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Positive Quotes about Pity

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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

Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

 

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

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.

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- John Galsworthy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Anatole France

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Jonathan Kozol

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

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

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

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

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

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

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
- Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pity is treason.
- Maximilien Robespierre

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

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 is a pity that my collection of trophies contains not a single Russian.
- Manfred von Richthofen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Edward Dahlberg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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