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  1. self-pitynoun

    a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings

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  1. Richard Willard Armour:

    Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world -- making the most of one's best.

  2. John W. Gardner:

    Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.

  3. Millicent Fenwick:

    Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.

  4. Helen Keller:

    Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.

  5. Prashant Agarwal:

    It's been said that we achieve only if we expect something and have desire to achieve it, but if we start over expecting and are not happy to what have been achieved, then instead of building a positive approach to our success we tend to fall back and instead of writing our success story, we write the story of our own catastrophe. Then finally we trap ourselves in circle of self pity.


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  • الشفقة على الذاتArabic
  • sebelítost, bolestínstvíCzech
  • SelbstmitleidGerman
  • μεμψιμοιρία, αυτολύπησηGreek
  • autocompasiónSpanish
  • itsesääliFinnish
  • apitoiement sur soi-mêmeFrench
  • स्वंय पर दयाHindi
  • sjálfsmeðaumkun, sjálfsvorkunnIcelandic
  • autocommiserazioneItalian
  • zelfbeklag, zelfmedelijdenDutch

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