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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. Matthew Scully
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. Dante Alighieri
When you lose a person you love so much, surviving the loss is difficult. Cristiano Ronaldo
AI don't make a big thing out of my race. If you try to preach, people give you a little sympathy and then they want to get out of the way. So you don't preach; you tell the story. Jim Brown
In order that people who suffer from depression seek treatment without a second thought, the stigmas must further fall until we reach a point in time when that person with leukemia and that person with depression both receive the same level of sympathy and the same level of rigorous treatment. Both people deserve it. Gayle Forman
I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I've always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people's salaries. Alex Ferguson
Developing our sympathetic compassion is not only possible but the only reason for us to be here on earth. George Saunders
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Khalil Gibran
Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. Evelyn Underhill
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. Corrie Ten Boom
Flowers grow out of dark moments. Corita Kent
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. Dave Reichert
The professional must learn to be moved and touched emotionally, yet at the same time stand back objectively: I've seen a lot of damage done by tea and sympathy. Anthony Storr
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions. William Shakespeare
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest. George Eliot
Here's my rule: You always want to pay cash for your own books, because if they look at the name on the credit card and then they look at the name on the book jacket, then there's this look of such profound sympathy for you that you had to resort to this. It really is withering. Carl Hiaasen
Many of the artists who have represented Negro life have seen only the comic, ludicrous side of it, and have lacked sympathy with and appreciation for the warm big heart that dwells within such a rough exterior. Henry Ossawa Tanner
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
A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times. Alfred Lord Tennyson
The cure for sorrow is to learn something. Barbara Sher
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. Les Aspin
I have a great deal of sympathy for reluctant readers because I was one. I would do anything to avoid reading. In my case, it wasn't until I was 13 and discovered the 'Lord of the Rings' that I learned to love reading. Rick Riordan
Sonia Gandhi and her husband have always been persons I look at with a lot of respect. Of course, one of the reasons we look at India with a lot of sympathy and enthusiasm is Sonia Gandhi. Now she is Indian, not Italian, but she will always represent a myth for Italians. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo
I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one. Aneurin Bevan
Criticism in the universities, I'll have to admit, has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy with 95% of what goes on. It's Stalinism without Stalin. Harold Bloom
It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
It's not very interesting to establish sympathy for people who, on the surface, are instantly sympathetic. I guess I'm always attracted to people who, if their lives were headlines in a newspaper, you might not be very sympathetic about them. John Irving
It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one. Jerome K. Jerome
Because I select my players from a feeling that comes to me when I am with them, a certain sympathy you might call it, or a vibration that exists between us that convinces me they are right. Erich von Stroheim
There's no greater way to gain an audience's sympathy than by being unfortunate. Seth Green
My guitar was loud as hell, and I had no sympathy for anybody else. Brownie McGhee
Something that's seldom appreciated about me is that I am in sympathy with a great deal of what Marx wrote, except that I'm on the side of the bourgeoisie. Niall Ferguson
As with the onset of sudden celebrity, for the newly rich, the world often becomes a darker, narrower, less generous place; a paradox that elicits scant sympathy, but is nonetheless true. Felix Dennis
If I'm feeling outraged, grief, disbelief, frustration, sympathy, that gets channeled through me and into my pictures and hopefully transmitted to the viewer. James Nachtwey
My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners. Agnes Smedley
Ultimately, knowing God and reading the Word, it helps with patience with people, understanding, empathy and sympathy that they might not have that I have. If God gave it to me, why not exercise it? Trai Byers
Grief is the price we pay for love. Queen Elizabeth II
The relation of landlord and tenant is not an ideal one, but 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
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
Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it. Victor Hugo
Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality. Emily Dickinson
Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good. Harriet Beecher Stowe
One might expect that the families of murder victims would be showered with sympathy and support, embraced by their communities. But in reality they are far more likely to feel isolated, fearful, and ashamed, overwhelmed by grief and guilt, angry at the criminal-justice system, and shunned by their old friends. Eric Schlosser
The heart forgets its sorrow and ache. James Russell Lowell
Increased sympathy for an Islamist cause, lack of integration, and the absence of acceptance of Muslims into British society makes it harder for Muslims to challenge Islamism and tough for non-Muslims to understand it. Maajid Nawaz
Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout's arm, if that girl has won the same badge, it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them. Juliette Gordon Low
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism. Henri Frederic Amiel
The only cure for grief is action. George Henry Lewes
Manhattan's probably one of the bluest parts in the country, and Indiana's definitely one of the redder states. I have sympathy for both sides. Jim Gaffigan
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy. Richard Nixon
He bit his lip in a manner which immediately awakened my maternal sympathy, and I helped him bite it. S. J. Perelman
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. John Rhys-Davies
Poetry is partly sympathy, don't you think? If it's any good, it gets people to think about others' points of view. Edwin Morgan
I think we lost a great deal of sympathy and support with the way in which the crisis was handled, most importantly I think when we appeared to be grasping for too much at one time instead of identifying our priorities in a much more responsible fashion. Billy Tauzin
No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply. Billy Graham
Although I'm Australian, I find myself much more in sympathy with the Austrian version! David Chalmers
Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests. George William Norris
Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe. Florence Nightingale
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. George Soros
I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with them - you don't even have to talk. You don't have to do anything but really be there with them. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not. Xenophon
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. Robert Browning
I joined the Party definitely in 1923 after having already been in sympathy with it before. Fritz Sauckel
Captain Hale, alone, without sympathy or support, save that from above, on the near approach of death asked for a clergyman to attend him. It was refused. He then requested a Bible; that too was refused by his inhuman jailer. William Hull
In Shakespeare, unique individuals repudiate the stereotypes demanded by the structure of the play: Shylock commands our sympathy, Barnardine refuses to be hanged. Individuals trump the category. Iain McGilchrist
The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind. Washington Irving
I have every sympathy for writers. It's a mystery to me what they do. I can edit. I can cross out and say, 'I'm not saying that' or, 'How about we move this to here? Wouldn't that make that bit of the story better?' But where any of it comes from is beyond me. I will never write a play or a novel. Alan Rickman
Since this war began our sympathy has gone out to all the suffering people who have been dragged into it. Further hundreds of millions have become involved since I spoke at Limerick fortnight ago. Eamon de Valera
I'm in total sympathy with Dick Smith's sentiments; I only wish there were grounds for saying we Australians would never tolerate such appalling treatment of refugees being carried out in our name. Hugh Mackay
You don't go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be. Nigella Lawson
I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them, knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles that will confront them in almost every walk of life. Major Taylor
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
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Too often, we get attention and sympathy by being a victim. If we're invested in someone being our villain, we must love being the victim. We have to let go of both characters in the story. Regina Brett
I've always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You're trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that's about so you can represent it. Edward Norton
We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression. Confucius
In any business, the more you learn, the more sympathetic you can be to other people's positions. Peter Asher
I tend to foster drama via bleakness. If I want the reader to feel sympathy for a character, I cleave the character in half, on his birthday. And then it starts raining. And he's made of sugar. George Saunders
I learnt pity, sympathy, and what it was like to be at the other end of the stick. Such lessons can't be learnt in lecture halls. Lionel Blue
Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us. Orison Swett Marden
I'm not going to give a courtesy gift to a person who's going to win, and I'm not going to give a sympathy gift to a person who's going to lose. Tim Kaine
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
Farewell, dearest friend, never to see one another any more till at the right hand of Christ. Donald Cargill
Okay, so, sometimes in life, I can be a score-keeper - someone who keeps track of what he gives and what he gets in return. An annoying quality, to say the least, and I'm sure my wife has your sympathy, but it's made me highly attuned to when and where credit is due. Mark Feuerstein
Like many people, most Libertarians feel empathy and sympathy for less fortunate people. But they know you can't have perfection in a world of limited resources. Harry Browne
Tears are the silent language of grief. Voltaire
After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and the life you have left. Morrie Schwartz
The more sympathy you give, the less you need. Malcolm Forbes
In the eyes of the Catholic Church, abortion is a tragedy. Our principle objective must be to try and win greater sympathy for that perspective and for the value of human life from its beginnings. Vincent Nichols
I spent three and a half years writing the novel 'Chang & Eng,' about the conjoined brothers for whom the term 'Siamese twins' was contrived, and when I think of these afflicted people, my only emotion is one of profound sympathy. Darin Strauss
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. Richard Russo
