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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Pity
 
Better be envied than pitied.  French, Italian, Dutch, Modern Greek.  1
Foolish pity spoils a city.  2
For pity is the virtue of the law,
And none but tyrants use it cruelly.  Shakespeare.
  3
He hath a tear for pity, and a hand as open as the day for melting charity.  Shakespeare.  4
He that hath pity on the poor lendeth to the Lord.  Bible.  5
He that pitieth another remembereth himself.  6
No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity.  Shakespeare.  7
Pity and need make all flesh kin.  8
Pity cureth envy.  9
Pity is akin to love.  10
Pity melts the mind to love.  Dryden.  11
Prudent cruelty is better than foolish pity.  12
We have a great pity for a man who is ruining himself, but very little for one that is ruined.  13
Wherever we meet misery we owe pity.  14
 
 
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