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Pity Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Pity Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

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

 

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pity is treason.
- Maximilien Robespierre

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
- Anton Chekhov

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It will be a pity if women in the more conventional
mould are to be phased out,
for there will never be anyone to go home to.
- Anita Brookner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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