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Pity is the feeling of well-intentioned people who are unable to act. -- Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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I didn't take well to pitying yourself. It weren't worth the effort or time and it pissed people off. -- Beth Lewis
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Watching me, judging me, smelling the crippling failure oozing from my skin, my desperation clawing and all-consuming panic drenching me as I gape in horror at the world and wonder why everyone is smiling and looking at me with secret knowledge of my aching shame. -- Sarah Kane
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Self pity is the glue that binds you to your past... -- John Aldridge
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Pity is easy, but it is difficult to care. -- Ray Davies
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Self -pity is the worst form of poison. It kills a person without the person realizing it ~ Aarush Kashyap -- Kirtida Gautam
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Pity enlarges the heart. -- Francois Fenelon
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Pity can purge us of hostility and arouse feelings of identification with the characters, but it can also be a consoling reassurance which leads us to believe that we have understood, and that, in pitying, we have even done something to right a wrong. -- Richard Wright
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No sin is worse than the sin of self-pity, because it obliterates God and puts self-interest upon the throne. -- Oswald Chambers
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Pity is cruel. Pity destroys. -- Graham Greene
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self-deprecatory, to make light of their own situation by -- Tom Shroder
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God put self-pity by the side of despair like the cure by the side of the disease. -- Albert Camus
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Sometimes you feel bad about yourself when there's no reason to. -- Alvin Ailey
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Pity can be nearsighted and condescending; shared suffering can be dignifying and life-changing. -- Eugene H. Peterson
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Pity is such an awful, useless emotion- you have to bottle it up and keep it to yourself.The moment you try to express it, it only makes things worse. -- Paul Auster
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The misery of the moment. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
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Pity is one of the noblest emotions available to human beings; self-pity is possibly the most ignoble ... [It] is an incapacity, a crippling emotional disease that severely distorts our perception of reality ... a narcotic that leaves its addicts wasted and derelict. -- Eugene H. Peterson
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Pity is something only weakness wants. -- Mabel Seeley
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Tears of forlornness and self-pity welled out of his eyes. -- Ian Fleming
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Do not pity yourself. If you wallow in self-pity, life will be an endless nightmare. -- Kafka Asagiri
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Feeling sorry for ourselves is the most useless waste of energy on the planet. It does absolutely no good. We can't let our circumstances or what others do or don't do control us. We can decide to be happy regardless. -- Joyce Meyer
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Pity is often a reflection of our own evils in the ills of others. It is a delicate foresight of the troubles into which we may fall. -- Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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There's no room in my life for feeling sorry for myself. -- Wayne Newton
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I've never understood pity and self-pity as an emotion. -- Randy Pausch
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I used to have a real problem with self-pity. Every time the devil would throw a pity party, I would attend. -- Joyce Meyer
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Self-pity makes people callous. -- Mason Cooley
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Pity, like morphine, does the sick good only at first. It is a means of helping them to feel better, but if you don't get the dose right and know where to stop it becomes a murderous poison. -- Stefan Zweig
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I tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive. -- Patty Duke
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No matter what unjust, sad, sucky things have befallen you. Self-pity is a dead-end road. You -- Cheryl Strayed
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Self-loathing is hell. -- Marty Rubin
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Human beings sometimes find a kind of pleasure in nursing painful emotions, in blaming themselves without reason or even against reason. -- Isaac Asimov
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Against Self-Pity
It gets you nowhere but deeper into
your own shit
pure misery a luxury
one never learns to enjoy. -- Rita Dove
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I step back,
hating pity,
having learned
from Mother that
the pity giver
feels better,
never the pity receiver. -- Thanhha Lai
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What is pity but the vice of kindness. -- Emile M. Cioran
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I fucking hated pity. It was a wasted emotion. -- Ilsa Madden-Mills
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Regret; The saddest word in the English language. -- Tonya Hurley
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Of all the well-meant emotions pity is the cruelest to share. -- Joan Slonczewski
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One recalls how much the creative impulse of the best-sellers depends upon self-pity. It is an emotion of great dramatic potential. -- V.s. Pritchett
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Self-pity does not appreciate pedantry. -- Alexander Mccall Smith
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That is the challenge Companion. To take what has happened to you and learn from it. Nothing is quite so destructive as pity, especially self-pity. No event in life is so terrible that one cannot rise above it.
