quote by Henry David Thoreau

Simplify your life. Don't waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don't burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have. Don't destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present. Simplify!

— Henry David Thoreau

Provocative Unimportant quotations

One of the most significant design principles is to omit the unimportant in order to emphasize the important.

You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes.

Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.

In a true zero-defects approach, there are no unimportant items.

Lord, when I feel that what I'm doing is insignificant and unimportant, help me to remember that everything I do is significant and important in your eyes, because you love me and you put me here, and no one else can do what I am doing in exactly the way I do it.

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant.

It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.

Give the brethren a chance to do something, anything, no matter how small or unimportant. A brother convinced that he is helpful is enthusiastic.

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.

Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.

The real test of a saint is not one's willingness to preach the gospel, but one's willingness to do something like washing the disciples' feet - that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God.

It would be folly to argue that the people cannot make political mistakes.

They can and do make grave mistakes. They know it, they pay the penalty, but compared with the mistakes which have been made by every kind of autocracy they are unimportant.

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.

The richest most meaningful stories are found in small places: made, carried, crafted, told, and retold by apparently unimportant people.

Here then is a great #‎ truth . In the #‎ pain , the #‎ agony , and the #‎ heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a #‎ refiner 's #‎ fire , and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our #‎ faith #‎ bright , #‎ intact , and #‎ strong .

Cancer got me over unimportant fears, like getting old.

I was brought up an atheist and have always remained so.

But at no time was I led to believe that morality was unimportant or that good and bad did not exist. I believe passionately in the need to distinguish between right and wrong and am somewhat confounded by being told I need God, Jesus or a clergyman to help me to do so.

Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The things to avoid is being a bore to oneself.

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.

Don`t make unimportant things important

I am the slave of those who hunger and thirst after me and treat everything else as unimportant.

I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how;

but what is extraordinarily important is this - who will count the votes, and how.

Please understand, I am not saying that technology is unimportant.

I understand that technology is important. But if we are just focusing on technology and investing in an IT manufacturing plant to come up with higher performance processing [chips], we will not succeed.

The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles.

There are such wonderful possibilities in the life of each man and woman! No human being is unimportant. My inspiration comes in opening opportunities that all alike may be free to live life to the fullest.

Writing prejudicial, off-putting reviews is a precise exercise in applied black magic. The reviewer can draw free-floating disagreeable associations to a book by implying that the book is completely unimportant without saying exactly why, and carefully avoiding any clear images that could capture the reader's full attention.

If you think there is such a thing as an unimportant game, just try losing one.

Any wrong decision you have ever made will become unimportant when your attention has shifted from it to a creative reason for living right here and now.

Most of our life is unimportant, filled with trivial things from morning till night. But when it is transformed by love it is of interest even to the angels.

All of the real heroes are not storybook combat fighters either.

Every single man in this Army plays a vital role. Don t ever let up. Don t ever think that your job is unimportant. Every man has a job to do and he must do it. Every man is a vital link in the great chain.

The future will one day be the present and will seem as unimportant as the present does now.

It has been rightly said that nothing is unimportant, nothing powerless in the universe; a single atom can dissolve everything, and save everything! What terror! There lies the eternal distinction between good and evil.

I was in a state of shock, because I have never seen the pope talk about something as unimportant as Donald Trump. OK? And I was like, the pope is talking about me? This can't be happening. And then I said, is it good or bad? They said it's bad.

We're living in a time where movies are very unimportant.

They're not leaving a footprint on your heart. We're going to the movies now and we're going, "Oh, man, that was cool! That was thrilling! That was a ride!" But, we're not walking away anymore thinking, "I just experienced something that could change the way I live."

Where life is colorful and varied, religion can be austere or unimportant.

Where life is appallingly monotonous, religion must be emotional, dramatic and intense. Without the curry, boiled rice can be very dull.

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