Quotations on Sympathy

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We are living at a time when creeds and ideologies vary and clash. But the gospel of human sympathy is universal and eternal.
- Samuel Hopkins Adams
(Keywords: Time, Sympathy, Living)

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.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Faith, Sympathy, Progress, Cause, Desire, Future, Mankind, May)

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
(Keywords: Men, Sympathy, Dogs, Will, Woman)

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.
- F. H. Bradley
(Keywords: Nature, Change, Sympathy, Economy, Help, May)

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.
- Alton Brown
(Keywords: Work, Sympathy, People, Nothing, Now, Play, Want)

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 Burns
(Keywords: Power, Sympathy, Desire, Help, Man, Want)

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.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Friendship, Sympathy, Trying, Words)

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
(Keywords: Love, Sympathy, Friendship, Passion)

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.
- Stafford Cripps
(Keywords: War, Sympathy, Arguments, Difficulties, Help, May, Respect, State, Will)

Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink.
- W. H. Davies
(Keywords: Men, Sympathy, Generosity)

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.
- Dorothy Day
(Keywords: Faith, Brother, Sympathy, Brothers, Meeting, Reason)

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 Clinton Van Doren
(Keywords: Life, Power, Sympathy, American, Fiction, First, Limits)

Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: Marriage, Sympathy, Conquest)

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.
- Henry Ellis
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Women, Sympathy, Youth)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Sympathy, Ideas, Desire, Freedom, Generations, Loyalty, Order)

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
(Keywords: Education, Sympathy, Soul, Wealth, Effort, Generosity, Kindness, Treasure)

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.
- Angelina Grimke
(Keywords: Education, Women, Sympathy, Inferiority, Liberal, Man, Wrong)

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.
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Keywords: Son, Sympathy, Countries, Nation, World)

Captain Hale, alone, without sympathy or support, save that from above, on the near approach of death asked for a clergyman to attend him. It was refused. He then requested a Bible; that too was refused by his inhuman jailer.
- William Hull
(Keywords: Death, Sympathy, Bible, Support)

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
- Jesse Jackson
(Keywords: Change, Sympathy, Result, Tears, Will)

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.
- Juliette G. Low
(Keywords: Sister, Sympathy, Achievement, Interest, Nothing, Poor)

When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.
- George MacDonald
(Keywords: Work, Sympathy, World)

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
(Keywords: Age, Sympathy, Nothing, Right)

Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: Experience, Women, Sympathy, Europe)

Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests.
- George William Norris
(Keywords: Men, Sympathy, Judgment)

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.
- Ivor Novello
(Keywords: Life, Sympathy, Actors, Emotion, Lovers, May)

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.
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Keywords: Marriage, Sympathy, Benefits, Divorce, Friends, May)

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.
- Ted Olson
(Keywords: Love, Sympathy, People, Strength, Compassion, Support)

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.
- Tom Paulin
(Keywords: Government, Sympathy, Force)

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 Buchanan Robinson
(Keywords: Happiness, Sympathy, People, Pleasure, Will)

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
(Keywords: Life, Sympathy, Immortality, Order, Spirit, Will)

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.
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Keywords: Truth, Sympathy, Victory, Necessity, Word)

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.
- Agnes Smedley
(Keywords: Men, Mother, Father, Sympathy, News)

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.
- Anthony Storr
(Keywords: Time, Sympathy, Tea)

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.
- Wislawa Szymborska
(Keywords: Wisdom, Sympathy, People, Life)

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 Ossawa Tanner
(Keywords: Life, Sympathy, Heart, Appreciation, Artists)

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.
- Billy Tauzin
(Keywords: Time, Sympathy, Crisis, Fashion, Priorities, Support)

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.
- Major Taylor
(Keywords: Life, Sympathy, Deep, Feeling, Obstacles, Will, Words)

It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
- Henry David Thoreau
(Keywords: Nature, Sympathy, Deep, Law, Man)

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?
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Keywords: Life, Sympathy, People, Future, Living)

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.
- Eamon de Valera
(Keywords: War, Sympathy, People, Suffering)

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
(Keywords: Beauty, Life, Sympathy, Joy, Pain)

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