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A. N. Wilson
I very much dislike the intolerance and moralism of many Christians, and feel more sympathy with Honest Doubters than with them.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Agatha Christie
Bottled, was he? Said Colonel Bantry, with an Englishman's sympathy for alcoholic excess. Oh, well, can't judge a fellow by what he does when he's drunk? When I was at Cambridge, I remember I put a certain utensil - well - well, nevermind.
Agatha Christie
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Agnes Smedley
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.
Alan Hovhaness
It's hard for me to think of others because I'm not particularly in sympathy with the music of this century.
Alaric Hutchinson
On my journey from the fantastical to the practical, spirituality has gone from being a mystical experience to something very ordinary and a daily experience. Many don't want this, instead they prefer spiritual grandeur, and I believe that is what keeps enlightenment at bay. We want big revelations of complexity that validates our perceptions of the divine. What a let down it was to Moses when God spoke through a burning bush! But that is exactly the simplicity of it all. Our spiritual life is our ordinary life and it is very grounded in every day experience. For me, it is the daily practice of kindness, mindfulness, happiness, and peace.
Albert Einstein
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 Szent-Gyorgyi
I am the son of a small and far-away nation and the other laureates have all come from different countries from all over the world and we all were equally received here with signs of sympathy.
Alex Ferguson
I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I've always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people's salaries.
Alexei Navalny
When men are arrested without any legal basis and for political reasons, it's merely a routine, everyday occurrence in Russia, and hardly anyone has any sympathy.
Alfred E. 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.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Alton Brown
I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I'm better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don't.
Aneurin Bevan
I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.
Angelina Grimke
Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.
Ann Landers
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
Anne Grant
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.
Anne Sullivan
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
Anson Mount
I don't care about sympathy. I care about playing a character who's understandable and clear.
Anthony Storr
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.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I'm not looking for sympathy at all.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
Audrey Meadows
They weren't impatient for the boys to turn into cartoons again. They awarded sympathy, gave compassion. Because deep down they had found parts of themselves in the characters. You said it George.
Barbara Sher
The cure for sorrow is to learn something.
Ben Elton
Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
Benjamin Disraeli
Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.
Billy Tauzin
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.
Bob Feller
Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them.
Brené Brown
Empathy heals shame; sympathy exacerbates shame. We don't want people to feel sorry for us; we want people to be with us.
Brownie McGhee
My guitar was loud as hell, and I had no sympathy for anybody else.
Carl Clinton Van Doren
IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction.
Carl Hiaasen
Here's my rule: You always want to pay cash for your own books, because if they look at the name on the credit card and then they look at the name on the book jacket, then there's this look of such profound sympathy for you that you had to resort to this. It really is withering.
Cass van Krah
Your world is just as empty as your heart!
Charlaine Harris
Could I tell them I was sorry their loved one was dead, when he'd tried to kill me? There was no rule of etiquette for this; even my grandmother would have been stymied.
Charles Darwin
The following proposition seems to me in a high degree probable
Charles Henry Parkhurst
Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.
Charles Trevelyan
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.
Clarence Darrow
When we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men and women are approaching an inevitable doom: the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate of each other. This feeling should make men and women use their best efforts to help their fellow travelers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on. It should bring a closer kinship, a better understanding, and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers who must live a common life and die a common death.
Clyde Tombaugh
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?
We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
Conrad Black
I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy.
Corrie Ten Boom
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
Criss Jami
Speaking a painful truth should be done only in love - like wielding a sword with no hilt - it should pain oneself in direct proportion to the amount of force exerted.
Criss Jami
I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.
Criss Jami
One's suffering, one's melancholy is, in itself, really only looked upon as failure or as punishment, as detestable or sinful or socially unacceptable in the eyes of man; but this is not so in the eyes of God: for He is close to the broken-hearted.
Criss Jami
Take lightly what you hear about individuals. We need not distort trust for our paltry little political agendas. We tend to trust soulless, carried information more than we trust soulful human beings; but really most people aren't so bad once you sit down and have an honest, one-on-one conversation with them, once, with an open heart, you listen to their explanations as to why they act the way they act, or say what they say, or do what they do.