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. Robert G. Ingersoll
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights. Desmond Tutu
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Thomas Moore
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. Robbie Robertson
If our hearts are ready for anything, we can open to our inevitable losses, and to the depths of our sorrow. We can grieve our lost loves, our lost youth, our lost health, our lost capacities. This is part of our humanness, part of the expression of our love for life. Tara Brach
In fiction, imaginary people become realer to us than any named celebrity glimpsed in a series of rumored events, whose causes and subtler ramifications must remain in the dark. An invented figure like Anna Karenina or Emma Bovary emerges fully into the light of understanding, which brings with it identification, sympathy and pity. John Updike
I have a lot of sympathy with the ideas and frustration of the Occupy movement. I absolutely agree with the sense that Wall Street has brought an economic calamity to the middle class and that no one has been held accountable. Susan Bysiewicz
Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun. Hilaire Belloc
I am the son of a small and far-away nation and the other laureates have all come from different countries from all over the world and we all were equally received here with signs of sympathy. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
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. Michael Dyson
Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain. Lillie Langtry
There are times when a sports figure doesn't deserve sympathy. Stephen Rodrick
In the early days of the Russian Revolution in 1917, I was completely in sympathy with it. I felt that it established a new era in the history of the modern world. I was so overwhelmed by it that, if people made any unfriendly comment, I would vigorously defend it. If people condemned the Communist party, I would speak in its defense. Chiang Kai-shek
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine. Thomas Aquinas
Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink. W. H. Davies
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair. Joseph Addison
The dew of compassion is a tear. Lord Byron
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? Clyde Tombaugh
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. Chiang Kai-shek
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. Havelock Ellis
If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point. Dirk Benedict
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. Matthew Scully
To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all. Queen Elizabeth II
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. Julianne Moore
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. Elaine Pagels
Grief is only the memory of widowed affections. James Martineau
The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. Robert Southey
A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason. William R. Alger
Having a baby is a disaster for your career. I don't think there's any sympathy. Mariella Frostrup
What ye have been ye still shall be, When we are dust the dust among, O yellow flowers! Henry Austin Dobson
As Christians, our compassion is simply a response to the love that God has already shown us. Steven Curtis Chapman
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. Ted Olson
Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load. Charles Henry Parkhurst
September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world. Tom Ford
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. Saint Augustine
A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism. Irving Babbitt
The Nazi movement is in many respects one which has my warmest sympathy. George Bernard Shaw
I felt bad when George Bush was booed. But only briefly. My sympathy for that man has a half-life of about four seconds. Dick Cavett
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. Simone de Beauvoir
Whether rich people make money or lose money, they get no sympathy from the public. Gary Ackerman
I belong to a nation which over the past centuries has experienced many hardships and reverses. The world reacted with silence or with mere sympathy when Polish frontiers were crossed by invading armies and the sovereign state had to succumb to brutal force. Lech Walesa
In 1800, in the first interparty contest, the Federalists warned that presidential candidate Thomas Jefferson, because of his sympathy expressed at the outset of the French Revolution, was 'the son of a half-breed Indian squaw' who would put opponents under the guillotine. Robert Dallek
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain. Anne Grant
IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction. Carl Clinton Van Doren
From the end spring new beginnings. Pliny the Elder
I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I'm better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don't. Alton Brown
I am really drawn to damaged characters, and I have a lot of sympathy for them. Making those complicated characters empathetic is something to strive for. It's too easy to create a good guy or a good girl. Paul Haggis
Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men. Quintus Ennius
To avoid becoming chronically unemployed, people need more than platitudes offering sympathy. Career reinvention requires encouragement and guidance. Nina Easton
I'm not looking for sympathy at all. Arnold Schwarzenegger
When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over. George MacDonald
We were united not only by political respect for each other, but also by deep mutual sympathy as people. Helmut Kohl
Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow. Dirk Benedict
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
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. Martin Luther King Jr.
