Best 32 of Petty quotes - MyQuotes
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.
Being bigheaded can be as irritating and as dangerous as being small-minded.
It often seems as though the silent, humble servant is secretly wiser and more discerning than the haughty master; yet through dutiful (and sometimes insecure) surrender he continues to serve and carry out petty orders in loyal acquiescence.
Michel De Montaigne
Vexations may be petty, but they are vexations still.
I'm barely prolific and incredibly lazy.
Partly, I still felt something of the sheer unholy excitement which I had experienced initially at the thought of a friend (especially this one) in trouble.
Don’t be unwilling to take those little steps; in them are residing great journeys. Move on.
Giving an insignificant thing your attention is a form of self-disrespect.
I’d love to have an opportunity to tie the greats in Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr.
I ain't really sure, but it seems I remember the good times
You can't be stylish and petty at the same time.
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.
Cat got your tongue and several other useful organs?
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.
You belong somewhere you feel free.
The guilt you felt when you were smiling and others were suffering, the guilt you felt when you were petty with friends and impatient with your parents, when you were rude to your teachers and didn’t stand up for strangers, that guilt is marvellous. It proves that you are human, that you want to be better. Thank this guilt for teaching you, for making you aware. And now endeavour to better yourself. It is a lifelong work to become the person we want to be.
To come up against someone who appeared not to give a damn about exerting petty power almost restored his faith in the public.
Do no evilness because it is a small one; do not leave a small deed undone because it is just a petty one.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Poor fool! in whose petty estimation all things are little.
But not me, baby, I've got you to save me.
Chickenshit is so called - instead of horse- or bull- or elephant shit - because it is small-minded and ignoble and takes the trivial seriously.
Most things I worry about never happen anyway.
Don't be so petty. Sometimes you have to do business with people you don't like. It doesn't mean you have to be like them or like them.
Gift Gugu Mona
A petty person often misses out on what is pretty in life.
I remember things being more clearer, at one time things were more real.
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?!
Harold Wilson is a petty bourgeois and will remain so in spirit even if they make him a Viscount.
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.
A petty thief is put in jail. A great brigand becomes a ruler of a Nation.
Beware of those who attribute petty instructions to God.
The petty man wants to use God for himself; the ambitious man wants God to use him for God.
How can one ever do anything nobly Christian, living among people with such petty thoughts?