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33 Pity Quotes

Deriving from the Latin pietās, the word "pity" means to feel sympathetic sorrow for something. Pity is a common emotion. This is a collection of 33 quotes on pity and sayings on pity.

Pity is a benign form of abuse. - Michael J. Fox
Pity is treason. - Maximilien Robespierre
Sensual excess drives out pity in man. - Marquis de Sade
Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. - Don Marquis
Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat. - Mark Twain
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity. - Sallust
It's a pity nobody believes in simple lust anymore. - Ava Gardner
Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible. - Elizabeth Bowen
It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity. - Lyman Abbott
Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature. - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Pity speaks to grief More sweetly than a band of instruments. - Bryan Procter
The sea has neither meaning nor pity. - Anton Chekhov
Care and pity are two different things. - Vince Staples
A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love. - William Butler Yeats
We are a society that treats people with disabilities with condescension and pity, not dignity and respect. - Stella Young
Pity is the deadliest feeling that can be offered to a woman. - Vicki Baum
To love with the spirit is to pity, and he who pities most loves most. - Miguel de Unamuno
Pity addresses the perceived suffering, not the whole individual. - Phil Klay
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.
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
The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read. - Benjamin Franklin
It's a mistake to confuse pity with love. - Stanley Kubrick
We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
We need to suffer, that we may learn to pity. - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
The fool within himself is the object of pity, until he is flattered. - Sir Richard Steele
Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other. - Oliver Goldsmith
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us. - George Eliot
Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. - William Blake
Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent. - Terry Goodkind
Reform is born of need, not pity. - Rebecca Harding Davis
A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection. - Arthur Helps
Pity those who don't feel anything at all. - Sarah J. Maas
It's a mistake to confuse pity with love. - Stanley Kubrick
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