Neglecting small things under the pretext of wanting to accomplish large ones is the excuse of a coward.
A handful of men have become very rich by paying attention to details that most others ignored.
A little neglect may breed mischief ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost.
Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
All knowledge is of itself of some value. There is nothing so minute or inconsiderable, that I would not rather know it than not.
Big things and little things are my job. Middle level management can be delegated.
Trifles make the sum of human things,
And half our misery from our foibles spring.
I try to keep in touch with the details - you can't keep in touch with them all, but you've got to have a feel for what's going on.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same persons?
I recommend you to take care of the minutes for the hours will take care of themselves.
Our life is frittered away by detail... Simplify, simplify.
Whoever wants to accomplish great things must devote to a lot of profound thought to details.
Think naught a trifle, though it small appear;
Small sands the mountain, moments make the year,
And trifles life.