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pity Quotes

26 of the best book quotes about pity
  1. #1
    “There are worse lives to live. Don’t feel sorry for me.”
  2. #2
    “How, if I know all this, you may ask, could I hound him--shatter him again and again. dive him deeper and deeper into woe? I have no answer, except perhaps this: why should I not? Has he made any move to deserve my kindness?”
  3. #3
    ″‘The anguish of the people
    Who are below here in my face depicts
    That pity which for terror thou has taken.‘”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Virgil
    concepts
    pityfearHell
  4. #4
    ″‘Art thou, too, of the other fools?
    Here pity lives when it is wholly dead;
    Who is a greater reprobate than he
    Who feels compassion at the doom divine?‘”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    characters
    VirgilDante
    concepts
    pitysinpunishment
  5. #5
    “Those who do not complain are never pitied.”
  6. #6
    “It is a pity that doing one’s best does not always answer.”
  7. #7
    “Your dear love, Bathsheba, is such a vast thing beside your pity that the loss of your pity as well as your love is no great addition to my sorrow, nor does the grain of your pity make it sensibly less.”
  8. #8
    “Oh, the dead! she murmured, one pitied them, one brushed them aside, one had even a little contempt for them. They are at our mercy.”
  1. #9
    ″‘Those poor people,’ Father echoed. But to my surprise I saw that he was looking at the soldiers now forming into ranks to march away. ‘I pity the poor Germans, Corrie. They have touched the apple of God’s eye.‘”
  2. #10
    “I knew what the old man felt, and pitied him, although I chuckled at heart.”
  3. #11
    “What a pity that Bilbo did not stab that vile creature, when he had a chance!”
    “Pity? It was Pity that stayed his hand. Pity, and Mercy: not to strike without need. And he has been well rewarded, Frodo. Be sure that he took so little hurt from the evil, and escaped in the end, because he began his ownership of the Ring so. With Pity.”
  4. #12
    “When he remembered his old habitation, and the wisdom of the den and his fellow-prisoners, do you not suppose that he would felicitate himself on the change, and pity them?”
  5. #13
    “It is very difficult for a man to differentiate between empathy and sympathy. He hates to be pitied.”
  6. #14
    “O, you have torn my life all to pieces . . . made me be what I prayed you in pity not to make me be again!”
  7. #15
    “She could not have borne their pity, and their whispered remarks to one another upon her strange situation; though she would almost have faced a knowledge of her circumstances by every individual there, so long as her story had remained isolated in the mind of each. It was the interchange of ideas about her that made her sensitiveness wince.”
  8. #16
    “There lay the pity of it. An immeasurable social chasm was to divide our heroine’s personality thereafter from that previous self of hers who stepped from her mother’s door to try her fortune at Trantridge poultry-farm.”

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  1. #17
    “At last they could pity Miss Emily. Being left alone, and a pauper, she had become humanized. ”
  2. #18
    ″ The human animal is a beast that dies but the fact that he’s dying don’t give him pity for others. ”
  3. #19
    “I’d rather have anybody’s hate than their pity.”
  4. #20
    “‘People are going to feel sorry for me, and I won’t ever have any normal relationships—and it’s always going to be because I didn’t have a mother. Always. That’s the ultimate kind of broken.’”
  5. #21
    “He’s not that heavy. And anyhow it’s not fair everybody always says ‘Poor Kevin,’ just because he didn’t grow.”
  6. #22
    “I waver between feeling sorry for her and admiring her desperate determination.”
  7. #23
    “I Tiresias, old man with wrinkled dugs
    Perceived the scene, and foretold the rest—
    I too awaited the expected guest.”
  8. #24
    “Always pitiful when any human being falls into a condition hardly more respectable than that of an animal. How much more pitiful it is when the person who falls has had all the advantages!”
  9. #25
    “Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”
  10. #26
    “Immediately then the thought came sweeping across me, what miserable friendlessness and loneliness are here revealed. His poverty is great, but his solitude, how horrible! Think of it. Of a Sunday, Wall Street is deserted as Petra, and every night of every day it is an emptiness. This building, too, which of weekdays hums with industry and life, at nightfall echoes with sheer vacancy, and all through Sunday is forlorn. And here Bartleby makes his home, sole spectator of a solitude which he has seen all populous – a sort of innocent and transformed Marius brooding among the ruins of Carthage!”
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