Sympathy Quotes

To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.
– Queen Elizabeth II
This sympathy is not translated into force against the British government because it is not like the anti- apartheid movement which had a high profile here and Mandela is a more engaging figure than Yasser Arafat.
– Tom Paulin
They weren't impatient for the boys to turn into cartoons again. They awarded sympathy, gave compassion. Because deep down they had found parts of themselves in the characters. You said it George.
– Audrey Meadows
There's something very beautiful and compelling about someone who has ambition and someone who knows what they want, but it can get a little frustrating at times, so I understand that. I have sympathy for that.
– Michael Ealy
There's a certain amount of sympathy here for the Bush administration's problem, which is they would like to get rid of Saddam Hussein and they would like to have the Kurds autonomous.
– Les Aspin
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection.
– Irving Babbitt
The professional must learn to be moved and touched emotionally, yet at the same time stand back objectively: I've seen a lot of damage done by tea and sympathy.
– Anthony Storr
The only cure for grief is action.
– George Henry Lewes
The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice. His sympathy, like that of the historian, must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party.
– Goldwin Smith
The cure for sorrow is to learn something.
– Barbara Sher
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
– William James
Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain.
– Lillie Langtry
Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
– Ben Elton
Since this war began our sympathy has gone out to all the suffering people who have been dragged into it. Further hundreds of millions have become involved since I spoke at Limerick fortnight ago.
– Eamon de Valera
Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.
– Laura Ingalls Wilder
Recognition of belligerency as an expression of sympathy is all very well.
– Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Reasoned arguments and suggestions which make allowance for the full difficulties of the state of war that exists may help, and will always be listened to with respect and sympathy.
– Stafford Cripps
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.
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
– Ann Landers