47+ Best Self Pity Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Self pity is sadness for yourself because you think you have a lot of problems or have suffered a lot. Profoundly inspirational self pity quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Self Pity Quotes

I missed a whole cycle of childhood, but I’ve never used it as a device for self-pity. — James A. Michener

Luke Cage isn’t going to throw a pity party for himself. He literally says to himself, ‘This is the world I’m in. These are the circumstances I have.’ He’s a self-made man. He’s trying to continuously build, and that’s what’s interesting about him. He’s a work in progress. — Mike Colter

If it weren’t the problem of politics for me, it would be another. And yet, sometimes it’s so difficult. And I feel sorry for myself. And then hate myself for this feeling of self-pity. — Julie Nixon Eisenhower

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If you’re not careful, you can fall into a destructive cycle of self-pity. — Victoria Osteen

It wasn’t until we got over the self pity that we were able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ. A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero. — Corazon Aquino

Establishing healthy habits – like eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, and participating in regular exercise – can also go a long way to improving how you feel. Similarly, getting rid of destructive mental habits, like engaging in self-pity or ruminating on the past, can also do wonders for your emotional well-being. — Amy Morin

I believe, as human beings, we sometimes indulge in self pity more than it’s necessary. Over my life’s journey, I have realised that overthinking about your problems and indulging in self-pity is not the answer to get through tough times. — Sonali Bendre

When I was being brought up, we weren’t allowed to wallow in self-pity, which was a thoroughly good thing. We were all fine and healthy because that was what we were told to be. — Maeve Binchy

Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make. — Eckhart Tolle

There’s great sadness and life doesn’t work out like you would want, on a lot of levels, but there’s no need to feel all alone. This happens to everybody, so there’s no self-pity. This is the ride that humans are on, and all of it is essential for our natural part of it. — Mike Mills

Mistakes are a drag, because you get in the area of regret and self-pity. — Carrie Fisher

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool. — Andre Maurois

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos. — Manly Hall

I wanted to avoid all that literary stuff. I didn’t want the self pity of ‘The Portrait,’ all the moaning and the whingeing. I’m not knocking Joyce: we all owe him a debt. He’s the one who made so much possible. — Frank McCourt

Our lack of forgiveness makes us hate, and our lack of compassion makes us hard-hearted. Pride in our hearts makes us resentful and keeps our memory in a constant whirlwind of passion and self-pity. — Mother Angelica

I tell people to monitor their self-pity. Self-pity is very unattractive. — Patty Duke

If someone decides they’re not going to be happy, it’s not your problem. You don’t have to spend your time and energy trying to cheer up someone who has already decided to stay in a bad mood. Believe it or not, you can actually hurt people by playing into their self-pity. — Joyce Meyer

Life’s most underrated emotion is self-pity. — Lionel Shriver

I know very well that to admit to loving Bright Eyes is to admit to having an overgrown brain region devoted to self-pity, sentimentality, regret, and a handful of other not very appealing emotional states. — Ben Dolnick

In life, you can blame a lot of people and you can wallow in self-pity, or you can pick yourself up and say, ‘Listen, I have to be responsible for myself.’ — Howard Schultz

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Bobby Kennedy’s conduct toward Lyndon Johnson was childish and despicable. As the years went on, he displayed nasty, self-pitying, and messianic qualities that would have made him a dangerously authoritarian president. — Thomas Mallon

Self-pity in its early stage is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable. — Maya Angelou

Self-pity, a dominant characteristic of sociopaths, is also the characteristic that differentiates heroic storytelling from psychological rumination. When you talk about your experiences to shed light, you may feel wrenching pain, grief, anger, or shame. Your audience may pity you, but not because you want them to. — Martha Beck

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity. — Stephen Vincent Benet

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world. — Helen Keller

I believe, in general, that even people that are self-pitying, you can feel for them. — Mike White

As I obsess about my ancient problems, I feel more like I’m sinking in quicksand than lighting a torch. I’m creating neither heat nor light, just the icky, perversely pleasurable squish of self-pity between my toes. My only defense is that I’m not the only one down here in the muck – our whole culture is doting on tales of personal tragedy. — Martha Beck

I used to have a real problem with self-pity. Every time the devil would throw a pity party, I would attend. — Joyce Meyer

I’m mindful not to get too self-pitying or too revealing of my own pain. — Chrissie Hynde

Feeling sad or lonely isn’t a bad thing. But those emotions increase the risk that you’ll cross the line into self-pity. — Amy Morin

There can be dramas in your life and you can get over them and become someone. You don’t have to wallow in self-pity; you can actually use the experiences in your life to push yourself further and help others. — Craig Revel Horwood

This is this thing I harp on: Sometimes acting can be a self-defeating psychological enterprise if we feel like we’re desperate, if we feel like we’re beggars at the door, praying that someone will take pity on us and give us a job. It would be so much better to feel like we’re tradesmen. — Michael Emerson

Self pity is the worst possible disease that can affect mankind. And if we do just the opposite, which is love, then we have God’s feelings with us at all times. — Jon Huntsman, Sr.

Selfishness is one of the more common faces of pride. ‘How everything affects me’ is the center of all that matters – self-conceit, self-pity, worldly self-fulfillment, self-gratification, and self-seeking. — Ezra Taft Benson

I’ve rarely met a miserable, self-pitying blind person. — Rosemary Mahoney

I felt like I couldn’t wallow in self-pity forever. I can’t beat myself up forever. — James Arthur

Beloved, till life can charm no more; And mourned, till Pity’s self be dead. — William Collins

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Self-pity is never useful. It tends to distort like a fun-house mirror. — Anne Roiphe

Mom was never self-pitying. She was ferociously focused on making sure that everyone understood that she knew how fortunate she has been. — Emma Walton Hamilton

I felt like a failure, like somehow my self-worth was tied to my ability to procreate. I didn’t feel like I could talk about it. I did not want other people’s pity, so I mostly kept my story and my feelings to myself. — Virginia Williams

You can’t have self-pity. At some point, you have to say, ‘These are the cards I’ve been dealt, and I’m going to play them.’ — Bret Michaels

I’m a fairly tormented artist, and I’m less willing to indulge myself in self-pity, outside of songwriting. — Dave Matthews

I’ve never understood pity and self-pity as an emotion. — Randy Pausch

I naively thought I would quit television writing, move up to Seattle, my novel would come out, and then I’d have a novel writing career, and so I found myself really stuck in this very poisonous self-pitying state and felt like I’d never write again. And I blamed Seattle for that. — Maria Semple

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. — W. E. B. Du Bois

Age is definitely an issue for women in TV. There comes a point – especially if you’re a woman – when your career just falls off a cliff. I’m not being self-pitying. That’s just the way it is. — Fiona Bruce

Please spare us the self-pity about how tough it is to look for a job while living with your parents. — Bret Stephens