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Sympathy Quotes

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