75 Quotes About Triviality Will Make You Think Twice About Sweat The Small Stuff

The Most Famous Triviality Quotes (Best in 2024)

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When we blather about trivial things, we ourselves become trivial, for our attention gets taken up with trivialities. You become what you give your attention to. — Epictetus

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster. — Quentin Crisp

There is darkness without and when I die there will be darkness within. There is no splendor, nor vastness anywhere; only triviality for a moment and then nothing. — Bertrand Russell

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes. — Julius Caesar

Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality. — W. H. Auden

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. — Henry Clay

In war trivial causes produce momentous events. — Julius Caesar

Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies. — Oscar Wilde

Very often the law of extremity demands an attention to irrelevance. — Janet Frame

Banal words function as a feeble phenomena that fall into their own mental bogs of meaning. — Robert Smithson

Short Triviality Quotes

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  • A grand funeral for a dead mouse. — Moroccan Proverbs
  • The mice are fighting over the neighbor's yeast. — Moroccan Proverbs
  • Always remember that the minority dictates the prices, and the majority governs the value. — Naved Abdali
  • I think software patents are a bad idea. Many patents are given for trivial inventions. — Larry Wall
  • Time has a wonderful way of weeding out the trivial. — Richard Ben Sapir
  • Even the smallest and most trivial thing can bring you happiness when you do it for another. — Sun Myung Moon
  • Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. — Bertrand Russell
  • The things that matter most should never be at the mercy of the things that matter least. — Leo Babauta
  • Minor inconveniences are just that, and nothing more. — Isaac Mashman
  • The influence of mankind on climate is trivially true and numerically insignificant. — Richard Lindzen

Top 10 Triviality Quotes

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People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice. — Charles Bukowski

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement. — B. F. Skinner

All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it, and then it becomes trivial. — Ernest Rutherford

I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news — John Muir

Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen. — George Orwell

A grand funeral for a dead mouse. — Moroccan Proverbs

As no darkness can be seen by anyone surrounded by light, so no trivialities can capture the attention of anyone who has his eyes on Christ. — Gregory of Nyssa

I think it's ultimately inhuman to only see things for their functionality. We want things to be more than that. The desire for beauty is something that's in us, and it's not trivial. — Stefan Sagmeister

We all might ask ourselves why we tune in to these more trivial matters and tune out when it comes to Darfur — Nicholas D. Kristof

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. — Henry Clay

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More Triviality Quotes

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The truth is always an abyss. One must — as in a swimming pool — dare to dive from the quivering springboard of trivial everyday experience and sink into the depths, in order to later rise again — laughing and fighting for breath — to the now doubly illuminated surface of things. — Franz Kafka

The newspaper that obstructs the law on a trivial pretext, for money's sake, is a dangerous enemy to the public weal.That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse. — Mark Twain

A modern building should derive its architectural significance solely from the vigour and consequence of its own organic proportions. It must be true to itself, logically transparent, and virginal of lies or trivialities. — Walter Gropius

There are people who are excitable by nature and allow themselves to become angry for the most trivial of reasons. Judo can help such people learn to control themselves. Through training, they quickly realize that anger is a waste of energy, that it has only negative effects on the self and others. — Kano Jigoro

But, lady, as women, what wisdom may be ours if not the philosophies of the kitchen? Lupercio Leonardo spoke well when he said: 'how well one may philosophize when preparing dinner.' And I often say, when observing these trivial details: had Aristotle prepared vituals [sic], he would have written more. — Juana Inés de la Cruz

Souls who can recognize God in the most trivial, the most grievous and the most mortifying things that happen to them in their lives, honor everything equally with delight and rejoicing, and welcome with open arms what others dread and avoid. — Jean-Pierre de Caussade

As bad as the denial of fossil fuels’ unique cost-effectiveness is, an even worse failure of our knowledge system is its utter trivialization of the benefits of cost-effective energy as such and of ultra-cost-effective fossil fuel energy in particular. — Alex Epstein

