65 Petty Quotes On Success In Life

These petty quotes will inspire you. Petty, trivial, of secondary or lesser importance, having little or no importance or significance.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging petty quotes, petty sayings, and petty proverbs.

Best Petty Quotes

  1. “Most things I worry about never happen anyway.” ~ Tom Petty
  2. “You belong somewhere you feel free.” ~ Tom Petty
  3. “You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.” ~ Tom Petty
  4. “Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I’m concerned, that’s success.” ~ Tom Petty

  5. “It’s funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can’t afford the music.” ~ Tom Petty
  6. “Even the losers get lucky sometimes!” ~ Tom Petty
  7. “I don’t believe in censorship, but I do believe that an artist has to take some moral responsibility for what he or she is putting out there.” ~ Tom Petty
  8. “Yeah and it’s over before you know it It all goes by so fast Yeah the bad nights take forever And the good nights don’t ever seem to last” ~ Tom Petty

  9. “What I’ve learned about marriage: You need to have each other’s back; you have to be a kind of team going through life.” ~ Tom Petty
  10. “I’m barely prolific and incredibly lazy.” ~ Tom Petty
  11. “Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.” ~ George Carlin
  12. “Buy me a drink, sing me a song; take me as I come, cause I can’t stay long.” ~ Tom Petty

  13. “There used to be this real sense of community integrity in rock. It has really eroded. Everyone seems to be on their own now.” ~ Tom Petty
  14. “I’m not exactly a guy who makes new friends easily.” ~ Tom Petty
  15. “I don’t understand the ones that have no sense of hope and invest in hate. That’s not gonna work out, you know? It’s a waste of your time!” ~ Tom Petty
  16. “Good loving is hard to find, you got lucky babe, when I found you.” ~ Tom Petty

  17. “Ego trips by coteries of self-exalting people are treated in the media as idealism, rather than the petty tyranny it is.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  18. “I don’t think it’s a good attitude in your life to feel that you have to be rich to have self-esteem.” ~ Tom Petty
  19. “Go after what you really love and find a way to make that work for you, and then you’ll be a happy person.” ~ Tom Petty
  20. “Even the losers get lucky sometimes. Even the losers keep a little bit of pride. They get lucky sometimes.” ~ Tom Petty

  21. “I ain’t really sure, but it seems I remember the good times” ~ Tom Petty
  22. “When I decided to be a musician I reckoned that that was going to be the way of less profit, less money. I was sort of giving up the idea of making a lot of money. It was what I loved to do. I would have done it anyway. If I’d had to work at Taco Bell I’d have still been out at night trying to play music.” ~ Tom Petty
  23. “I remember things being more clearer, at one time things were more real.” ~ Tom Petty
  24. “So I started out for God knows where. I guess I’ll know when I get there.” ~ Tom Petty

  25. “If I’d had to work at Taco Bell I’d have still been out at night trying to play music.” ~ Tom Petty
  26. “God, it’s so painful when something that’s so close is still so far out of reach.” ~ Tom Petty
  27. “Honey, don’t walk out, I’m too drunk to follow.” ~ Tom Petty
  28. “But not me, baby, I’ve got you to save me.” ~ Tom Petty

  29. “Excuse me if I have/some place in my mind/where I go time to time.” ~ Tom Petty
  30. “I think for it to be hip to be idealistic is weird, you know? I mean, even all the best rebels to me, had some sense of hope in them.” ~ Tom Petty
  31. “We don’t really make bad records, though some people might like some more than others. And we have never really done a bad show. So I think in a way maybe we’ve been taken for granted.” ~ Tom Petty
  32. “If you’re not getting older, you’re dead.” ~ Tom Petty

  33. “Artists aren’t necessarily business people. And they aren’t necessarily aware of all the things that go on in their names. Some just want to make some music, but there is a lot of greed
    among artists as well. Whether or not we know it, we are all to blame. I think it’s time – starting with the artist – to try to be a little more responsible and aware of what goes on in our
    name.” ~ Tom Petty
  34. “‘Free Fallin” is a very good song. Maybe it would be one of my favorites if it hadn’t become this huge anthem. But I’m grateful that people like it.” ~ Tom Petty
  35. “When a child my mother taught me the legends of our people; taught me of the sun and sky, the moon and stars, the clouds and storms. She also taught me to kneel and pray to Usen for strength, health, wisdom, and protection. We never prayed against any person, but if we had aught against any individual we ourselves took vengeance. We were taught that Usen does not care for the petty quarrels of men.” ~ Geronimo
  36. “You can stand me up at the gates of hell, but I won’t back down.” ~ Tom Petty

  37. “The music business looks like, you know, innocent schoolboys compared to the TV business. They care about nothing but profit.” ~ Tom Petty
  38. “A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  39. “I don’t believe in censorship, but I do believe that an artist has to take some moral responsibility for what he or she is putting out there. And I think a lot of these young kids are going
    to have to learn the hard way before they realize that you can actually do some damage if you’re being careless or frivolous in what you’re saying.” ~ Tom Petty
  40. “The constant petty behests of life permit few opportunities for major satisfactions, and when one is offered it should be seized.” ~ Rex Stout

