43 Quotes About Enjoying the Little Things


Many of the little things in life are what provide you with the most meaning and happiness. These quotes about enjoying the little things will remind you to take a step back in life and embrace the little gifts that come our way.

“After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk whenever one wants, going into a shop and buying a newspaper, speaking or choosing to remain silent. The simple act of being able to control one’s person.”

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

“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.”

“Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things.”

“For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.”

“Getting organized in the normal routines of life and finishing little projects you’ve started is an important first step toward realizing larger goals. If you can’t get a handle on the small things, how will you ever get it together to focus on the big things?”

“Getting small things like Visa or driving licence should be made easier as we, in financial service sectors, are dealing with financial regulations and tax constraints.”

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”

“I always direct next to the camera and watch my actors, and so you can see the small things that you can’t see on the small screen but you can definitely see on the big screen.”

“I can do small things in a great way.”

“I don’t take on big things. What I do, pretty much, is make the big things small and the small things big.”

“I find that very appealing: the blurring of the lines between what’s funny and what’s tragic. And what’s ordinary and what’s not – the big things in the small things.”

“I have no problem with anyone being precise about small things.”

“I think it’s the small things, the smaller episodes and details that I linger on and try to draw meaning from, just personally.”

“I think the success around any product is really about subtle insights. You need a great product and a bigger vision to execute against, but it’s really those small things that make the big difference.”

“I think, in a career, you have several breaks that lead to a big break. Small things here and there all add up to cracking away at the dam. Then the dam breaks.”

“I was a pedantic child. I’d get really annoyed at the logic of small things that don’t bother anyone else.”

“If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small.”

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

“It is the small things in life which count; it is the inconsequential leak which empties the biggest reservoir.”

“It’s through the small things that we develop our moral imagination, so that we can understand the sufferings of others.”

“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”

“Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.”

“Men don’t pay attention to small things.”

“Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.”

“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.”

“Notice the small things. The rewards are inversely proportional.”

“One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.”

“Small things amuse small minds.”

“Small things have a way of overmastering the great. This small press can destroy a kingdom.”

“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.”

“Stay faithful in things large and taking on the world, but stay faithful in those things small – because remember it’s the small things, the size of a mustard seed, that ultimately moves mountains.”

“Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.”

“The biggest obstacle to wealth is fear. People are afraid to think big, but if you think small, you’ll only achieve small things.”

“The day you stop doing the small things is the day you think you’re above everybody else.”

“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.”

“We never worry about the big things, just the small things.”

“What a profound significance small things assume when the woman we love conceals them from us.”

“While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary.”

“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.”

“You can’t change the world; you can’t fix the whole environment. But you can recycle. You can turn the water off when you’re brushing your teeth. You can do small things.”

“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.”

For some, it is the little things that can spark a new conversation or allow a positive change to be made.

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