Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Small Quotes from famous persons: Mahatma Gandhi, Ronald Reagan, Henry Bessemer, Valentina Tereshkova, Luc de Clapiers. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Small Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.
The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
It is true I had been successful on a small scale in overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process, but there was still much to invent, and much that at that period I necessarily knew nothing about.
Once you’ve been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is.
You can find bacteria everywhere. They’re invisible to us. I’ve never seen a bacterium, except under a microscope. They’re so small, we don’t see them, but they are everywhere.
What you need if you want jobs are small and medium sized enterprises, local initiatives, labour intensive work, community development, service providers and the like.
The luckiest person in the world is somebody who is born into a small, shabby-genteel town on a major railway connection with 24,000 souls and a bird sanctuary and whose grandfather owns a farm and whose father owns a business -whose family is mildly prosperous but not rich, which means you can leave the town.
I hate imperialism. I detest colonialism. And I fear the consequences of their last bitter struggle for life. We are determined that our nation, and the world as a whole, shall not be the plaything of one small corner of the world.
I had a small part in ‘Pineapple Express.’
It’s a small community, the classical music community, along with the excitement of new places and new things and this feeling of being at home wherever you go because that’s where your community is.
Every government says they love small businesses, but what have they done for them? We should pull down all the barriers.
Every social justice movement that I know of has come out of people sitting in small groups, telling their life stories, and discovering that other people have shared similar experiences.
Boxing is a small world where the same thing that goes on, goes on in corporate America.
Small aim is a crime.
When we look at the investment decisions into the city of Compton, the small business community and global corporations and retailers and all of those types of services that decide to come into the community to serve it, they look at the perception, how does the brand work with the local community.
I love small things. I love them.
If you’ve got an idea, start today. There’s no better time than now to get going. That doesn’t mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100% from day one, but there’s always small progress that can be made to start the movement.
Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
In short, Republicans under Trump have finally destroyed the New Deal, turning the government over to a small cadre of wealthy businessmen, unhampered, to run the country as they see fit.
Actually, because I’m so small, when I strike an open A chord I get physically thrown to the left, and when I play an open G chord I go right. That’s how hard I play, and that’s how a lot of my stage act has come about. I just go where the guitar takes me.
At the end of the day, my biggest fear in life is that I’m gonna wind up being an actor who plays the dad on a TV show like ‘Full House’ or ‘Small Wonder’ or something – I’m, like, the desexualized dad in the show ‘Alf.’
The big print giveth and the small print taketh away.
Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are.
Where micro-finance focuses on small loans to individual, low-income women, think of Acumen Fund more like a venture capital fund.
A man’s motive in the small actions of daily life, like resting a moment on his pitchfork in the sun and listening intently, may be the most important thing about that man.
Most Fortune 500 companies began as small start-ups whose entrepreneurial founders slowly developed the infrastructure, hired the staff, sourced manufacturers or built their own factory, and created distribution, sales, and marketing plans.
Unfortunately, the highly curious student is a small percentage of the kids.
I am small. I was always small. But only physically.
The most wonderful thing about having a small business is that every person we dress gets a really intimate process.
It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments.
After 9/11, the amount of applicants the FBI received increased exponentially. Whereas you used to require a college degree, and it was a small group of people who were just out of college, after 9/11, it changed.
Iowa’s small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities and the engine behind our economy.
Dream no small dream; it lacks magic. Dream large. Then make the dream real.
I hate small towns because once you’ve seen the cannon in the park there’s nothing else to do.
Alibaba spends money on improving the products and services, not on kickbacks. That’s a good thing. It’s called a value system, and because of that, we get more and more small- to medium-sized companies to support us in China.
Don’t bother discussing sex with small children. They rarely have anything to add.
Small business is America’s engine of job creation.
We are in niche consumption mode, but ‘niche’ doesn’t mean ‘small’ anymore. Niche can mean focused, and particularly with the Web, which is a global audience… you can have something niche and still get 10 to 15 million views.
We start out a million years ago in a small community on some grassy plain; we hunt animals, have children, and develop a rich social, sexual, and intellectual life, but we know almost nothing about our surroundings.
I’m not comfortable being around too many people. I don’t like being out in public too much. I don’t like going to bars. I don’t like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don’t always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
We grow small trying to be great.
Einstein‘s theory of relativity does a fantastic job for explaining big things. Quantum mechanics is fantastic for the other end of the spectrum – for small things.
I think the things that everyone can do are small things, but if they’re done, it will eventually help the environment. I think recycling is the biggest effort I’m making.
I always thought, ‘That’s just the way you do it.’ You work as hard as you can for as long as you can, and the small gains you make will eventually pay off.
It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to have to paint it.
I’ll never forget the day when a woman came up to me and said, ‘No, you could never be on a magazine cover. Your face features don’t work; your eyes are small, you have a small face but a big nose.’ I was only 14 and I had never noticed any of that stuff, you know?
