little things please little minds
- Cf. OVID Ars Amatoria I. 159 parva leves capiunt animos, small things enthral light minds.
1576 G. PETTIE Petit Palace 139 A litle thyng pleaseth a foole.
1584 LYLY Sappho & Phao II. iv. Litle things catch light mindes.
1845 DISRAELI Sybil II. ii. Little things affect little minds. Lord Marney..was kept at the station which aggravated his spleen.
1880 C. H. SPURGEON John Ploughman’s Pictures 81 Precious little is enough to make a man famous in certain companies..for..little things please little minds.
1963 D. LESSING Man & Two Women 74 Small things amuse small minds.
1973 Galt Toy Catalogue 35 As the saying goes—Little things please little minds.
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