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Pity Quotes


These are some of the best 'Pity' quotations and sayings.

A book or poem which has no pity in it had better not be written.

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

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

Of all the paths leading to a woman's love, pity is the straightest.

Oh, brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother; where pity dwells, the peace of God is there.

Pity is akin to love; and every thought of that soft kind is welcome to my soul.

Pity is best taught by fellowship in woe.

Pity is not natural to man. Children and savages are always cruel. Pity is acquired and improved by the cultivation of reason. We may have uneasy sensations from seeing a creature in distress, without pity; but we have not pity unless we wish to relieve his. When I am on my way to dine with a friend, and, finding it late, bid the coachman make haste, when he whips his horses I may feel unpleasantly that the animals are put to pain, but I do not wish him to desist; no, sir; I wish him to drive on.

Pity is sworn servant unto love, and this be sure, wherever it begin to make the way, it lets the master in.

Pity is the feeling which arrests the mind in the presence of whatesoever is grave and constant in human sufferings and unites it with the human sufferer.

Pity is the virtue of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly.

Pity swells the tide of love.

The truly brave are soft of heart and eyes, and feel for what their duty bids them do.