Here we have the best Sympathy Quotes from famous authors such as Goldwin Smith, George Saunders, Niall Ferguson, Daniel Johns, Lionel Shriver. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.
I was brought up to be sympathetic toward others.
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.
Men we shall have only as we make manhood the object of the work of the schools – intelligence, broad sympathy, knowledge of the world that was and is, and of the relation of men to it – this is the curriculum of that Higher Education which must underlie true life.
If the terrorists have the sympathy of people, it’s much harder to find them. So we need people on our side, and that leads us to be responsible leaders of the world, show some concern with the problems.
From the end spring new beginnings.
I am convinced that, despite what you think of Obama, I don’t think Obama has a person-to-person connection with people. I think people love him because of his race and feel sorry for him, object of sympathy. I think people feel he’s a victim, he portrays himself as a victim of America; he gets sympathy that way.
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
There is a great deal of sympathy amongst workers for the Occupy Wall Street movement. We understand their frustration.
The easiest way for readers to connect with characters and feel sympathy is to make the character entertaining, sympathetic and likeable.
The only cure for grief is action.
Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children.
Any sympathy won for Aileen Wuornos based on a lie is not sympathy at all. The question is, can we have sympathy for the circumstances of someone’s life? That’s what I was interested in.
I want the municipality to be a helping hand to the man with a desire of sympathy, to help the fallen when it is not in their power to help themselves.
First and foremost, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Michael Brown. As I have said in the past, I know that, regardless of the circumstances here, they lost a loved one to violence. I know the pain that accompanies such a loss knows no bounds.
My impressions of the Russian Revolution can be divided into two periods. The first period was when I showed deep sympathy. My second period is one of disappointment. This change was the result of close observation on the spot.
Authors are not a special case, deserving of more sympathy than many other groups. We are a particular case of a general degradation of the quality of life, and we are not going to stop pointing it out, because we speak for many other groups as well.
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.
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
Those who peacefully gather to express sympathy for the family of Michael Brown must have their rights respected at all times. And journalists must not be harassed or prevented from covering a story that needs to be told.
The late Tom Wicker’s biography of Nixon, called ‘One of Us,’ is really quite good: you see the biographer discovering dimensions of sympathy for his subject that he hadn’t expected to feel.
I always received much more satisfaction as a defense attorney in obtaining an acquittal for a client than I ever have as a D.A. in obtaining a conviction. All my interests and sympathies tend to be on the side of the individual as opposed to the state.
A creative element is surely present in all great systems, and it does not seem possible that all sympathy or fundamental attitudes of will can be entirely eliminated from any human philosophy.
Sympathy with nature is part of a good person‘s religion.
What is it that distinguishes you and me from the lower animals – from the beasts? More, I say, than anything else, human sympathy – human sympathy.
I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life’s wisdom.
Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.
All art is an intensely vulnerable gesture, and it is made with no small amounts of risk, and fear. So, I have plenty of sympathy for self-defense mechanisms, especially among artists.
There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.
It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.
Labor should be recognized as entitled to consult with management in the mutual interest. Labor cannot be driven, and business cannot be successful unless the men employed in it are enthusiastic and loyal. That loyalty cannot be obtained with a big stick; it must be based upon fair dealing and sympathy.
There are times when a sports figure doesn’t deserve sympathy.
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
Women are about the best lovers of nature, after all; at least of nature in her milder and more familiar forms. The feminine character, the feminine perceptions, intuitions, delicacy, sympathy, quickness, are more responsive to natural forms and influences than is the masculine mind.
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.
I believe that everyone can appreciate the right of a family to grieve the loss of a loved one in peace, regardless of anyone‘s position on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
There are two classes of women in Soviet Russia. There is the professional class, which has taken the place of the nobility and includes government officials, artists, doctors, composers and writers as well as former members of the old nobility whose sympathy is with the Soviets, and also the peasant class.
Grief is only the memory of widowed affections.
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.
I’d lied many times: to bolster my credentials, to elicit sympathy, to make myself appear less ordinary.
I’m not looking for sympathy at all.
The American people want something terse, forcible, picturesque, striking – something that will arrest their attention, enlist their sympathy, arouse their indignation, stimulate their imagination, convince their reason, awaken their conscience.
Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.
A generation ago, American war planners made the mistake of believing that short-term Communist sympathies would unite China and Vietnam. We were wrong, and it tragically misshaped our policy in Vietnam.
Kindliness and sympathy, fellowship and understanding, are always good, but best when they come from a distant corner of the world.
Most of my younger Native American friends are not in any way looking for sympathy, and they’re not looking to lay guilt on anybody. They have their dignity, and they do what they do.
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
I’ve changed in my sympathies since I’ve become a mother myself. In high school I went through a period where I was close with my mom and had to break with her in order to find myself and come back. Since that was my experience, that’s often what happens in my books.
I have sympathy for anyone who finds consolation anywhere we can. And many people do find it in religious tradition as it has been. I mean, I love much of that tradition. But somehow, that just didn’t speak to me in the way that it does to some.
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.
