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Our sympaihy is never very deep unless founded on our own feelings. - We pity, but do not enter into the grief which we have never felt.

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.

Public feeling now is apt to side with the persecuted, and our modern martyr is full as likely to be smothered with roses as with coals.

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Shame on those hearts of stone, that cannot melt in soft adoption of another's sorrow!

Sympathy is the first great lesson which man should learn. It will be ill for him if he proceeds no farther; if his emotions are but excited to roll back on his heart, and to be fostered in luxurious quiet. But unless he learns to feel for things in which he has no personal interest, he can achieve nothing generous or noble.

Sympathy wanting, all is wanting; its personal magnetism is the conductor of the sacred spark that lights our atoms, puts us m human communion, and gives us to company, conversation, and ourselves.

The craving for sympathy is the common boundary-line between joy and sorrow. See quote detail

The man who melts With social sympathy, though not allied, Is of more worth than a thousand kinsmen.

The more sympathies we gain or awaken for what is beautiful, by so much deeper will be our sympathy for that which is most beautiful, the human soul.

The only true knowledge of our fellowman is that which enables us to feel with him - which gives us a fine ear for the heart-pulses that are beating under the mere clothes of circumstance and opinion.

The world has no sympathy with any but positive griefs; it will pity you for what you lose, but never for what you lack.

There is a kind of sympathy in souls that fits them for each other; and we may be assured when we see two persons engaged in the warmths of a mutual affection, that there are certain qualities in both their minds which bear a resemblance to one another.

To commiserate is sometimes more than to give, for money is external to a man's self, but he who bestows compassion communicates his own soul.

To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.

With a soul that ever felt the sting of sorrow, sorrow is a sacred thing.


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