Making Jam by Vladimir Makovsky
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.
- Booker T. Washington
Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practiced in our social intercourse, give a greater charm to the character than the display of great talents and accomplishments.
- Mary Ann Kelty
Rocking Baby – artist unknown to me
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver
As the few adepts in such things well know, universal morality is to be found in little everyday penny-events just as much as in great ones.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.
- Samuel Johnson
Excerpt from painting by Carl Larrson
I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
My favorite of this bunch:
If we really knew the future glory for us, it would make the best times leaveable and the worst times bearable.
- John Newton
Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.