"More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us."
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"Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other."
"Pity is treason."
"Soft pity enters an iron gate."
"Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature."
"Pity is for living, envy is for dead."
"To love with the spirit is to pity, and he who pities most loves most."
"A good place to visit, but a poor place to stay."
"The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in one's speech."
"Philosophy is nothing but discretion."
"Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one."
"For there was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently."
"There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies."
"The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence."
"Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them."
"What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?"
"Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher."
"Philosophy is the product of wonder."
"A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes."
"Philosophy is not a theory but an activity."
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