Petty Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old petty quotes, petty sayings, and petty proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We are not entitled to grumble and complain about pithy and petty little annoyances. Not even about big things! John M. Sheehan
Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up? Sean Covey
You can't discuss the ocean with a well frog - he's limited by the space he lives in. You can't discuss ice with a summer insect - he's bound to a single season. Zhuangzi
This terrible smallness of men was bigger than him, bigger than anything. Dennis Lehane
He is or has been, in many ways a great man. But for this very reason he is odd. It is only petty men who seem normal. Umberto Eco