Sympathy Quotes

The more sympathy you give, the less you need.
– Malcolm Forbes
Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
– Edward Gibbon
Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile.
– Jean Giraudoux
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
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
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
– Anne Grant
There's no greater way to gain an audience's sympathy than by being unfortunate.
– Seth Green
More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic.
– John Hall
Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion.
– Francis Herbert Hedge
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
The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.
– Washington Irving
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
– Alphonse de Lamartine
Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.
– James Russell Lowell
When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.
– George MacDonald
Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.
– Orison Swett Marden
Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
– Joni Mitchell
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
– Richard Milhous Nixon
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
Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.
– Charles Henry Parkhurst