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Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion. Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. Charles Lindbergh

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

How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture. Wallace Stevens

Priority is a function of context. Stephen Covey

In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial. Richard Armour

It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business. Theodore Parker

The best thing about lying in bed late is that you learn to distinguish between first things and trivia, for whatever presses on you has to prove its importance before it makes you move. Max Lerner
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Why is it trivia? People call it trivia because they know nothing and they are embarrassed about it. Robbie Coltrane

People are treating the Stewart case as seriously as Enron when it's really over trivia. Allan Sloan
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One of my great passions is the collection of historical trivia. Lynn Abbey

I'm always trolling for trivia. Lynn Abbey

Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia. Dee Hock
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