“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
“You should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster”
“What's the meaning of making a fuss of these trivialities, which are mostly unintended? It may also violate our human rights.”
“To the mean eye all things are trivial, as certainly as to the jaundiced they are yellow.”
““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.””
“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.”
“I am all for titillating trivialities. I am all for the epic touch. I could almost say that everything in Time should be either titillating or epic or starkly, supercurtly factual.”
Henry R. Luce
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