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Pity Quotes

Pity makes the world soft to the weak and noble to the strong.

Author: Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)

Profession: British Poet, Journalist

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

Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Profession: British Novelist

Pity cost nothing and ain't worth nothing.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

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

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

Pity is a thing often vowed, seldom felt; hatred is a thing often felt, seldom avowed.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

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

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

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.

Author: John Galsworthy (1867-1933)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

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.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: J. C. Macaulay


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

Author: Andre Maurois (1885-1967)

Profession: French Writer

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.

Author: Italian Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Italian Origin

Pity is treason.

Author: Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794)

Profession: French Revolutionary Leader

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

Author: Marquis De Sade (1740-1814)

Profession: French Author