We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
— Aesop

But love is blind, and lovers cannot see What petty follies they themselves commit
William Shakespeare petty quote

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions you are a gentleman of society.
— Proverbs

Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
— Richard M. Nixon