Quotes containing word "little"

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Sell also: brief, fiddling, minuscule, petty, piddling, small, trivial

Definitions and meanings of word "little"

• Noun: a small amount or duration; example: "he accepted the little they gave him"

• Adj: limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; examples: "a little dining room", "a little house", "a small car", "a little (or small) group"

• Adj: (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some; examples: "little rain fell in May", "gave it little thought", "little hope remained", "little time is left", "we still have little money", "a little hope remained"

• Adj: of short duration or distance; examples: "a brief stay in the country", "in a little while", "it's a little way away"

• Adj: (of children and animals) young, immature; examples: "what a big little boy you are", "small children"

• Adj: (informal) small and of little importance; examples: "a fiddling sum of money", "a footling gesture", "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war", "a little (or small) matter", "a dispute over niggling details", "limited to petty enterprises", "piffling efforts", "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"

• Adj: (of a voice) faint; examples: "a little voice", "a still small voice"

• Adj: lowercase; examples: "little a", "small a", "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"

• Adj: small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context); examples: "a nice little job", "bless your little heart", "my dear little mother", "a sweet little deal", "I'm tired of your petty little schemes", "filthy little tricks", "what a nasty little situation"

• Adv: not much; example: "he talked little about his family"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "little"

Samuel Johnson
7 quotes about little
English Critic, Poet, Author, Editor
Wednesday 18 September 1709 - Monday 13 December 1784
Kristen Bell
7 quotes about little
American Actress
Born Friday 18 July 1980
John Ruskin
6 quotes about little
English Writer, Critic, Architect
Monday 8 February 1819 - Saturday 20 January 1900
Laura Ingalls Wilder
5 quotes about little
American Author
Thursday 7 February 1867 - Sunday 10 February 1957
Oliver Goldsmith
4 quotes about little
Irish Writer, Poet
Friday 10 November 1730 - Monday 4 April 1774
Blaise Pascal
5 quotes about little
French Writer, Philosopher, Physicist, Mathematician, Inventor
Monday 19 June 1623 - Saturday 19 August 1662
Samuel Butler
5 quotes about little
British Poet
Friday 4 December 1835 - Wednesday 18 June 1902
Francis Bacon
6 quotes about little
English Statesman, Philosopher, Author, Scientist
Saturday 21 January 1561 - Thursday 9 April 1626
Ann Romney
5 quotes about little
American Celebrity, Politician, Businessman, First Lady
Born Saturday 16 April 1949
Arthur Schopenhauer
3 quotes about little
German Philosopher
Friday 22 February 1788 - Friday 21 September 1860
William Hazlitt
6 quotes about little
English Writer, Philosopher, Critic
Friday 10 April 1778 - Saturday 18 September 1830
John Wooden
4 quotes about little
American Coach
Friday 14 October 1910 - Friday 4 June 2010

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.

Zig Ziglar

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Culture and tradition have to change little by little. So 'new' means a little twist, a marriage of Japanese technique with French ingredients. My technique. Indian food, Korean food; I put Italian mozzarella cheese with sashimi. I don't think 'new new new.' I'm not a genius. A little twist.

Masaharu Morimoto

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Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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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

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Wellbeing is attained by little and little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself.

Citium Zeno

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I think all of us who kind of live within the sport recognize that Davis Cup certainly could be a little more visible if perhaps there were some adjustments made to it, and it was made a little bit more easy to understand for the fans, if there's a little bit more of a start and finish line.

Jim Courier

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These individuals on steroids, does it enhance their career, does it give them a little more strength, a little more stamina, a little more psychological edge? Absolutely. How do you determine what - what their stats would be without steroids? It's impossible to tell.

Jose Canseco

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There's a little bit of hooker in every woman. A little bit of hooker and a little bit of God.

Sarah Miles

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If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much.

Hesiod

Words: add, little, again, soon
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There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

W. Clement Stone

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All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little.

Oliver Goldsmith

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A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Expecting to be able to get rid of the competitive drive, first of all, flies in the face of human nature - and little girls certainly have this drive, as much as little boys do, or at least the little girls I have observed in my immediate family have it.

Lynne Cheney

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An hour or two spent in writing from dictation, another hour or two in reading aloud, a little geography and a little history and a little physics made the day pass busily.

Hudson Stuck

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Because in order to beat Jimmy, I had to get around the ball a little bit quicker so I wasn't always on defensive and catching the ball on last stride, that I had little more time. Once I was able to get little bit quicker, then it has helped me a lot.

Ivan Lendl

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People think of these eureka moments and my feeling is that they tend to be little things, a little realisation and then a little realisation built on that.

Roger Penrose

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There's very little admirable about being a pirate. There's very little functional about a pirate. There's very little real about a pirate.

Will Oldham

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I don't know anything more piggish - I don't know anything more un-American than saying, 'Oh, I'm worried about my own little handout or my own little program or my own little economy and we'll kick this can down the road and let some future generation deal with it.'

Todd Rokita

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I think if you look at yesterday's New York Times poll, particularly when you judge Democrats in Congress versus the Republicans in Congress, people put a little more faith, or even a little more than a little more faith in the Democrats in Congress.

John Podesta

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A little work, a little sleep, a little love and it's all over.

Mary Roberts Rinehart

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