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Self-Pity Quotes

Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.

Author: Millicent Fenwick


Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.

Author: John W. Gardner (1912)

Profession: American Educator, Social Activist

Of all the infirmities we have, the most savage is to despise our being.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

There are few human emotions as warm, comforting, and enveloping as self-pity. And nothing is more corrosive and destructive. There is only one answer; turn away from it and move on.

Author: Dr Megan Reik