Sympathy Quotes

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

All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.

Henri Frederic Amiel

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.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

To be in one's own heart in kindly sympathy with all things; this is the nature of righteousness

Confucius

Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them.

Bob Feller

His morality is all sympathy, just what morality should be

Oscar Wilde

Umbrellas, like faces, acquire a certain sympathy with the individual who carries them. May it not be said of the bearers of these inappropriate umbrellas, that they go about the streets 'with a lie in their right hand?' Except in a very few cases of hypocrisy joined to a powerful intellect, men, not by nature, umbrellarians, have tried again and again to become so by art, and yet have failed, have expended their patrimony in the purchase of umbrella after umbrella, and yet have systematically lost them, and have finally, with contrite spirits and shrunken purses, given up their vain struggle, and relied on theft and borrowing for the remainder of their lives.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Compassion is an emotion of which we ought never to be ashamed. Graceful, particularly in youth, is the tear of sympathy, and the heart that melts at the tale of woe. We should not permit ease and indulgence to contract our affections, and wrap us up in a selfish enjoyment; but we should accustom ourselves to think of the distresses of human, life, of the solitary cottage; the dying parent, and the weeping orphan. Nor ought we ever to sport with pain and distress in any of our amusements, or treat even the meanest insect with wanton cruelty.

Hugh Blair

It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man. Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace.

Albert Schweitzer

It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man. Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace.

Albert Schweitzer

Sympathy one receives for nothing, envy must be earned.

Robert Lembke

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.

John Lubbock

I?d be less than honest if I told you there was a great deal of sympathy for the net neutrality idea right now.

Art Brodsky

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.

Leo Tolstoy

All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein

The secret of language is the secret of sympathy and its full charm is possible only to the gentle.

John Ruskin

Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.

Charles Henry Parkhurst

Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.

T. T. Munger
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