Pathetic Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old pathetic quotes, pathetic sayings, and pathetic proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.     

Edward Gibbon

You can be pitiful, or you can be powerful, but you can't be both.     

Joyce Meyer

It's pathetic how we can't live with the things we can't understand. How we need everything labeled and explained and deconstructed.     

Chuck Palahniuk

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back-she will hear her heart.     

Paulo Coelho

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.     

Helen Keller

Pathetic attitudes are not in keeping with greatness.     

Friedrich Nietzsche