Indulged habits of dependence create habits of indolence, and indolence opens the portal to petty errors, to many degrading habits, and to vice and crime with their attendant train of miseries.
Its smallness is not petty; on the contrary, it is profound.
I am very competitive - with myself and everybody else. I'm petty, too.
A chief petty officer taught me shorthand, which got me promoted to yeoman first class.
Petty things don't bother me as much as they used to.
As the economy goes south, petty theft begins. And then grand theft. And then muggings.
The bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie have armed themselves against the rising proletariat with, among other things, 'culture.'
My big ambition was to be Richard Petty.
Trump's executive order on refugees, his endless petty feuds - with allies, with judges, with Arnold Schwarzenegger - his constant stream of up-is-down and down-is-up fabrications is outrageous.
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.
A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.
Don't be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.
Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
I've found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them.
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