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Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Self-pity in its early stage is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
I tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive.
It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
I used to have a real problem with self-pity. Every time the devil would throw a pity party, I would attend.
If someone decides they're not going to be happy, it's not your problem. You don't have to spend your time and energy trying to cheer up someone who has already decided to stay in a bad mood. Believe it or not, you can actually hurt people by playing into their self-pity.
Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
Stephen Vincent Benet
Self-pity is never useful. It tends to distort like a fun-house mirror.
There's great sadness and life doesn't work out like you would want, on a lot of levels, but there's no need to feel all alone. This happens to everybody, so there's no self-pity. This is the ride that humans are on, and all of it is essential for our natural part of it.
I'm a fairly tormented artist, and I'm less willing to indulge myself in self-pity, outside of songwriting.
Mistakes are a drag, because you get in the area of regret and self-pity.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
I've never understood pity and self-pity as an emotion.
If it weren't the problem of politics for me, it would be another. And yet, sometimes it's so difficult. And I feel sorry for myself. And then hate myself for this feeling of self-pity.
Julie Nixon Eisenhower
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