Criss Jami
For those constantly full of joy, they sometimes feel a little guilty for always feeling so good. That guilt is compassion: it flies in with an attempt to share one's joy with others who do not have it.
Criss Jami
Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters.
Criss Jami
If you want to know how negative you are, pay attention to how much you hate negativity in other people. Fragile, artificial positivity needs always to be surrounded by more positivity in order to stay positive, but the ability to be positive, happy, and even, at times, appreciative around 'negative people' is the mark of real positivity.
Daniel Johns
I have a theory because I was being beaten up a lot by people outside of school, it was almost like if I could make myself sick enough they'd take sympathy on me.
Dante Alighieri
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
David Chalmers
Although I'm Australian, I find myself much more in sympathy with the Austrian version!
Davy Crockett
We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.
Denis Kearney
California must be all American or all Chinese. We are resolved that it shall be American, and are prepared to make it so. May we not rely upon your sympathy and assistance?
Dirk Benedict
If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point.
Dirk Benedict
Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.
Dorothy Thompson
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 Day
I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers.
E.M. Forster
Science is better than sympathy, if only it is science.
Eamon de Valera
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.
Edward Gibbon
Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
Edward Norton
I've always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You're trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that's about so you can represent it.
Emma Goldman
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Erich von Stroheim
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.
Evelyn Underhill
Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.
F. H. Bradley
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.
Florence Nightingale
Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.
Frances E. Willard
In externals we advance with lightening express speed, in modes of thought and sympathy we lumber on in stage-coach fashion.
Francis Herbert Hedge
Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion.
Frank Harris
Such actions are beyond praise: it is the perfume of such sweet and noble human sympathy that makes this wild beasts' cage a world habitable for men.
Fritz Sauckel
I joined the Party definitely in 1923 after having already been in sympathy with it before.
Fulton J. Sheen
The mark of man is initiative, but the mark of woman is cooperation. Man talks about freedom; woman about sympathy, love, sacrifice. Man cooperates with nature; woman cooperates with God. Man was called to till the earth, to rule over the earth; woman to be the bearer of a life that comes from God.
Gary Ackerman
Whether rich people make money or lose money, they get no sympathy from the public.
George Eliot
If Art does not enlarge men's sympathies, it does nothing morally.
George Eliot
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
George Henry Lewes
The only cure for grief is action.
George MacDonald
When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.
George Saunders
I tend to foster drama via bleakness. If I want the reader to feel sympathy for a character, I cleave the character in half, on his birthday. And then it starts raining. And he's made of sugar.
George Soros
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.
George William Norris
Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests.
George William Russell
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.
Germaine Greer
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.
Goldwin 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.
Harold Bloom
Criticism in the universities, I'll have to admit, has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy with 95% of what goes on. It's Stalinism without Stalin.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
Harry Browne
Like many people, most Libertarians feel empathy and sympathy for less fortunate people. But they know you can't have perfection in a world of limited resources.
Haruki Murakami
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
Havelock Ellis
If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other's nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.
Helmut Kohl
We were united not only by political respect for each other, but also by deep mutual sympathy as people.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
Henry Cabot Lodge
Recognition of belligerency as an expression of sympathy is all very well.
Henry David Thoreau
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
Henry Ossawa Tanner
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.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
Hjalmar Schacht
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.
Hugh Jackman
I like the Rolling Stones for karaoke. 'Sympathy For The Devil' is a great one.
Hugh Mackay
I'm in total sympathy with Dick Smith's sentiments I only wish there were grounds for saying we Australians would never tolerate such appalling treatment of refugees being carried out in our name.
Irving Babbitt
The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy.
Irving Babbitt
The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection.
Irving Babbitt
A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.
Ivan Turgenev
To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.
Ivor Novello
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.
J.M. Coetzee
It seemed to me that all things were possible on the island, all tyrannies and cruelties, though in small; and if, in despite of what was possible, we lived at peace with another, surely this was proof that certain laws unknown to us held sway, or else that we had been following the promptings of our hearts all this time, and our hearts had not betrayed us.
James Martineau
Grief is only the memory of widowed affections.
