78+ Best Petty Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational petty quotes quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Most Famous Petty Quotes Quotes

Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can have a word with him? Zhuangzi

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. William Shakespeare

Giving an insignificant thing your attention is a form of self disrespect. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Don’t waste your time trying to provide people with proof of deceit, in order to keep their love, win their love or salvage their respect for you. The truth is this If they care they will go out of their way to learn the truth. If they don’t then they really don’t value you as a human being. The moment you have to sell people on who you are is the moment you let yourself believe that every good thing you have ever done or accomplished was invisible to the world. And, it is not! Shannon L. Alder

Self righteousness belongs to narrow minded. Toba Beta

I pity the man who praises God only when things go his way. Criss Jami

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary. Blaise Pascal

Gods are fragile things, they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense. They thrive on servility and shrink before independence. They feed upon worship as kings do upon flattery. That is why the cry of gods at all times is Worship us or we perish. A dethroned monarch may retain some of his human dignity while driving a taxi for a living. But a god without his thunderbolt is a poor object. Chapman Cohen

One’s opinion should only be as strong as one’s knowledge on the matter. Eric Hirzel

Chickenshit is so calledinstead of horse or bull or elephant shit  because it is small minded and ignoble and takes the trivial seriously. Stephen E. Ambrose

 Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things. George Carlin

To him, a stilted geometric love of arrangement was system, and indefatigable and feverish interest in the pettiest facets of day to day bureaucracy was industry, indecision when right was caution, and blind stubbornness when wrong, determination. Isaac Asimov

The petty man wants to use God for himself; the ambitious man wants God to use him for God. Criss Jami

Being bigheaded can be as irritating and as dangerous as being small minded. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person. Zig Ziglar

Listen, there are different ways of getting closure and one of those ways might be to make someone miserable for the sake of satisfying your petty soul. Mia Sosa

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt

I was never weighed down by beauty in my lifetime. However, I was beaten down by the sad fears of my gender women who didn’t allow you to feel pretty or rejoice in who you are, unless it fell beneath how they thought about themselves. Shannon L. Alder

Intelligence arouses fear and respect, the lack of it keeps one on the narrow minded road of disrespect, stupidity and inferiority complex. Michael Bassey Johnson

Don’t be unwilling to take those little steps; in them are residing great journeys. Move on. Israelmore Ayivor

Don’t let the pettiness of life prevent you from enjoying God’s plenty. Bernard Kelvin Clive

No, thanks, I reply. I don’t like fried dough. Marie Lu

The ego is what drives a self serving individual who hates to admit they are wrong. Suzy Kassem

He was going to hurt the people he hated, but inside he didn’t feel any real sense of satisfaction. He hated them all the more for having made him feel so small, so petty and mean, which was all he felt just then. But it wasn’t enough to stop him. Riccardo Bruni

Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings, pity, and remorse? Ivan Turgenev

Just when she was about to reemerge from the depths of her sorrows, someone shook her again. This wasn’t the jolt that usually awakens the senses. This was what it takes to finally rise over all that is petty about this world. Jealousy, insecurity and of course, betrayal. Awakening the senses was meant for another day, another time. Anushka Bhartiya

Don’t be unwilling to take those little steps; in them are residing great journeys. Move on. Israelmore Ayivor

On Religion I compare the god of the Christian bible to a psychotic, jealous girlfriend. Who else but a crazy girlfriend would demand that a man mutilate his penis as a sign that he loves her? Who else but a crazy boyfriend would do it?! Marsha Hinds

Wagging tongues from prejudiced, sophisticated facade of show off people can never blemish any honest, genuine, golden heart. Angelica Hopes

Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. Thomas Paine

A petty person often misses out on what is pretty in life. Gift Gugu Mona

I don’t want to be a politician. I don’t like politics. It’s petty; it fights dirty. John Mellencamp

To come up against someone who appeared not to give a damn about exerting petty power almost restored his faith in the public. Val McDermid

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

Cat got your tongue and several other useful organs? Destiny Henderson

The irony is that while our world might plead for change, it does its best to suppress it. Hiba Fatima Ahmad

