43+ 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

Never fear being a petty fool it means you ain’t dying. – Timothy Spall

Beware of those who attribute petty instructions to God. – Abdul Sattar Edhi

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

I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. – Aesop

But love is blind, and lovers cannot see What petty follies they themselves commit – William Shakespeare

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions you are a gentleman of society. – Proverbs

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. – Richard M. Nixon

Party loyalty lowers the greatest men to the petty level of the masses. – Jean De La Bruyere

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

But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will. – Matthew Arnold

Reproof should not exhaust its power upon petty failings. – Samuel Johnson

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

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

A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive – Sydney J. Harris

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

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

Petty things don’t bother me as much as they used to. – Rebecca Lobo

The arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man’s self. – Francis Bacon, Sr.

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

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. – Jeff Goldblum

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. – Bryant H. McGill

Petty things don’t bother me as much as they used to. – Rebecca Lobo

Petty mindedness instructs eyes to see everything from an appropriate standpoint, beautifulness could be looked otherwise. – Toba Beta

Guilt is petty; I am above guilt. – Susan Cheever

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

Petty laws breed great crimes. – Ouida

It’s smallness is not petty; on the contrary, it is profound. – Jan Morris

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

Great necessity elevates man, petty necessity casts him down. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

The petty economies of the rich are just as amazing as the silly extravagances of the poor. – William Feather

More than jealousy or possessiveness pettiness kills love. – Marty Rubin

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. – Denis Diderot

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

An ambition to excel in petty things obstructs the progress to nobler aims. – Christian Nestell Bovee

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

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it’s so petty. – Imelda Marcos

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. – Bryant H. McGill

Don’t be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success. – Maude Adams

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. – Robert Service

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