It was a pleasant game to be discovered sobbing wretchedly in the corners of railway carriages or buses in the hope that someone would take pity on me and perhaps give me tea at Fuller’s. This was only rarely successful, the only two responses I can recall being both clergymen. One talked to me for […]
To be unhappy is only half the misfortune to be pitied is misery complete.
Better to be disliked than pitied.
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
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.
Of all the paths which lead to a woman’s love, Pity’s the straightest.
If we stop to gaze upon a star, People talk about how bad we are. Ours is not an easy age, We’re like tigers in a cage. What a town without pity can do.
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.
God pity them both! and pity us all, Who vainly the dreams of youth recall; For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: “It might have been!”