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.
We pity in others only those evils which we have ourselves experienced.Jean-Jacques Rousseau
"The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs, and explosions, and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices, to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy; and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is, that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.”rod serling
If there be one here tonight who believes that his rights will not sooner or later be taken from him by the avaricious American pale faces, his ignorance ought to excite pity, for he knows little of our common foe... Then listen to the voice of duty, of honor, of nature and of your endangered country. Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.tecumseh
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
Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide wide sea! And never a saint took pity on My soul in agony.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Speak with me, pity me, open the door: A beggar begs that never begg'd before.william shakespeare
Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.J. K. Rowling
I need pity. I know what I feel. Great place and business in the world is not worth looking after.Oliver Cromwell
It was such a lovely day I thought it was a pity to get up.
Alas for maiden, alas for Judge,For rich repiner and household drudge!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!"john greenleaf whittier
Honor to those who in the life they lead define and guard a Thermopylae . Never betraying what is right, consistent and just in all they do but showing pity also, and compassion; generous when they are rich, and when they are poor, still generous in small ways, still helping as much as they can; always speaking the truth, yet without hating those who lie.constantine p. cavafy
Heckler: At least Mrs Thatcher has got guts. Neil Kinnock: It's a pity that other people had to leave theirs on the ground at Goose Green to prove it.neil kinnock
As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them of course, but one cannot possibly admire them.oscar wilde
And the world's so rich in resplendent eyes, 'Twere a pity to limit one's love to a pair.thomas moore
The gods have obviously taken pity on their slave.
A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
pity speaks to grief more sweetly than a band of instruments.