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother. Homer
Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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. John Burns
Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them. Ben Elton
I didn't feel any remorse or sympathy if I injured a rival. I went over the top a few times but I never broke anyone's leg. Peter Storey
Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them. Bob Feller
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
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. John Lydon
It's important to find characters that share sympathy with a young audience, not just in the story but their role in the world. Tim Crouch
I take people very seriously. People are all I take seriously, in fact. Therefore, I have nothing but sympathy for how people behave - and nothing but laughter to console them with. John Irving
At a family's most difficult time, I want to make sure at a minimum that they have the very basic of comforts: the ability to grieve their loss privately and the knowledge that their country is grateful for their loved one's sacrifice and service. Dave Reichert
What is the meaning of 'gossip?' Doesn't it originate with sympathy, an interest in one's neighbor, degenerating into idle curiosity and love of tattling? Which is worse, this habit, or keeping one's self so absorbed intellectually as to forget the sufferings and cares of others, to lose sympathy through having too much to think about? Lucy Larcom
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. Eric Holder
Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile. Jean Giraudoux
It's hard for me to think of others because I'm not particularly in sympathy with the music of this century. Alan Hovhaness
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. Henry Rollins
Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor. Benjamin Disraeli
The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection. Irving Babbitt
This sympathy is not translated into force against the British government because it is not like the anti- apartheid movement which had a high profile here and Mandela is a more engaging figure than Yasser Arafat. Tom Paulin
I didn't go to university. Didn't even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did. Terry Pratchett
Our late Leader, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, with his universal sympathy for all oppressed and his profound understanding of Jesus' revolutionary spirit of love and sacrifice, carried on his revolutionary work for forty years and brought about at last the liberation of the Chinese people. Chiang Kai-shek
Grieve and mourn for yourself not once or twice, but again and again. Morrie Schwartz
It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least. F. H. Bradley
I don't think it's an incredibly radical premise to try and have sympathy for someone who has made a mistake. Joe Cornish
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim. Ann Landers
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? Denis Kearney
Character is made of duty and love and sympathy, and, above all, of living and working for others. Robert G. Ingersoll
I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers. Dorothy Day
There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know. Jean Paul
More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic. John Hall
Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion. Francis Herbert Hedge
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. Steven Erikson
NFL fans have less sympathy for fallen players than the Romans had for blind Christians. Stephen Rodrick
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins
I don't really distinguish between sympathy and honesty when I'm writing. The two go together - I'm interested in inhabiting my characters, seeing the world through their eyes. Tom Perrotta
When our bodies are sick and people extend their sympathy, bring us soup, offer up solutions. When our minds are sick, people tend to shy away from you, be afraid, or call you outright crazy. I'm fascinated by the way society and individuals view mental illness, and most of my shorts comment on that. Anna Akana
When men are arrested without any legal basis and for political reasons, it's merely a routine, everyday occurrence in Russia, and hardly anyone has any sympathy. Alexei Navalny
I like the Rolling Stones for karaoke. 'Sympathy For The Devil' is a great one. Hugh Jackman
Extremist perspectives win sympathy and recruits because they offer narratives that claim to identify deep injustices and enemies. Jonas Gahr Store
Come away, O human child: To the waters and the wild with a fairy, hand in hand, For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand. William Butler Yeats
I damaged my health during 'Les Mis,' which I didn't want to mention in case it seemed like I was courting sympathy. Anne Hathaway
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. Marcel Proust
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. Wislawa Szymborska
As a Scot, I instinctively feel a sympathy towards a culture which is based on generosity. It's very refreshing. Afghans think they're the best people in the world and their country is the best place in the world, and it's strange because you go there and it doesn't really look like it, and yet they assume that everybody else envies them. Rory Stewart
There's something very beautiful and compelling about someone who has ambition and someone who knows what they want, but it can get a little frustrating at times, so I understand that. I have sympathy for that. Michael Ealy
Grief changes shape, but it never ends. Keanu Reeves
Recognition of belligerency as an expression of sympathy is all very well. Henry Cabot Lodge
I sometimes get that wonderful sympathy between me and the audience, telling me I've reached their hearts. And when I do, the thrill is mine. Kate Smith
I have to express sympathy from the bottom of my heart to those people who were taken as wartime comfort women. As a human being, I would like to express my sympathies, and also as prime minister of Japan I need to apologize to them. Shinzo Abe
It's hard to penetrate characters who are very cut off and lack empathy and to do it with sympathy. It's so easy to make a damaged character repugnant. Siri Hustvedt
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
Queen Paola and I will never forget the ties that have grown between the people and us during the course of the years. Thank you for your confidence, tokens of sympathy and support, sometimes even with a little criticism. We always loved you. King Albert II
I don't care about sympathy. I care about playing a character who's understandable and clear. Anson Mount
