Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
Author: Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)
Profession: American Educator, Social Reformer
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)
Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic
One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose.
Author: Jean Anouilh (1910-1987)
Profession: French Playwright
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.
Author: Nicholson Baker (1957)
Profession: American Author
The delicate and infirm go for sympathy, not to the well and buoyant, but to those who have suffered like themselves.
Author: Catharine Esther Beecher (1800-1878)
Profession: American Educator, Writer
Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
Author: William Blake (1757-1827)
Profession: British Poet, Painter
Those who would make us feel, must feel themselves.
Author: Randolph Churchill (1911-1968)
Profession: British Journalist
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher
The people that I care about are the people out there on the street. I can identify with them.
Author: Princess of Wales Diana (1961-1997)
Profession: Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales
Sympathy is never wasted except when you give it to yourself.
Author: John W. Draper (1811-1882)
Profession: American Chemist
Sympathetic people often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths.
Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)
Profession: British Novelist
Sympathy is a supporting atmosphere, and in it we unfold easily and well.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Profession: American Poet, Essayist
Seldom in the business and transactions of ordinary life, do we find the sympathy we want.
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)
Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist
Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
Author: B. R. Hayden (1913-1980)
Profession: American Poet
Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.
Author: Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)
Profession: British Poet, Essayist