Pity Quotes

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My subject is War, and the pity of War. The poetry is in the pity.
View quotes by Wilfred Owen

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

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

Tomorrow, more's the pity, Away we both must hie, To air the ditty and to earth I.
View quotes by A E Housman

I never know whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
View quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
View quotes by Don Marquis

Pity speaks to grief more sweetly than a band of instruments.
View quotes by Barry Cornwall

What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
View quotes by Margot Asquith

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection
View quotes by Andre Maurois

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
View quotes by Sir Arthur Helps

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.
View quotes by Anatole France

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

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

View quotes by George Eliot

I hope to leave my children a sense of empathy and pity and a will to right social wrongs.
View quotes by Anita Roddick

Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.
View quotes by Millicent Fenwick

It's a pity because, frankly, he's going to get humiliated. [on Michael Meacher's challenge for the leadership of the Labour party Post Blair]
View quotes by Stephen Pound

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

Tragedy is thus a representation of an action that is worth serious attention, complete in itself and of some amplitude... by means of pity and fear bringing about the purgation of such emotions.
View quotes by Aristotle

It's a pity we can't play in two or three days as I like to play straight away after a bad game [after being whipped 3 - 0 by Middlesborough]
View quotes by Jose Mourinho

Hatred is a tonic, it makes one live, it inspires vengeance; but pity kills, it makes our weakness weaker.
View quotes by Honore De Balzac



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