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24 Pity Quotes

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

Helen Keller Quotes

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Compassion is the only one of the human emotions the Lord permitted Himself and it has carried the divine flavor ever since.

Dagobert D. Runes Quotes

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Pity me that the heart is slow to learn What the swift mind beholds at every turn.

Edna St. Vincent Millay Quotes

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Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back-she will hear her heart

Paulo Coelho Quotes

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Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.

John W. Gardner Quotes

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Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead

Mark Twain Quotes

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However we may pity the mother whose health and even life is imperiled by the performance of her natural duty, there yet remains no sufficient reason for condoning the direct murder of the innocent

Pope Pius XI Quotes

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Soft pity enters an iron gate.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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Pity is best taught by fellowship in woe

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes

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None pities him that is in the snare, who warned before, would not beware

Robert Herrick Quotes

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Being Lutheran, Mother believed that self-pity is a deadly sin and so is nostalgia, and she had no time for either

Garrison Keillor Quotes

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More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple pity that will not forsake us

George Eliot Quotes

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A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

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If the secret sorrows of everyone could be read on their forehead, how many who now cause envy would suddenly become the objects of pity.

Italian Proverb Quotes

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Pity the man who has a character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.

Lyman Abbott Quotes

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

Miguel de Unamuno Quotes

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

George Eliot Quotes

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She knows as well as anyone that pity, having played, soon tires.

Edwin Arlington Robinson Quotes

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We pity in others only those evils which we have ourselves experienced.

Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes

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Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Don Marquis Quotes

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Pity is not natural to man. Children and savages are always cruel. Pity is acquired and improved by the cultivation of reason. We may have uneasy sensations from seeing a creature in distress, without pity; but we have not pity unless we wish to relieve him.

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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Pity is best taught by fellowship in woe.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes

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Pity costs nothing, and it ain't worth nothing.

Josh Billings Quotes

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