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Letter "P" » Pity
«Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.»
Author: John W. Gardner
, Separate reality
, The Victim
«However we may pity the mother whose health and even life is imperiled by the performance of her natural duty, there yet remains no sufficient reason for condoning the direct murder of the innocent»
«None pities him that is in the snare, who warned before, would not beware»
«Being Lutheran, Mother believed that self-pity is a deadly sin and so is nostalgia, and she had no time for either»
«Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.»
«Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back-she will hear her heart»
«More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple pity that will not forsake us»
«Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead»
«Pity is best taught by fellowship in woe»
«Soft pity enters an iron gate.»