-- Robin Hobb
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Personal disillusionment accompanied by self-pity and self-loathing are the Achilles' heel of modern humankind, representing the weakness of the human spirit. -- Kilroy J. Oldster
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Pity, though it may often relieve, is but, at best, a short-lived passion, and seldom affords distress more than transitory assistance; with some it scarce lasts from the first impulse till the hand can be put into the pocket. -- Oliver Goldsmith
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One grows out of pity when it's useless. -- Albert Camus
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Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid. -- William Cowper
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It is thus only this personal feeling of misery that we get rid of by acts of pity. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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People who pity themselves think, 'Why would I try to do anything? I'll just fail.' -- Joyce Meyer
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In a state of self-pity, one may retreat from the world in which one has been blessed to live. -- Amor Towles
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You will surely smile with me when I say, 'Thank God one can still recognise self-pity as such and not give it any greater dignity than just that. -- James Fox
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Pity is the most agreeable feeling among those who have little pride and no prospects of great conquests. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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What is more miserable than discontent? -- William Shakespeare
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Almost all sadness comes from feeling sorry for oneself. -- Marty Rubin
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Self-pity is like chocolate; as you get older, you can only afford a little bit. -- Charlaine Harris
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We might say that there can be pity in its full-fledged form only where there is also mercy for self: for the self engulfed by a sense of its own utter blackness can never win through to a sufficient recognition of the sorrows of the other as other. -- Martha C. Nussbaum
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Just having my own time-out; a bit of self-pity here, a bit of self-loathing there. -- Melina Marchetta
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Self-pity is wasted emotion. It merely prolongs whatever trauma you suffered by keeping it alive in your head. Dude, you survived it. Move on. -- Karen Marie Moning
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I let myself feel good and sorry for myself, but only for a second. Daddy always said that the most useless of all human emotions was self-pity. -- Gabrielle Zevin
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PITY, n. A failing sense of exemption, inspired by contrast. -- Ambrose Bierce
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We are seldom sorry for those who need and crave our pity - we reserve this for those who, by other means, make us exercise the abstract function of pity. -- F Scott Fitzgerald
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What is jealousy but a reflection of your own failures? -- Michael Connelly
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Are you sure self-pity is a luxury you can afford, Jack? -- Stephen King
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Self-pity oozed through my soul. I tried to relax and enjoy it. -- Don Delillo
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self-pity was like quicksand. Dip one toe in and it slowly sucked in the rest of you, until you were drowning in gloom. -- Dale Mayer
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Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause. -- Baruch Spinoza
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Let there be an end ... of all this welter of pity, which is only self-pity reflected onto some obvious surface. -- D.h. Lawrence
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In the strangely simple economy of the world people only get what they give, and to those who have not enough imagination to penetrate the mere outward of things and feel pity, what pity can be given save that of scorn? -- Oscar Wilde
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Pity is the most destructive of the passions and unlike love and anger, it never passes. -- Lydia Ginzburg
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The worst pain in the world is shame. -- Fiona Apple
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BENEVOLENCE - When the sobbing of SELF PITY crosses over into the WEEPING FOR MANKIND -- Kamil Ali
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Real pity should stretch out to people whom we do not like
to those whom we have injured or who despitefully use us. -- Margaret Campbell Barnes
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Among our egocentric sad-sacks, despair is as addictive as heroin and more popular than sex, for the single reason that when one is unhappy one gets to pay a lot of attention to oneself. Misery becomes a kind of emotional masturbation. -- Tom Robbins
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If you're not careful, you can fall into a destructive cycle of self-pity. -- Victoria Osteen
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I don't believe in self-pity. I think it's for people who have too much time on their hands. Instead of dreaming of a miracle, you learn to make your own. -- Jodi Picoult
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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 him. -- Samuel Johnson
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Pity is the most pleasant feeling in those who have not much pride, and have no prospect of great conquests: the easy prey - and that is what every sufferer is - is for them an enchanting thing. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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Sometimes, self-pity was so ingrained in people that nothing could persuade them to take joy out of living. -- Mary Balogh
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When I think about all the time I wasted feeling guilty and ashamed about things I should have embraced long ago, it fills me with guilt and shame. -- Nathan Rabin
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When life beats us down, we often do not feel worthwhile to ourselves nor to anyone else. Often, we try to hide our feelings of inadequacy in pursuit of perfection, which develops into self-loathing. If only we can be perfect, then we can be okay. -- David W. Earle
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Pity is an emotion equally unpleasant to the bestower as to the recipient. -- Boleslaw Prus
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In shame there is no comfort but to be beyond all bounds of shame. -- Philip Sidney
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Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow. Awareness of others is a healthy antidote to this self-focus. -- Kevin Malarkey
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Showing you pity doesn't do you any favors. -- Jillian Michaels
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Pity is a bitch I'd like to avoid. -- A.r. Torre
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Nothing is a blinding as neurotic self-pity. We walk around in a fog. -- Helen M. Luke
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Pity is always twinged with disgust. -- Daniel Quinn
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Nothing is loathsomer than the self-loathing of a self one loathes. -- John Barth
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The grim
egoism (egotism)
of mourning
of suffering -- Roland Barthes
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We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced. -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Self-pity is the worst poverty. When a person says, 'I am ... ' with pity, before he has said anything more he has diminished himself to half of what he is; and what is said further, diminishes him totally; nothing more of him is left afterwards. -- Hazrat Inayat Khan
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Avoid self-pity by taking responsibility for everything that happens to you, even if somebody else is at fault. By taking responsibility, I don't mean play doormat. I mean, repair yourself. Move forward. Move on. Then, only then, see if you can wrangle some empathy. -- Augusten Burroughs
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Self-pity is a weakness. I don't blame them or anybody for not having a normal life. Life isn't easy for anyone. -- Greg Aunapu
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Often self-love is replaced with self- loathing, compounded by beating ourselves up. We become experts at putting ourselves down, judging ourselves, and finding fault. This creates deep shame that says "I am a mistake" instead of saying "I made a mistake. -- David W. Earle
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Pity is an emotion that should have never been created. Pity was strong and could break the backs of people fighting for survival and respect. I couldn't stand pity. -- Elizabeth Isaacs
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Schadenfreude,' Colin said. Finding pleasure in others' pain. -- John Green
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If I could do my life over, I would try to cleanse at least my pleasures of self-pity. -- Mason Cooley
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When we pity ourselves all we see is ourselves. When we have problems, all we see are our problems and that's all what we love of talking about. We don't see the good things in our lives. -- Ann Marie Aguilar
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Joyously participate in the sorrows of others. -- Gautama Buddha
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Its a cold comfort to have people pity you. -- Heather Davis
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He denounced self-pity and pitied himself. -- Jeffrey Toobin
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Every fool has a reason for feeling sorry for himself. -- Bruce Springsteen