pity

A Quote by John Dryden on action, beauty, failure, interest, people, pity, and youth

Youth, beauty, graceful action seldom fail: But common interest always will prevail; And pity never ceases to be shown To him who makes the people's wrongs his own.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Absalom and Achitophel. Part i. Line 723

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A Quote by Jannie Putter on belief, creativity, decisions, doubt, dreams, fear, justice, people, pity, and worry

What a pity that so many people rather believe their doubts And doubt their beliefs. . . Why don't we just decide to have no doubts, And believe your beliefs! Fear and worry is just the mis-use of the creative powers We originally got to dream.

Jannie Putter

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A Quote by Jane Austen on pity

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Those who do not complain are never pitied.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Pride & Prejudice, 1813.

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A Quote by Jane Austen on pity and suffering

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

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on heart and pity

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His heart kep' goin' pity-pat, But hern went pity-Zekle.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Second Series. The Courtin'.

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A Quote by James Agate on pity

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

James Agate (1877 - 1947)

Source: "A Charwoman's Epitaph," in Ego, 14 March 1933.

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A Quote by Homer on heaven, men, misery, pity, and sacred

Heaven hears and pities hapless men like me, For sacred ev'n to gods is misery.

Homer (c. 850 BC -)

Source: The Odyssey, Book v, Line 572

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A Quote by Herodotus on envy and pity

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It is better to be envied than pitied.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: The Histories of Herodotus

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on expectation, pity, and responsibility

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

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on character, family, pity, silence, and support

Pity the man who has a character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is silent poor indeed.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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