quote by Miyamoto Musashi

Do not think dishonestly... Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters. Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything. Perceive those things which cannot be seen. Pay attention even to trifles. Do nothing which is of no use.

— Miyamoto Musashi

Tremendous Trifle quotations

An observer of men who finds himself steadily repelled by some apparently trifling thing in a stranger is right to give it great weight. It may be the clue to the whole mystery. A hair or two will show where a lion is hidden. A very little key will open a very heavy door.

Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.

Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge.

The great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.

It would be spiteful to put a Jellyfish in a trifle.

I feel my belief in sacrifice and struggle getting stronger.

I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.

These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.

These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

One cannot permit unique opportunities to slip by for the sake of trifles.

All works, no matter what or by whom painted, are nothing but bagatelles and childish trifles... unless they are made and painted from life, and there can be nothing... better than to follow nature.

Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.

Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society.

They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.

If Christ has died for me, ungodly as I am, without strength as I am, then I cannot live in sin any longer. I must arouse myself to love and serve Him who has redeemed me. I cannot trifle with the evil that killed my best Friend. I must be holy for His sake. How can I live in sin when He has died to save me from it?

Silence - Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.

Children are contemptuous, haughty, irritable, envious, sneaky, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing joy and sorrow, especially about trifles, they'll do anything to avoid pain but they enjoy inflicting it: little men already.

Fame is a skittish jade, more fickle even than Fortune, and apt to shy, and bolt, and plunge away on very trifling causes.

Life is so great in its opportunities and possibilities, that you should rise confidently above the inevitable trifles incident to daily contact with the world. Life is too precious to be sacrificed for the nonessential and transient. . . . Ignore the inconsequential.

If Christ has died for me, I cannot trifle with the evil that killed my best Friend.

Be vigilant! Be vigilant! If an evil is minor, resist it nonetheless.

If a good deed is trifling, perform it all the same. Only wisdom and virtue can truly win men's devotion.

I saw in the whole Christian world a license of fighting at which even barbarous nations might blush. Wars were begun on trifling pretexts or none at all, and carried on without any reference of law, Divine or human.

A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.

We [U.S.S.R. and U.S.A.] can exist peacefully together if we don't indulge in too much mutual fault-finding in all kinds of trifles.

Imagination is the first step in creation whether in words or trifles.

The mental pattern must always precede the material form.

At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense.

Small causes are sufficient to make a man uneasy, when great ones are not in the way: for want of a block he will stumble at a straw.

How strange are the tricks of memory, which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man's life, religiously preserve the merest trifles.

To be angry about trifles is mean and childish;

to rage and be furious is brutish; and to maintain perpetual wrath is akin to the practice and temper of devils; but to prevent and suppress rising resentment is wise and glorious, is manly and divine.

Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress.

To be angry about trifles is mean and childish;

to rage and be furious is brutish; and to maintain perpetual wrath is akin to the practice and temper of devils; but to prevent and suppress rising resentment is wise and glorious, is manly and divine.

I have seldom known a person, who deserted the truth in trifles and then could be trusted in matters of importance.

People talk about imitating Christ, and imitate Him in the little trifling formal things, such as washing the feet, saying His prayer, and so on; but if anyone attempts the real imitation of Him, there are no bounds to the outcry with which the presumption of that person is condemned.

It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.

The instruments of darkness tell us truths.

Street's disciple, my raps are trifle. I shoot slugs from my brain just like a rifle.

A drop of water is as powerful as a thunder-bolt.

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