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

John W. Gardner

Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.

Mark Twain

Christianity is called the religion of pity.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I shall despair. There is no creature loves me; And if I die no soul will pity me: And wherefore should they, since that I myself Find in myself no pity to myself?

William Shakespeare

No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

William Shakespeare

Pity is the virtue of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly.

William Shakespeare

The more pity, that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly.

William Shakespeare

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.

Horace Mann

Ah, sweet pity. Where would my love life be without it?

Matt Groening

I hope to leave my children a sense of empathy and pity and a will to right social wrongs.

Anita Roddick

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.

Helen Keller

It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.

Lyman Abbott

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.

Stephen Vincent Benet

The years forever fashion new dreams when old ones go. God pity a one-dream man.

Bob Goddard

Though it is a pity that these type of premises get targeted. Who are they damaging? It's the kids who miss out.

Rob Janes

First of all, I have to thank Milan, but I know that the result has been the fruit of my efforts and my hard work. It has been a fantastic season, and I'm happy. It's a pity about the Champions League final.

Hernan Crespo

It doesn't help to wallow in self-pity. We're trying.

Cindy Salerno

There's no point beating up on Fraser Institute. This is people's perception about Colorado. It's a pity because we certainly have the mineral deposits here.

Stan Dempsey

What a pity, when Christopher Colombus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.

Margot Asquith

Of course you feel extra pity for Tommy ending with losing on penalties. In a way it's always easier to lose a game when the other team is better and you can accept it afterward. So it was pity for Tommy, an extra pity.

Lars Lagerback

If the government insists on this point, it will be a pity.

Margaret Ng

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

Millicent Fenwick

For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little.

Rachel Carson

It's a pity for us to have missed the chance of winning the second game, but for the player herself, she had done enough of her job.

Lu Yuansheng

I know I'm not that great a singer, so he had pity on me and let me in his group. I helped out with managing the group, too.

Jon Drummond

And every grief that mortals shareFound pity in his tenderness.

William Forrest Winter

But chiefly Thou, Whom soft-eyed Pity once led down from Heaven To bleed for man, to teach him how to live, And, oh! still harder lesson! how to die.

Beilby Porteus

Music and dancing (the more the pity) have become so closely associated with ideas of riot and debauchery among the less cultivated classes, that a taste for them, for their own sakes, can hardly be said to exist, and before they can be recommended a.

John Herschel

Last night was disappointing. But you can wallow in your self pity or you can go out there and do it again -- and I did.

Giaan Rooney

Not once, during this whole thing, did he ever seek pity. That just isn't who Bailey is.

Shannon Bailey

The deadliest feeling that can be offered to a woman is pity.

Vicki Baum

It's a pity we lost. We had an excellent game but lacked concentration in front of goal.

Roni Levy

Depression is unfocused self-pity.

Bill Wilson

How beautiful is death, when earn'd by virtue! Who would not be that youth? What pity is it That we can die but once to serve our country!

Joseph Addison

Reform is born of need, not pity. No vital movement of the people has worked down, for good or evil; fermented, instead, carried up the heaving, cloggy mass.

Rebecca Harding Davis

The trouble from outside of the club is beginning to get on our nerves. We are doing a good job here and it's a real pity that we are facing this discussion. It's the players who are not scoring goals and we should be blamed not the coach.

Kevin Kuranyi

I'm not looking for pity. The funny thing is, people still come up to me and apologize. I always laugh and say, 'for what?' Through good times and bad, I've learned a lot from this whole experience. There's nothing to feel sorry for.

Matt Berry

It's a pity some players couldn't come because of injuries. But the level of tennis we witnessed was very high.

Richard Krajicek

Language is like a crack'd kettle on which we beat out tunes to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.

Gustave Flaubert

Aristotle said that the essence of drama is fear and pity. Where do you feel more fear and pity than when you look at a kid in a spelling bee?

Rachel Sheinkin

We are confident, but there are three good teams still in the running. One has to go out and that's a pity.

Morten Olsen

Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.

Sidonie Gabrielle

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.

St. Francis Of Assisi

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else.

Henry Ward Beecher

It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.

W. Somerset Maugham

Self-pity is the last word for Kendall. The miracle with babies is that they can overcome anything.

Katie Blackhall

What a pity human beings can't exchange problems. Everyone knows exactly how to solve the other fellow's.

Olin Miller

Everyone today plays the same way, very dull. ... It is a pity there are no characters like John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors or, maybe, Ilie Nastase today.

