We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
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.
I've found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them.
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.
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.
Too often, we see wedge politics and petty rhetoric used to belittle adversaries and inflame partisan divisions.
The bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie have armed themselves against the rising proletariat with, among other things, 'culture.'
The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
We should not have a petty regard for God's gifts, though we may and should despise our own imperfections.
Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.
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.
There are successful scholars, public-spirited scholars, upright scholars, cautious scholars, and those who are merely petty men.
As the economy goes south, petty theft begins. And then grand theft. And then muggings.