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65+ Sympathy Quotes And Sayings

Sympathy is defined as feeling sadness for other people or the act of expressing such feelings or identifying with a person or an idea. Sympathy is an affinity, association, or relationship between persons or things wherein whatever affects one similarly affects the other. Sympathy means the act or capacity of entering into or sharing the feelings or interests of another. This is a collection of Sympathy quotes and sayings.


You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot. - Shakuntala Devi
I was brought up to be sympathetic toward others. - Joyce Carol Oates
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. - Norman Cousins
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change. - Jesse Jackson
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest. - George Eliot
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. - Albert Schweitzer
No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply. - Billy Graham
One might expect that the families of murder victims would be showered with sympathy and support, embraced by their communities. But in reality they are far more likely to feel isolated, fearful, and ashamed, overwhelmed by grief and guilt, angry at the criminal-justice system, and shunned by their old friends. - Eric Schlosser
Developing our sympathetic compassion is not only possible but the only reason for us to be here on earth. - George Saunders
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief. - Aeschylus
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. - Khalil Gibran
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. - Anne Sullivan
All art is an intensely vulnerable gesture, and it is made with no small amounts of risk, and fear. So, I have plenty of sympathy for self-defense mechanisms, especially among artists. - Steven Erikson
Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe. - Florence Nightingale
Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain. - Lillie Langtry
Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps. - William Blake
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. - Walt Whitman
Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us. - Orison Swett Marden
The knowledge that we have brother scouts working in the same uniform, to the same ends, in the same way, in all corners of the Empire, cannot but make scouts proud of their brotherhood, and cannot fail to bring them into closer sympathy. - Robert Baden-Powell
You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot. - Shakuntala Devi
This circus that's advertised to show and furnish a little amusement for us heathens is owned by a woman, one whose pluck catches my sympathy every time. - Wild Bill Hickok
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. - Alphonse de Lamartine
When you're successful, people have no sympathy. Nobody wants to catch the tears of a millionaire. - Boy George
You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men. - Max Beerbohm
When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over. - George MacDonald
The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. - Robert Southey
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. - Jerome K. Jerome
It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world. - Nellie Bly
Sympathy is important, but it rings hollow if not followed by action. - Chris Murphy
Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. - Evelyn Underhill
Character is made of duty and love and sympathy, and, above all, of living and working for others. - Robert Green Ingersoll
There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order. - William E. Gladstone
The more sympathy you give, the less you need. - Malcolm Forbes
A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason. - William R. Alger
Recognition of belligerency as an expression of sympathy is all very well. - Henry Cabot Lodge
We're so much more likely to feel sympathy for an animal than another person; thus, the best fiction uses animals to define truly humane behavior. - Chuck Palahniuk
We were united not only by political respect for each other, but also by deep mutual sympathy as people. - Helmut Kohl
I have a strong sympathy for all women who have struggled and suffered. - Edmonia Lewis
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism. - Henri Frederic Amiel
Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them. - Bob Feller
Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery. - Edward Gibbon
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you. - Haruki Murakami
Your sympathy is worthless to people in need without action. - Andy Dunn
It's a game that just takes so much out of you. Every aspect of your life has to be very narrow, very focused. Everything else has to go away. And because of that, I think it's obviously not healthy. The last thing I'm looking for is sympathy. - Alex Rodriguez
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. - George William Russell
A lot of actors find it impossible not to ask for the audience's sympathy. They have a need to twinkle. - Julian Fellowes
Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them. - Ben Elton
There is a great deal of sympathy amongst workers for the Occupy Wall Street movement. We understand their frustration. - Sharan Burrow
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. - Al Smith
I'm constantly amazed by the ability a child has to show sympathy, to read emotions, to get to the heart of any situation. It's unfiltered and completely inspiring. - David Duchovny
When Oliver Stone and Woody Allen came forward to express sympathy for Mr. Weinstein, everybody rolled their eyes at them, too. - Wesley Morris
I have no sympathy for debunking human achievements that, in the end, gave ordinary people liberty. - Paul Craig Roberts
Abstract sympathy with the working class as an economic entity is easy, but the feeling can vanish on contact with actual members of the group, who often arrive with disturbing beliefs and powerful resentments - who might not sound or look like people urban progressives want to know. - George Packer
There's little place for sympathy in football. - Toni Kroos
Increased sympathy for an Islamist cause, lack of integration, and the absence of acceptance of Muslims into British society makes it harder for Muslims to challenge Islamism and tough for non-Muslims to understand it. - Maajid Nawaz
It's difficult when you're on loan, especially when you're not a young player who people may have sympathy for. - Joe Hart
Grief is only the memory of widowed affections. - James Martineau
The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection. - Irving Babbitt
Kindliness and sympathy, fellowship and understanding, are always good, but best when they come from a distant corner of the world. - Archibald Hill
You have to have sympathy for and an empathy with a character in order to play them. - Laura Carmichael
There's no greater way to gain an audience's sympathy than by being unfortunate. - Seth Green
Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests. - George William Norris
Extremist perspectives win sympathy and recruits because they offer narratives that claim to identify deep injustices and enemies. - Jonas Gahr Store
It's hard for me to think of others because I'm not particularly in sympathy with the music of this century. - Alan Hovhaness
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain. - Anne Grant
Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load. - Charles Henry Parkhurst
Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion. - Francis Herbert Hedge
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