The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was; and no matter how big, not big enough for its demands.
Every time I rap about being a big girl in a small world, it’s doing a couple things: it’s empowering my self-awareness, my body image, and it’s also making the statement that we are all bigger than this; we’re a part of something bigger than this, and we should live in each moment knowing that.
I’m a simple man. Grew up in a small town. Came from humble beginnings. No silver spoon.
I eat a lot of fruit because if I fill up on strawberries or an apple, then I’ll have one small piece of cheesecake rather than two big pieces.
Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.
Small gestures can have a big impact.
I’ve never seen anywhere in the world as beautiful as Kashmir. It has something to do with the fact that the valley is very small and the mountains are very big, so you have this miniature countryside surrounded by the Himalayas, and it’s just spectacular. And it’s true, the people are very beautiful too.
The Indians on board said that thence to Cuba was a voyage in their canoes of a day and a half; these being small dug-outs without a sail. Such are their canoes. I departed thence for Cuba, for by the signs the Indians made of its greatness, and of its gold and pearls, I thought that it must be Cipango.
When you live in a small town behind the Pine Curtain, you live inside your head a lot.
Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don’t do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals.
The day you stop doing the small things is the day you think you’re above everybody else.
I did go to an MFA program, at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. For me, it worked perfectly. It was a small program. They only take five fiction writers a year, and they fund all of us – you don’t go into debt to get an MFA. It’s not like getting an MBA – you’re not going to buy yourself out.
Beauty is an asset, just like physical prowess, charisma, brains or emotional intelligence. The key with any gift is in the way that you use it. It doesn’t define you as a person. Rather, it’s an asset to be used judiciously and with an understanding of how it is just a small part of who you are.
I’m not sure I could write a straight urban fantasy any more than I could write a straight contemporary story. I would end up being intimidated by all the small details.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
I don’t always like walking down the street and making sure that I smile and say hello to everybody who’s walking their dog in the opposite direction. But I do do it. And it’s a small, tiny thing to do. But to me, it means ‘I see you. You’re not invisible to me.’
When you think about it, giving up your ‘real’ personality is a small price to pay for the richness of ‘living happily ever after‘ with an actual man!
When you’re small, you either are funny, or you get beat up a lot.
When I’m getting ready for a movie, let’s just say my diet is ‘The Antisocial Diet.’ I don’t go to restaurants. I don’t eat what I really want to eat. I don’t eat much. I eat small things frequently. Lots of protein and greens. And I don’t eat with people, because there’s a tendency to get social and then to overeat.
Everything changes all the time, and unfortunately, everyone who knows what you do by buying records only hears a small amount of what’s going on in your life.
It’s about learning how to slow down… I think this Covid environment that we’re in there’s a lot of sadness and a lot of pressure going on in terms of the uncertainty, but what it is teaching us or forcing us to do is appreciate the small things: be grateful for a slower pace of life.
I think that one of the things that I can do is I seem to have the ability to zoom in super tight for very small details, but then jump back for sort of that big picture perspective. And I think that ultimately, that’s one of my strengths, because you have – every detail matters.
You probably choose x-country because you were too small to play football.
South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum.
It is the small things in life which count; it is the inconsequential leak which empties the biggest reservoir.
I’m not a fan of small talk but if you want to get into the big questions of life – your deepest regret, your greatest joy – then we’re going to have a great chat.
In a small room one does not say what one would in a large room.
I grew up in a small town in the Netherlands which, for years, had been a center of textile production.
My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small, so temperamentally unobtrusive, and so neurotically inarticulate that people tend to forget that my presence runs counter to their best interests.
I experienced bullying a lot. I was an only child, and I was kind of a small kid with a big mouth, and so I always got myself in trouble.
I have a really small and strange job history.
A very small cause which escapes our notice determines a considerable effect that we cannot fail to see, and then we say that the effect is due to chance.
Growing up, I was always the small guy.
The thing I like about astronomy is being outside at night and seeing the stars in a dark sky. It makes you feel small.
As I detail in my new book: ‘Hard Measures, How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives,’ there are many myths surrounding the detention of a relatively small number of top terrorists at CIA-run ‘black sites’ from 2002 until they were sent to Guantanamo Bay in 2006.
Tennis is a small window. You’re not going to have unlimited chances, unlimited opportunities. You can’t waste time.
There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.
I spent a college semester in a small town in Italy – and that is where I truly tasted food for the first time.
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.
The world has only one border. It is called humanity. The differences between us are small compared to our shared humanity. Put humans first.
I don’t care how small or big they are, insects freak me out.
Dishonesty is all about the small acts we can take and then think, ‘No, this not real cheating.’ So if you think that the main mechanism is rationalization, then what you come up with, and that’s what we find, is that we’re basically trying to balance feeling good about ourselves.
