159 Small Simple Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of small simple quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about small and simple things.

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The Most Famous Small Simple Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The difficult problems in life always start off being simple. Great affairs always start off being small. — Lao Tzu

Simplicity, very rare in our age. — Ovid

Simple is the language of truth. — Seneca

Begin with the simplest examples. — David Hilbert

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. — Albert Einstein

Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become. — Paramahansa Yogananda

The important things are always simple. — Albert Einstein

Simple is the speech of truth. — Aeschylus

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Things that are complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple. — Mikhail Kalashnikov

All the great things are simple. — Winston Churchill

Short Small Simple Quotes

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  • It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. — Albert Einstein
  • Face the simple fact before it comes involved. Solve the small problem before it becomes big. — Lao Tzu
  • You can never get enough of 'Jeopardy.' — Kirsten Dunst
  • Live simply that others might simply live. — Mahatma Gandhi
  • I'm a simple man. Grew up in a small town. Came from humble beginnings. No silver spoon. — Robin S. Sharma
  • That is the true genius of America-a faith in simple dreams, an insistence on small miracles. — Barack Obama
  • The simple hearth of the small farm is the true center of our universe. — Masanobu Fukuoka
  • All the small, simple, conscious acts of living a sudden defense against the dying we do every day. — Libba Bray
  • To be simple is no small matter. — Gustave Flaubert

Small Simple Image Quotes

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Small simple quote The lion doesn't turn around when the small dog barks.
The lion doesn't turn around when the small dog barks.

Small Simple Love Quotes

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Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one's voice. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

Dream big & have huge ambition, but never forget life is lived in small moments and sustained by simple acts of love. — Cory Booker

His sudden mad love for Sibyl Vane was a psychological phenomenon of no small interest. There was no doubt that curiosity had much to do with it, curiosity and the desire for new experiences; yet it was not a simple but rather a very complex passion. — Oscar Wilde

Small simple quote Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

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

What was that thing that could make two people promise one another to spend every day of the rest of their lives together? Ah,I found it. It was a thing called love. A small simple word. — Cecelia Ahern

Small And Simple Things Quotes

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Awe enables us to see in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple, to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal. — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Start small, think big. Don’t worry about too many things at once. Take a handful of simple things to begin with, and then progress to more complex ones. Think about not just tomorrow, but the future. Put a ding in the universe. — Steve Jobs

All the things I thought I was - simple and plain and sometime funny - are very small words. They do not begin to describe me. They do not begin to express what is inside of me. I have value, and I have worth. I cannot be replaced like old shoes or taken for granted like tap water. — Adriana Trigiani

Small simple quote Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to somethin
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.

The small and simple things you choose to do today will be magnified into great and glorious blessings tomorrow. — Ann M. Dibb

Steady, sustained, and incremental spiritual progress produces the fruit of steadfastness-and helps us to reduce the disparity between what we know and what we do. Testimony is strengthened and conversion unto the Lord is deepened through small and simple things done well over time. — David A. Bednar

Every now and again your life's course can turn on one simple thing, some small decision the import of which isn't at all obvious at the time. — Debra Hamel

Small simple quote One small positive thought in the morning can change you whole day.
One small positive thought in the morning can change you whole day.

Sam Walton's values are: treat the customer right, take care of your people, be honest in your dealings, pass savings along to the customer, keep things simple, think small, control costs and continuously improve operations. — Michael Bergdahl

After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk whenever one wants, going into a shop and buying a newspaper, speaking or choosing to remain silent. The simple act of being able to control one's person. — Nelson Mandela

People ask what your vision is, what is your big vision? I say 'bhai', I got here by way of selling tea. I am a simple Chhota man. I like focusing on simple and small tasks. I want to accomplish big things for the little guy. — Narendra Modi

In our day-to-day actions, it is often the small and simple things that will have a long-lasting impact (Alma 37:6-7). What we say, how we act, and how we choose to react will influence not only ourselves but also those around us. We can build up, or we can tear down. — Per G. Malm

