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A list of the best pity quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous pity quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic pity quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational pity quotes from that same writer.

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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.

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

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

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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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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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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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Soft pity enters an iron gate. William Shakespeare

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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. André Maurois

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

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

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

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