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Small minds are captivated by trifles. - Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]

The sensibility of man to trifles, and his insensibility to great things, indicates a strange inversion. - Blaise Pascal

Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope. - James Henry Leigh Hunt

And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray's In deepest consequence. - William Shakespeare

It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important. - Doris Lessing

Men are lead by trifles. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Think nought a trifle, though it small appear; Small sands the mountain, moments make the year, And trifles life. - Edward Young

These trifles will lead to serious mischief. [La., Hae nugae seria ducent In mala] (Ars Poetica) - Horace [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]

Children and Princes will quarrel for Trifles. - Benjamin Franklin