Sympathy Quotes (58)

Quotes and citations about sympathy

In externals we advance with lightening express speed, in modes of thought and sympathy we lumber on in stage-coach fashion... view

By: Frances E. Willard

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world... view

By: Oscar Wilde

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better... view

By: Oscar Wilde

And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud... view

By: Walt Whitman

I belong to a nation which over the past centuries has experienced many hardships and reverses. The world reacted with silence or with mere sympathy when Polish frontiers were crossed by invading armies and the sovereign state had to succumb to brutal force... view

By: Lech Walesa

Since this war began our sympathy has gone out to all the suffering people who have been dragged into it. Further hundreds of millions have become involved since I spoke at Limerick fortnight ago... view

By: Eamon de Valera

Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience... view

By: Evelyn Underhill

To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness... view

By: Ivan Turgenev

I have the greatest sympathy with the growth of the socialist party. I think they understand the evils that surround us and hammer them into people's minds better than we Liberals... view

By: Charles E. Trevelyan

I have a lot of sympathy for young people because I realize how disturbed I was. How would I deal with life in the future? What would I do for a living?.. view

By: Clyde Tombaugh

It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them, knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles that will confront them in almost every walk of life... view

By: Major Taylor

I think we lost a great deal of sympathy and support with the way in which the crisis was handled, most importantly I think when we appeared to be grasping for too much at one time instead of identifying our priorities in a much more responsible fashion... view

By: Billy Tauzin

Many of the artists who have represented Negro life have seen only the comic, ludicrous side of it, and have lacked sympathy with and appreciation for the warm big heart that dwells within such a rough exterior... view

By: Henry Ossawa Tanner

I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life's wisdom... view

By: Wislawa Szymborska

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction... view

By: Anne Sullivan

Because I select my players from a feeling that comes to me when I am with them, a certain sympathy you might call it, or a vibration that exists between us that convinces me they are right... view

By: Erich von Stroheim

The professional must learn to be moved and touched emotionally, yet at the same time stand back objectively: I've seen a lot of damage done by tea and sympathy... view

By: Anthony Storr

If the terrorists have the sympathy of people, it's much harder to find them. So we need people on our side, and that leads us to be responsible leaders of the world, show some concern with the problems... view

By: George Soros

I sometimes get that wonderful sympathy between me and the audience, telling me I've reached their hearts. And when I do, the thrill is mine... view

By: Kate Smith

The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice. His sympathy, like that of the historian, must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party... view

By: Goldwin Smith

It is the right of our people to organize to oppose any law and any part of the Constitution with which they are not in sympathy... view

By: Alfred E. Smith

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners... view

By: Agnes Smedley

But what you could perhaps do with in these days is a word of most sincere sympathy. Your movement is carried internally by so strong a truth and necessity that victory in one form or another cannot elude you for long... view

By: Hjalmar Schacht

I joined the Party definitely in 1923 after having already been in sympathy with it before... view

By: Fritz Sauckel

I have to have a character worth caring about. I tend not to start writing books about people I don't have a lot of sympathy for because I'm just going to be with them too long... view

By: Richard Russo

Any relations in a social order will endure, if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality... view

By: George William Russell

It's no good being nice and young and naive. There's no good in that at all. You've got to do it all yourself, and you've gotta learn quick. And you can't look for sympathy either... view

By: Johnny Rotten

According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people.. view

By: John Buchanan Robinson

I didn't go to university. Didn't even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did... view

By: Terry Prachett

He bit his lip in a manner which immediately awakened my maternal sympathy, and I helped him bite it... view

By: S. J. Perelman

This sympathy is not translated into force against the British government because it is not like the anti- apartheid movement which had a high profile here and Mandela is a more engaging figure than Yasser Arafat... view

By: Tom Paulin

Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load... view

By: Charles Henry Parkhurst

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... view

By: P. J. O'Rourke

You have to take strength from the people that love you and the people that love Barbara and the huge number of expressions of sympathy and compassion and support. That has been extremely moving... view

By: Ted Olson

Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere... view

By: Ivor Novello

Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests... view

By: George William Norris

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy... view

By: Richard M. Nixon

Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe... view

By: Florence Nightingale

You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you... view

By: Haruki Murakami