James Russell Lowell
The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.
Jared Leto
I've always liked Saturn. But I also have some sympathy for Pluto because I heard it's been downgraded from a planet, and I think it should remain a planet. Once you've given something planetary status it's kind of mean to take it away.
Jean Giraudoux
Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile.
Jerome K. Jerome
It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one.
Jesse Jackson
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy sweat will get you change.
Joe Cornish
I don't think it's an incredibly radical premise to try and have sympathy for someone who has made a mistake.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
John Buchanan Robinson
According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people but it is always your own happiness you seek.
John Burns
I want the municipality to be a helping hand to the man with a desire of sympathy, to help the fallen when it is not in their power to help themselves.
John Hall
More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic.
John Irving
I take people very seriously. People are all I take seriously, in fact. Therefore, I have nothing but sympathy for how people behave - and nothing but laughter to console them with.
Johnny Rotten
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.
Joni Mitchell
Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
Joseph Addison
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Joseph Fort Newton
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Juliette Gordon Low
Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout's arm, if that girl has won the same badge, it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them.
Kate Smith
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.
Keanu Reeves
Grief changes shape, but it never ends.
Khalil Gibran
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Kilroy J. Oldster
We must be able to love other people or forever endure the stain of disgraceful loneliness. By recognizing and expressing empathy for other people, we come to accept our own fallibility.
Kilroy J. Oldster
We are born with the innate capacity to express empathy. Experiencing our own cuts and bruises, encountering our own difficulties and disappointments, expands our cognitive world and rouses the universal desire to understand and comfort other people in pain.
Laura Carmichael
You have to have sympathy for and an empathy with a character in order to play them.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.
Lech Walesa
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.
Les Aspin
There's a certain amount of sympathy here for the Bush administration's problem, which is they would like to get rid of Saddam Hussein and they would like to have the Kurds autonomous.
Lillie Langtry
Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain.
Lionel Blue
I learnt pity, sympathy, and what it was like to be at the other end of the stick. Such lessons can't be learnt in lecture halls.
Louise J. Kaplan
Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.
Major Taylor
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.
Malcolm Forbes
The more sympathy you give, the less you need.
Marcel Proust
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
Mark Feuerstein
Okay, so, sometimes in life, I can be a score-keeper - someone who keeps track of what he gives and what he gets in return. An annoying quality, to say the least, and I'm sure my wife has your sympathy, but it's made me highly attuned to when and where credit is due.
Marlo Thomas
I think loss of loved ones is the hardest blow in life.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.
Mary Beth Whitehead
I have great sympathy for people that are infertile, but a life is not something you can give away.
Max Beerbohm
You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men.
Meister Eckhart
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
Michael Bassey Johnson
A true friend doesn't have guts; they beat you up and later plead with you to beat them back.
Michael Ealy
There's something very beautiful and compelling about someone who has ambition and someone who knows what they want, but it can get a little frustrating at times, so I understand that. I have sympathy for that.
Michael Gove
Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children.
Mohammed Morsi
We all have to announce our full solidarity with the struggle of those seeking freedom and justice in Syria, and translate this sympathy into a clear political vision that supports a peaceful transition to a democratic system of rule that reflects the demands of the Syrian people for freedom.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Not every single way of saying the right thing is right.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We are sometimes hurt mostly or only not by what happened or is happening to us but by being felt sorry for.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
To evade insanity and depression, we unconsciously limit the number of people toward whom we are sincerely sympathetic.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
In many cases, it was the woman's stomach
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
In some cases, it is the woman's stomach
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A truly compassionate man gives a poor woman a portion of his meal before he eats, not after he has eaten.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We are, or rather our natural desire to evade pain and to attain pleasure is, the primary reason we do or say every single thing we do or say.
If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
Morris Raphael Cohen
A creative element is surely present in all great systems, and it does not seem possible that all sympathy or fundamental attitudes of will can be entirely eliminated from any human philosophy.
Nellie Bly
It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.
Nigella Lawson
You don't go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.
Nurudeen Ushawu
I cannot live my life striving only for my own security, I can only feel secure when I see myself useful in other people's life.
