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Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
My father was a man of great charity towards the poor, and compassion for the sick, and also for servants; so much so, that he never could be persuaded to keep slaves, for he pitied them so much: and a slave belonging to one of his brothers being once in his house, was treated by him with as much tenderness as his own children.
Saint Teresa of Avila
They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.
All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little.
How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.
Better to be disliked than pitied.
Pity? You don't want to be pitied because you're a cripple in a wheelchair? Stay in your house!
Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink, and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings, neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society, and cast off all regard to religion, their case is much to be pitied.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or admired.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
We are so used to seeing women as victims of war to be pitied rather than survivors of war to be respected.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
A traveller on foot in this country seems to be considered as a sort of wild man or out-of-the way being, who is stared at, pitied, suspected, and shunned by everybody that meets him.
Karl Philipp Moritz
I almost threw up the first time I set foot inside the University of California, San Francisco's Comprehensive Care Center and joined the stream of thin, slow-moving, low-voiced, gray-skinned people. I didn't want to be one of the pitied, the struck-down.
If to the viewer's eyes, my world appears less beautiful than his, I'm to be pitied and the viewer praised.
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