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The church, he noted, could begin to be a place where people are "so taken with Jesus, so much in love with him, that they [would be] incapable of littleness and narrowness and selfishness.
They elevated me from all littleness of feeling; and although they did not remove my grief, they subdued and tranquilized it.
And yet it itself is nothing--less than nothing-when its littleness is brought into contrast with the vast bulk of the millions of suns that swim those seas of space wherein it paddles lonely and unnoticed, save by its own sun, its own moon.
JOHNSON WAS NOT everyone's cup of tea: Horace Walpole in his Memoirs of George III dismisses him as bombastic and vicious--"with all the pedantry he had all the gigantic littleness of a country schoolmaster"--while Boswell is written off as "the quintessence of busybodies.
I thought that because of its littleness it would suddenly have fallen into nothing.
His littleness lies in his spitefulness, of which Moore suffered the sharpest point.
Frank, says Emma, has "'None of that upright integrity, that strict adherence to truth and principle, that disdain of trick and littleness, which a man should display in every transaction of his life'" (397), but Jane Austen herself may recall Lord Fairfax.
Even Mompou's littleness, his timidity are part of his integrity.
and they will find their littleness in startling contrast with the grandeur of the soul-saving evangelists God has honored.
6] Romantic Solitude, developed by Rousseau and Zimmerman, consists of an escape from human triviality and human vanity in order to discover one's own essential being against the background of the immensity of the God-created universe, a universe uncontaminated, uncultivated, untouched by humans: one goes to the mountain tops to discover the truth about oneself, including the truth about one's own littleness.
the great judge and arbitrator of our conduct, who shows us the real littleness of ourselves,.
It is from him only that we learn of the real littleness of ourselves, and of whatever relates to ourselves, and the natural misrepresentations of self-love can be corrected only by the eye of this impartial spectator" (TMS, 137).
1873) (illustrating the inequities that resulted because crimes were viewed by the class of the offender rather than the nature of the offense and the law "magnified the offence [sic] in proportion to the littleness of the offenders").
Like Nicholson Baker, he is the poet of littleness.