Small Size Quotes

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Small to medium sized enterprises make up over 60% of employment in the UK. It wouldn’t be crazy to imagine half shutting down as they’re bankrupted by energy costs. People need to get serious of what a true economic collapse would look like. It ain’t like a simple recession. — Philip Pilkington

First, we will focus on the privatization of small and medium sized enterprises, followed by the medium size industry and then we will move on to the heavy industry. — Ibrahim Rugova

Love is who you are. Your true self is pure love, infinite awareness, and unbounded joy...As you realize this, you will feel a small light in your heart. At first it will be the size of a spark, then a candle flame, then a raging bonfire. — Deepak Chopra

Small simple quote One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the
One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn't fall apart.

The Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects the generally small reach of their imagination - not the small reach of their courage or latent power. — J. R. R. Tolkien

A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth. — Lao Tzu

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size? — Sydney J. Harris

Small simple quote If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

Rich dad said it this way, 'Big people have big dreams and small people have small dreams. If you want to change who you are, begin by changing the size of your dreams.' — Robert Kiyosaki

Loads of overtaking is boring. You go fishing and you catch a fish every ten minutes and it's boring. But if you site there all day, and you catch one mega fish, you come back with stories that you caught a fish this big (indicates a big fish), intead of this size (indicating a small fish) — Eddie Irvine

God measures people by the small dimensions of humility and not by the bigness of their achievements or the size of their capabilities. — Billy Graham

And it is practically the same in the case of the four or five million poor peasants in France, and also for Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, and two of the Scandinavian countries. Everywhere small and medium sized industry prevails. — Herman Gorter

Simple Style Quotes

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The essence of style is a simple way of saying something complex. — Giorgio Armani

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Style is a simple way of saying complicated things. — Jean Cocteau

Players who are not from the U.K. have to get used to the winds. I have to adapt my style as a result as well. Often, you are forced to keep things simple. — Jurgen Klopp

Small simple quote No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.

Trendy is the last stage before tacky. — Karl Lagerfeld

Only great minds can afford a simple style. — Stendhal

My personal style is kind of tomboy-boho chic! Sort of funky but simple. — Jessica Szohr

Small simple quote If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way

Unlike dragons, I love spicy salsa. In fact, the spicier the better. For me, the ideal taco toppings are chopped onion, some cilantro and a bit of lime juice. I like the classic Mexican style. I like crunchy, Tex-Mex, cheese-slathered too, but I prefer to keep it simple. — Adam Rubin

I hate that impeccable, perfectly perfect look, all matched and prearranged. Style is to be simple. — Elsa Peretti

A simple style is like white light. Although complex, it does not appear to be so. — Anatole France

The arts, as a reflection of human existence at its highest, have always and spontaneously lived up to this demand of plenitude. No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple. — Rudolf Arnheim

Simple Food Quotes

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Everything that truly makes us happy is quite simple - love, sex and food! — Meryl Streep

So nothing fancy, maybe simple stuff… we’re missing regular, normal Earth food. — Sergei Krikalev

Now what is food for the inner man? Not prayer, but the Word of God; and here again, not the simple reading of the Word of God, so that it only passes through our minds, just as water passes through a pipe, but considering what we read, pondering it over and applying it to our hearts. — George Muller

Small simple quote Dream Big. Start small. Act now.
Dream Big. Start small. Act now.

If your version of pub food is microwaving a pie and some baked beans, then yeah, it's really complicated cooking. But if it's just about getting the best out of simple ingredients, then it's not. — Tom Kerridge

It matters not how simple the food - a chop, steak or a plain boiled or roast joint, but let it be of good quality and properly cooked, and everyone who partakes of it will enjoy it. — Alexis Soyer

Good food is very often, even most often, simple food. — Anthony Bourdain

Small simple quote Be grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between. Count your
Be grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between. Count your blessings, not your problems.

