The secret of language is the secret of sympathy and its full charm is possible only to the gentle.
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness
Sympathy one receives for nothing, envy must be earned.
The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.
His morality is all sympathy, just what morality should be
Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them.
To be in one's own heart in kindly sympathy with all things; this is the nature of righteousness
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain.
Many times I am asked why the suffering of animals should call forth more sympathy from me than the suffering of human beings; why I work in this direction of charitable work more than toward any other. My answer is that because I believe that this work includes all the education and lines of reform which are needed to make a perfect circle of peace and goodwill about the Earth.
... evening. I have just returned from St. Germain. Everything is settled--with more slyness on my part. I begin to think I am a born Jesuit; there must have been some detestable sympathy between Father Benwell ...
Whatever sympathy I feel towards religions, whatever admiration for some of their adherents, whatever historical or biological necessity I see in them, whatever metaphorical truth, I cannot accept them as credible explanations of reality; and they are incredible to me in proportion to the degree that they require my belief in positive human attributes and intervenient powers in their divinities.
Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion.
Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.
I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.
Flesh eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act, which is contrary to moral feeling: killing. By killing, man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity, that of sympathy and pity towards living creatures like himself and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel. -- Flesh eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act, which is contrary to moral feeling: killing. By killing, man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity, that of sympathy and pity towards living creatures like himself and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel.
I?d be less than honest if I told you there was a great deal of sympathy for the net neutrality idea right now.
Do not be afraid of showing your affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy, than by service; love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present.
In prayerful sympathy and love. Hold to the old truth -- double distilled.
It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least.
He who is deserted by friends and relatives will often find help and sympathy from strangers.
The one and only test of a valid religious idea, doctrinal statement, spiritual experience, or devotional practice was that it must lead directly to practical compassion. If your understanding of the divine made you kinder, more empathetic, and impelled you to express this sympathy in concrete acts of loving-kindness, this was good theology. But if your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, or self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God's name, it was bad theology. Compassion was the litmus test for the prophets of Israel, for the rabbis of the Talmud, for Jesus, for Paul, and for Muhammad, not to mention Confucius, Lao-tsu, the Buddha, or the sages of the Upanishads.