The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.
You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you.
We need to reach out to small ‘l’ liberal voters who have a modern outlook on life, who want a party that is hard-headed on the economy – more credible on the economy than Labour – but more socially progressive and fairer than the Conservatives.
I like to play small clubs.
International affairs is very much run like the mafia. The godfather does not accept disobedience, even from a small storekeeper who doesn’t pay his protection money. You have to have obedience; otherwise, the idea can spread that you don’t have to listen to the orders, and it can spread to important places.
What a profound significance small things assume when the woman we love conceals them from us.
If your dream is only about you, it’s too small.
Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
Beetles and butterflies are sometimes restricted to small areas. Each mountain in a range, and even the different zones of a mountain, may have its own peculiar species. But the house-fly seems to be everywhere. I wonder if any island in mid-ocean is flyless.
If you’re going to go increase taxes on small businesses, you’re going to slow down the extent to which we’re able to reduce unemployment. So I think it’s a serious mistake; the wrong time to raise taxes.
I’ve discovered if you have a small circle of people you know you can rely on – in good times, bad times, happy times, sad times – who aren’t going to judge you and will, sometimes, just sit and listen to you without saying anything, then I think you’re very fortunate.
The older I get, the more I’m conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn’t it?
The reality, I believe, is that all change starts small. The big picture is just too unwieldy, too incomprehensible and seemingly immovable. But give us something individual, quantifiable and personalize-able and, suddenly, our perspective shifts to the one.
I want to change history, do something important in my life, and influence individuals like we have with millions of small businesses on Alibaba. Then they love and respect you because you made their life important.
That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Every small town has its dramatic group, its barber-shop quartet, every home has music in one form or another.
Everything looks cute when it’s small.
We need to create a level regulatory playing field. It makes no sense for Internet giants like Google, Facebook, and Twitter to be allowed to buy newspapers while a small AM radio station is prohibited from purchasing its local paper.
It’s a long journey to become successful, and you learn to grow with it. You grow with the small steps you take.
A computer is not really like us. It is a projection of a very small part of ourselves: that portion devoted to logic, order, rule and clarity.
Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work, since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups, not from large, structured efforts.
A food processor, or even one of those small bowls that fit on a stick blender, is a real treasure. No, that’s not an overstatement.
We all have to start somewhere, and doing something is better than nothing at all. Start small so you don’t get discouraged and give up. Remember it is all about consistency.
In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.
I lived with my mom in a really small apartment. My bedroom was like in the living room. That’s why I still love to sleep on couches now.
Don’t ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian.
All of us grow up in particular realities – a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we’re brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it.
With the advent of cell phones, especially with the very small microphone that attach to the cell phone itself, it’s getting harder and harder I find, to differentiate between schizophrenics and people talking on a cell phone.
The chances of Israeli science competing with big American science are small. For almost 15 years, we had no competition.
Building product is not about having a large team to manage. It is about having a small team with the right people on it.
For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action. This action becomes multiplied by the masses, and is made tangible when leadership changes course due to the weight of the movement’s voice.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It’s a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle.
There are two types of men: the great and the small.
My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I’ll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy.
All people from small islands dance funny.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
There are expectations in everyone’s lives. It might be small or big, but then you cannot forget to prioritise what is important and try to focus when it is really needed.
I am a low-key girl from a middle-class family of a small village.
A small, seemingly inconsequential event can determine a life.
It’s a small percentage of people who do the 80-hour-a-week high-powered career thing, and they’re almost all men. Why? Well, men are driven by socio-economic status more than women.
All the small things matter. Communication. It doesn’t matter what you are doing. You have to be on the same page.
It would be easy for someone to think growing up in a small town would be like ‘Footloose’ or something, that it would be, ‘No dancing allowed!’ all the time, but it was quite the opposite. People always got excited for me and my successes and supported me even though I was a little weirdo goofball.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
The beauty of where I’m from – this small little town called Wallburg, North Carolina – I didn’t have a TV; I was out playing ball with my dad, shooting clay pigeons.
Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.
I grew up in a conservative small town, and the gay characters I saw on TV and in movies when I was growing up were all flamboyant and obnoxious and sometimes kind of annoying.
Sometimes, when I see my granddaughters make small discoveries of their own, I wish I were a child.
Just because Pluto or comets aren’t as big as Jupiter doesn’t mean they are not scientifically important – indeed, just the reverse is often true. Sometimes, great things come in small packages.
Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.
I come from a very humble background. My father had to work really hard to become an assistant director. For a large part of his youth, he worked in a mill and took up odd jobs to make ends meet. We lived in a small room and could only afford a meal a day.
I select a very small number of things to be sceptical about, such as markets, and on these I am hypersceptic. But I want to be fooled by randomness in art. I want the ceremonial of religion; we are made for it.
On grass, it can be the small things that decide a match.
It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
We police in America in communities of color and economically challenging community, we police based on the behavior of the numerical minority that is committing crime. That small percentage of people who commit crimes in a community becomes the methods that’s used for the entire community.
What is negotiation but the accumulation of small lies leading to advantage?
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold – brothers who know now they are truly brothers.
You can’t achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger.
I like the detail work of telling a story in small pieces, as is done in movie-making, and also the long leap of faith needed to see a theatre performance through each night. Both require focus and self-discipline.
I’m not a frustrated concert composer, and the concert pieces I’ve done have been a small part of my work. What I’ve sought there is instruction, variation from the demands of film and relief from its restrictions.
Gentlemen, it is better to have died as a small boy than to fumble this football.
There is nothing wrong with centralizing the budget in Manila. We are such a small country.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
It’s a really paradoxical thing. We want to think big, but start small. And then scale fast. People think about trying to build the next Facebook as trying to start where Facebook is today, as a major global presence.
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.
Research has shown that even small amounts of processed food alter the chemical balance in our brain and cause negative mood swings along with noticeable dips ill energy.
A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
Because we’re in a small town and somewhat isolated from the fast lane of high tech, we’ve been able to grow and concentrate on our work instead of being distracted by the competition and getting caught up in the soap opera of Silicon Valley.
Handmade things tend to be so expensive that only a small part of the population can afford them. And yet making things with hands is such an essential part of being human.
I grew up in a really small town with not a lot of money, and I liked singing, but it was just something that was a hobby.
I’ve never been a very prolific person, so when creativity flows, it flows. I find myself scribbling on little notepads and pieces of loose paper, which results in a very small portion of my writings to ever show up in true form.
The microbe is so very small: You cannot take him out at all.
Rwanda was considered a second-class operation; because it was a small country, we had been able to maintain a kind of status quo. They were negotiating, they’d accepted the new peace project, so we were under the impression that everything would be solved easily.
Climate change, in some regions, has aggravated conflict over scarce land, and could well trigger large-scale migration in the decades ahead. And rising sea levels put at risk the very survival of all small island states. These and other implications for peace and security have implications for the United Nations itself.
I grew up all over Idaho – I was born in Emmett, a very small town.
For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.
Some people look at big things, and other people look at very small things, but in a sense, we’re all trying to understand the world around us.
Every weekend, I’m on the highway to Antwerp. I need to be there, to have the calm. It’s a whole different life: I jump on my bike, and it’s so small, I can be anywhere in a minute. I like to be at home when there’s free time because when you’re at a big company, you’re constantly surrounded by 30 people.
I’m a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small.
I always gravitate towards the independent side of things, just because those are the stories I always fall in love with, but you don’t really get paid, and living in Los Angeles is expensive, and I have a mortgage to pay. So it’s good to jump onto a studio film and then in all my other time do small passion projects.
At the end of the day, when I kick back with some barbecue and a CokeZero in front of a blockbuster film playing within the convenience of my fully air-conditioned house, I’ll say a small prayer thanking God for the American culture.
What I realized is that it doesn’t matter how big or small your film is. The actual filmmaking process, the actual storytelling, it’s still the same thing. It’s still all about creating characters that you like and creating moments that get you excited or get you tense.
I lived a sloppy life. So I took very small increments in my life. I started making my bed. I started cleaning my room. There were dishes in the sink. It started off with doing small house chores. I saw that the yard needed to be mowed. So instead of being told it needed to be mowed, I would mow it.
I’m just a kid from a small town. Not many people make it from there. Shout out to Whitnall.
In Globalization 1.0, which began around 1492, the world went from size large to size medium. In Globalization 2.0, the era that introduced us to multinational companies, it went from size medium to size small. And then around 2000 came Globalization 3.0, in which the world went from being small to tiny.
When I lost seven of my toes on Nanga Parbat and small parts of my fingertips I knew I’d never be a great rock climber. So I specialized in high-altitude climbing.
To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
I’ve found that small wins, small projects, small differences often make huge differences.
Every day, do small gestures of generosity! It does not mean go to Cambodia. Do it at home. If you do nothing at home, evil becomes normal.
I’m really small, so I think if I shrink, I’d turn into a puddle.
I come from Main Street, from a small town that’s really depressed.
Climate change does not respect border; it does not respect who you are – rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call ‘global challenges,’ which require global solidarity.
What really broke it down was I had my son while I was locked up, so that really affected me. I can’t really have this, knowing my father was locked up when I was small. So that really out of everything – through the fame, the money, everything – that really put the toll on me: ‘Oh yeah, I gotta change.’
Courage – you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn’t want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself.
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.
I love being in a small club where everybody has a good seat, and we don’t look like ants. And you can feel the audience, which makes it kind of magical, and I miss that. I guess I have the best of both worlds.
It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
When I read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ I was so struck by the universality of small towns.
The simplest of simplest things makes me happy. I love small gestures and nature in life.
What’s important at the grocery store is just as important in engines or medical systems. If the customer isn’t satisfied, if the stuff is getting stale, if the shelf isn’t right, or if the offerings aren’t right, it’s the same thing. You manage it like a small organization. You don’t get hung up on zeros.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
I’m proud to have a small part in the growth of hockey in D.C., but our organization does so much every day to get young kids to play hockey and I’m always appreciative of that.
People in small towns, much more than in cities, share a destiny.
I’d skip school regularly to see movies – even in the morning, in the small Parisian theaters that opened early.
The romantic person instinctively sees marriage in terms of emotions, but what a couple actually gets up to together over a lifetime has much more in common with the workings of a small business. They must draw up work rosters, clean, chauffeur, cook, fix, throw away, mind, hire, fire, reconcile, and budget.
I don’t think you should spend your life praying for things, but I do believe you should thank God for what He’s given you… but I think the scripture teaches us that we can pray for our dreams, pray for the big things… he’s not a small God; this God is incredible.
We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
For my part, I have worked all my life with eggs and embryos of frogs. Compared to other small animals, these have figured prominently in the world of literature.
I was definitely a thespian of sorts in elementary school. I went to a real small private school, and every year, I participated in the talent shows and the school plays – all of ’em.
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
Speech is the small change of silence.
We never worry about the big things, just the small things.
Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and employ almost half of the working population. Yet because of their size, they rarely have access to the same information security resources as large firms.
I can do small things in a great way.
Normally, I just sit in my quiet little room and do the small things that bring me pleasures. I read my books, I answer email, I write a little bit.
I grew up in a very large family in a very small house. I never slept alone until after I was married.
I went to a public high school that had a very small graduating class of 156 students. I lived a relatively normal childhood until I turned probably around 16. Things started to take off career-wise.
No matter how small the dishonest deed is, at the end of the day, cheating is cheating.
Right to Information is a small concrete step in making our polity more democratic.
An actor’s popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.
So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.
Life is too short to talk about the small, unimportant things when you catch the bigger picture.
In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.
I don’t Twitter or blog. I’m bad at small talk, and don’t have good ‘chat’. Talk to me about publishing, and I can go on for hours.
Life is a series of steps. Things are done gradually. Once in a while there is a giant step, but most of the time we are taking small, seemingly insignificant steps on the stairway of life.
These days, the manufacturing is controlled by a small number of countries, primarily Taiwan and South Korea.
Even coming from small towns, the biggest dreams are possible.
For myself, I’m still little Joanna from the hood – from a small town in Poland, and I’m still having my goals, my dreams.
I’m 5ft 1in and despise being small. People think I’m cute and cuddly, and I’m not.
Greatness comes by doing a few small and smart things each and every day. Comes from taking little steps, consistently. Comes from a making a few small chips against everything in your professional and personal life that is ordinary, so that a day eventually arrives when all that’s left is The Extraordinary.
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
There is a small world of people who are very interested in contemporary art and a slightly bigger world of people who look at contemporary art. But then there is a much larger world that doesn’t realise how influential art is on things that they actually look at.
However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbours, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account.
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
Sometimes big problems are best solved with lots of small and creative solutions.
It’s really important that young women be reminded that their involvement matters and that their voice is heard. Even if it feels like it’s small, it really can make an impact.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
I would hate to be thrust into the middle of a big film and not deliver. There’s young actors and they’re put into these central roles and they’re commanding armies – but they can’t quite pull it off. I’d much rather do it in small steps and build it from there.
That’s a small portion of my career, taking a moment to do something stupid.
It’s not that Good doesn’t triumph over Evil, it’s that the point spread is too small.
I’ve never turned to anybody for advice and counsel. Even when I was a very small child, I had to stand on my feet because of the circumstances of those times, and somehow, the circumstances have remained more or less the same. I have to take my own decisions.
I grew up in a very small conservative town and as a result there were a lot of people who didn’t like what I did. So I would say for anyone who is dealing with bullying, regardless if it’s not to do with being a medium, I know what it’s like to be alienated and feel different.
Science is international: the best scientists can come from anywhere; they can come from next door, or they can come from a small village in a country anywhere in the world – we need to make it easier.
By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.
The use of drones is rapidly transforming the way we go to war. On the battlefield, a squad leader can receive real-time data from a drone that enables him to view the landscape for miles in every direction, dramatically expanding the capabilities of what would normally have been a small and isolated unit.
Lebanon is a small country, weak, an army with very humble capabilities.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
When you have to do small talk, you know, ‘Hello, how are you?’ after that, I don’t know what to do. I go, ‘OK, then,’ and walk away.
Measuring sticks try to rank some people as big and some people as small – but we aren’t sizes. We are souls. There are no better people or worse people – there are only God-made souls.
Connectivity just can’t be a privilege for people in the richest countries. We believe that connecting everyone in the world is one of the great challenges of our generation, and that’s why we are happy to play whatever small part in that that we can.
We are all living in a world shaped by Reagan and his ideology of small ‘l’ liberalism.
The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.
One of the most exciting things about dark energy is that it seems to live at the very nexus of two of our most successful theories of physics: quantum mechanics, which explains the physics of the small, and Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, which explains the physics of the large, including gravity.
It’s passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.
He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man.
Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
Small business is the backbone of our economy. I’m for big business, too. But small business is where the jobs are generated.
While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary.
The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations – great or small – to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century.
It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of doom.
Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take many small steps.
Small things amuse small minds.
One of biggest lies in politics is the lie that Republicans are the party of big business. Big business does great with big government. Big business is very happy to climb in bed with big government. Republicans are and should be the party of small business and of entrepreneurs.
I am essentially a recluse who will have very little to do with people wherever he may be. I think that most people only make me nervous – that only by accident, and in extremely small quantities, would I ever be likely to come across people who wouldn’t.
A small silence came between us, as precise as a picture hanging on the wall.
Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.
I found there are a lot of advantages to being on a small budget and having a small crew. You get some very intimate performances and naturalistic cinematography.
The opportunity to orbit the Earth, witnessing multiple sunrises and sunsets every day, looking back to our small blue life-sustaining jewel from a distance, gives me the greatest sense of anticipation.
My study of the wild gorilla is not yet finished, and even when it is complete, it will contribute only a small part toward man’s understanding of his closest animal relatives, the great apes. But one conclusion is already clear: The gorilla is one of the most maligned animals in the world.
You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.
A good, quick, small team can beat a big, slow team any time.
A large social-media presence is important because it’s one of the last ways to conduct cost-effective marketing. Everything else involves buying eyeballs and ears. Social media enables a small business to earn eyeballs and ears.
We’ve never played at this place before. This place is big, and I’m kinda nervous, so we’re going to make it feel small by pretending we’re in a… bedroom. We’ll hang off the edge of the bed, take off our shoes and get naked!
Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.
I have been doing good deeds since I was just a small child.
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
I feel not unlike a small boy, waking from a bad dream to find reality not much of an improvement.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
I think music has the power to transform people, and in doing so, it has the power to transform situations – some large and some small.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
My father has been serious with me because he wanted me to have the best opportunities to do well. I think that has been a huge benefit for me coming from a small country like Norway.
There are no small parts. Only small actors.
Run a home like you would a small business and treat it with the same seriousness.
Every fight is like a different landscape of what you go through. But sometimes it’s small injuries. Sometimes it’s lessons you walk away with. Every fight is different but they all hurt, for sure.
Since the middle of the twentieth century, our understanding of the American past has been revolutionized, in no small part because of our altered conceptions of the place of race in the nation’s history.
It’s one of the essentials just to have a lighter on me, you never know what you might have to use. I like my lighters to be blue and small, they can fit in a pocket.
Never ask for small loans.
Acting means living, it’s all I do and all I’m good at. If I weren’t getting paid well, I would still be acting in a small troupe somewhere.
The eyes of some persons are large, others small, and others of a moderate size; the last-mentioned are the best. And some eyes are projecting, some deep-set, and some moderate, and those which are deep-set have the most acute vision in all animals; the middle position is a sign of the best disposition.
Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one‘s voice.
The first view of the Earth is magical. It is a very overpowering realization that the Earth is so small. It affected me. I could not get over the notion that in such a small planet, with such a small ribbon of life, so much goes on. It is as if the whole place is sacred.
I find television, and particularly live television, very romantic: the idea that there is this small group of people, way up high, in a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan, beaming this signal out into the night.
The close of my studies with a degree of a Dr. Ing. in 1929 coincided with the great economic crisis, and I was not able to find an academic position. I was therefore very grateful for a position in the newly created laboratory of G.J. Driza in Prague where rare chemicals were produced on small scale.
All is worthwhile if the soul is not small.
Casper Wyo., population 18,000 when I was born, was large enough to hold the surprises of civilization, but small enough that the prairie was close by – for some in our town, right out the front door – stretching on forever, under the great curving sky.
Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born.
You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.
It really matters whether people are working on generating clean energy or improving transportation or making the Internet work better and all those things. And small groups of people can have a really huge impact.
Some people say they feel very small when they think about space. I felt more expansive, very connected to the universe.
Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
Hong Kong might be a small place, but its people make it unique. The iconic images of skyscrapers in this bustling metropolis are famous around the world, but it is the people of Hong Kong, standing up for their city on the streets, who make it truly great.
Listen: I like my bikinis very small, and I also like, uh, nude-colored bikinis because people double-take – they think I’m naked on the beach.
I have this A-line figure. It starts with my face being small and increases as it goes down. Actually South Indians have this problem. Small face. Big hips.
