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Pettiness Quotes

In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial.

Author: Richard Armour (1906-1989)

Profession: American Poet

Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.

Author: Andre Maurois (1885-1967)

Profession: French Writer

How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture.

Author: Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

Profession: American Poet