"I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being."
"Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon."
"It's a pity that the tennis is really going down the drain. Every year it's getting worse and worse and worse. There has to be a radical change, and I hope it will be really soon."
"To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face."
"It would be a pity if, frustrated by the price of travel, we elected to become a society that never made contact, that never gave SETI a fair chance."
"Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?"
"Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed."
"There is little for the great part of the history of the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath."
"Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future."
"More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us."