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Slight Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Slight

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I have called this principle,
by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved,
by the term of Natural Selection.
- Charles Darwin

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My religion consists of a humble admiration
of the illimitable superior spirit
who reveals himself in the slight details we are able
to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
- Albert Einstein

Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope.
- Mick Jagger

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight,
feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings,
knowing that she hath wings.
- Victor Hugo

 

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very
slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
- Lord Chesterfield

A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards
those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
- Logan P. Smith

A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.
- Mary Wortley

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I had cleavage that would make Dolly Parton proud.
But those things are really heavy and I'm pretty slight of frame,
so I took them out.
No one even noticed.
- Lexa Doig

I always had, deep down, a slight aversion toward the
purely cerebral in music.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

Every time you go out on the ice, there are slight flaws.
You can always think of something you should have done better.
These are the things you must work on.
- Dorothy Hamill

All pain is either severe or slight,
if slight,
it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

While the mind is in doubt it is driven this way and
that by a slight impulse.
- Terence

We don't want to miss anybody or slight anybody.
- Bob Anderson

Great deeds give choice of many tales.
Choose a slight tale, enrich it large,
and then let wise men listen.
- Pindar

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech.
Every now and then she stops to breathe.
- Jimmy Durante

Public interest in most of the Middle East was slight at that time;
the Arab-Israeli conflict was all that people were
interested in and that was not my specialty.
- Juan Cole

Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.
- Euripides

The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Indeed, the whole company, although thin in flesh,
and generally of slight forms, and limbs,
especially, are as good looking and intelligent a body
of men as we usually meet with.
- Lewis Tappan

That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or
three slight nods of the head,
is pity's small change in general society.
- Charles Dickens

Men should be either treated generously or destroyed,
because they take revenge for slight injuries -
for heavy ones they cannot.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

It's Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead.
- Larry Ellison

Of course, I do have a slight advantage over the rest of you.
It helps in a pinch to be able to remind your bride
that you gave up a throne for her.
- King Edward VIII

Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people,
I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that
I might slight any by omission.
- Theodore Bikel

Credulity is belief in slight evidence,
with no evidence, or against evidence.
- Tryon Edwards

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue;
they support the laws before destroying them.
- Voltaire

The difference is slight, to the influence of an author,
whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand;
if he can select the 500,
he reaches the five hundred thousand.
- Brooks Adams

Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
- Thomas Fuller

I don't even like watching sex scenes in movies.
I have a slight prudish side to me.
- Portia de Rossi

If you haven't had at least a slight poetic crack in the heart,
you have been cheated by nature.
- Phyllis Battelle

A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting
to the dwellers in civilization;
like the gentle air of a genial climate,
it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
- Walter Bagehot

Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away;
but if you show yourself irritated,
you will be thought to have deserved it.
- Tacitus

With slight risk of exaggeration you could say that
he walked almost every mile of the Indian land.
- Satish Kumar

I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things;
to suggest,
not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings.
- Balthus

Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war,
can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
- Julius Caesar

It's a slight stretch of the imagination but most people
are alike in most ways so I've never had any trouble
identifying with the character that I'm playing.
- Jack Nicholson

The scene was not a happy one yet we looked upon it
in the cold stoical spirit of a soldier;
a slight chilling pang and then a return soul and body to the enemy before us.
- Knute Nelson

The counterpart of the suicide is the seeker;
but the difference between them is slight.
- Paul Watzlawick

In the case of composite colour, an infinity of systems
must be obtained for maxima infinitely slight and with
an infinity of interval values separating them -
that is to say,
the whole thickness of the sensitive layer is occupied
in continuous manner by these maxima.
- Gabriel Lippmann

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it,
and on some occasions, is inevitable.
But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture
when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation,
and when it continues long.
- Wilson Mizner

I had to make a change.
It was no slight on my staff either.
We'd all been at Boro for seven years.
But certain players had got too familiar with the set-up.
I had to turn it round.
Terry was the one man I could think of to do it.
So I went for him.
- Bryan Robson

You know, people who almost - yeah, there's a slight reluctance there -
but there's also an ambiguity.
What are their morals? What is their code of living.
What are they really doing here.
And it is just interesting because it is never black or white.
- Matt Robinson

My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state.
I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman.
And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent,
I have reached the top of the acting profession.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am
by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp,
by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users
and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the
liberty of citizens on slight evidence.
- Milton Friedman

Child psychology and animal psychology are of relatively slight importance,
as compared with the sciences which deal with the corresponding
physiological problems of ontogeny and phylogeny.
- Wilhelm Wundt

And they kind of left to find a guitar player at the very end,
so you know, I don't really take it as any slight that
I wasn't able to play on the record.
It's flattering just to play with them period.
- James Iha

What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights
and snubs when you are a kid.
If your anger is deep enough and strong enough,
you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence,
personal gut performance.
- Richard M. Nixon

A slighted woman knows no bounds.
- John Vanbrugh

She was trusted and valued by her father,
loved and courted by all dogs, cats,
children,
and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else.
- Anne Bronte

The discrimination is not made openly,
but a Negro who goes to such places is informed that
there are no accommodations,
or he is overlooked and otherwise slighted,
so that he does not come again.
- Ray Stannard Baker

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

When you say you agree to a thing in principle you
mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
- Otto von Bismarck

The slightest acquaintance with history shows that
powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.
- Ambrose Bierce

Never pay the slightest attention to what a company
president ever says about his stock.
- Bernard Baruch

I profess accurately to describe native Africa -
Africa in those places where it has not received the slightest impulse,
whether for good or evil, from European civilisation.
- John H. Speke

Science doesn't in the slightest depend on trust.
It depends completely on the belief that you can demonstrate something for yourself.
- Walter Gilbert

A jury of my countrymen, it is true,
have found me guilty of the crime of which I stood indicted.
For this I entertain not the slightest feeling of resentment towards them.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

It really does matter when we tell even the slightest untruth.
Even something as well intentioned as
telling someone their ill-finished
hair style looks wonderful will backfire -
certainly karmically, and usually practically.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real love is more than a physical feeling.
If there's even the slightest doubt in your head about a guy,
then forget about it.
It's not real.
- Ethan Embry

Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious
architecture of the Middle Ages,
I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest
emotion in any modern Gothic church.
- Goldwin Smith

We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the
slightest doubt about that.
- Buenaventura Durruti

Men seem to think that page 3 girls are only interested in money.
Money doesn't impress me at all.
Not in the slightest.
- Katie Price

Any gentleman with the slightest chic will give a girl
a fifty dollar bill for the powder room.
- George Axelrod

We deny and have always denied having the slightest link with al-Qaeda.
- Aslan Maskhadov

Golf is a puzzle without an answer.
I've played the game for 40 years and I still haven't
the slightest idea how to play.
- Gary Player

I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest
chill will not instantly destroy.
- George Sand

His heart was like a sensitive plant,
that opens for a moment in the sunshine,
but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger,
or the lightest breath of wind.
- Anne Bronte

I spent my time trying to understand grand jury procedure -
a topic about which I never before had the slightest interest.
- Donella Meadows

I have not the slightest doubt that this form of individuation
represents a higher stage in the evolution of mankind.
- Herbert Read

If everyone really knew what a jerk I am in real life,
I wouldn't be so adored in the slightest.
- Christian Bale


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