“Daily and hourly, the politician inwardly has to overcome a quite trivial and all-too-human enemy: a quite vulgar vanity.”
“You should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster”
“I like the trivial, vulgar and exalted.”
J. V. Cunningham
““A warrior takes responsibility for his acts, for the most trivial of acts. An average man acts out his thoughts, and never takes responsibility for what he does.””
“If we are surrounded by the trivial and the vicious, it is all too easy to make our peace with it.”
“The Law of Triviality... briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.”
C. Northcote Parkinson
“A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.”
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