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A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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God put self-pity by the side of despair like the cure by the side of the disease.
~ Albert Camus

 

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Humane sentiments are baseless, mad, and improper; they are incredibly feeble; never do they withstand the gainsaying passions, never do they resist bare necessity.
~ Marquis De Sade

 

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If a madman were to come into this room with a stick in his hand, no doubt we should pity the state of his mind; but our primary consideration would be to take care of ourselves. We should knock him down first, and pity him afterwards.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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If the secret sorrows of everyone could be read on their forehead, how many who now cause envy would suddenly become the objects of pity.
~ Italian Proverb

 

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

 

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Never allow your own sorrow to absorb you, but seek out another to console, and you will find consolation.
~ J. C. Macaulay

 

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Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.
~ Jane Austen

 

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Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
~ Oliver Goldsmith

 

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Pity cost nothing and ain't worth nothing.
~ Josh Billings

 

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Pity is a thing often vowed, seldom felt; hatred is a thing often felt, seldom avowed.
~ Charles Caleb Colton

 

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Pity is for living, envy is for dead.
~ Mark Twain

 

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Pity is treason.
~ Maximilien Robespierre

 

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Pity makes the world soft to the weak and noble to the strong.
~ Sir Edwin Arnold

 

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

 

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

 

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Soft pity enters an iron gate.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky.
~ Ojibwa Saying

 

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

 

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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

 

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