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Pity Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Pity are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

 

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived.
It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge
of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.
- F. H. Bradley

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

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

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

Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief,
a forlorn hope; it is impossible.
- Elizabeth Bowen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or
three slight nods of the head,
is pity's small change in general society.
- Charles Dickens

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

Pity is the deadliest feeling that can be offered to a woman.
- Vicki Baum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and religion!
- Sydney Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,
have governed my life: the longing for love,
the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
- Bertrand Russell

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


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