Olivia Sudjic
That night I dreamt about the roses laid at the wrong feet
Olivia Sudjic
I went back to my room and spent all night contemplating whether it was possible in life not to be constantly let down. If it could ever be worth pinning your happiness to another person, when all other people ever seemed to do was disappear.
Olivia Sudjic
Or maybe it was already too late; you only get one first love. She was mine, but I had not been hers. She was only going to look for some echo of it, and if I had made the right noises, that echo might have been me for a while.
Olivia Sudjic
The sharp, superficial pain at being spoken to unkindly had obscured the deeper pain, which had not yet turned into something hard and heavy.
Olivia Sudjic
I know I only want him,' she said between sobs, the syllables all wrong, 'because he doesn't want me. How is that even possible?''It's normal to want what we can't have,' I said soothingly. 'No, I mean how can he not want me?
Olivia Sudjic
I became convinced that I was being watched.Because self was still leaking everywhere, a part of me began to think it was Mizuko rather than a stranger. I hoped that there might still be a reunion. I hoped it in the shy, sly way hope comes out of the jar, the mistranslated box, last
Olivia Sudjic
It never ceased to amaze me how she just had the facts always, in her head. It occured to me that if, or when, she died, a whole load of facts, a body of knowledge, might disappear without a trace.
Orison Swett Marden
Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.
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.
Oscar Wilde
If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.
Woman's fatal weakness is to desire sympathy and comprehension.--Wanda
Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.
P. J. O'Rourke
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.
Paul Harris
Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched.
Peter Storey
I didn't feel any remorse or sympathy if I injured a rival. I went over the top a few times but I never broke anyone's leg.
Phillip Adams
I became aware of Jews in my early teens, as I started to pick up the signals from the Christian church. Not that I was Christian
Pierre Corneille
One often calms one's grief by recounting it.
Queen Elizabeth II
To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.
Queen Elizabeth II
Grief is the price we pay for love.
Rain Cooper
Be the person you needed when you needed help.
Richard M. Nixon
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
Richard Russo
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.
Richelle E. Goodrich
I felt sad.I felt cold.I felt hurt.I felt forsaken and lonely.I felt doubtful and hesitant.I felt scared and deeply worried. I felt different, unknown, and unwelcome.I felt empty and woefully neglected.I felt weak and intimidated.I felt withdrawn and shy.I felt utterly hopeless.Then you held my hand, and I felt better.
Robert Browning
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
Rohinton Mistry
Look at that crowd', he said disgustedly. 'They think it's a circus.''And not a single coin are they donating', said Dina.'That's not surprising. Pity can only be shown in small doses. When so many beggars are in one place, the public goes like this' - he put his fists to his eyes, like binoculars.
S. J. Perelman
He bit his lip in a manner which immediately awakened my maternal sympathy, and I helped him bite it.
S. Jane Sloat
My heart is small, like a love of buttons or black pepper.
Saint Augustine
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
Samantha Morton
When you've been raised in care, rap music isn't just about guns and sexism. They're talking about real things you can hang on to, problems of identity that you have sympathy with. It's not just about the music, with rap: when I was in care, it meant a whole lot more than that.
Samuel Hopkins Adams
We are living at a time when creeds and ideologies vary and clash. But the gospel of human sympathy is universal and eternal.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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.
Seth Green
There's no greater way to gain an audience's sympathy than by being unfortunate.
Shinzo Abe
I have to express sympathy from the bottom of my heart to those people who were taken as wartime comfort women. As a human being, I would like to express my sympathies, and also as prime minister of Japan I need to apologize to them.
Stafford Cripps
Reasoned arguments and suggestions which make allowance for the full difficulties of the state of war that exists may help, and will always be listened to with respect and sympathy.
Stefan Zweig
For the first time I began to perceive that true sympathy cannot be switched on and off like an electric current, that anyone that identifies himself with the fate of another is robbed to some extent of his own freedom.
Sue Grafton
You can't save others from themselves because those who make a perpetual muddle of their lives don't appreciate your interfering with the drama they've created. They want your poor-sweet-baby sympathy, but they don't want to change.