Most popular sympathy quotes
To correct the evils, great and small, which spring from want of sympathy and from positive enmity among strangers, as nations or as individuals, is one of the highest functions of civilization.
Honesty is stronger medicine than sympathy, which may console but often conceals.
There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.
Sainthood emerges when you can listen to someone's tale of woe and not respond with a description of your own.
Literature can train, and exercise, our ability to weep for those who are not us or ours. Who would we be if we could not sympathize with those who are not us or ours?
True sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.
Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
Self-pity dries up our sympathy for others.
Sympathy is the charm of human life.
Sympathy is a sweet thing.
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.
The more we feel sorry for ourselves, the less sorry others will feel for us. People don't waste their small store of sympathy on those who can provide it so richly for themselves.
I believe order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole, I think that knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure that human sympathy is more valuable than ideology.
The power to console is not within corporeal reach—though its attempt is precious.
A sympathetic person is placed in the dilemma of a swimmer among drowning men, who all catch at him, and if he give so much as a leg or a finger, they will drown him. They wish to be saved from the mischiefs of their vices, but not from their vices.
Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.
Self-love, so sensitive in its own cause, has rarely any sympathy to spare for others.
There are times when sympathy is as necessary as the air we breathe.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. They will educate themselves under right conditions.
Sympathy is more effectually administered by indirect means than by the crowbars of consolation with which our friends, even the kindest, are apt to belabor our grief.
To desire and expect nothing for oneself–and to have profound sympathy for others–is genuine holiness.
If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.