  41. “Every man may reign secure in his petty tyranny, and spread terror and desolation around him, until the trump of the archangel shall excite different emotions in his soul.” ~ James Otis
  42. “There is small merit in mocking goodness, tweaking charity; it is much more comic to deprive people of their petty little existence for no reason at all, for a lark.” ~ Jacques Rigaut
  43. “A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.” ~ Sydney J. Harris
  44. “I’ll stand my ground and I won’t back down.” ~ Tom Petty

  45. “It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  46. “Girls can be so petty and jealous. I swear they’re worse than guys sometimes. Except they’re all quiet about it. They sugarcoat it or else they talk behind each other’s backs. It’s seriously twisted.” ~ Melody Carlson
  47. “We should not have a petty regard for God’s gifts, though we may and should despise our own imperfections.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  48. “Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners is nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices.” ~ Ann Landers

  49. “The People’s democratic dictatorship is based on the alliance of the working class, the peasantry and the urban petty bourgeoisie, and mainly on the alliance of the workers and the peasants, because these two classes comprise 80 to go per cent of China’s population. These two classes are the main force in overthrowing imperialism and the Kuomintang reactionaries. The transition from New Democracy to socialism also depends mainly upon their alliance.” ~ Mao Zedong
  50. “Petty vexations may at times be petty, but still they are vexations. The smallest and most inconsiderable annoyances are the most piercing. As small letters weary the eye most, so the smallest affairs disturb us most.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  51. “Stay free of petty jealousies, live by no man’s code, and hold your judgment for yourself, lest you wind up on this road.” ~ Bob Dylan
  52. “I think watching the TV news is bad for you. It is bad for your physical health and your mental health.” ~ Tom Petty

  53. “It was about the compelling need to make countries get along to prevent war, in contrast with the totally petty and selfish bullshit that drives the individuals who are supposedly in charge of these countries. It’s hard to believe that these self-centered people have nuclear weapons that they can fire at any moment.” ~ Jay Roach
  54. “Even modern wars are fought like revenge tales from some petty grievance.” ~ Jay Roach
  55. “Pretend what we may, the whole man within us is at work when we form our philosophical opinions. Intellect, will, taste, and passion co-operate just as they do in practical affairs; and lucky it is if the passion be not something as petty as a love of personal conquest over the philosopher across the way.” ~ William James
  56. “The greatest joy a petty soul can taste is to dupe a great soul and catch it in a snare.” ~ Honore de Balzac

  57. “It’s hard to believe that these self-centered people have nuclear weapons that they can fire at any moment. Even modern wars are fought like revenge tales from some petty grievance. It was definitely tapping into the Dr. Strangelove vibe, which is one of my three top favorite films or all time.” ~ Jay Roach
  58. “In fiction, it’s as if you enter a dream world that you created, but your characters have their own free will. They don’t do what you want them to do – they get into trouble, do drugs, fight over petty things, and do outrageous things that you wouldn’t want your children to do. In other words, you can only provide the background, the seeds – in my case the background of the Vietnamese refugee.” ~ Andrew Lam
  59. “One of my major shortcomings – I’m vindictive. I don’t know why that is. Even in petty things in my life I tend to strike back. It’s a lot more pleasurable a sensation than feeling threatened.” ~ Andy Rooney
  60. “I haven’t a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices whatsoever.” ~ Mark Twain

  61. “My patriotism is of the kind which is outraged by the notion that the United States never was a great nation until in a petty three months’ campaign it knocked to pieces a poor, decrepit, bankrupt old state like Spain. To hold such an opinion as that is to abandon all American standards, to put shame and scorn on all that our ancestors tried to build up here, and to go over to the standards of which Spain is a representative.” ~ William Graham Sumner
  62. “Also, I do not like the companionship of women. They are petty and personal. They hang on to their mysteries and secrets, they act and pretend. I like the character of men better.” ~ Anais Nin
  63. “Self-confidence is either a petty pride in our own narrowness or a realization of our duty and privilege as one of God’s children.” ~ Phillips Brooks

  64. “I have never in my life seen a more petty, childish, bitter, soon-to-be ex-president of the United States. Barack Obama is in fact participating in this effort to undermine the Trump transition, the Trump election, and the Trump presidency. And it’s unprecedented in U.S. history. Ex-presidents have never engaged in the kind of behavior Obama is engaging in.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  65. “The suffering and calamity are, moreover, exceptional. They befall a conspicuous person. They are themselves of some striking kind. They are also, as a rule, unexpected, and contrasted with previous happiness or glory. A tale, for example, of a man slowly worn to death by disease, poverty, little cares, sordid vices, petty persecutions, however piteous or dreadful it might be, would not be tragic in the Shakespearean sense.” ~ A. C. Bradley

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