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.
The teeth of self-pity had gnawed away her essential self.
A book or poem which has no pity in it had better not be written.
Of all the paths [that] lead to a woman's love Pity's the straightest.
Soft pity never leaves the gentle breast where love has been received a welcome guest.
Almost all women have hearts full of pity.
A woman's pity sometimes makes her mad.
Alas! poor human nature, pity, if hard pressed, degenerates into contempt.
Pity, though it may often relieve, is but, at best, a short-lived passion, and seldom affords distress more than transitory assistance; with some it scarce lasts from the first impulse till the hand can be put into the pocket.
None pities him that is in the snare, who warned before, would not beware.
The great basis of the Christian faith is compassion; do not dismiss that from your hearts, neither will your Maker.
Pity is not enough better than indifference to benefit materially either agent or recipient.
How different is the ready hand, tearful eye, and soothing voice, from the ostentatious appearance which is called pity.
Pity and friendship seek different habitations.
Pity's akin to love; and every thought
Of that soft kind is welcome to my soul.
A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who can no longer threaten us!
Never take yourself too seriously.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive.
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.
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.
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