Sympathy Quotes


If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
– Moliere

Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
– Harriet Beecher Stowe
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
– Joseph Addison
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
– Saint Augustine
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.
– Aneurin Bevan
Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
– William Blake
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
– Robert Browning
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
– Agatha Christie
It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
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
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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
One often calms one's grief by recounting it.
– Pierre Corneille
We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.
– Davy Crockett
Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink.
– William Henry Davies
Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Grief is the price we pay for love.
– Elizabeth II
Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them.
– Bob Feller