All countries, big or small, strong or weak, are equal members of the United Nations.
I studied fine arts and architecture, but I decided to move into movie design because I grew up in a small town in the Marche region and spent a lot of time after school in the movie theater.
I love theater work because of the immediate effect your performance has on the audience. And I love the repetition; I love getting on the same stage for more than a month and reciting the same lines, trying to make a small or large step towards an improvement in my acting.
I believe it’s so important to love life, enjoy it for its small moments and live without regrets – life is so unpredictable.
To suggest that God specifically created a worm to torture small African children is blasphemy as far as I can see. The Archbishop of Canterbury doesn’t believe that.
I’ve never felt particularly ambitious or driven, that’s for sure, although I like to create stuff, whether it’s a little doodle, a drawing, a small painting or a movie or a piece of music, so I suppose I’m driven by that. Everything I’ve done has felt very natural, and it’s happened because it’s happened.
The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.
A season of suffering is a small assignment when compared to the reward. Rather than begrudge your problem, explore it. Ponder it. And most of all, use it. Use it to the glory of God.
In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience.
I just owe almost everything to my father and it’s passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.
‘Outlander’ is based on a group of books; there’s a slight fantasy element to it, but ours is authentic – we try to stick to historical accuracy as possible. Ours is about a small group of people and a core relationship rather than big armies.
Smiling makes me feel weak and not in control and not powerful and small.
I went to a Steiner School, which is very small and nurturing and creative, so I felt like I was in an environment where I could mature. There was less of the clique-y stuff, which can really make high school a living hell for a lot of people, going on, so I was very similar then to who I am now. I’m still a dork.
I’d rather do a really good small part than a really bad big part.
Recognition is a reward in itself. Any form of appreciation, even a small word, is important.
There are some things that you can fulfil with money, but at the end of the day these are not the things that make you happy. It is the small things that make life good.
Wikipedia is kind of extreme, where a very, very small group of people contribute pretty much everything.
I’m all about small towns. I think it’s a great place to grow up.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Three children have become adults since a phone call with Jo Rowling, containing one small clue, persuaded me that there was more to Snape than an unchanging costume, and that even though only three of the books were out at that time, she held the entire massive but delicate narrative in the surest of hands.
The biggest obstacle to wealth is fear. People are afraid to think big, but if you think small, you’ll only achieve small things.
There is a comfortable feeling in small towns. It is salubrious.
Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors.
When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.
Be thankful for what you have. Appreciate the small and simple things.
I would like to see people more aware of where their food comes from. I would like to see small farmers empowered. I feed my daughter almost exclusively organic food.
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
The best partnerships aren’t dependent on a mere common goal but on a shared path of equality, desire, and no small amount of passion.
Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.
I was a daughterless mother. I had nowhere to put the things a mother places on her daughter. The nail polish I used to paint our toenails hardened. Our favorite videos gathered dust. Her small apron was in a box in the attic. Her shoes – the sparkly ones, the leopard rain boots, the ballet slippers – stood in a corner.
I have been into social work since 45 years, and at an average, every day for one or two hours, I have been engaging in social discourses. It is not a small thing.
Osama bin Laden, the person, more likely serves the function of a stand-in. Compare the new terrorists with partisans or conventional terrorists in Israel. These people often fight in a decentralized manner in small, autonomous units, too.
Hard work and only hard work has paid off for me. Being a very small industry, hard work is a must. It has worked wonders for me most of the time.
I start from one point and go as far as possible. But, unfortunately, I never lose my way. I ‘localize,’ which is to say that I think always in a given space. I rarely think of the whole of a solo, and only very briefly. I always return to the small part of the solo that I was in the process of playing.
Small projects need much more help than great.
I am less selfish. But I am more insistent on being part of the creative experience. I find I am a better mother, lover and wife when I am writing. When my daughter was small I wasn’t writing as much and I didn’t miss it.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Notice the small things. The rewards are inversely proportional.
Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions.
Once, he was chosen to play Ram in a small Ramleela company, but his parents were against it.
You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan well, focus, work hard, and be very determined to achieve your goals.
I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything else and I’m part of it. I didn’t ask to be put here, I’ve been lucky in finding myself here.
Coming from a small town it was tough to dream big. When I grew up in a small town in Georgia, my biggest dream was one day to be able to go to Atlanta.
The world is such a small place.
Indeed there are powers in the small child that are far greater than is generally realized, because it is in this period that the construction, the building-up, of man takes place, for at birth, psychically speaking, there is nothing at all – zero!
I just don’t think there are any rules to color. You have a small space with no windows? Put lamps in there, make it dramatic, paint the ceiling black. Do something with it. If it’s dark, accentuate the darkness.
It is important that the United States remain a two-party system. I’m a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican Party can’t be too small to suit me.
