Small Minds quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
Stock your minds and you can move through the world resplendent. ~ Frank McCourt
Small Minds quotes by Frank McCourt
. . . it is called 'camel case' or 'intercapping' -- of writing small letters next to large in the same word, as in such popular significations as iPod, eBay, iTunes, etc. which few would argue is a distinct sign of illiteracy. ~ Alexander Theroux
Small Minds quotes by Alexander Theroux
A small insect, clearly suffering from acute depression, decided that my open mouth was the ideal route for a suicide mission. With kamikaze-like determination, it rocketed down my throat and splattered against my tonsils. - Calma Harrison ~ Barry Jonsberg
Small Minds quotes by Barry Jonsberg
There are small bits of useless knowledge which stick to one's brain like barnacles to a boat. ~ Graham Greene
Small Minds quotes by Graham Greene
A Night Piece

The sky is overcast
With a continuous cloud of texture close,
Heavy and wan, all whitened by the Moon,
Which through that veil is indistinctly seen,
A dull, contracted circle, yielding light
So feebly spread, that not a shadow falls,
Chequering the ground--from rock, plant, tree, or tower.
At length a pleasant instantaneous gleam
Startles the pensive traveller while he treads
His lonesome path, with unobserving eye
Bent earthwards; he looks up--the clouds are split
Asunder,--and above his head he sees
The clear Moon, and the glory of the heavens.
There, in a black-blue vault she sails along,
Followed by multitudes of stars, that, small
And sharp, and bright, along the dark abyss
Drive as she drives: how fast they wheel away,
Yet vanish not!--the wind is in the tree,
But they are silent;--still they roll along
Immeasurably distant; and the vault,
Built round by those white clouds, enormous clouds,
Still deepens its unfathomable depth.
At length the Vision closes; and the mind,
Not undisturbed by the delight it feels,
Which slowly settles into peaceful calm,
Is left to muse upon the solemn scene ~ William Wordsworth
Small Minds quotes by William Wordsworth
That's what I love about Aibileen, she can take the most complicated things in life and wrap them up so small and simple, they'll fit right in your pocket. ~ Kathryn Stockett
Small Minds quotes by Kathryn Stockett
It always amazes me when taking off from a stormy airport, how once you reach a certain altitude and get through the clouds, the sun shines as brightly as ever. If we learn to choose the experience of joy in our bodies, minds, hearts, and spirits, we will move in tune with the universe and dance in a flow of light and love, and remain above the clouds. ~ Debra Moffitt
Small Minds quotes by Debra Moffitt
You know when I decided to become professional - that means to expose yourself naked to the world with the other creative minds - I said, 'I'm going into areas I don't know. I might just fall right down to hell and kill myself. ~ Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
Small Minds quotes by Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
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