Sympathy Quotes

Any relations in a social order will endure, if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality.
– George William Russell
It's no good being nice and young and naive. There's no good in that at all. You've got to do it all yourself, and you've gotta learn quick. And you can't look for sympathy either.
– Johnny Rotten
A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
– Henry David Thoreau
Tears are the silent language of grief.
– Voltaire
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
– Walt Whitman
If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.
– Oscar Wilde
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
– Xenophon
You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men.
– Max Beerbohm
You have to have sympathy for and an empathy with a character in order to play them.
– Laura Carmichael
You don't go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.
– Nigella Lawson
Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.
– Angelina Grimke
Whether rich people make money or lose money, they get no sympathy from the public.
– Gary Ackerman
When you've been raised in care, rap music isn't just about guns and sexism. They're talking about real things you can hang on to, problems of identity that you have sympathy with. It's not just about the music, with rap: when I was in care, it meant a whole lot more than that.
– Samantha Morton
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
– William Shakespeare
We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
– Confucius
We are living at a time when creeds and ideologies vary and clash. But the gospel of human sympathy is universal and eternal.
– Samuel Hopkins Adams
We all have to announce our full solidarity with the struggle of those seeking freedom and justice in Syria, and translate this sympathy into a clear political vision that supports a peaceful transition to a democratic system of rule that reflects the demands of the Syrian people for freedom.
– Mohammed Morsi
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
– Meister Eckhart
To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.
– Ivan Turgenev