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Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

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One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

 

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

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I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few.
It's equally humbling and uplifting.
- Michael Stipe

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put
a few nickels in the machine.
- Flip Wilson

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

Only a few things are really important.
- Marie Dressler

Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

I do have a political agenda.
It's to have as few regulations as possible.
- Dan Quayle

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.
I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher,
as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms
he may think undeservedly severe.
- Charles Babbage

I think I could sing and shear a few sheep at the same time.
- Robert Plant

Those opportunities to play in championship games are few and far between.
- Jack Youngblood

Fame - a few words upon a tombstone,
and the truth of those not to be depended on.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

I've been lucky enough to do a few films that will
last longer than an opening weekend and those films
are the ones I'm proud of.
- George Clooney

We then came to the Soviet Union.
One day we were walking and carrying our banner and
distributing a few leaflets in Russian to people,
and we met two women on the road.
- Satish Kumar

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
- Thomas Jefferson

In a way, the popularity of Corona came too fast for its own good,
initially.
We took a few steps back.
- Carlos Alvarez

Upon the principles of reason, the good of many is
preferable to the good of a few or of one;
a lasting good is to be preferred before a temporary,
the public before the private.
- Mary Astell

Since the printing press came into being,
poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man;
it has become the amusement and delight of the few.
- John Masefield

There are few things as toxic as a bad metaphor.
You can't think without metaphors.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

The Apple has the fewest bells and whistles.
It has simple sound and few graphics special effects.
In a way, that is a weakness because markets for the
other machines are getting bigger.
- Bill Budge

Few can believe that suffering, especially by others,
is in vain.
Anything that is disagreeable must surely have beneficial economic effects.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Not exactly hit them, but I've restrained a few people.
- Chuck Zito

If I want to go to a party with a few male friends,
it doesn't mean I'm gay.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I took speech training.
I took a few voice lessons in college.
- Harry Dean Stanton

There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale.
- Charles de Lint

Some men never feel small, but these are the few men who are.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind.
- Martha Beck

A few countries like Sri Lanka and Honduras have led
the way in slashing maternal mortality.
- Nicholas D. Kristof


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