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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 ~


As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of heroes and murderers of the day. The dead now had that same unreality, which shocks without arousing pity.
~By Ernst Toller ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


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


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


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


The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 my collection of trophies contains not a single Russian.
~By Manfred von Richthofen ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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. ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
~By W. E. B. Du Bois ~


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. ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Consequences are unpitying.
~By George Eliot ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
~By Manly Hall ~


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


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


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


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


Pity is treason.
~By Maximilien Robespierre ~


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


Politics is so much about serendipity that we've got to have a bigger pool of women, so that when people drop out of the process, you've got others to turn to.
~By Eleanor Clift ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


'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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~

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