Quotations The Best Quotes About Sympathy  

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A list of the best sympathy quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous sympathy quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic sympathy quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational sympathy quotes from that same writer.

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Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness. Amos Bronson Alcott

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The capacity to give one's attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing; it is almost a miracle; it is a miracle. Nearly all those who think they have this capacity do not possess it. Warmth of heart, impulsiveness, pity are not enough. Simone Weil

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Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding? Pablo Picasso

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No man needs sympathy because he has to work. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt

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We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. Mother Teresa

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Sympathy with joy intensifies the sum of sympathy in the world, sympathy with pain does not really diminish the amount of pain. Oscar Wilde

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Sympathy is the first condition of criticism. Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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

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Sympathetic people often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths. George Eliot

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There is nothing sweeter than to be sympathized with. George Santayana

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Sympathy is a supporting atmosphere, and in it we unfold easily and well. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Seldom in the business and transactions of ordinary life, do we find the sympathy we want. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The people that I care about are the people out there on the street. I can identify with them. Diana, Princess of Wales

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One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose. Jean Anouilh

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Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief? William Blake

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All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathize with the color, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better. Oscar Wilde

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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. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears. James Henry Leigh Hunt