47 Quotes About Being Petty


Being petty about things can be seen as a defense mechanism to deeper things. Leading yourself down a path to find your ultimate true life’s purpose makes all your efforts seem more worthwhile. Here are some great quotes about being petty that are encouraging.

“A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.”

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

“At its best, entertainment is going to be a subjective thing that can’t win for everyone, while at worst, a particular game just becomes a random symbol for petty tribal behavior.”

“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.”

“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. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.”

“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.”

“If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act.”

“If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime, it is in wickedness. You spit on a petty thief, but you can’t deny a kind of respect for the great criminal.”

“Indulged habits of dependence create habits of indolence, and indolence opens the portal to petty errors, to many degrading habits, and to vice and crime with their attendant train of miseries.”

“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.”

“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.”

“No words can describe the personal liberation that heading seaward bestows upon me. In this aquatic realm, no man or woman is subject to the petty decrees of social bureaucracy.”

“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.”

“Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.”

“Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Whether the gentleman is capable or not, he is loved all the same; conversely the petty man is loathed all the same.”

“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 ways to deal with insecurity and petty issues to find an ultimate resolution.

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