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Pity Quotes

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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

Related topics: Christian Religion Live-By Unity Compassion Bible Generosity

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

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

 

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

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

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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us.
The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
- Andre Maurois

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

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

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

We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

There is little for the great part of the history of
the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath.
- Woodrow Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him,
but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
- Abraham Cahan

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

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

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

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

It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
- Vladimir Nabokov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too.
- William Blake

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

I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing.
I admire him.
I pity the creature who does not work,
at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.
- Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul,
angry or gentle.
Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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

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

What a pity human beings can't exchange problems.
Everyone knows exactly how to solve the other fellow's.
- Olin Miller

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

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

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

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

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

The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue,
pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia,
and fear, are near impotent.
- Edward Dahlberg

Pity is treason.
- Maximilien Robespierre

There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are
having their moments of disillusionment,
for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts,
but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

Let no one underestimate the need of pity.
We live in a stony universe whose hard,
brilliant forces rage fiercely.
- Theodore Dreiser

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

To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the
same time something to respect and something to pity in his face.
- Stendhal

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

Don't pity me now, don't pity me never;
I'm going to do nothing for ever and ever.
- James Agate


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