A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on heart, learning, mind, and pity

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

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: Pity Me Not, 1923

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A Quote by Edgar Albert Guest on cleverness, duty, effort, errors, friendship, glory, honesty, justice, labor, money, needs, neighbors, people, pity, simplicity, trying, wishes, and youth

Be a friend. You don't need money: Just a disposition sunny; Just the wish to help another Get along some way or other; Just a kindly had extended Out to one who's unbefriended; Just the will to give or lend, This will make you someone's friend. Be a friend. You don't need glory. Friendship is a simple story. Pass by trifling errors blindly, Gaze on honest effort kindly, Cheer the youth who's bravely trying, Pity him who's sadly sighing; Just a little labor spend On the duties of a friend. Be a friend. The pay is bigger (Though not written by a figure) Tan is earned by people clever In what's merely self-endeavor. You'll have friends instead of neighbors For the profits of your labors; You'll be richer in the end Than a prince, if you're a friend.

Edgar Albert Guest (1881 - 1959)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on misfortune and pity

Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, may be prolonged to the point where it cases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Don Marquis on earth and pity


Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on choice, control, fashion, force, mind, pity, possessions, power, and world

When he tries to extend his power over objects, those objects gain control of him. He who is controlled by objects loses possession of his inner self... Prisoners in the world of object, they have no choice but to submit to the demands of matter! They are pressed down and crushed by external forces: fashion, the market, events, public opinion. Never in a whole lifetime do they recover their right mind!... What a pity!

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Quotations from Chuang Tzu, (23:8 and 24:4, p. 202, 211)

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A Quote by Cheng Man-ch'ing on appreciation, beauty, mountains, pity, and reflection

Pity! The southerly trees have shed their leaves. Nobody comes to appreciate the mountain's beauty. Tomorrow I too will float away. My reflection gone from cool streams.

Cheng Man-ch'ing

Source: Translation and commentary by Mark Hennessy, 1995.

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A Quote by Cecilia Bartholomew on anger, emotion, jealousy, justice, love, pity, and thought

In the midst of anger, jealousy, self-pity, a negative thought, or emotion, say: 'I love myself in this moment, just as I am'.

Cecilia Bartholomew

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on life, pity, living being, ariya, noble one, non-violence, and nobility

He who harms living beings is, for that reason, not an ariya (a Noble One); he who does not harm any living being is called an ariya.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, v. 270

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A Quote by Brutus Hamilton on achievement, certainty, discipline, envy, goals, life, men, order, pity, pleasure, and work

It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest men. When you see 20 or 30 men line up for a distance race in some meet, don't pity them, don't feel sorry for them. Better envy them instead."

Brutus Hamilton

Source: Quoted by Doherty, 1964

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on conscience, fear, life, and pity

But what are pity, conscience, or fear To the brazen pair, compared With the living sorcery Of their hot embraces?

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

Source: Bacchanalia, 1957, st. 4

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