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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

It's a mistake to confuse pity with love. - Stanley Kubrick

You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them. - George Eliot

It is a pity that, as one gradually gains experience, one loses one's youth. - Vincent Van Gogh

What a pity human beings can't exchange problems. Everyone knows exactly how to solve the other fellow's. - Olin Miller

What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country. - Joseph Addison

My own idea, for what it is worth, is that all sadness which is not now either arising from the repentance of a concrete sin and hastening towards concrete amendment or restitution, or else arising from pity and hastening towards active assistance, is simply bad. - C. S. Lewis

Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too. - William Blake