The truth is that at the White House and in Congress, you are as likely to find sympathy for animal issues among Republicans as among Democrats.
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.
I have no sympathy for debunking human achievements that, in the end, gave ordinary people liberty.
I’m not a person who lives for sympathy.
I am a believer in the evolutionary process, and yet I have sympathy for the friends of mine who are creationists. I don’t find the positions incompatible.
The irony is that I’m actually a very empathetic person, but I don’t believe in sympathy at all.
It is the right of our people to organize to oppose any law and any part of the Constitution with which they are not in sympathy.
The infuriating thing about not liking your weight when you’re slim is that there’s no sympathy and very rarely any help.
My guitar was loud as hell, and I had no sympathy for anybody else.
I didn’t go to university. Didn’t even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did.
Farewell, dearest friend, never to see one another any more till at the right hand of Christ.
Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
Jewish Americans weren’t just integrated, like other ethnic and religious groups. They also attracted a particular sympathy and admiration, rooted in Holocaust remembrance, affection for Israel, and a distinctive pride in the scope of their success.
You have to have sympathy for and an empathy with a character in order to play them.
What are gold and jewels and precious utensils? Mere dross and dirt. The human face and the human heart, reciprocations of kindness and love, and all the nameless sympathies of our nature – these are the only objects worth being attached to.
One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
AIDS had won gays sympathy; they no longer seemed the privileged brats that the general populace had resented in the 1970s.
Jamal Khashoggi was a Muslim Brotherhood operative, and so I don’t really feel sympathy for him.
There’s a critic that I love, Manohla Dargis of the ‘L.A. Weekly.’ I like the underground point of view; it’s my old radical sympathies. Maybe I like her because she likes my movies.
NFL fans have less sympathy for fallen players than the Romans had for blind Christians.
I joined the Party definitely in 1923 after having already been in sympathy with it before.
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
Moreover, Hispanics‘ sympathy for big government represents a cultural predilection as well as an economic one.
Sympathy relies on a common experience. If you’re clumsy, you might have sympathy for others who tend to bump into things. Empathy, on the other hand, is the ability to understand another person’s feelings even if you’ve never experienced them yourself.
Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink.
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
With a film, you just don’t have time to build sympathy for the character. But I think we’re moving away from that in TV. With TV, you have a little more leeway to allow them to rise and fall and rise again and be much more complicated beings.
I think that a lot of people don’t understand how much discrimination transgender people actually face. They think that we’re just kind of saying it to put it out there and get sympathy, but that’s not true at all.
I have to have a character worth caring about. I tend not to start writing books about people I don’t have a lot of sympathy for because I’m just going to be with them too long.
I’m constantly amazed by the ability a child has to show sympathy, to read emotions, to get to the heart of any situation. It’s unfiltered and completely inspiring.
Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.
Obviously, Jay-Z is one of the greatest entertainers of the world today. Not only is he a remarkable rhetorical genius, he’s also a man of deep sympathy and empathy for those who are lost and vulnerable, but especially under-educated youth of all cultures and stripes.
It’s hard for me to think of others because I’m not particularly in sympathy with the music of this century.
A lot of actors find it impossible not to ask for the audience’s sympathy. They have a need to twinkle.
Barton Fink is just too self-important as an artist to get much sympathy.
Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
People love sympathy, people love the underdog. For me, sympathy is not part of my drag aesthetic.
When the reader and one narrator know something the other narrator does not, the opportunities for suspense and plot development and the shifting of reader sympathies get really interesting.
If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other’s nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.
Sympathy is something that shouldn’t be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them.
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
People do get hurt by jellyfish, as they do by sharks and spiders, and I have great sympathy for the anguish and pain these effects may cause, but if you pay any attention to the statistics it is clear that nature is not out to get us.
I have great sympathy for people that are infertile, but a life is not something you can give away.
In documentary filmmaking, there’s a tradition of telling stories about victims. We often do that from a very patronizing place, but mostly we do it from a very selfish place, to reassure ourselves that our lives are in sympathy and solidarity with the victims.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
I don’t care about sympathy. I care about playing a character who’s understandable and clear.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
To the factory farmer, in contrast to the traditional farmer with his sense of honor and obligation, the animals are ‘production units,’ and accorded all the sympathy that term suggests.
California must be all American or all Chinese. We are resolved that it shall be American, and are prepared to make it so. May we not rely upon your sympathy and assistance?
September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.
When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.
This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss.
I like the Rolling Stones for karaoke. ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ is a great one.
Any other illness and you have time off work, but there is a lot of stigma around mental illness. It’s frightening to talk about it. The people suffering don’t want sympathy.
You have to take strength from the people that love you and the people that love Barbara and the huge number of expressions of sympathy and compassion and support. That has been extremely moving.
I have a lot of sympathy for young people because I realize how disturbed I was. How would I deal with life in the future? What would I do for a living?
The cure for sorrow is to learn something.
My upbringing has given me sympathy for the idea of isolation and what it is to be a new person in the room, where everyone else has some amount of familiarity and comfort.