Like the theater, offering food and hospitality to people is a matter of showmanship, and no matter how simple the performance, unless you do it well, with love and originality, you have a flop on your hands. — James Beard

We found that our kids enjoy those simple adventures we take as a family. I'm driving, my wife's the copilot and we give one kid a choice of what they want to go do. We eat a lot of bad food and sleep in some interesting hotels. — Mark Consuelos

I love Chinese food, like steamed dim sum, and I can have noodles morning, noon and night, hot or cold. I like food that's very simple on the digestive system - I tend to keep it light. I love Japanese food too - sushi, sashimi and miso soup. — Shilpa Shetty

The quest for slowness, which begins as a simple rebellion against the impoverishment of taste in our lives, makes it possible to rediscover taste. — Carlo Petrini

Small Ideas Quotes

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Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Brothers and sisters: Now is not the time for thinking small, now is not the time for the same-old, same-old establishment politics and stale inside-the-Beltway ideas. — Bernie Sanders

It was a bad idea, because I think that any government reorganization has to come in relatively small bites, or else you get indigestion. — Warren Rudman

Small simple quote If you think you're too small to make a difference, you haven't spent a night wi
If you think you're too small to make a difference, you haven't spent a night with a mosquito.

It may be easily shown, and is of no small significance, that the two great ideas of which the Anglo-Saxon is the exponent are having a fuller development in the United States than in Great Britain. — Josiah Strong

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We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. — Steve Jobs

I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre. — Lynn Abbey

In the past 3-4 years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis. — Dwight Yoakam

I don't read such small stuff as letters, I read men and nations. I can see through a millstone, though I can't see through a spelling-book. What a narrow idea a reading qualification is for a voter! — Sojourner Truth

The great ideals of liberty and equality are preserved against the assaults of opportunism, the expediency of the passing hour, the erosion of small encroachments, the scorn and derision of those who have no patience with general principles. — Benjamin Cardozo

Small developers can compete on creativity not on scale or staff size.... Nintendo is willing to help bring these ideas to life. — Satoru Iwata

Small Life Quotes

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Give me the patience for the small things of life, courage for the great trials of life. Help me to do my best each day and then go to sleep knowing God is awake. — Voltaire

I don't do great things. I do small things with great love. — Mother Teresa

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. — Nelson Mandela

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one. — Mark Twain

Better to have a small role in God's story than to cast yourself as the lead in your own fiction. — LeCrae

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. — Jim Rohn

A city is the place of availabilities. It is the place where a small boy, as he walks through it, may see something that will tell him what he wants to do his whole life. — Louis Kahn

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. — C. S. Lewis

Take Charge Of Your Financial Future. I believe investing small amounts each month in the stock market will give you financial freedom in the later years of your life. — Bo Sanchez

Architecture is a small piece of this human equation, but for those of us who practice it, we believe in its potential to make a difference, to enlighten and to enrich the human experience, to penetrate the barriers of misunderstandin g and provide a beautiful context for life's drama. — Frank Gehry

Simple Things Quotes

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Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one - that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be. — Ratan Tata

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Do few things but do them well, simple joys are holy. — Francis of Assisi

I love to be clean. I wear the same things, all of my clothes pretty much look the same. I'm a plain and simple type of guy. I don't really do a lotta busy colors and things of that nature. I feel like less is more. — Kevin Gates

No matter who you are it's the simple things in life that lead you to believe that you can achieve anything. — Ronaldinho

Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They will say that if they had lived in our day, faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day's problems. — Anthony of Padua

Joys come from simple and natural things: mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water. — Sigurd F. Olson

Be true to yourself- and keep things simple. People complicate things — Jay-Z

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. — Robert Breault

I remained a socialist for several years, even after my rejection of Marxism; and if there could be such a thing as socialism combined with individual liberty, I would be a socialist still. For nothing could be better than living a modest, simple, and free life in an egalitarian society. — Karl Popper

Simplify, then add lightness. — Colin Chapman

Simple Ideas Quotes

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Genius is making complex ideas simple, not making simple ideas complex — Albert Einstein

In life and in love, there is only that moment, the NOW. The only reality we know is what we experience this very second. Reality is not what has passed or what has yet to come into being. Grabbing hold of this simple idea makes life magical because it brings love alive. — Leo Buscaglia

People aren't very good listeners, by nature. Part of being a good communicator is recognizing and understanding that and trying to make the complex simple. I try to capture a concept, an idea or a moment in a few words. If they remember it, job done. — Mike Tomlin

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that? — Bob Hope

The reason for our success is no secret. It comes down to one single principle that transcends time and geography, religion and culture. It’s the Golden Rule – the simple idea that if you treat people well, the way you would like to be treated, they will do the same. — Isadore Sharp

I write from my knowledge not my lack, from my strength not my weakness. I am not interested if anyone knows whether or not I am familiar with big words, I am interested in trying to render big ideas in a simple way. I am interested in being understood not admired. — Lucille Clifton

Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head. — Mark Manson

The normalization of kids at drag shows is fucking disgusting. Kids should not be anywhere near sexually explicit activities. The fact that we can’t all agree on that simple idea shows how far we have fallen as a society. — Dave Smith

Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we grasp it - in a decade, a century, or a millennium - we will all say to each other, how could it have been otherwise? How could we have been so stupid? — John Archibald Wheeler

You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success. The problem is, you just don't see them. — Jay Abraham

Simple Love Quotes

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To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness. — Mary, Queen of Scots

To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the problems of the world stems from linguistic mistakes and simple misunderstandings. Don’t ever take words at face value. When you step into the zone of love, language as we know it becomes obsolete. That which cannot be put into words can only be grasped through silence. — Shams Tabrizi

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. — Mother Teresa

Do what you love; you'll be better at it. It sounds pretty simple, but you'd be surprised how many people don't get this one right away. — LL Cool J

You can always-always-give something, even if it's a simple act of kindness! If everyone were to give in this way and didn't scrimp on kindly words, there would be much more love and justice in the world! — Anne Frank

If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing. — Will Rogers

And suddenly all your troubles melt away, all your worries are gone, and it is for no reason other than the look in your partner's eyes. Yes, sometimes life and love really is that simple. — William Wordsworth

Ministry is pretty simple. Love people and help them. — T.L. Osborn

Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. — Bill Hicks

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If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear. — A. A. Milne

You cannot hear the name Martin Luther King, Jr., and not think of death. You might hear the words 'I have a dream,' but they will doubtlessly only serve to underscore an image of a simple motel balcony, a large man made small, a pool of blood. For as famous as he may have been in life, it is - and was - death that ultimately defined him. — Michael Eric Dyson

We always hope for the easy fix: the one simple change that will erase a problem in a stroke. But few things in life work this way. Instead, success requires making a hundred small steps go right - one after the other, no slipups, no goofs, everyone pitching in. — Atul Gawande

My advice is very simple: if you can win a small battle, it gives you confidence in the political process to take on bigger battles, and so it is very much a bottom-up grass-roots way of doing politics. — David Miliband

The greatest lesson that I learned in all of this is that you have to start. Start now, start here, and start small. Keep it Simple. — Jack Dorsey

A brain is a society of very small, simple modules that cannot be said to be thinking, that are not smart in themselves. But when you have a network of them together, out of that arises a kind of smartness. — Kevin Kelly

Part of the charm of basketball lies in the fact that it's a simple game to understand. Players race up and down a fairly small area indoors and stuff the ball into a ring with Madonna's dress hanging on it. — Dan Jenkins

We Japanese enjoy the small pleasures, not extravagance. I believe a man should have a simple lifestyle -- even if he can afford more. — Massaru Ibuka

We Japanese enjoy the small pleasures, not extravagance. I believe a man should have a simple lifestyle - even if he can afford more. — Masaru Ibuka