Ilie Nastase

It's a pity but I'm not going to give up. I'm either going to win the Giro or I'm going to blow the race apart trying.

Gilberto Simoni

She has no room in her life for self-pity. She's about the business of what she's doing. It's a formula that works for her.

Gary Thomas

I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.

Jean luc Godard

It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers.

Chauncey Depew

It is a great pity we had only one bottle not enough to revive that proof of the afterlife, though enough to revive some gentle regrets .

Roger Scruton

Peugeot, Citroen, Skoda and Mitsubishi are not competing as official manufacturer teams in the championship [this year] and that is a pity.

Marcus Gronholm

It is a pity that we will not see him facing justice, that we will not hear the verdict. However, it seems that God punished him already.

Hajra Catic

PITY, n. A failing sense of exemption, inspired by contrast.

Ambrose Bierce

Is it worthwhile that we jostle a brother, Bearing his load on the rough road of life? Is it worthwhile that we jeer at each other, In blackness of heart - that we war to the knife? God pity us all in our pitiful strife.

Joaquin Miller

We threw it away at the end. We had the game in the bag. It's just a pity we couldn't finish it off.

Victor Matfield

It is a pity we lost (to the Brumbies) in the last minute. There is still a long way to go and we are very much in the hunt, but then we must win the next two games.

Victor Matfield

He showed no pity. He showed no compassion. He showed no mercy. He deserves none for what he chose to do.

Kathryn Flicker

There's a shortage of perfects breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours.

Cary Elwes

We are quite happy with the bronze medal but it was a pity that we were not in our best form to compete here.

Shen Xue

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.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

Andre Maurois

A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.

William Butler Yeats

Don't pity me now, don't pity me never; I'm going to do nothing for ever and ever.

James Agate

Pity? You don't want to be pitied because you're a cripple in a wheelchair? Stay in your house!

Jerry Lewis

Well it's a pity, we had it planned, I think we could have done it. If the decision is made, the decision is made.

Sergei Krikalev

Let no one underestimate the need of pity. We live in a stony universe whose hard, brilliant forces rage fiercely.

Theodore Dreiser

It changed my whole outlook. I lost a decade to self-pity, and the next thing I knew I was turning 40.

Chris Hardwick

It is a pity that when we made such an important change, we didn't get any commitment from the U.S. and other countries.

Yu Yongding

It's a pity because it really looked like he was going to deliver.

Hisham Kassem

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Don Marquis

I love you. I used to pity your sorrow. But now, were you sorrowless, without fear or any lack, still i would love you.

J. R. R. Tolkien

It's a shame. So in September, we'll be exactly where we are now, which seems to me to be a real pity.

John Chafee

Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.

Oliver Goldsmith

Human speech is a cracked cauldron on which we knock out tunes for dancing bears, when we wish to conjure pity from the stars.

Gustave Flaubert

Our aim was four points so we were one short. We threw it away in the end, I think we had the game in the bag and it was just a pity we couldn't finish off.

Victor Matfield

When I go out there, I have no pity on my brother. I'm out there to win.

Joe Frazier

This should be a great game. Two great teams, two great sets of supporters ... it's a pity we're playing them now, because we should both be in the final.

Fernando Couto

Nobody is going to have pity on you, ... If our guys are looking for pity, they're not going to get it from me. And I'm not going to get it from anybody. We just have to worry about ourselves and do the best we can.

Arkansas Times

We had such a strong start, it's a pity we couldn't have followed on from that.

Marty Holah

Pity speaks to grief More sweetly than a band of instruments.

Barry Cornwall

It was an extraordinary fight and the public was absolutely fantastic. It's a pity we couldn't offer them a better ending.

Georges Goven

We can't feel pity for ourselves, cause the opponents don't. We're trying to beat them and they're trying to beat us.

Roberto Hernandez

Holidays - Have no pity.

Eugenio Montale

It's not him asking for pity, which some people would do. Jay chose to focus on the positive. He chose a theme that was inspirational and it just blows my mind because most people aren't like that.

Eddie Bezalel

It was a good chance to play with Serena but what is a pity that I cannot get the chance today.

Zheng Jie

Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible.

Elizabeth Bowen

She knows as well as anyone that pity, having played, soon tires.

Edwin A. Robinson

Pity me that the heart is slow to learn / What the swift mind beholds at every turn.

Edna St. Vincent Millay