„If you should put even a little on a little, and should do this often, soon this too would become big.“
Variant translation: If thou shouldst lay up even a little upon a little, and shouldst do this often, soon would even this become great.
Original: (el) Εἰ γάρ κεν καὶ σμικρὸν ἐπὶ σμικρῷ καταθεῖο
καὶ θαμὰ τοῦτ᾽ ἔρδοις, τάχα κεν μέγα καὶ τὸ γένοιτο.
Source: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 361.
„I don't see anything wrong with being alone, it feels great to me. People make a big thing about personal love. It doesn't have to be such a big thing. The same for living - people make a big thing about that too. But personal living and personal loving are the two things the Eastern-type wise men don't think about.“
— Andy Warhol American artist 1928 - 1987
Source: 1975, Ch. 3: Senility
— John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010
„I think us here to wonder, myself. To wonder. To ast. And that in wondering bout the big things and asting bout the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. The more I wonder, he say, the more I love.“
The Color Purple (1982)
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
„Well, normally I’m against big things. I think the world is going to be saved by millions of small things. Too many things can go wrong when they get big.” — Pete Seeger (on how he felt about attending his big 90th birthday bash last year)“
— Pete Seeger American folk singer 1919 - 2014
„I don't like it, to be honest, when politicians make a big thing of their religious beliefs, so I don't make a big thing of it.“
— Tony Blair former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1953
BBC Newsnight http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/1988874.stm
Interview with Jeremy Paxman, 16 May 2002.
„Don't look for big things, just do small things with great love…. The smaller the thing, the greater must be our love.“
— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
As quoted in Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light (2007) by Brian Kolodiejchuk
„Make sure that you are next year's big success story. Don't fall into the pit of people who have given up on making something of themselves, and make sure you make everything out of yourself. I'm getting too old for this. And when I retire someday, I'm going to want to sit down at a computer and play your games, read your stories, and watch your videos. Don't fall in with the people who have already given up on themselves. You are tomorrow's next big thing.“
— Scott Cawthon American independent video game designer 1971
„The key thing about all the world's big problems is that they have to be dealt with collectively. If we don't get collectively smarter, we're doomed.“
— Douglas Engelbart American engineer and inventor 1925 - 2013
Intelligence in the Internet Age, New York Times, 9/19/05 http://www.nytimes.com/cnet/CNET_2100-11395_3-5869719.html?pagewanted=print
Orot Hatchiah 14.
„Out among the big things —
The heights that gleam afar —
A feller gets to wonder
What means each distant star;
He may not get an answer,
But somehow, every night
He feels, among the big things,
That everything’s all right.“
— Arthur Chapman (poet) American poet and newspaper columnist 1873 - 1935
Out Among the Big Things, st. 3.
Out Where the West Begins and Other Western Verses http://www.cowboypoetry.com/ac.htm#outbk (1917)
„I don't do it for the money. I've got enough, much more than I'll ever need. I do it to do it. Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Source: 1980s, p. 1
„Why is it, she wondered now, that boys get to do things and be things and girls only get to watch?“
— Jennifer Donnelly American writer 1963
Source: These Shallow Graves
„People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.“
— Peter F. Drucker American business consultant 1909 - 2005