Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
When the children were very small, I worked in the morning only, and then gradually, as they spent full days at school, I could spend full days at work.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
Next time you open the paper, and you see an intellectual property decision, a telecoms decision, it’s not about something small and technical. It is about the future of the freedom to be as social beings with each other, and the way information, knowledge and culture will be produced.
As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
The ongoing conflict between us has caused heavy suffering to both peoples. The future can and must be different. Both our peoples are destined to live together side by side, on this small piece of land. This reality we cannot change.
By 1968, I had lived 10 years in Michigan. Gradually, I had come to love watching Detroit’s baseball club in its small, beautiful, antiquated Tiger Stadium – a baseball park as fine as Fenway Park or Wrigley Field, though it never got the adulatory press.
For poetry there exists neither large countries nor small. Its domain is in the heart of all men.