I hail from a small town, Jamshedpur. From childhood, I’ve been constantly surrounded by people who are not so urban.
Aesthetically, London is just beautiful; it’s a gorgeous city. The architecture, monuments, the parks, the small streets – it’s an incredible place to be.
Just as important as our society as a whole are our small communities: our neighborhoods, workplaces and schools.
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
Being a small boy it’s very daunting seeing the Queen around and not really quite knowing what to talk about.
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
I have loved corsets since I was small. When I was a child, my grandmother took me to an exhibition, and they had a corset on display. I loved the flesh color, the salmon satin, the lace.
On a motorcycle, you can’t really think about more than where you are. There’s a freedom that comes with that – from stress, worry, sweating the small stuff.
New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.
I don’t know what politicians are like, but I imagine, having played one, that you have to have a really wide view of the world. You have to think globally; you can’t think small.
Ribofunk indicates a focus on biology as the upcoming big science in the way that physics was for the last 50 or 100 years. If you look for a biological thread throughout science fiction, you can find it, but it’s a very small percentage of the total. That’s been changing in the last few years.
I think we’re in good shape, but the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina is in some small way mitigated by the fact that we now have more people talking about it, thinking about it and working on it, so that we will be more vigilant and ready.
Ray Bradbury has a vacation house in Palm Springs, California, in the desert at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains. It’s a Rat Pack-era affair, with a chrome-and-turquoise kitchen and a small swimming pool in back.
Manila is like a small New York. Nothing works, and everybody’s out to get the better of you.
I was born in a middle class Muslim family, in a small town called Myonenningh in a northern part of Bangladesh in 1962. My father is a qualified physician; my mother is a housewife. I have two elder brothers and one younger sister. All of them received a liberal education in schools and colleges.
I learned some valuable lessons about the legislative process, the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the wisdom of taking small steps to get a big job done.
You can be a big fish in a small pond, but you’re only going to be competing against people at that level.
I never dreamed about being an actor, because that was out of reach. Coming from a small town that was big in farming, and also big in clothing factories, you don’t dream about being a professional football player or an actor.
The list of what I want to do is so long, I would need a few lifetimes to achieve them. For instance, I would like to fly small planes, maybe over the Ganges one day.
We need to be investing in manufacturing and small businesses. We need to be creating a workforce where Americans can compete in a global marketplace because they have the necessary skills. And we need fairness, and we need a sustainable, strong economy that’s durable for the future.
I grew up in a small farming town called Concord, outside Charlotte in North Carolina.
If I had to come up with something that just came to me, I think growing up in a small town, I want knowledge. I still think today, knowledge is one of the keys.
I’m bad in front of the camera. However, if someone gave me a small role in a film with two dialogues and one scene, I’d do it.
The flute was an alternative to being a small fish in an increasingly bigger pool filled with a number of great guitar players.
Only since the Industrial Revolution have most people worked in places away from their homes or been left to raise small children without the help of multiple adults, making for an unsupported life.
I did swimming, gymnastics, dance, and the acting was just a small part. I didn’t have pushy parents; it wasn’t forced upon me. They just said, ‘See if you like it. If you do, great; if you don’t, don’t worry about it.’ I was really fortunate to have that guidance and supportive parents.
I’m really terrible with small children; they’re small, noisy, irritating, damp and soggy.
This is why we feel that democracy’s important: because democracy allows you to have small explosions and therefore avoid the bigger explosions.
When someone does a small task beautifully, their whole environment is affected by it.
Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.
The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.
I like being a big fish in a small pond. I’m not interested in a huge audience because it brings headaches.
Yesterday I was thinking about the whole idea of genius and creative people, and the notion that if you create some magical art, somehow that exempts you from having to pay attention to the small things.
Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
It took me a long time to find out that I was born to be an actor. It was the last thing on my list, although my list was very small. I didn’t know what to do. But kids weren’t supposed to know what to do back then; we were all cute and we’d find out what we’d do later in life.
The two great aims of industrialism – replacement of people by technology and concentration of wealth into the hands of a small plutocracy – seem close to fulfillment.
Are not rays of light very small bodies emitted from shining substances?
I was drawing a mandolin, and I made the sound hole very small, which made the mandolin look gigantic. I saw that making the details small made the form monumental. So in my figures, the eyes, the mouth are all small, and the exterior form is huge.
I had an injury in my leg, and everybody was talking about that. I decided to cut my hair and leave the small thing there. I come to training, and everybody saw me with bad hair. Everybody was talking about the hair and forgot about the injury. I could stay more calm and relaxed and focused on my training.
All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
Drama is drama, and it’s really… if it’s something small, you put a magnifying glass up to it; if it’s something big, you use a wide lens.
Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.
The purpose of the United Nations should be to protect the essential sovereignty of nations, large and small.
We must get government out of the way and help foster an environment where small businesses are free to grow and create jobs.