39 Quotes About Being Petty


Finding a way to meet your ultimate purpose will ensure you move past the small and petty things that prevent you from accomplishing your ultimate goals. These quotes about being petty serve as the perfect reminder to keep focused on the big finish.

“An ambition to excel in petty things obstructs the progress to nobler aims.”

“Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.”

“Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners is nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices.”

“Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman’s quality.”

“Don’t be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success.”

“Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.”

“Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.”

“Gossips are only sociologists upon a mean and petty scale.”

“Gradually the feeling wears off, and I feel swamped again by the inexplicable pettiness of being alive.”

“Great necessity elevates man, petty necessity casts him down.”

“Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.”

“Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.”

“I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.”

“I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it’s so petty.”

“It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom.”

“It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.”

“It’s smallness is not petty; on the contrary, it is profound.”

“I’ve found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them.”

“More than jealousy or possessiveness pettiness kills love.”

“My life is full of drama, and I don’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like.”

“Never fear being a petty fool it means you ain’t dying.”

“Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.”

“Our thoughts are broadcasts of the soul, not secrets of the brain. Kind ones bring us happiness; petty ones, untold pain.”

“Party loyalty lowers the greatest men to the petty level of the masses.”

“Petty mindedness instructs eyes to see everything from an appropriate standpoint, beautifulness could be looked otherwise.”

“Petty things don’t bother me as much as they used to.”

“Reproof should not exhaust its power upon petty failings.”

“The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man’s self.”

“The art of giving orders is not to try to rectify the minor blunders and not to be swayed by petty doubts.”

“The constant petty behests of life permit few opportunities for major satisfactions, and when one is offered it should be seized.”

“The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will be eager to be set next his host.”

“The petty man wants to use God for himself; the ambitious man wants God to use him for God.”

“The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.”

“To be able to always have a super sense of who I was and my own real identity and be petty and seem informed and always thinking in thoughts would be great.”

“Too often, we see wedge politics and petty rhetoric used to belittle adversaries and inflame partisan divisions.”

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”

“We should not have a petty regard for God’s gifts, though we may and should despise our own imperfections.”

“When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality.”

“You don’t have to knock anyone off their game to win yours. It doesn’t build you up to tear others down.”

There are many times when you may be wrong or mistakes are made by you or others. Being petty over small or difficult challenges will push you off your main path.

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