Don’t worry about petty things. Richie Norton

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous. Zhuangzi

Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up? Sean Covey

So many it seems, have made it their life’s goal to bask in the ignorance of their certainty. John Chaplin

Art creates new dimensions, opens our scope, and transcends us from demeaning pettiness that haunts the minds of emotionally underprivileged people. Erik Pevernagie

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

You can’t discuss the ocean with a well frog he’s limited by the space he lives in. You can’t discuss ice with a summer insect he’s bound to a single season. Zhuangzi

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

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. Sheri S. Tepper

A petty person often misses out on what is pretty in life. Gift Gugu Mona

But like infection is the petty thought it creeps and hides, and wants to be nowhere until the whole body is decayed and withered by the petty infection. Thus spoke Zarathustra. Friedrich Nietzsche

Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult, I’ve decided, is only a slow sewing shut. Jodi Picoult

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

Don’t worry about petty things. Richie Norton

Every day, God grants us the precious gift of life. Yet every day, we squander it with our selfish, petty concerns, rather than helping someone as He helps us. Kirn Hans

Petty laws breed great crimes. Ouida

In this world where too many are willing to see only the light that is visible, never the Light Invisible, we have a daily darkness that is night, and we encounter another darkness from time to time that is death, the deaths of those we love, but the third and most constant darkness is with us everyday, at all hours of every day, is the darkness of the mind, the pettiness and meanness and hatred, which we have invited into ourselves, and which we pay out with generous interest. Dean Koontz

Life is too short for drama and petty things, so kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly, and forgive quickly. Susan Chapman Melanson

More than jealousy or possessiveness pettiness kills love. Marty Rubin

People who make up their minds about something never listen to advice especially when it’s to the contrary. Steven Erikson

Bloomberg does not support the measure to silence the useless and maddening car alarm he would rather impose himself on people than on mechanical devices. Christopher Hitchens

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

This terrible smallness of men was bigger than him, bigger than anything. Dennis Lehane

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

To lead a life that goes beyond pettiness and prejudice and always wanting to make sure that everything turns out on our terms, to lead a more passionate, full, and delightful life than that, we must realize that we can endure a lot of pain and pleasure for the sake of finding out who we are and what this world is, how we tick and how our world ticks, how the whole thing just is. Pema ChödrönI fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

It’s taxing to consider the circumstances that can take an unmarked human canvas and make it rage filled and petty and lost. It’s not fun to have sympathy for the people who are trying to hurt you. But their actions can sometimes make sense what’s easier than trying to get better is trying to break something else down. Scaachi Koul

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. Maya Angelou

He was going to hurt the people he hated, but inside he didn’t feel any real sense of satisfaction. He hated them all the more for having made him feel so small, so petty and mean, which was all he felt just then. But it wasn’t enough to stop him. Riccardo Bruni

An open mind is like an open window. It lets the fresh air in. Mike Hernacki

Don’t let the pettiness of life prevent you from enjoying God’s plenty. Bernard Kelvin Clive

Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed. Stanisław Lem

Southern themes will range from generous and luscious love to cruel and bitter hate, but no one can ever claim that the South is petty or indifferent. Maya Angelou

When we are unhurried and unwise, 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. Walden

He is, or has been, in many ways a great man. But for this very reason he is odd. It is only petty men who seem normal. Umberto Eco

Everything is possible; we just need to be hopeful and think of the world from a human perspective. The world is so small compared to the universe, so we shouldn’t fight for petty things. Manal al Sharif

I felt offended. So offended that I planned to ignore for the next few weeks the friends who’d sent me those pictures. I’m very organized in my pettiness, and I like to plan ahead. Gabourey Sidibe

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

Mercy streams falls on the needy who shows pity to the poor. Manny Godson

If the folks sometimes observe the vastness of the universe their narrowmindedness dies. Lord Robin

Anything but loving is petty. Marty Rubin

Revenge is always the delight of a little weak and petty mind. Juvenal