phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at


Posted by R.Berg on May 10, 2004

In Reply to: Anyone? posted by ESC on May 09, 2004

: : : I need a saying that means 'pettiness'.
: : : I'd be grateful for feedback.

: : "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." (Aesop)

: From the King James Version and the New KJV:

: Matthew 23:24
: Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

: Matthew 23:24
: Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!

Penny wise and pound foolish.