Sympathy Quotes

He who is deserted by friends and relatives will often find help and sympathy from strangers.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Don't be afraid of showing 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.

Sir John Lubbock

... 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 ...

Wilkie Collins

To no one's landscape, to feel in sympathy with it, is often to be at peace with life. When all of the world seems wrong and the burdens overwhelming he can look out on the familiar fields and hills or get among them and give way to their beauties of form and color as a resource within himself that will be an ever-present power of recuperation.

Richard E. Dodge

The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.

Arnold Bennett

Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion.

Francis Herbert Hedge

The secrets of life are not shown except to sympathy and likeness

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sympathy is a virtue unknown in nature.

Paul Eipper

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.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature; only then can he see clearly

Julian Barnes

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.

Francis Herbert Bradley

In prayerful sympathy and love. Hold to the old truth -- double distilled.

Edward McKendree Bounds

Autumn wins you best by this, its mute Appeal to sympathy for its decay.

Robert Browning

Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain.

Lillie Langtry

Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.

Ben Elton
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