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Self Pity Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Self Pity

Please enjoy these Self Pity Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
- Anonymous

Related topics: Sad Feeling-Down Self

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

Self-pity in its early stages
is as snug as a feather mattress.
Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
- Maya Angelou

Never be stopped by fear or self-pity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment,
which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
- Manly Hall

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us.
The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
- Andre Maurois

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Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

Beloved, till life can charm no more;
And mourned,
till Pity's self be dead.
- William Collins

I tell people to monitor their self-pity.
Self-pity is very unattractive.
- Patty Duke

It wasn't until we got over the self pity that we were
able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ.
A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero.
- Corazon Aquino

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness,
this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others,
of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that
looks on in amused contempt and pity.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

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

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Weariness comes, on some days, from lack of service to self.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

Don't look for approval from anyone other than yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

He who lives in harmony with himself
lives in harmony with the universe.
- Marcus Aurelius

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Make the most of yourself,
for that is all there is of you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We must be our own before we can be another's.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

To travel is to take a journey into yourself.
- Danny Kaye

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Your visions will become clear only
when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We disrespect ourselves and our free-will
whenever we say that we NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Other people do not have to change
for us to experience peace of mind.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserves your love and affection.
- The Buddha


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