Petty Quotes

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

Anton Chekhov

I’ve found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them.

Marilyn Monroe

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

George Carlin

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


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


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.

Xun Kuang

Too often, we see wedge politics and petty rhetoric used to belittle adversaries and inflame partisan divisions.

Larry Hogan

Divorce is a 50-50 thing, and it can be a number of petty things that finally drive you out of your mind.

Lee Radziwill

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


Men are separated by so many petty things.

Aaron Huey

I used to spend my money on going to Tom Petty concerts.

Chris Stapleton

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