Self Pity Quotes

Most popular self-pity quotes

All pity is self-pity.
Self-pity shortens your life.
Self-pity dries up our sympathy for others.

sympathy

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
Laughter is the great antidote for self-pity, maybe a specific for the malady.

laughter

Optimism and self-pity are the positive and negative poles of modern cowardice.

cowardice

Her own misery filled her heart; there was no room in it for other people's sorrow.

misery

All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.
Self-pity in its early stage is as snug as a feather mattress.  Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us, that the most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
Shall a man go and hang himself because he belongs to the race of pygmies, and not be the biggest pygmy that he can?
Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.

how to live life

Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is.  How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.
Self-pity is, perhaps, the least becoming of all emotions, and we often indulge in it only because we are too exhausted to resist.
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
I never saw a wild thing
Sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
Without ever having felt sorry for itself.
You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound of whining will certainly frighten away any opportunity for success.
Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.
Self-pity gets you nowhere. But insight to see that something can be done with the second-bests and adventurous daring to try might be a handle to take hold of.
Self-pity, while it should be accorded due respect, is the greatest of all acids to the human soul. Feeling sorry for yourself is a universal solvent of salvation.
Do you take pride in your hurt? Does it make you seem large and tragic? ... Well, think about it. Maybe you're playing a part on a great stage with only yourself as audience.
People sinking into self-pity and depression are dreary, but they can't get out of it by themselves. So every now and then, just sit there and listen, and listen, and listen. You're paying your membership dues in the human race.

listening

Certainly the most destructive vice, if you like, that a person can have, more than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins, is self-pity. I think self-pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have. And the most destructive.