Make your own tools. Hybridize your tools in order to build unique things. Even simple tools that are your own can yield entirely new avenues of exploration. Remember, tools amplify our capacities, so even a small tool can make a big difference. — Bruce Mau

As we become curators of our own contentment on the Simple Abundance path... we learn to savor the small with a grateful heart. — Sarah Ban Breathnach

A garden was one of the few thing in prison that one could control. To plant a seed, watch it grow, to tend it then harvest it, offered a simple but enduring satisfaction. The sense of being the custodian of this small patch of earth offered a taste of freedom. — Nelson Mandela

The simplicity of nature is not to be measured by that of our conceptions. Infinitely varied in its effects, nature is simple only in its causes, and its economy consists in producing a great number of phenomena, often very complicated, by means of a small number of general laws. — Pierre-Simon Laplace

It is absolutely imperative at the outset that you come to terms with this simple yet life-changing truth: God is for you. If you don't believe that, then you'll pray small timid prayers; if you do believe it, then you'll pray big audacious prayers. — Mark Batterson

Last but not least, I would say you should have big dreams, full dreams, not half dreams. You know, it's very simple. You can't put a large box in a small box. Well, you cannot put a full life in a small dream box. — Elias Zerhouni

Love." She looked at me with those blue eyes. "Isn't it astonishing how confused and complicated such a small,simple word is? It attracts so many other things, doesn't it, that stick to it like barnacles on rock...fear, guilt. Need. You can't even see the rock anymore. I imagine love in its purest form is a rare thing. — Deb Caletti

Geometry, like arithmetic, requires for its logical development only a small number of simple, fundamental principles. These fundamental principles are called the axioms of geometry. — David Hilbert

Sometimes all you need is to climb a simple hill, to spend time staring at an empty horizon, to jump into a cold river or sleep under the stars, or perhaps share a whisky at a small country inn in order to remind yourself what matters most to you in life. — Sayings

The great victory, which appears so simple today, was the result of a series of small victories that went unnoticed — Paulo Coelho

Be thankful for the smallest blessing and you will deserve to receive greater. Value the least gifts no less than the greatest, and simple graces as especial favors. If you remember the dignity of the Giver, no gift will seem small or mean. — Thomas a Kempis

As difficult as it is to build a team, it is not complicated. In fact, keeping it simple is critical, whether you run the executive staff at a multi-national company, a small department within a larger organization, or even if you are merely a member of a team that needs improvement. — Patrick Lencioni

Start with something simple and small, then expand over time. If people call it a 'toy' you're definitely onto something. — Aaron Levie

Give me a Sunday morning, that's full of grace, A simple life and I'll be okay, here in small town U.S.A. — Justin Moore

It is vital that we serve each other in the kingdom. . . . So often, our acts of service consist of simple encouragement or of giving . . . help with mundane tasks, but what glorious consequences can flow . . . from small but deliberate deeds! — Spencer W. Kimball

To use a big word or a foreign word when a small one and a familiar one will answer the same purpose, is a sign of ignorance. Great scholars and writers and polite speakers use simple words. — Joseph Devlin

No matter what, people grow. If you chose not to grow, you're staying in a small box with a small mindset. People who win go outside of that box. It's very simple when you look at it. — Kevin Hart

Life had a way of wrecking her careful plans, again and again. Roulette was more predictable than life. Small wonder she was so lucky at it.Life was not a wheel going round and round. It never, ever returned to the same place. It didn't stick to simple red and black and a certain array of numbers. It laughed at logic.Beneath its pretty overdress of man-imposed order, life was anarchy. — Loretta Chase

I started passing out the schematics and the code listings for the computer, telling everyone here it is. It's small, it's simple, it's inexpensive: Build your own. No idea to start a company. Steve Jobs came by later and say, you know, people are interested. Why don't we start a company? — Steve Wozniak

I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example. — Mario Cuomo

Each small act of kindness reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of the good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it is passed, until simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away. — Dean Koontz

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