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Sympathy Quotes

Somehow I had come to believe that because a person is in need, they are candidates for sympathy, not just charity. It was not that I wanted to buy her groceries, the government was already doing that. I wanted to buy her dignity. And yet, by judging her, I was the one taking her dignity away. | Donald Miller

Instead of condemning people, let’s try to understand them. Let’s try to figure out why they do what they do. That’s a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness. “To know all is to forgive all.” | Dale Carnegie

I feel for all faiths the warm sympathy of one who has come to learn that even the trust in reason is a precarious faith, and that we are all fragments of darkness groping for the sun. I know no more about the ultimates than the simplest urchin in the streets. | Will Durant

If ever men and women are their simplest, sincerest selves, it is when suffering softens the one, and sympathy strengthens the other. | Louisa May Alcott

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Sympathy, Love, Fortune… We all have these qualities but still tend to not use them! | Anne Frank

It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch one another and find sympathy. We differ widely enough in our nobler qualities. It is in our follies that we are at one. | Jerome K. Jerome

If you want sympathy, look for a friend, but if you want honesty, an enemy might be the best friend you ever had. | Tonya Hurley

It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world. | Nellie Bly

some say I'm too sensitive but truth is
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In a weird way I must have loved my little collection of hurts and wounds. They provided me with some real nice sympathy, with the feeling I was exceptional…What a special case I was. | Sue Monk Kidd

Though sympathy alone can’t alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable. | Bram Stoker

Our poor people are great people, a very lovable people, They don’t need our pity and sympathy. They need our understanding love and they need our respect. We need to tell the poor that they are somebody to us that they, too, have been created, by the same loving hand of God, to love and be loved. | Mother Teresa

You didn’t understand what he was saying, until he kissed you. It was a kiss of such complicity, of such uncomplicated sympathy, that you felt for the first time not alone in your suffering. | Sarah Hall

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When you’re cold, don’t expect sympathy from someone who’s warm. | Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I could really use someone else’s smile today. | Richelle E. Goodrich

Also she had the power of silent sympathy. That sounds rather dull, I know, but it’s not so dull as it sounds. It just means that a person is able to know that you are unhappy, and to love you extra on that account, without bothering you by telling you all the time how sorry she is for you. | E. Nesbit

One of the sweet things about pain and sorrow is that they show us how well we are loved, how much kindness there is in the world, and how easily we can make others happy in the same way when they need help and sympathy. | Louisa May Alcott

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If you’re looking for sympathy you’ll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary. | David Sedaris

The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature: only then can he see clearly. | Julian Barnes

I nodded with genuine synthetic sympathy. | Jeff Lindsay

Sympathy is what you have for someone after they die, pity you have for someone when they don’t have a date to the biggest dance of the year. Empathy is what I do to you when you judge me. Envy is having pity on yourself. Can you discern the rest for yourself? | Mahatma Gandhi

love people for who they are and not for who you want them to be
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I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy–my better self–my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one. | Charlotte Brontë

Are you looking for sympathy? You’ll find it in the dictionary between shit and syphilis. | Thomas Harris

She wanted—what some people want throughout life—a grief that should deeply touch her, and thus humanize and make her capable of sympathy. | Nathaniel Hawthorne

All children… feel a demonic sympathy with those things that cause disorder in the grown-up world. | Thomas M. Disch

you are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering
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For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. | Aldous Huxley

Curiosity is a gateway drug to sympathy. | Victoria Schwab

She remained both girl and woman to the last day of her life. Under a grave and gentle exterior burned inextinguishable fires of sympathy, energy, devotion, enthusiasm, and absolutely limitless affection. | Mark Twain

Horror was rooted in sympathy . . . in understanding what it would be like to suffer the worst. | Joe Hill

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From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other – above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received. | Albert Einstein

Who can tell what metals the gods use in forging the subtle bond which we call sympathy, which we might as well call love. | Kate Chopin

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

The amount of sympathy you get from having an illness is paid out like a Ponzi scheme and psychiatric disorders are all the way at the bottom. | Nenia Campbell

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It is terribly rude to tell people that their troubles are boring. | Lemony Snicket

when pain is to be born, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all. | C.S. Lewis

Human sympathy has its limits. | F. Scott Fitzgerald

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change. | Jesse Jackson

how you make others feel about themselves
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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. | Sue Grafton

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. | Emma Goldman

Don’t be afraid of showing 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

The soul of conversation is sympathy. | Thomas Campbell

have a heart that never hardens and a temper that never tries
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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

To deal with things knowledge of things is needed. To deal with people, you need insight, sympathy. To deal with yourself, you need nothing. Be what you are–conscious being–and don’t stray away from yourself. | Nisargadatta Maharaj

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

The attributes of a great lady may still be found in the rule of the four S’s: Sincerity, Simplicity, Sympathy and Serenity. | Emily Post

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Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help. | Criss Jami

How narrow we selfish conceited creatures are in our sympathies! How blind to the rights of all the rest of creation! | John Muir

There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears. | Sophie Kinsella

The life of Man is a long march through the night, surrounded by invisible foes, tortured by weariness and pain, towards a goal that few can hope to reach, and where none may tarry long. One by one, as they march, our comrades vanish form our sight, seized by the silent orders of omnipotent Death. Very brief is the time in which we can help them, in which their happiness or misery is decided. Be it ours to shed sunshine on their path, to lighten their sorrows by the balm of sympathy, to give them the pure joy of a never-tiring affection, to strengthen failing courage, to instill faith in times of despair. | Bertrand Russell

give a damn many damns more damns than anyone
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Our enjoyment of the great works of literature depends more upon the depth of our sympathy than upon our understanding. | Helen Keller

For the first time she had dimly realized that only the hopeless are starkly sincere and that only the unhappy can either give or take sympathy–even some of the bitter and dangerous voluptuousness of misery. | Jean Rhys

The world is divided into those who understand me and those who don’t. In the case of the latter, I simply leave them to torment themselves trying to gain my sympathy. | Paulo Coelho

Sympathy is no substitute for action. | David Livingstone


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