The fact that, during the most miraculous decline of extreme poverty in human history, contributed to by ultra-cost-effective energy from fossil fuels, college-educated adults can think the rate of extreme poverty is getting worse due to fossil fuels shows just how completely our knowledge system trivializes the benefits of fossil fuels and of cost-effective energy as such. — Alex Epstein

Please don't settle for happiness. It's not good enough. Of course you deserve it, but if that's all you have in mind - happiness - I want to suggest to you that personal success devoid of meaningfulness, free of a steady commitment to social justice - that's more than a barren life. It's a trivial one. — Toni Morrison

Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience upon which primordial shamanism is based is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego. — Terence McKenna

Whether we are poets or parents or teachers or artists or gardeners, we must start where we are and use what we have. In the process of creation and relationship, what seems mundane and trivial may show itself to be a holy, precious part of a pattern. — Luci Shaw

We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing. — Charles Bukowski

I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction, or that we were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition; it is the foolishest act a wise man commits in all his life. — Thomas Browne

Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority. — Mary Wollstonecraft

A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties. — Karl Marx

No sociologist should think himself too good, even in his old age, to make tens of thousands of quite trivial computations in his head and perhaps for months at a time. — Max Weber

When I cut myself I feel so much better. All the little things that might have been annoying me suddenly seem so trivial, because I'm concentrating on the pain — Richey Edwards

In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny and trivial. — Henry David Thoreau

The idea that we have the right to inflict suffering and death on other sentient beings for the trivial reasons of palate pleasure and fashion is, without doubt, one of the most arrogant and morally repugnant notions in the history of human thought. — Gary L. Francione

Small actions are at the heart of kaizen. By taking steps so tiny that they seem trivial or even laughable, you'll sail calmly past obstacles that have defeated you before. Slowly - but painlessly! - you'll cultivate an appetite for continued success and lay down a permanent new route to change. — Robert D. Maurer

While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact. — Andrea Dworkin

In the Northern Hemisphere, the switch to daylight savings time in March results in most people losing an hour of sleep opportunity. Should you tabulate millions of daily hospital records, as researchers have done, you discover that this seemingly trivial sleep reduction comes with a frightening spike in heart attacks the following day. Impressively, it works both ways. In the autumn within the Northern Hemisphere, when the clocks move forward and we gain an hour of sleep opportunity time, rates of heart attacks plummet the day after. A similar rise-and-fall relationship can be seen with the number of traffic accidents, proving that the brain, by way of attention lapses and microsleeps, is just as sensitive as the heart to very small perturbations of sleep. Most people think nothing of losing an hour of sleep for a single night, believing it to be trivial and inconsequential. It is anything but. — Matthew Walker

When preachers teach biblically and clearly about the judgment of God and the dangers of hell, men begin to see that their greatest need is to be saved from eternal condemnation, and the more "practical" needs of this present age become trivial in comparison. — Paul Washer

But it's peculiar, as soon as I am in the midst of nature and by myself, everything that is base and trivial vanishes without trace. On such days nothing scares me; and this helps me again and again. — Gustav Mahler

Those who are patient in the trivial things in life and control themselves will one day have the same mastery in great and important things. — Joe Hyams

Choice is more than picking 'x' over 'y.' It is a responsibility to separate the meaningful and the uplifting from the trivial and the disheartening. It is the only tool we have that enables us to go from who we are today to who we want to be tomorrow. — Sheena Iyengar

Positive emotions are not trivial luxuries, but instead might be critical necessities for optimal functioning. — Barbara Fredrickson

You ought to know how to rise above the trivialities of life, in which most people are found drowning themselves. — D.T. Suzuki

In Conclusion

These quotes emphasize that trivial matters are distractions that divert us from our goals and aspirations. They encourage us to let go of the trivialities that consume our time and energy, allowing us to refocus on more meaningful and significant pursuits. These quotes serve as gentle reminders to not sweat the small stuff and to maintain a perspective that values what is truly important in life.

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