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Pettiness Quotes

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Today I offer a prayer of forgiveness:
forgive the pettiness of my ingratitude...
the absence of profound thankfulness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Related topics: Inspirational Gratitude

A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness
and malice that it has never felt.
- Jean Racine

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.
- Kevin Costner

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.
- Simone Weil

 

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.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

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.
- Martin Heidegger

I choose to be caring, compassionate and kind toward all people,
and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip,
petty complaints, and idle chatter.
About those, I just don't care.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Money is the best rule of commerce.
- William Petty

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

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

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.
- Zhuangzi

Don't be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success.
- Maude Adams

A family on the throne is an interesting idea.
It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.
- Walter Bagehot

Petty laws breed great crimes.
- Ouida

I have very little respect for Nancy Reagan.
There is something about her that is very petty.
- Walter Annenberg

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

Whether the gentleman is capable or not,
he is loved all the same; conversely the petty man is loathed all the same.
- Xun Zi

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.
Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
- Zhuang Zi

The bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie have armed
themselves against the rising proletariat with,
among other things, 'culture.'
- George Grosz

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

Apathy, indifference, not caring...
It may sound insensitive for me to say, "I don't care,"
but ask first to what I am indifferent.
I choose to be caring, compassionate
and kind toward all people,
and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip,
petty complaints, and idle chatter.
About those, I just don't care.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm a big fan of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty,
they're my two favorites.
- Andrew Shue

There are successful scholars, public-spirited scholars,
upright scholars, cautious scholars,
and those who are merely petty men.
- Xun Zi

The Band was always famous for its retirements;
we'd go and play and get a little petty cash together,
and then not see each other till it was time to fill our pockets up again.
- Rick Danko

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

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

Deceit is the game of petty spirits,
and that is by nature a woman's quality.
- Pierre Corneille

Every man may reign secure in his petty tyranny,
and spread terror and desolation around him,
until the trump of the Archangel shall excite different emotions in his soul.
- James Otis

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

A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more
try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists
are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
- Graham Greene

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

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

If I would go up on a high note, Eddie would want a low one.
That's how petty the situation had become.
- Sammy Hagar

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

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

A chief petty officer taught me shorthand,
which got me promoted to yeoman first class.
- Jack Adams

I'm an old rock and roll buff.
I love Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty.
- Nick Carter

In a republic, that paradise of debility,
the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws.
- Emile M. Cioran

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

Its smallness is not petty; on the contrary,
it is profound.
- Jan Morris

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

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.
- John Carmack

Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes,
But only death the jealous eyes can close.
- William Wycherley

What have we achieved since the end of the Second World
War? We have allowed petty,
bourgeois regimes in which everything is average,
mediocre.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

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.
- Robert Jackson

We don't really make bad records, though some people
might like some more than others.
And we have never really done a bad show.
So I think in a way maybe we've been taken for granted.
- Tom Petty

It's very easy to be cynical about the hall of fame.
But on the other hand, it's really a beautiful thing for someone like me.
I dedicated my entire life to this music.
- Tom Petty

You and I will meet again, When we're least expecting it,
One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face,
I won't say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.
- Tom Petty

The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange.
- William Petty

Cats know, comin' out of four, they better be standin' on it,
else they'll be standin' in it.
- Richard Petty

They can hop on a line and really dice it up out there.
- Adam Petty

I hope no man takes what I said about the living and
dieing of men for mathematical demonstration.
- William Petty

I don't know if it was much of an interview.
We just shot the breeze.
- Richard Petty

If there are 10 people there, two or three are going to recognize you.
- Richard Petty

Every seaman is not only a navigator,
but a merchant and also a soldier.
- William Petty

I quit driving, I'm not retired.
- Richard Petty

I'd rather be called King than other things I've been called.
- Richard Petty

It's all about racing on the track.
- Adam Petty

Unaware of the absurdity of it, we introduce our own
petty household rules into the economy of the universe
for which the life of generations,
peoples, of entire planets, has no importance in relation
to the general development.
- Alexander Herzen

That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be:
And that many are naturally querulous and envious,
is an Evil as old as the World.
- William Petty

No man pays double or twice for the same thing,
forasmuch as nothing can be spent but once.
- William Petty

I have patterned myself after my father and God.
- Adam Petty

The music business looks like, you know,
innocent schoolboys compared to the TV business.
They care about nothing but profit.
- Tom Petty

I have turned down a lot of money for things that would
have made me feel cheesy.
- Tom Petty

I don't think it's a good attitude in your life to
feel that you have to be rich to have self-esteem.
- Tom Petty

Most things I worry about never happen anyway.
- Tom Petty

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

I'm barely prolific and incredibly lazy.
- Tom Petty

No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants
to quit when he's winning.
- Richard Petty

I figure you get out of life just about what you put into it.
- Lee Petty

We're not going to pay attention to the silliness and the petty comments.
And quite frankly, women have joined me in this effort,
and so it's not about appearances.
It's about effectiveness.
- Katherine Harris


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