Quotation Explorer - 'Pity'

Oh, pity the poor gluttonWhose troubles all beginIn struggling on and on to turnWhat's out into what's in. - Walter de la Mare
It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up snow. - Vladimir Nabokov
‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else. - Henry Ward Beecher
Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.
Christianity is called the religion of pity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The universe is soo huge, it would be a pity if we were alone - Maybe Carl Sagan otherwise me myself
It takes strong, sound leadership, that correspondingly rare commodity, which is afflicted with neither an excess of pity nor callousness, to stand against the insipid tide of superficiality that is sweeping the world. - Tim Macartney-Snape
A mistress has NO RIGHT to speak out or play the victim and pity party. NONE !! - Efrat Cybulkiewicz
You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity, into one of enormous respect! - Max Bialystock
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."(Casual Chance, 1964) - Colette
It is strange how you shall hate a man, and yet pity him from the depths. - Richard Llewellyn
As pity moved into that hole inside her, she discovered how distant pity was from hate, how very far it was from love.
Is there no pity sitting in the clouds that sees into the bottom of my grief? - William Shakespeare
My squad was my family, my gun was my provider and protector, and my rule was to kill or be killed. The extent of my thoughts didn’t go much beyond that. We had been fighting for over two years, and killing had become a daily activity. I felt no pity for anyone. - Ishmael Beah
I pity the atheist, for he can never fully appreciate a sinful pleasure. - James Rozoff
Self pity becomes your oxygen. But you learned to breathe it without a gasp. So, nobody even notices you're hurting. - Paul Monette
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
Quite amazing, isn’t it, Mister Lipwig?’ he said cheerfully through the smoke. ‘Though isn’t it a pity that they can only run on rails? I can’t imagine what the world would be like if everyone had their own steam locomotive. Abominable. - Terry Pratchett
Because she was so beautiful the huntsman took pity on her, and he said, "Run away, you poor child. - Wilhelm Grimm
And The Monster Said "Pity The Broken Child As In You Pity The Insane - The Monster Pyro
The ultimate Truth is so simple. It is nothing more than being in the pristine state. This is all that need be said. till, it is a wonder that to teach this simple Truth there should come into being so many religions, creeds, methods and disputes among them and so on! Oh the pity! Oh the pity! - Ramana Maharshi
I shall despair. There is no creature loves me; And if I die no soul will pity me: And wherefore should they, since that I myself Find in myself no pity to myself? - William Shakespeare
Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime: the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.
Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead. - Mother Teresa
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. - Francis of Assisi
Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless. - Shannon L. Alder
What a pity, when Christopher Colombus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it. - Margot Asquith
For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little. - Rachel Carson
Some things take so longBut how do I explainWhen not too many peopleCan see we're all the sameAnd because of all their tearsYour eyes can't hope to seeThe beauty that surrounds themNow, isn't it a pity - George Harrison
A whole tree of lightning stood in the sky. She kept looking out the window, suffused with the warmth from the fire and with the pity and beauty and power of her death. The thunder rolled. - Eudora Welty
Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat. - Mark Twain
How beautiful is death, when earn'd by virtue! Who would not be that youth? What pity is it That we can die but once to serve our country! - Joseph Addison
No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast. - William Shakespeare
We cannot but pity the boy who has never fired a gun; he is no more humane, while his education has been sadly neglected. - Henry David Thoreau
Above all others I pity the homeless: where can they go to masturbate? - Robert Clark
The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.
Lots of people are willing to die for the person they love, which is a pity, for it is a much grander thing to live for that person.
