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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Sympathy (27 Quotations)

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The force of truth that a statement imparts, then, its prominence among the hordes of recorded observations that I may optionally apply to my own life, depends, in addition to the sense that it is argumentatively defensible, on the sense that someone like me, and someone I like, whose voice is audible and who is at least notionally in the same room with me, does or can possibly hold it to be compellingly true.
~ Nicholson Baker

 

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

 

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Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

 

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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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The delicate and infirm go for sympathy, not to the well and buoyant, but to those who have suffered like themselves.
~ Catharine Esther Beecher

 

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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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Those who would make us feel, must feel themselves.
~ Randolph Churchill

 

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

 

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

 

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Sympathy is never wasted except when you give it to yourself.
~ John W. Draper

 

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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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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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Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
~ B. R. Hayden

 

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

 

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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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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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Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.
~ Florence Nightingale

 

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Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.
~ Charles H. Parkhurst

 

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Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding?
~ Pablo Picasso

 

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