Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul.
To love with the spirit is to pity, and he who pities most loves most.
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too.
Compassion has enemies, and those enemies are things like pity, moral outrage, fear.
I drive an American car. It’s a Chrysler. That’s not an endorsement. It’s more like a cry for pity.
Moon! Moon! I am prone before you. Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.
Between richer and poorer classes in a free country a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other, as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling.
Men there have been who have done the essayist’s part so well as to have earned an immortality in the doing; but we have had not many of them, and they make but a poor figure on our shelves. It is a pity that things should be thus with us, for a good essayist is the pleasantest companion imaginable.
We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced.