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Self Pity Quotes


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

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A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.

Being sorry for myself is a luxury I can't afford.

Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.

Despair is criminal.

Despair is the absolute extreme of self-love. It is reached when a man deliberately turns his back on all help from anyone else in order to taste the rotten luxury of knowing himself to be lost.

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.

Even the cry from the depths is an affirmation: Why cry if there is no hint or hope of hearing?

Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.

Every message of despair is the statement of a situation from which everybody must freely try to find a way out.

Grumbling is the death of love.

He who complains, sins.

I am convinced, the longer I live, that life and its blessings are not so entirely unjustly distributed as when we are suffering greatly we are inclined to suppose.

I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It's amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor.

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.

I'm not overweight, I'm just nine inches too short.

If you believe, then you hang on. If you believe, it means you've got imagination, you don't need stuff thrown out on a blueprint, and don't face facts - what can stop you? If I don't make it today, I'll come in tomorrow.

Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up.

It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully share the hell of someone close to you.

Misery is a communicable disease.

Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach.


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