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Little Minds Quotes

Little Minds Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Caleb Colton, Thomas Paine, Eleanor Roosevelt, Doris Lessing, Leonardo da Vinci and many others.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be satisfied with the acquittal of the world, though accompanied with the secret condemnation of conscience, this is the mark of a little mind; but it requires a soul of no common stamp to be satisfied with its own acquittal, and to despise the condemnation of the world.
Charles Caleb Colton
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Thomas Paine
Terrific minds focus on tips; average minds go over activities; little minds talk about people today.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Small things amuse small minds.
Doris Lessing
I love those who can smile in trouble.
Leonardo da Vinci
So don’t you worry your pretty little mind because people throw rocks at things that shine. [Ours]
Taylor Swift
When people do not mind what God speaks to them in His word, God doth as little mind what they say to Him in prayer.
William Gurnall
Don’t ask God to cram His plan into your puny little mind, because then God would be limited by your understanding.
Adrian Rogers
Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
Elbert Hubbard
The conformation of his mind was such that whatever was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little.
Thomas B. Macaulay
A great empire and little minds go ill together.
Edmund Burke
Little minds think and talk about people.
Average minds think and talk about things and actions.
Great minds think and talk about ideas.
Benjamin Franklin
I despise a person of little mind – one might as well not have any.
Emma Dunham Kelley-Hawkins
Why do we continue to breed little minds who can find no recompense for their own failures other than to belittle and mock the talents, even the dress, of others? When will everyone realize that we are all equal in the eyes of God?
Og Mandino
There is no place for little minds in a great work
Manly Hall
A lot of people have pretty little heads, but it’s difficult to find a pretty little mind.
Taylor Swift
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci
The worst of pushing horrible things down into one’s subconscious is that when they pop up again they are as fresh as if they had been in a refrigerator. You haven’t allowed time to get at them to-to mould them over a little.
Josephine Tey
I literally finished 7th Heaven, went up to Toronto, and started SAW. So, it was definitely a little mind change.
Beverley Mitchell
People don’t very much like things that are beautiful – they are so far from their nasty little minds.
Claude Debussy
Little minds try to defend everything at once, but sensible people look at the main point only; they parry the worst blows and stand a little hurt if thereby they avoid a greater one. If you try to hold everything, you hold nothing.
Frederick The Great
Consistency may be the hobgoblin of little minds, but law, morality and leadership demand it. Without consistency, there is privilege.
Paul Craig Roberts
How great in number are the little minded men
Art is the filigrain of a little mind, and is twisted and involved and curled, but would reach farther if laid out in a straight line.
Horace Walpole
I hardly know so true a mark of a little mind as the servile imitation of others.
Sir Fulke Greville
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
Blaise Pascal
Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.
Zig Ziglar
Baron Grimm declared that, as a rule, it was easy for little minds to attain splendid positions, because they devoted all their ability to the one object.
Wendell Phillips
A million thoughts went through my mind. What little mind I have.
Fuzzy Zoeller
Stop worrying about the ‘dumbing down’ of our language by bloggers, tweeters, cableheads and MSM thumbsuckers engaged in a ‘race to the bottom’ of the page by little minds confined to little words.
William Safire
‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
Thomas Paine
Who affects useless singularities has surely a little mind.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
The daily employment of cunning marks a little mind, it generally happens that those who resort to it in one respect to protect themselves lay themselves open to attack in another.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
a great mind can attend to little things, but a little mind cannot attend to great things.
Lydia M. Child