quote by David Livingstone

People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. Can that be called a sacrifice which is simply paid back as a small part of a great debt owing to our God, which we can never repay? All these are nothing when compared with the glory which shall be revealed in and for us. I never made a sacrifice.

— David Livingstone

Irresistibly Small Talk quotations

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

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

(Was he talking about a polar expedition, or marriage?) -Jorge Men Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.

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.

Small talk 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.

My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness.

She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother’s voice and smile.

Being famous is such a gift for me because small things make people's lives brighter. You just shake somebody's hand. You just smile and write your name and people will talk about it for the rest of their lives.

During depression the world disappears.

Language itself. One has nothing to say. Nothing. No small talk, no anecdotes. Nothing can be risked on the board of talk. Because the inner voice is so urgent in its own discourse: How shall I live? How shall I manage the future? Why should I go on?

Small talk 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.

As evangelical Christians we have tended to relegate art to the very fringe of life. The rest of human life we feel is more important. Despite our constant talk about the Lordship of Christ, we have narrowed its scope to a very small area of reality.

Households that have lost the soul of cooking from their routines may not know what they are missing: the song of a stir-fry sizzle, the small talk of clinking measuring spoons, the yeasty scent of rising dough, the painting of flavors onto a pizza before it slides into the oven.

Growing up in a small Alaska town, domestic violence was that dirty little secret nobody talked about. We must start talking about it. For too long, we have been providing protection to the wrong people.

Small talk 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.

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I dreamt we walked together along the shore.

We made satisfying small talk and laughed. This morning I found sand in my shoe and a seashell in my pocket. Was I only dreaming?

And, indeed, what little of beauty and peace is to be found in the societies of men is owing to the daily performance of small duties, not to big doings and fine talk.

The essential point here is that all people with small, insecure incomes are in the same boat and ought to be fighting on the same side. Probably we could do with a little less talk about' capitalist' and 'proletarian' and a little more about the robbers and the robbed.

Small talk quote Some people think I'm unhappy, but I'm not. I just appreciate silence in a world

Some people think I'm unhappy, but I'm not. I just appreciate silence in a world that never stops talking.

What we don't talk about enough is Ohio's unique and remarkable quality of life.

We are a state of cities, small towns and growing suburbs where life is affordable and destinations within reach. There is no better place to raise a family.

If Christians cannot communicate as thinking beings, they are reduced to encountering one another only at the shallow level of gossip and small talk. Hence the perhaps peculiarly modern problem - the loneliness of the thinking Christian.

Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.

Small talk 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.

Let's clear one thing up: Introverts do not hate small talk because we dislike people. We hate small talk because we hate the barrier it creates between people.

Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.

The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding.

Small talk quote It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.

It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.

Just because you can leap off a drum kit doing a scissors kick while hitting a chord, people expect you to be an extrovert socially. But I'm not always comfortable with the idea of small talk at a party.

My parents are from a whole different culture.

My parents are from small-town Louisiana. It's like, if it walk like a duck, talk like a duck, then it's a duck. And if you ain't quacking, you ain't no duck.

Introverts don't like small talk conversation, but they typically don't mind writing. The more people can "see" you on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or a blog, the more they will feel like they know you, even though you don't have one-on-one interaction with them.

Small talk 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.

To sit on the front steps — whether it's a veranda in a small town or a concrete stoop in a big city — and to talk to our neighborhoods is infinitely more important than to huddle on the living-room lounger and watch a make-believe world in not-quite living color.

I'm trying to elevate small-talk to medium talk.

Clearly this is a tough economic time, and a lot of families are hurting.

So when we talk to parents, we talk about small changes for kids and things that don't cost extra money. Like adding water and eliminating sugary drinks and sodas. That's going to save money right there. Or adding a few more vegetables.

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

Dream Big. Start small. Act now.

My brother could not write about trifles.

Even in society he became animated only when some serious discussion was engaged in, and he complained of feeling 'a dull pain in the brain'--a physical pain, as he used to say--when he was with people who cared only for small talk.

During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk;

today we have small men enjoying big talk.

I enjoy those small chats you have when people come up and talk to you about your work. It only involves a few seconds of effort to be nice to those people, and I am very grateful for the kind words that people have taken the trouble to express to me in person.

Small talk 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.

I'm not good at small talk; I'm not good at big talk; and medium talk just doesn't come up.

Don't like small talk, love rainy days.

The open secret of many Bible believing Churches is that a vanishingly small percentage of those talking about prayer and Bible reading are actually doing what they are talking about.

Small talk 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

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If I were a gynecologist, I'd say things like, Okay, enough of the small talk.

Let's check under the hood.

The Internet means everything to everybody and it's growing by the day.

You can't survive as a business, especially a small business, without having some form of good Internet presence; whether you're a shop or it's a showcase or just a way to talk to your customers.

to the Indian, politics are what the weather is to an Englishman.

Politics are an introduction to a stranger on a train, they are the standard filler for embarrassing silences in conversation, they are the inevitable small talk at any social gathering.

Don't forget that few people are likely to tell more than a small part of the truth: no one tells much of the truth, let alone the whole truth. Spoken words are facts in themselves, whether true or false. When people talk they reveal themselves, whether they're lying or telling the truth.

I feel like my life is so scattered right now.

Like it's all the small pieces of paper and someone's turned on the fan. But, talking to you makes me feel like the fan's been turned off for a little bit. Like things could actually make sense. You completely unscatter me, and I appreciate that so much.

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