Pity Quotes

β€œSometimes, a weak...

β€œSometimes, a weak act of pity is the deepest act of cruelty.”
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"What a pity, when Christopher C...

"What a pity, when Christopher Colombus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it." β€” Margot Asquith
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If you allow yourself to w...

If you allow yourself to wallow in self-pity ,it'll be an endless nightmare - someone
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"It was such a lovely da...

"It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up." β€” W. Somerset Maugham
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I wasn't lonely. I experienced no self-p...

I wasn't lonely. I experienced no self-pity. I was just caught up in a life in which I could find no meaning. -Charles Bukowski
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"Whenever you are angry, take a beautiful object in your house and smash it to pieces. ...

"Whenever you are angry, take a beautiful object in your house and smash it to pieces. The pity you feel for what you have done is silly compared to what you are doing to your mind: taking a sacred moment to be alive and desecrating it by being angry.” --Kamand Kojouri
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"She dreams on him that has forgot her love; You dote on her that ca...

"She dreams on him that has forgot her love; You dote on her that cares not for your love. 'Tis pity love should be so contrary; And thinking on it makes me cry "alas"! - William Shakespeare, Gentleman of Verona
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β€œIf you must be affected by other people’s...

β€œIf you must be affected by other people’s misfortunes, show them pity instead of contempt. Drop this readiness to hate.” - Epictetus
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Ice-cream is exquis...

Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal. - Voltaire
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β€œIt was such a lovely da...

β€œIt was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.” - W. Somerset Maugham
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 26
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"Let a man accept h...

"Let a man accept his destiny, No pity and no tears." - Euripides
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 09
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One grows out of...

One grows out of pity when it’s useless ~ Albert Camus
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"Eventually I confess to a friend some details about my weeping - its intensity, its freq...

"Eventually I confess to a friend some details about my weeping - its intensity, its frequency. She says (kindly) that she thinks we sometimes weep in front of a mirror not to inflame self-pity, but because we want to feel witnessed in our despair." β€” Maggie Nelson, β€˜Bluets’
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β€œPity the nation divided into fragments, e...

β€œPity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.” -- Kahlil Gibran) (from the poem β€œPity the Nation”)
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"I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that ...

"I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process." -23rd President Benjamin Harrison
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Pity a man in familiar ...

Pity a man in familiar places who yet feels like a stranger - Peter Griffin
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β€œIt's my opinion, with some people, just knowing they are alone, living inside of thei...

β€œIt's my opinion, with some people, just knowing they are alone, living inside of their own miserable, self hating, dysfunctional mind, with their own immature, insecure, self pitying self is its own revenge. Their existence is their karma.” ― Colleen Truscott Fry
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 17
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"Your ideas are terrifying and your hearts are faint. Your acts of pit...

"Your ideas are terrifying and your hearts are faint. Your acts of pity and cruelty are absurd, committed with no calm, as if they were irresistable. Finally, you fear blood more and more. Blood and time"- Paul ValΓ©ry
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"Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity...

"Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and above all, those who live without love." -Albus Dumbldore
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β€œYou should be nicer to him,' a schoolmate had once said to me of some awfully ill...

β€œYou should be nicer to him,' a schoolmate had once said to me of some awfully ill-favored boy. 'He has no friends.' This, I realized with a pang of pity that I can still remember, was only true as long as everybody agreed to it.” -Christopher Hitchens
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"Whenever we show ...

"Whenever we show pity, we empty our souls." -Andrei Tarkovsky
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"Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must ...

"Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world - making the most of one's best." ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick
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Pity the selfishness of lover...

Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible. Elizabeth Bowen
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β€Ž"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else e...

β€Ž"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else." - Henry Ward Beecher
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[OC] Have pity ...

[OC] Have pity towards none, yet empathy towards all.
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β€œThe more pity that fools may not...

β€œThe more pity that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly.” β€”Touchstone in As You Like It
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"We should pity the human race. We seek approval from ...

"We should pity the human race. We seek approval from those around us, and yet we believe anyone who disagrees with our limited opinions deserves our hate and abuse." -Me
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"You know, sometimes I’m overcome with the d...

"You know, sometimes I’m overcome with the disease of self-pity or bitterness" - Wallace Shawn, about people yelling "inconceivable" at him.
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"For in prosperity prayers seem but a mere assemblage of words, until...

"For in prosperity prayers seem but a mere assemblage of words, until the day when misfortune comes to explain to the unhappy sufferer the sublime language by which he invokes the pity of heaven."- Alexandre Dumas
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"It's a mistake to...

"It's a mistake to confuse pity with love." -Stanley Kubrick
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This is dreadful. Not only the suffering and death of animals but that man suppresses in...

This is dreadful. Not only the suffering and death of animals but that man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity---that of sympathy and pity towards living creatures like himself. and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel. ----Tolstoy
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"I want nothing more than to be a bayonet; a bayonet wielded by the hand of God. I would ha...

"I want nothing more than to be a bayonet; a bayonet wielded by the hand of God. I would have been happy to have been born a storm, or a divine threat; a mighty explosion or even a terrible hurricane. A divine force of nature without a heart or pity." -Paladin Alexander Anderson
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"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have gover...

"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
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Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs bu...

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace. - Alexander Pope (An Essay on Man)
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"Ice-cream is exquis...

"Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal." - Voltaire
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"Swearing’s my release. It’s the one weapon...

"Swearing’s my release. It’s the one weapon I have to defend myself against destiny when it elects to strike without pity." Andrea Pirlo
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"I pity the man who is stuck ...

"I pity the man who is stuck in the web of accumulating possessions. I envy the man who isn't."
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"I am the god! I am the victim! Praise me! Pity me! You are like me, b...

"I am the god! I am the victim! Praise me! Pity me! You are like me, but less effective! Please give your shoes to computer god. I will steal your shoes. There isn't anything strange about my behavior." - Tardous Prime
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"There is nothing that will cripp...

"There is nothing that will cripple creative power quicker than the self-pity habit." -Orison Swett Marden
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'Don't pity t...

'Don't pity the dead Harry, pity the living'
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Regarding a love of life: "I might have asked some of it from her, neatly wrapped and read...

Regarding a love of life: "I might have asked some of it from her, neatly wrapped and ready for home cooking and digestion, but I could never have got it -- not if I’d waited around for a thousand hours with the tin cup of self-pity." From "The Crack-Up", by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"Pity me that the heart is slow t...

"Pity me that the heart is slow to learn what the swift mind beholds at every turn" Edna St. Vincent Millay
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