Pity Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Pity

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


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


Such is the human race, often it seems a pity that Noah... didn't miss the boat.
~By Mark Twain ~


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.
~By Oriana Fallaci ~


Between richer and poorer classes in a free country a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other, as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


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


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


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


We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course and the end cannot be far. It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. For God's sake, look after our people.
~By Robert Falcon Scott ~


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


The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
~By Anton Chekhov ~


There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.
~By John Keats ~


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


Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
~By Andre Gide ~


Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


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


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


There is a fine line between serendipity and stalking.
~By David Coleman ~


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


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.
~By Barney Oliver ~


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


In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.
~By Peter McWilliams ~


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


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.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


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


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


All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
~By Sallust ~


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


It wasn't until we got over the self pity that we were able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ. A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero.
~By Corazon Aquino ~


'Tis very great pity that they who are so apt to over-rate themselves in smaller matters, shou'd, where it most concerns them to know, and stand upon their Value, be so insensible of their own worth.
~By Mary Astell ~


Politics is a lot of serendipity. You're in the right place and the right time and you've got the right message, and it either connects for you or, or it doesn't.
~By Jon Huntsman, Jr. ~


A lot of it just has to do with luck, serendipity.
~By Emanuel Ax ~


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


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


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.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


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.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


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


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


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.
~By Jonathan Kozol ~


What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
~By Margot Asquith ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


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.
~By Edward Dahlberg ~


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


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.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers.
~By Chauncey Depew ~


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.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


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


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


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


Consequences are unpitying.
~By George Eliot ~


Synergy and serendipity often play a big part in medical and scientific advances.
~By Julie Bishop ~


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


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.
~By John Galsworthy ~


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


It has always seemed to me a pity that the young people of our generation should grow up with such scant knowledge of Greek and Latin literature, its wealth and variety, its freshness and its imperishable quality.
~By James Loeb ~


I had one of the best days of my life. I spent the afternoon with my two kids and my ex-wife at Serendipity. Then I came to the theater, and you know, I think I did the play the best I've ever done it.
~By Gabriel Byrne ~


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


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.
~By Anatole France ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Catherine McAuley ~


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.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


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


If it weren't the problem of politics for me, it would be another. And yet, sometimes it's so difficult. And I feel sorry for myself. And then hate myself for this feeling of self-pity.
~By Julie Nixon Eisenhower ~


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.
~By Anne Rice ~


People have always found me challenging - I don't know why, when I am only being myself. I don't understand why they find me so annoying but they do. It is pity, but that is how it is.
~By Ian Hamilton Finlay ~


Sensual excess drives out pity in man.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


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


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.
~By John Templeton ~


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.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


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


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


Cruelty is softened by fear, not pity.
~By Mason Cooley ~


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.
~By David Brainerd ~


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


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


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.
~By Abraham Cahan ~


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.
~By Anita Brookner ~


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.
~By Lionel Blue ~


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


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


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.
~By F. H. Bradley ~


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


I think it's a pity that in many people's minds constitutional reform and PR have come to mean much the same thing.
~By Ferdinand Mount ~


The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.
~By Clifford Stoll ~


It's a pity that I can never really enjoy my movies because, after the mixing, your capacity as a spectator just disappears. I have to think about what I felt just before the mixing.
~By Pedro Almodovar ~


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


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


I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.
~By Benjamin Harrison ~


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.
~By Theodore Roosevelt ~


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


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.
~By Francis of Assisi ~


Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
~By Mark Twain ~


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


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


Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity.
~By Chris Van Allsburg ~

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