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Definition of Pathetic


  1. Expressing or showing anger; passionate.
  2. Affecting or moving the tender emotions, esp. pity or grief; full of pathos; as, a pathetic song or story.

Pathetic Quotations

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H. L. Mencken

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
Mark Twain

Anyone who thinks they're important is usually just a pompous moron who can't deal with his or her own pathetic insignificance and the fact that what they do is meaningless and inconsequential.
William Thomas

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
Pablo Picasso

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
Helen Keller
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