I don't want to be entertained. I don't want visuals or musicals. I don't want a vacation. I don't want to quit. I don't want sympathy. The cry of my heart is 'Just Give Me Jesus.' Anne Graham Lotz
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. David Duchovny
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. Emma Goldman
What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness. Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. Arthur Schopenhauer
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. Stafford Cripps
You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot. Shakuntala Devi
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. Charles M. Schwab
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
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. Thomas Mallon
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change. Jesse Jackson
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community. William James
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. Michael Gove
I've always liked Saturn. But I also have some sympathy for Pluto because I heard it's been downgraded from a planet, and I think it should remain a planet. Once you've given something planetary status it's kind of mean to take it away. Jared Leto
According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people; but it is always your own happiness you seek. John Buchanan Robinson
I have the greatest sympathy with the growth of the socialist party. I think they understand the evils that surround us and hammer them into people's minds better than we Liberals. Charles Trevelyan
The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy. Irving Babbitt
The easiest way for readers to connect with characters and feel sympathy is to make the character entertaining, sympathetic and likeable. Randa Abdel-Fattah
I'm completely indifferent to what genre I read provided that I feel sympathy with how a writer perceives being alive in the world. Thomas Ligotti
Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion. Louise J. Kaplan
The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice. His sympathy, like that of the historian, must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party. Goldwin Smith
But what you could perhaps do with in these days is a word of most sincere sympathy. Your movement is carried internally by so strong a truth and necessity that victory in one form or another cannot elude you for long. Hjalmar Schacht
It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world. Nellie Bly
It is in Rousseau's writing above all that history begins to turn from upper-class honour to middle-class humanitarianism. Pity, sympathy and compassion lie at the centre of his moral vision. Values associated with the feminine begin to infiltrate social existence as a whole, rather than being confined to the domestic sphere. Terry Eagleton
It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you. Haruki Murakami
Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell. Joni Mitchell
You have to have sympathy for and an empathy with a character in order to play them. Laura Carmichael
I have a theory because I was being beaten up a lot by people outside of school, it was almost like if I could make myself sick enough they'd take sympathy on me. Daniel Johns
To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness. Ivan Turgenev
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. Alphonse de Lamartine
Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps. William Blake
I was brought up to be sympathetic toward others. Joyce Carol Oates
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. Albert Schweitzer
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief. Aeschylus
We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. David Crockett
A lot of actors find it impossible not to ask for the audience's sympathy. They have a need to twinkle. Julian Fellowes
Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good. Ovid
Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere. Ivor Novello
One often calms one's grief by recounting it. Pierre Corneille
Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery. Edward Gibbon
I think loss of loved ones is the hardest blow in life. Marlo Thomas
If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble. Moliere
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. Al Smith
I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy. Conrad Black
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. Anne Sullivan
Kindliness and sympathy, fellowship and understanding, are always good, but best when they come from a distant corner of the world. Archibald Hill
Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched. Paul Harris
I very much dislike the intolerance and moralism of many Christians, and feel more sympathy with Honest Doubters than with them. A. N. Wilson
AIDS had won gays sympathy; they no longer seemed the privileged brats that the general populace had resented in the 1970s. Edmund White
This is not a country that has had a tremendous sympathy for poor people, so I think that the notion that somehow we have slipped into an era in which poor people don't matter is not quite the way our history would define it. Faye Wattleton
In externals we advance with lightening express speed, in modes of thought and sympathy we lumber on in stage-coach fashion. Frances E. Willard
Despite my excellent mood, I don't have any sympathy for Romney. If he'd been a good candidate he wouldn't have had a different campaign for every month on the calendar. Gail Collins
Ultimately, we'll help the people we discriminate against if we try to understand more about them; genetics will lead to a world where there is a sympathy for the underdog. James D. Watson
Unfair discrimination exists whether we like it or not; I wouldn't have married a gum-chewing vegetarian. Ultimately, we'll help the people we discriminate against if we try to understand more about them; genetics will lead to a world where there is a sympathy for the underdog. John Kendrew
Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all. Laura Ingalls Wilder
I have great sympathy for people that are infertile, but a life is not something you can give away. Mary Beth Whitehead
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. Morris Raphael Cohen
There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better. Oscar Wilde
If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world. Oscar Wilde
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. Walt Whitman
That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. William Wordsworth
Not without hope we suffer and we mourn. William Wordsworth
Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them. Woodrow Wilson
If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food. Anthony Bourdain