Quotation Explorer - 'Sympathy'

The soul of conversation is sympathy. - William Hazlitt
If a person's mind is controlled by forces of revenge and jealousy, it cannot express love & sympathy. And even if they show love and sympathy to others it will yield no good result. The thought will not be reflected in love but in hate. - Virchand Gandhi
Woman's fatal weakness is to desire sympathy and comprehension.--"Wanda - Ouida
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When our sympathy leads to friendship and our friendship leads to love; only few will understand that it is the end of our past. - M.F. Moonzajer
An odd thing about beauty, however, is that it's absence tends not to arouse our sympathy as much as other forms of privation do. - Jonathan Franzen
Grief lasts longer than sympathy, which is one of the tragedies of the grieving. - Elizabeth McCracken
Half the point in reading novels and seeing plays and films is to exercise the faculty of sympathy with our own kind, so often obliterated in the multifarious controls and compulsions of actual social existence. - Germaine Greer
It is the storyteller's task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State approval. - Graham Greene
Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce. - P.J. O'Rourke
sometimes I wish I would just disappear into thin air, leave the pain and the misery of this cold hearted world,I wonder who would miss me if anyone would even show a little sympathy to my family, probably no one I was just a little no one anyways. - kashmir foley
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
CONDOLE, v.i. To show that bereavement is a smaller evil than sympathy. - Ambrose Bierce
Liberace was certainly master and commander of the ivories ~ he is the only pianist I can watch or listen to without suffering a case of 'Stagefright Sympathy Sickness'. - E.A. Bucchianeri
The best historian is he who combines knowledge of the evidence with the largest intellect, the warmest human sympathy and the highest imaginative powers. - G. M. Trevelyan
Sympathy is the child of imagination - Clarence Darrow
Why, when you have a mental disease, is it always considered an act of imagination? Why is it that every organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy except the brain? - Ruby Wax
I required kindness and sympathy, but I did not believe myself utterly unworthy of it. - Mary Shelley
It is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought. - Oscar Wilde
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy. - Henry David Thoreau
To know who you are without any delusions or sympathy is a moment of revelation that no one experiences unscathed. (Brom, Eragon) - Christopher Paolini
Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism. - Dorothy Thompson
I nodded, trying to imagine the very particular sadness of a vanished childhood yogurt now found only in France. It was a very special sort of sadness, individual, and in its inability to induce sympathy, in its tuneless spark, it bypassed poetry and entered science. - Lorrie Moore
To the rich, the really poor don't know that the level of comfort you experience exist at all, so you see, they don't need your sympathy, and you should not feel guilty, just teach them how to fish. - Peter Ojo
Racism is not merely a simplistic hatred. It is, more often, broad sympathy toward some and broader skepticism toward others... - Ta-Nehisi Coates
I have not the least sympathy for these useless and destructive pastimes, football and politics. - César Aira
Enlarged sympathy with children was one of the chief contributions made by the Victorian English to real civilization. - George Macaulay Trevelyan
Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, "I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction". - Tryon Edwards
He didn’t deserve compassion. Sympathy. Not even understanding. He deserved worse, far worse than he had ever been given. - V.S. Carnes
Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral. - Charles Darwin
I believe there are few whose view of life has not been affected by the stern or kindly influences of their early childhood, which threw them in upon themselves in timidity and reserve, or drew them out in genial confidence and sympathy with their fellow creatures.
I have no need of your God-damned sympathy. I only wish to be entertained by some of your grosser reminiscences. - Alexander Woollcott
So it ever must be in the conflicting scenes of life, in the long, weary march, each one walks alone. We may have many friends, love, kindness, sympathy and charity, to smooth our pathway in everyday life, but in the tragedies and triumphs of human experience, each mortal stands alone. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Terror is the desire to save your own ass, but horror is rooted in sympathy. - Joe Hill
With mercy and sympathy, no one will hate to love one another. - Auliq Ice
Omitting sacrifice will gain you nothing...He is the striver,who sacrifices delight, ail, sympathy and slumber,and at the terminalStriver is the WINNER. - Prerna Sharma
Racism is, among other things, the unearned skepticism of one group of humans joined to the unearned sympathy for another. - Ta-Nehisi Coates
What are you wrapped up in?' Roan whispered. Her anger and frustration had shifted to a sympathy that grated Vhalla.'I'm simply learning where I'm meant to be.' It was the only response because it was the truth. - Elise Kova
Those in the West who have adopted Christ as their own should remember that he was an Oriental. Love and sympathy for Jesus should be expanded into love and sympathy for all Orientals, and for all the world. - Paramahansa Yogananda
Sympathy of victims and humanity of us question the stronghold of integrity towards justice. - M.F. Moonzajer
Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence. - Ayn Rand
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community. - William James
For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. - Aldous Huxley
The next time you wish you could find the right words to say to someone who is hurting, just remember that dogs are a man's best friend without ever speaking a word to them. Simply be present and have sympathy. - Ashly Lorenzana
There is in souls a sympathy with sounds:And as the mind is pitch'd the ear is pleasedWith melting airs, or martial, brisk or grave;Some chord in unison with what we hearIs touch'd within us, and the heart replies. - William Cowper
A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; 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
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Theodore Roosevelt
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
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