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Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.
I've found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them.
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
The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
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.
J. K. Rowling
The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
My father was raised with brothers, he was a football player and a boxer, he was a chief petty officer in the Navy, he was a man of his times.
Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
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
A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.
Sydney J. Harris
Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.
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
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.
A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.
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.
In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws.
Emile M. Cioran
I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Whether the gentleman is capable or not, he is loved all the same; conversely the petty man is loathed all the same.
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.
There are successful scholars, public-spirited scholars, upright scholars, cautious scholars, and those who are merely petty men.
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.
Don't be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success.
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.
If I would go up on a high note, Eddie would want a low one. That's how petty the situation had become.
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.
Petty things don't bother me as much as they used to.
If you look at things that really affect people's lives - sport, the arts, charities - they were always at the back of the queue for government money - health, social security, defence, pensions were all way ahead. And each of those areas - sports, the arts, the lottery - got relatively petty cash from the government.
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
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