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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on beginning, charity, faults, merit, pity, pride, and virtue

Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And even his failings lean'd to Virtue's side.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Oliver C. Wilson on food, life, and pity

What poison is to food, self-pity is to life.

Oliver C. Wilson

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A Quote by N. Eldon Tanner on absence, admiration, anger, blessings, character, cities, control, desires, determination, difficulty, discipline, eternity, failure, fatherhood, good, justice, laws, leadership, meaning, pity, proverbs, quotations, self-con

"Success Is Gauged By Self-Mastery" I should like to say a few words about self-discipline, self-control, or self-mastery which is so important to all of us if we are to accomplish what we set out to do and enjoy the blessings which we desire so much. First, I should like to quote some of the philosophers. Plato said: "The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile." And da Vinci once said: "You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself." Then he goes on to say that "the height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. . . . And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others." In other words,he cannot be a worthy father or leader. Solomon in all his wisdom made this meaningful statement: "He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city." (Proverbs 16:32) There are two important elements in self-mastery. The first is to determine your course or set the sails, so to speak, of moral standards; the other is the willpower, or the wind in the sails carrying one forward. As I said before, character is determined by the extent to which we can master ourselves toward good ends. It is difficult to say just what builds good character, but we know it when we see it. It always commands our admiration, and the absence of it our pity. But it is largely a matter of willpower.

N. Eldon Tanner (1898 - 1982)

Source: Ensign, May 1975, p. 75.

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A Quote by Maya Angelou on pity

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Self-pity in its early stage is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

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A Quote by Mary St. Leger Kingsley on honesty, love, passion, pity, and purity

There is a passion of reverence, almost of pity, mingling with the love of an honest man for a pure girl, which makes it the most exquisite, perhaps, of all human sentiments.

Mary St. Leger Kingsley (1852 - 1931)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on concern, giving, pity, soul, and sympathy

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 (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love, 1963.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on pity

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

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Margot Tennant Asquith on america, discovery, and pity

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

Margot Asquith (1864 - 1945)

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A Quote by Margot Tennant Asquith on america, discovery, and pity

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

Margot Asquith (1864 - 1945)

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A Quote by Lyman Abbott on pity

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

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

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