With God's help, you will continue to succeed in your leadership and in your duties, because Our Lord's work is accomplished not so much by the multitude of workers as by the fidelity of the small number whom He calls.— Vincent de Paul
Floundering Small Numbers quotations
We are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.
Sometimes I find myself thinking, rather wistfully, about Lao Tzu's famous dictum: 'Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish.' All around me I see something very different, let us say - a number of angry dwarfs trying to grill a whale.
All the effects of Nature are only the mathematical consequences of a small number of immutable laws.
A State divided into a small number of rich and a large number of poor will always develop a government manipulated by the rich to protect the amenities represented by their property.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
A life is made up of a great number of small incidents, and a small number of great ones.
The God who created, names, and numbers the stars in the heavens also numbers the hairs of my head..He pays attention to very big things and to very small ones. What matters to me matters to Him, and that changes my life.
Six degrees of separation doesn't mean that everyone is linked to everyone else in just six steps. It means that a very small number of people are linked to everyone else in a few steps, and the rest of us are linked to the world through those special few.
Monopolies, oligarchy, the striving for domination and not for freedom, the exploitation of an increasing number of small or weak nations by a handful of the richest or most powerful nations -- all these have given birth to those distinctive characteristics of imperialism which compel us to define it as parasitic or decaying capitalism.
We are always looking for a small number of very evil needles in a very large haystack, which is the city of London.
Life science research can be done on multiple platforms.
Since we have a very small number of people flying into space, the more people you have, the better.
Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times. And a very small number really.
Muslims are the first victims of Islam.
Many times I have observed in my travels in the Orient that fanaticism comes from a small number of dangerous men who maintain the others in the practice of religion by terror. To liberate the Muslim from his religion is the best service one can render him.
If you are going to ask your crush for their phone number, you are one of the small group of women I am so jealous of.
Let us thank God for having called us to His holy faith.
It is a great gift, and the number of those who thank God for it is small.
For you to believe that there is no major world conspiracy which involves a small number of people manipulating humanity through a hierarchical structure of control toward a New World Order, shows you have, in actual fact, not looked genuinely into the abundance of well-researched information on world conspiracy to see if there is one!
Little by little, I've reached the stage of using only a small number of forms and colors. It's not the first time that painting has been done with a very narrow range of colors. The frescoes of the tenth century are painted like this. For me, they are magnificent things.
We seem to inhabit a universe made up of a small number of elements-particles-bits that swirl in chaotic clouds, occasionally clustering together in geometrically logical temporary configurations.
In every generation the number of the righteous is small. Be sure you are among them.
Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.
Human beings cannot comprehend very large or very small numbers.
It would be useful for us to acknowledge that fact.
I think we're vastly over-invested in universities.
Universities should be relatively small and provide excellent education and research in a number of specialized areas. I think the vast majority of young people should be going through non-university, post-secondary training.
All things were together, infinite both in number and in smallness; for the small too was infinite.
One of our anxieties is de-focusing the relatively small number of engineers we have. Within our own core development, I am reluctant to fund projects that are way afield of where we are.
There are no small number of people in this world who, solitary by nature, always try to go back into their shell like a hermit crab or a snail.
Small numbers make no difference to God. There is nothing small if God is in it.
When you go through a process of #1 praying daily and staying in God's word #2 obey Him in the small decisions every day #3 ask advice from a number of spiritual counselors then you can step out peacefully knowing that pleasing God is all that matters. America was built on this attitude.
The discovery I announce to the public is one of the small number which, by their principles, their results, and the beneficial influence which they exert upon the arts, are counted among the most useful and extraordinary inventions.
This work of connecting our light to the world does not need to be done through a mass movement, or by millions of people. . . .The real work is always done by a small number of individuals. What matters is the level of participation: whether we dare to make a real commitment to the work of the soul.
Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff.
Basically, the body does have a vast amount of inbuilt anti-ageing machinery;
it's just not 100% comprehensive, so it allows a small number of different types of molecular and cellular damage to happen and accumulate.
For me, and this may not be everybody, but because I do love country music so much, there's such a feeling of home in Nashville, especially because it's such a small town. You bring up one song, everybody knows who wrote it, everybody knows their mother and what their cell number is, and all of the stories.
The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal.
Zero invites imagination, but small numbers invite questions about whether large numbers will ever materialize.