quote by Francis of Assisi

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.

— Francis of Assisi

Heartwarming Pitiful quotations

For the record, prejudices can kill, and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.

Anger, resentment, envy, and self-pity are wasteful reactions.

They greatly drain one's time. They sap energy better devoted to productive endeavors.

We are all jellyfish, too pitiful and too afraid of being disliked to be honest.

Life is pitiful, death so familiar, suffering and pain so common, yet I would not be anywhere else. Do not wish me out of this or in any way seek to get me out, for I will not be got out while this trial is on. These are my people, God has given them to me, and I will live or die with for Him and His glory.


It is never late to ask yourself “Am I ready to change my life, am I ready to change myself?”. However old we are, whatever we went through, it is always possible to reborn. If each day is a copy of the last one, what a pity! Every breath is a chance to reborn. But to reborn into a new life, you have to die before dying.

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.

It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.

If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!

The deeper minds of all ages have had pity for animals.

There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.


I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.

Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics;

it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.

Speech is a powerful master and achieves the most divine feats with the smallest and least evident body. It can stop fear, relieve pain, create joy, and increase pity

Mediocrity is the most effective mask a superior spirit can wear, because to the great majority, which is to say, to the mediocre,it will not suggest a disguise:--and yet it is precisely for their sake that he puts it on--so as not to arouse them, and, indeed, not infrequently to avoid this out of pity and benevolence.

Even your pity is like a blast of wind and the words you speak would strip a tree of its blossoms.


The true Christian reaction to suffering and sorrow is not the attitude of self-pity, fatalism or resentment; it is the spirit which takes life's difficulties as a God given opportunity, and regards its troubles as a sacred trust, and wears the thorns as a crown.

Anyone who attempts to construe a personal view of God which conflicts with church dogma must be burned without pity.

Pity the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds.

Pity the nation that needs to jail those who ask for justice, while communal killers, mass murderers, corporate scamsters, looters, rapists, and those who prey on the poorest of the poor, roam free.

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Self pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics;

it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.


Fear is a habit, so is self pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can and I will.

It's true he was a sinner. But don't pass so final a judgement. Have pity in your heart and don't forget that he may yet be an Augustine, while you remain just another mediocrity.

Never take yourself too seriously.

These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms.

There is no such thing as a great man of God, only weak, pitiful, faithless men of a great and merciful God.


Only those who spread treachery, fire, and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity.

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.

What a pity every child couldn't learn to read under a willow tree.

You know, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.

When your fear touches someone's pain it becomes pity;

when your love touches someone's pain, it becomes compassion. To train in compassion, then, is to know all beings are the same and suffer in similar ways, to honor all those who suffer, and to know you are neither separate from nor superior to anyone.


No louder shrieks to pitying heaven are cast, When husbands or lap-dogs breathe their last.

It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.

Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help.

When your fear touches someone’s pain, it becomes pity, when your love touches someone’s pain, it become compassion.

The world was a terrible place, cruel, pitiless, dark as a bad dream.

Not a good place to live. Only in books could you find pity, comfort, happiness - and love. Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friendship and didn't ask anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly.