Sympathy Quotes

Quotes tagged as "sympathy" (showing 1-30 of 381)
David Sedaris
“If you're looking for sympathy you'll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.”
David Sedaris, Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“I did not know how to reach him, how to catch up with him... The land of tears is so mysterious.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Lemony Snicket
“It is terribly rude to tell people that their troubles are boring.”
Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

Sue Grafton
“You can’t save others from themselves because those who make a perpetual muddle of their lives don’t appreciate your interfering with the drama they’ve created. They want your poor-sweet-baby sympathy, but they don’t want to change.”
Sue Grafton, T is for Trespass

“None of us can choose where we shall love...”
Susan Kay, Phantom

Criss Jami
“When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Justin Timberlake
“Cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it.”
Justin Timberlake

Ntozake Shange
“one thing I don’t need
is any more apologies
i got sorry greetin me at my front door
you can keep yrs
i don’t know what to do wit em
they don’t open doors
or bring the sun back
they don’t make me happy
or get a mornin paper
didn’t nobody stop usin my tears to wash cars
cuz a sorry.”
Ntozake Shange, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Bram Stoker
“Though sympathy alone can't alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable.”
Bram Stoker, Dracula

Criss Jami
“I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“It is easy to tell the toiler
How best he can carry his pack
But no one can rate a burden's weight
Until it has been on his back”
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Clarence Darrow
“When we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men and women are approaching an inevitable doom: the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate of each other. This feeling should make men and women use their best efforts to help their fellow travelers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on. It should bring a closer kinship, a better understanding, and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers who must live a common life and die a common death.”
Clarence Darrow, The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow

Albert Einstein
“A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.”
Albert Einstein

Criss Jami
“The exaggerated dopamine sensitivity of the introvert leads one to believe that when in public, introverts, regardless of its validity, often feel to be the center of (unwanted) attention hence rarely craving attention. Extroverts, on the other hand, seem to never get enough attention. So on the flip side it seems as though the introvert is in a sense very external and the extrovert is in a sense very internal - the introvert constantly feels too much 'outerness' while the extrovert doesn't feel enough 'outerness'.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Sophie Kinsella
“There's nothing like your mother's sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.”
Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

Charles Darwin
“The following proposition seems to me in a high degree probable—namely, that any animal whatever, endowed with well-marked social instincts, the parental and filial affections being here included, would inevitably acquire a moral sense or conscience, as soon as its intellectual powers had become as well, or nearly as well developed, as in man. For, firstly, the social instincts lead an animal to take pleasure in the society of its fellows, to feel a certain amount of sympathy with them, and to perform various services for them.”
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Walk with me for a while, my friend—you in my shoes, I in yours—and then let us talk.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Dorothy   Thompson
“Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.”
Dorothy Thompson

Russell Brand
“It is difficult to feel sympathy for these people. It is difficult to regard some bawdy drunk and see them as sick and powerless. It is difficult to suffer the selfishness of a drug addict who will lie to you and steal from you and forgive them and offer them help. Can there be any other disease that renders its victims so unappealing? Would Great Ormond Street be so attractive a cause if its beds were riddled with obnoxious little criminals that had “brought it on themselves?”
Russell Brand

Ouida
“Woman's fatal weakness is to desire sympathy and comprehension.
--"Wanda”
Ouida

Mina Loy
“LOVE of others is the appreciation of one's self.

MAY your egotism be so gigantic that you comprise mankind in your self-sympathy.”
Mina Loy, The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina Loy

William Cowper
“There is in souls a sympathy with sounds:
And as the mind is pitch'd the ear is pleased
With melting airs, or martial, brisk or grave;
Some chord in unison with what we hear
Is touch'd within us, and the heart replies.”
William Cowper

Criss Jami
“The funny thing about the heart is a soft heart is a strong heart, and a hard heart is a weak heart.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Charlotte Brontë
“Reserved people often really need the frank discussion of their sentiments and griefs more than the expansive.”
Charlotte Brontë

Patrick Rothfuss
“The law of sympathy is one of the most basic parts of magic. It states that the more similar two objects are, the greater the sympathetic link. The greater the link, the more easily they influence each other.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Sri Chinmoy
“Be kind, be all sympathy,
For each and every human being
Is forced to fight against himself.”
Sri Chinmoy, My Life's Soul-Journey: Daily Meditations for Ever-Increasing Spiritual Fulfillment

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