quote by Dalai Lama

We often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally.

— Dalai Lama

Terrific Minor Things quotations

Things are going very smoothly. As expected, there are some minor glitches, and the eight minutes that it took us to get to orbit, we trained months and months for, and didn't have to use any of that preparation, other than being aware and ready.


Minor things quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television.

Minor things quote One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you'v
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
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Knowing is not enough, You must apply

Learn how to separate the majors and the minors.

A lot of people don't do well simply because they major in minor things.

There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.

For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television, and the chance to find a pasque-flower is a right as inalienable as free speech.


Minor things quote Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made
Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.

Things cannot always go your way. Learn to accept in silence the minor aggravations, cultivate the gift of taciturnity and consume your own smoke with an extra draught of hard work, so that those about you may not be annoyed with the dust and soot of your complaints.

Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the first time.

Life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve.

Minor things quote It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Sick, our nature demanded to be healed;

fallen, to be raised up; dead, to rise again... Closed in the darkness, it was necessary to bring us the light; captives, we awaited a Savior... Are these things minor or insignificant? Did they not move God to descend to human nature and visit it, since humanity was in so miserable and unhappy a state?

Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.


Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.

Minor things quote Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stre
Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.

The mills of God grind slowly.

Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird.

One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention

Minor things quote You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.

Knowing is not enough! You must take action.


One of the really positive things about minority government is that there is the necessity to broker policy positions. What happens is you get a hybrid of what a single party might do. And I don't think that is a bad thing.

Depressive lucidity, usually described as a radical withdrawal from ordinary human concerns, generally manifests itself by a profound indifference to things which are genuinely of minor interest. Thus it is possible to imagine a depressed lover, while the idea of a depressed patriot seems frankly inconceivable.

Minor things quote If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.
If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.

The older I get, the more I'm conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn't it?

Let others lead small lives, but not you

There is no such thing as a value-free concept of deviance;

to say homosexuals are deviant because they are a statistical minority is, in practice, to stigmatize them. Nuns are rarely classed as deviants for the same reason, although if they obey their vows they clearly differ very significantly from the great majority of people.


Minor things quote Sometimes, a break from your routine is the very thing you need.
Sometimes, a break from your routine is the very thing you need.

If priests were allowed to marry, if this would be an optional thing, and if he could have wife and children, he would certainly have less temptation to satisfy certain sexual impulses with minors.

Just as, in travel, one may miss seeing the sunset because one cannot find the ticket-office or is afraid of missing the train, so in even the closest human relationships a vast amount of time and of affection is drained away in minor misunderstandings, missed opportunities, and failures in consideration or understanding.

If you can't, you must. If you must, you can. Most people fail in life because they major in minor things. Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Minor things quote Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.
Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.

Ironically, people who suppress the mini-confrontations for fear of conflict tend to have huge conflicts later, which can lead to separation, precisely because they let minor problems fester. On the other hand, people who address the mini-conflicts head-on in order to straighten things out tend to have the great, long-lasting relationships.

We can no longer afford to spend major time on minor things than spend minor time on major things.


I believe that it should be perfectly lawful to print even things that outrage the pruderies and prejudices of the general, so long as any honest minority, however small, wants to read them. The remedy of the majority is not prohibition, but avoidance.

Minor things quote Every minute spent worrying about "The way thing were" is a moment stolen from c
Every minute spent worrying about "The way thing were" is a moment stolen from creating the way things can be.

Mostly folk music is people with fruity voices trying to keep alive something old and dead. It's all a bit boring, like ballet: a minority thing kept going by a minority group.

When the heart grows weary, all things seem dreary;

When the burden grows heavy, the way seems long. Thank God for sending kind death as an ending, Like a grand Amen to a minor song.

It's a good idea not to major in minor things.

Minor things quote The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too m
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

Some people don't do well simply because they don't feel well.


At this slower pace the journey took a couple of days, and I fought off a few minor threats along the way --griffins, carnivorous plants, giant serpents, hostile centaurs, that sort of thing, purely routine --and I was beginning to get bored when at last the dusky towers of Castle Roogna hove into view.

There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity

Look at the Coen brothers. All their minor characters are as interesting as their protagonists. If the smaller characters are well-written, the whole world of the film becomes enriched. It's not the size of the thing, but the detail.

Going back down to the minors is the toughest thing to handle in baseball.