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Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.
Of what use are all the codes in the world, if by means of confidential reports, if for trifling reasons, if through anonymous traitors any honest citizen may be exiled or banished without a hearing, without a trial?
Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in so many trifling things to help rid us of our time, which will never return.
The young are in great danger. Much evil results from their light and trifling reading. Much time is lost which should be spent in useful employment. Some would even deprive themselves of sleep that they might finish some ridiculous love story.
Ellen G. White
A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread thereof, there must be a determined subordination of the whole nature to the one aim no trifling with time, which is passing, with strength which is only too limited.
God, newspapers have been making up stories forever. This kind of trifling and fooling around is not a function of the New Journalism.
It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
At an expense trifling indeed, compared to what she frequently spends upon unprofitable contests, she might place the moral world on a new foundation, and to rise the pinnacle of moral glory.
Employ oneself upon trifling professional matters which others could do.
It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely appealed to on each trifling theme.
Though so trifling, the success of our first Buffalo hunt gave us quite a social lift.
Ernest Thompson Seton
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