Sermon quotes on little things

Jerry Bridges

Nothing is too big for Him to handle, and nothing is too small to escape His attention.

Raymond Chandler

To say goodbye is to die a little.

The Long Goodbye 

Kent Crockett

Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers,” not “blessed are the troublemakers.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” 

The Little Prince


When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.

Francis of Assisi

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.

The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi

Robert Frost

Live life like its the last breath you take for that breath is the whole essence of living, the little things in life are what connects us to all the big things we live for.

Thomas a Kempis

It is better to have but little knowledge with humility and understanding, than great learning which might make you proud. For a person’s merits are not to be estimated by having many visions, or by knowledge of the bible, or by being placed in a higher position; but by being grounded in true humility, and by seeking always, purely, and entirely, the honor of God.

Helen Keller

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

C.S. Lewis

Poetry too is a little incarnation, giving body to what had been before invisible and inaudible.

Mother Teresa

We can do no great things-only small things with great love.

John Piper

God made man small and the universe big to say something about himself.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Little by little, one travels far

John Jay

I can do but little – that little shall be done.

Betty Reese

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.

Albert Schweitzer

We are gripped by God’s will of love, and must help carry out that will in this world, in small things as in great things, in saving as in pardoning. To be glad instruments of God’s love in this imperfect world is the service to which we are called.

Brother Lawrence

That we ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed. That we should not wonder if, in the beginning, we often failed in our endeavors, but that at last we should gain a habit, which will naturally produce its acts in us, without our care, and to our exceeding great delight.

Russ Ramsey

In terms of time and space, the scale of Jesus’s earthly ministry was small—three years in a parcel of land where the corners of the world came together.

Behold the King of Glory: A Narrative of the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Crossway.

Betty Reese

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.

Daniel J. Simundson

The small size of Bethlehem reminds one of a common biblical theme: When God is about to do something great, human estimates of status, size, power, and influence are completely irrelevant. In fact, God often deliberately chooses someone whom we would probably dismiss as the most unlikely candidate for carrying out God’s mission.

New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary (OT), Vol.7, The Book of Micah, Abingdon Press, 2015.

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