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

We falsely attribute to men a determined character - putting together all their yesterdays - and averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is the silent poor indeed.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on enemies, pity, world, and yielding

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

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Gloria Swanson on darkness, dreams, justice, life, mercy, people, and pity

So they were turning, after all - those cameras. Life, which can be strangely merciful, had taken pity on Norma Desmond. The dream she had clung to so desperately had enfolded her. Norma: You see, this is my life. It always will be! (In a whisper) There's nothing else - just us - and the cameras - and those wonderful people out there in the dark. All right, Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up.

Gloria Swanson (1899 - 1983)

Source: As Norma Desmond in the movie, Sunset Boulevard, 1950

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A Quote by George Eliot on helpful, pity, simplicity, and wisdom

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss, bk. 7, ch. 1, 1860.

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A Quote by George Eliot on pity

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It was a pity he couldna be hatched o'er again, an' hatched different.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Adam Bede

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A Quote by George Eliot on conceit, people, and pity

I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss, Bk v. 4

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on darkness, despair, garden, god, journeys, pity, purpose, and path

All those who journey, soon or late, Must pass within the garden's gate; Must kneel alone in darkness there, And battle with some fierce despair. God pity those who cannot say: "Not mine but thine"; who only pray: "Let this cup pass," and cannot see The purpose in Gethsemane. All paths which have been or must be, Must pass through Gethsemane. All those who journey, soon or late, Must pass somewhere through the garden's gate. Must kneel alone in darkness there, And deal with some fierce despair. God pity those who cannot say, "Not mine, but shine," who only pray "Let this cup pass," and cannot see The purpose of Gethsemane.

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

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A Quote by Elaine Cannon on pity

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Pity those who cannot say: Thy will be done not mine, today.

Elaine Cannon

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A Quote by Edward Young on love and pity

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Pity swells the tide of love.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iii. Line 107.

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A Quote by Edward Young on death, love, and pity

Lovely in death the beauteous ruin lay; And if in death still lovely, lovelier there; Far lovelier! pity swells the tide of love.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iii. Line 104.

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