Zeal is that pure and heavenly flame,The fire of love supplies ;While that which often bears the name,Is self in a disguise.True zeal is merciful and mild,Can pity and forbear ;The false is headstrong, fierce and wild,And breathes revenge and war.
Zeal is that pure and heavenly flame, The fire of love supplies:;; While that which often bears the name, Is self in a disguise. True zeal is merciful and mild, Can pity and forbear:;; The false is headstrong, fierce and wild, And breathes revenge and war.john newton
Speak with me, pity me, open the door: A beggar begs that never begg'd before.william shakespeare
Do you not think that sometimes when matters are at the worst with us, when we appear to have done all which we ourselves can do, yet all has been unavailing, and we have only shown we cannot, not we will not, help ourselves; that often just then something comes, almost as if supernaturally, to settle for us, as if our guardian angel took pity on our perplexities, and then at last obtained leave to help us? And if it be so, then what might only be a coincidence becomes a call of Providence, a voice from Heaven, a command.james anthony froude
We pity in others only those evils which we have ourselves experienced.Jean-Jacques Rousseau
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.horace mann
Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.J. K. Rowling
pity for him who one day looks uponhis inward sphinx and questions it. He is lost.rubén darío
Up the hill where stucco houses inVirginia creeper drown And my childish wave of pity, seeing children carrying down Sheaves of drooping dandelions to the courts of Kentish Town.
Julia: how Irishly you sacrifice Love to pity, pity to ill-humour, Yourself to love, still haggling at the price.
Evil men of every degree will use you, flatter you, lead you on until you are useless; then, if the virtuous do not pity you, or God compassionate, you are without a friend in the universe.henry ward beecher
It always seems to me that one of the saddest things about the death of a literary man is the fact that the breaking-up of his collection of books almost invariably follows; the building up of a good library, the work of a lifetime, has been so much labour lost, so far as future generations are concerned. Talent, yes, and genius too, are displayed not only in writing books but also in buying them, and it is a pity that the ruthless hammer of the auctioneer should render so much energy and skill fruitless.stuart dodgson collingwood
The tears of Christ are the pity of God. The gentleness of Jesus is the long-suffering of God. The tenderness of Jesus is the love of God. " He that hath seen me hath seen the Father."alexander maclaren
I never know whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.william makepeace thackeray
It is a great pity that human beings cannot find all of their satisfaction in scientific contemplativeness.niels bohr
What a pity that in life we only get our lessons when they are of no use to us.oscar wilde
Everyone recognized that only five percent of all the people born ever amount to anything at all. Everyone humbly thanked his providential stars that through his own personal efforts and merit he had become one of the superior five percent. Everyone looked with pity and contempt upon the ninety-five percent who did not share his grace.
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.george eliot
Do not pity the dead, Harry. pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love.J. K. Rowling
Yuna... you would pity me now? So it is you, after all, who will send me. But even after I am gone, Spira's sorrow will prevail.
Power gradually extirpates from the mind every humane and gentle virtue. pity, benevolence, friendship, are things almost unknown in high stations.
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