41 Quotes About Pettiness

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Turning your petty issues into purpose allows you to ultimate find your one true life’s purpose. Pettiness is a defense mechanism for many. Finding a way to turn it into a good thing is just one way to bring some positivity into your life. Here are some quotes about pettiness that will encourage you.

“A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt.”

“Always in all my books I’m trying to reveal or help to reveal the hidden greatness of the small, of the little, of the unknown – and the pettiness of the big.”

“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.”

“Beware of those who attribute petty instructions to God.”

“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.”

“Guilt is petty; I am above guilt.”

“I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people.”

“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.”

“If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself.”

“In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.\”

“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.”

“It’s that evil twin part of me that always comes out at the absolute wrong political moment, like a demon possessing my soul; it exhibits itself as an arrogance or disdain or obnoxiousness or meanness or anger or pettiness – all traits that are lethal in politics.”

“Mankind accepts good fortune as his due, but when bad occurs, he thinks it was aimed at him, done to him, a hex, a curse, a punishment by his deity for some transgression, as though his god were a petty storekeeper, counting up the day’s receipts. ”

“More than jealousy or possessiveness pettiness kills love.”

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

“One of the qualities essential to writing exciting stories, whether for page or screen, is an ability to abandon one’s morality. We simply cannot be good writers and good people. One must be able to access one’s darkest self, one’s venality and pettiness and murderousness.”

“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 laws breed great crimes.”

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

“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.”

“To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works necessarily ends by above all stressing their pettiness, because it is
in their work that they have put the best of themselves.”

“Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world. Like a Colossus; and we petty men. Walk under his huge legs, and peep about. To find ourselves dishonourable graves.”

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

Nothing good comes out of acts of pettiness. Being true to yourself and considering the other person is just one way to ensure peace and no conflict.