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Pity Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Pity

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If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

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We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

Never be stopped by fear or self-pity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

Self-pity in its early stages
is as snug as a feather mattress.
Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
- Maya Angelou

Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
- Anonymous


 

I just had to plod along without having any teaching,
which was a pity.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.
- Lyman Abbott

Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who
can no longer threaten us!
- Pierre Corneille

The fool within himself is the object of pity,
until he is flattered.
- Richard Steele

Pity may represent little more
than the impersonal concern
which prompts the mailing of a check,
but true sympathy is the personal concern
which demands the giving of one's soul.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.
- Joseph Addison

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
- Horace Mann

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their
neck for something they believe,
never know the taste of moral struggle,
and never have the thrill of victory.
- Jonathan Kozol

Rascals are always sociable, more's the pity!
and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his
character is the little pleasure he takes in others' company.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Pity? You don't want to be pitied because you're a
cripple in a wheelchair? Stay in your house!
- Jerry Lewis

Without Khomeini, we would not be where we are.
What a pity that, when pregnant with him,
his mother did not choose to have an abortion.
- Oriana Fallaci

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
- Don Marquis

My subject is War, and the pity of War.
The Poetry is in the pity.
- Wilfred Owen

She knows as well as anyone that pity,
having played, soon tires.
- Edwin A. Robinson

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment,
which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
- Manly Hall

I tell people to monitor their self-pity.
Self-pity is very unattractive.
- Patty Duke

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
- Arthur Helps

It is a great pity but tis certain from every day's observation of man,
that he may be set on fire like a candle,
at either end provided there is a sufficient wick standing out.
- Laurence Sterne

The thing should have plot and character,
beginning, middle and end.
Arouse pity and then have a catharsis.
Those were the best principles I was ever taught.
- Anne Rice

I learnt pity, sympathy, and what it was like to be
at the other end of the stick.
Such lessons can't be learnt in lecture halls.
- Lionel Blue

I'm really convinced that our descendants a century
or two from now will look back at us with the same
pity that we have toward the people in the field of
science two centuries ago.
- John Templeton

Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism,
those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?
- Ivan Turgenev

I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man
or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.
- Benjamin Harrison

It's a mistake to confuse pity with love.
- Stanley Kubrick

Suffering!
We owe to it all that is good in us,
all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity,
we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
- Anatole France

Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Sensual excess drives out pity in man.
- Marquis de Sade

When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing -
deprived himself of the power of living life as it
is without wishing it to become something different.
- John Galsworthy

When I go out there, I have no pity on my brother.
I'm out there to win.
- Joe Frazier

I understand how hard it is to talk to people about MS.
You don't want pity or random advice.
- Teri Garr

It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers.
- Chauncey Depew

Oh may He look on us with love and pity and then we
shall be able to do anything He wishes us to do,
no matter how difficult to accomplish or painful to our feeling.
- Catherine McAuley

To love with the spirit is to pity, and he who pities most loves most.
- Miguel de Unamuno

It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.
- W. Somerset Maugham

A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
- William Butler Yeats

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
- Gustave Flaubert

You're an idealist, and I pity you as I would the village idiot.
- Stanley Kubrick

Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

There's a shortage of perfects breasts in this world.
It would be a pity to damage yours.
- Cary Elwes

Moon!
Moon!
I am prone before you.
Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.
- Amy Lowell

Pity speaks to grief More sweetly than a band of instruments.
- Barry Cornwall

It would be a pity if, frustrated by the price of travel,
we elected to become a society that never made contact,
that never gave SETI a fair chance.
- Barney Oliver

You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished.
To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I think it's a pity that in many people's minds constitutional
reform and PR have come to mean much the same thing.
- Ferdinand Mount

Reform is born of need, not pity.
- Rebecca H. Davis

If you can once engage people's pride,
love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear
what their reason can do against you.
- Lord Chesterfield

Pity is treason.
- Maximilien Robespierre

All who consult on doubtful matters,
should be void of hatred,
friendship, anger, and pity.
- Sallust

Only those who spread treachery, fire,
and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity.
- Jose Marti

We need to suffer, that we may learn to pity.
- Letitia Landon

I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.
- Voltaire

I pity the French Cinema because it has no money.
I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.
- Jean-Luc Godard

I used to think it a pity that her mother rather than
she had not thought of birth control.
- Muriel Spark

The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state;
infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies;
and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery.
- David Brainerd

Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho,
when he fell into the hands of robbers.
They stripped him of his clothes, beat him
and went away, leaving him half dead.
A priest happened to be going down the same road,
and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
So too, a Levite [religious leader],
when he came to the place and saw him,
passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan [Samaritans and Jews generally disliked
and were suspicious of each other] came where the man was;
and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
He went to him and bandaged his wounds ... and ...
took him to an inn and took care of him. ...
Jesus [said] "Go and do likewise."
- Luke 10:25-37 (The Parable of the Good Samaritan)

When the severity of the law is to be softened,
let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
- Miguel de Cervantes

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point
should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike,
friendship, anger or pity.
- Sallust

Love and pity and wish well to every soul in the world;
dwell in love,
and then you dwell in God.
- William Law

It is a pity that my collection of trophies contains not a single Russian.
- Manfred von Richthofen

Beloved, till life can charm no more;
And mourned,
till Pity's self be dead.
- William Collins

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple
human pity that will not forsake us.
- George Eliot

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino


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