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Detail

Definition: An individual fact or item.
Number of Quotes: 14

Neglecting small things under the pretext of wanting to accomplish large ones is the excuse of a coward.
Alexandra David-Néel

A handful of men have become very rich by paying attention to details that most others ignored.
Henry Ford

A little neglect may breed mischief ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost.
Benjamin Franklin

Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge.
Holbrook Jackson

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James

All knowledge is of itself of some value. There is nothing so minute or inconsiderable, that I would not rather know it than not.
Samuel Johnson

Big things and little things are my job. Middle level management can be delegated.
Konosuke Matsushita

Trifles make the sum of human things,
And half our misery from our foibles spring.

Hannah More

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.
Rupert Murdoch

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?
François de La Rochefoucauld

I recommend you to take care of the minutes for the hours will take care of themselves.
Philip Stanhope

Our life is frittered away by detail... Simplify, simplify.
Henry David Thoreau

Whoever wants to accomplish great things must devote to a lot of profound thought to details.
Paul Valery

Think naught a trifle, though it small appear;
Small sands the mountain, moments make the year,
And trifles life.

Edward Young

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