Quotations The Best Quotes About Detail  

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Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind. François Fénelon

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Pedantry is the showy display of knowledge which crams our heads with learned lumber and then takes out our brains to make room for it. Charles Caleb Colton

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While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things. Francis de Sales

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Measure three times before you cut once.

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The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events. Edward Gibbon

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It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are. Arthur Schopenhauer

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The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them. Jean de La Fontaine

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Carelessness is worse than a thieve.

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I have always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific. Lily Tomlin

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Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. Heraclitus

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Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle. Michelangelo

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One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite -- that particular peach is but a detail. Pablo Picasso

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Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. When a man tells you that he knows the exact truth about anything, you are safe in inferring that he is an inexact man. Bertrand Russell