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.

By : Frances E. Willard

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

By : Oscar Wilde

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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.

By : Oscar Wilde

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

By : Walt Whitman

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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.

By : Lech Walesa

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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.

By : Eamon de Valera

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Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.

By : Evelyn Underhill

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

By : Ivan Turgenev

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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.

By : Charles E. Trevelyan

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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?

By : Clyde Tombaugh

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

By : Henry David Thoreau

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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.

By : Major Taylor

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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.

By : Billy Tauzin

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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.

By : Henry Ossawa Tanner

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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.

By : Wislawa Szymborska

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Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.

By : Anne Sullivan

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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.

By : Erich von Stroheim

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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.

By : Anthony Storr

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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.

By : George Soros

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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.

By : Kate Smith

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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.

By : Goldwin Smith

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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.

By : Alfred E. Smith

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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.

By : Agnes Smedley

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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.

By : Hjalmar Schacht

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

By : Fritz Sauckel

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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.

By : Richard Russo

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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.

By : George William Russell

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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.

By : Johnny Rotten

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

By : John Buchanan Robinson

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

By : Terry Prachett

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

By : S. J. Perelman

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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.

By : Tom Paulin

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Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.

By : Charles Henry Parkhurst

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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.

By : P. J. O'Rourke

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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.

By : Ted Olson

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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.

By : Ivor Novello

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

By : George William Norris

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

By : Richard M. Nixon

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

By : Florence Nightingale

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

By : Haruki Murakami

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