Pettiness and possessiveness are big emotional turnoffs.
After all, the world is full of ugly injustices, and if Libra's house is not beautiful, where is the balance to all that pettiness and greed?
1-12), and which appreciates the pettiness of earthly life with its sordid gains and its unjust distribution of wealth (iv.
In Alciphron or the Minute Philosopher Berkeley gives the fullest statement of this argument, while adding more commonplace attacks on the pettiness of religious scepticism.
But he had that quality which Aristotle places high among the virtues - the noble mean of Magnificence, standing midway between the two extremes of vulgar ostentation and narrow pettiness.
The very pettiness of the details in which the good seneschal indulges as to his own weakness only serves to enhance the sublime unworldliness of the king.
But even then, at moments of weakness as he had accounted them, his mind had penetrated to those distances and he had there seen the same pettiness, worldliness, and senselessness.