As so many commitments demand your timeOr your shut-eye important be,Your attraction to me must in some way lack,Such a pity to spend time on thee. - Charlotte M. Liebel
I pity the people who don't like to read, because then they spend their whole lives stuck in this one world and dont get to discover any others. - Richard P. Denney
I pity him who refuses to leave the minatory of his refutable Judgments and still insisting on producing his light to lit our worlds. - Annie Ali
Never pity missionaries; envy them. They are where the real action is -- where life and death, sin and grace, Heaven and Hell converge. - Robert C. Shannon
Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal. - Voltaire
But miserable most, to love unloved? This you should pity rather than despise. - William Shakespeare
The knowing ones must have pity on the ignorant.One who knows is willing to give up his body even for an ant,because he knows that the body is nothing. - Swami Vivekananda
We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift. - Marilyn Monroe
Mom, I feel good. This dress makes me feel like someone I didn't know I could be. I've never owned anything like it. But if when you see this - when you see me- you think it's a pity, that it's a shame I didn't lose a few, then screw you, Mom. Try harder. - Julie Murphy
If you least understand the essence of timely and courageously saying no to what you have to say no to, when you have to say no, you shall always say yes to what is due no remorsefully and count the cost of never saying no when you had to in pity though shall know your had I know in the end. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Human speech is a cracked cauldron on which we knock out tunes for dancing bears, when we wish to conjure pity from the stars. - Gustave Flaubert
Pity is the virtue of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly. - William Shakespeare
From looking at your neighbor and realizing his true significance, and that he will die, pity and compassion will arise in you for him and finally you will love him. - G.I. Gurdjieff
Isn't it good just to be alive on a day like this? I pity the people who aren't born yet for missing it. - L. M. Montgomery
Pity is an insult. Kindness is a miracle. - Patrick Ness
Self pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality. - John Gardner
The media network has its idols, but its principal idol is its own style which generates an aura of winning and leaves the rest in darkness. It recognizes neither pity nor pitilessness. - John Berger
We falsely attribute to men a determined character - putting together all their yesterdays - and averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is the silent poor indeed. - Henry David Thoreau
Language is like a crack'd kettle on which we beat out tunes to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity. - Gustave Flaubert
Stupid girl. You will never win anyone through pity. You must create the right kind of dream, the sober, adult kind of magic: illusion born from disillusion. - Sylvia Plath
Here we are then, I was thinking, in a war to the finish between everything I love and everything I hate. Fine. We will win and they will lose. A pity that we let them pick the time and place of the challenge, but we can and we will make up for that. - Christopher Hitchens
All that we have achieved in life is creating a virtual reality for ourselves, while burying the actual reality! Our preference of technology over nature proves that Man is experiencing everything through the HEAD. What a pity! - Ramana Pemmaraju
We desire to keep the dying and the newly dead close before our eyes so as to give them full need of pity. Our Lord was brought down to be pitied, on the Cross He was too far away. - Barry Unsworth
The more pity, that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly. - William Shakespeare
A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love. - William Butler Yeats
Ah, sweet pity. Where would my love life be without it? - Matt Groening
Choosing to Let Go crashes the pity party thrown by all the What ifs and If onlys. - Justin Young
Self pity is a curse , which may lead to indignant behavior., while a calm, non-competitive mind, achieves great feat. Competing with one self leads to blessing, while comparing oneself to others and then competing is a destructive path. - Henrietta Newton Martin -Senior Legal Consultant & Author
What an ambiance, and such a pity I'm alone: Candles giving off their glow, gusts of wind and the light tapping of rain on the windowpane - a massage for the mind. And a comforting one, too. - Donna Lynn Hope
Sometimes, when people look at me, I can see the pity in their eyes. All I want is hope, but neither of us can give it to each other. - Genesis Quihuis
When you marry a woman out of pity, then its a pity that you'll send her away very soon. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I pity those who hate because they will never experience the beauty of true love, there is no way they will be able to understand it for they are opposite emotions each leading you to different path in life one to joy and beauty the other to destruction. - Maria Nieves
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which is a pity because this week the National Association of Beholders wrote to tell me that I've got a face like a rucksack full of dented bells. - Charlie Brooker
Vacant minds must have their uses, yet it seems a pity to waste first-class bodies on them.
What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it. - Margot Asquith
Language is like a crack'd 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
The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read. - Benjamin Franklin
This poem has been called obscure. I refuse to believe that it is obscurer than pity, violence, or suffering. But being a poem, not a lifetime, it is more compressed. - Dylan Thomas
Feel pity for the person who judged you rudely. For they are selfish in their judgment, trying to make their life feel just a little bit better. It was never about you it was all about them. - Ron Baratono
In my heart's most secret place,I pity them as angels do. - Sara Teasdale
There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in the rubbish. - John Keats
It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up. - W. Somerset Maugham
Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. - Don Marquis
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike. - Horace Mann
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else. - Henry Ward Beecher
PITY, n. A failing sense of exemption, inspired by contrast. - Ambrose Bierce
I love you. I used to pity your sorrow. But now, were you sorrowless, without fear or any lack, still i would love you. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Never, ever, let anyone tell you what you can and can't do. Prove the cynics wrong. Pity them for they have no imagination. The sky's the limit. Your sky. Your limit. Now. Let's dance. - Tom Hiddleston
One of the consequences of sin is that it makes the sinner pity himself instead of causing him to turn to God. One of the first signs of new life is that the individual takes sides with God against himself. - Donald Grey Barnhouse
The ball laughs, radiant, in the air. He brings her down, puts her to sleep, showers her with compliments, dances with her, and seeing such things never before seen his admirers pity their unborn grandchildren who will never see them. - Eduardo Galeano
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