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Sympathy Quotes


These are some of the best 'Sympathy' quotations and sayings.

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A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track ... an inch between wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity.

All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.

Every man rejoices twice when he has a partner of his joy; a friend shares my sorrow and makes it but a moiety, but he swells my joy and makes it double.

Happy is the man who has that in his soul which acts upon the dejected as April airs upon violet roots. Gifts from the hand are silver and gold, but the heart gives that which neither silver nor gold can buy. To be full of goodness, full of cheerfulness, full of sympathy, full of helpful hope, causes a man to carry blessings of which he is himself as unconscious as a lamp is of its own shining. Such a one moves on human life as stars move on dark seas to bewildered mariners; as the sun wheels, bringing all the season with him from the south.

He that sympathizes in all the happiness of others, perhaps himself enjoys the safest happiness; and he that is warned by the folly of others has perhaps attained the soundest wisdom.

He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all.

It is a lively spark of nobleness to descend in most favor to one when he is lowest in affliction.

It is an eternal truth in the political as well as the mystical body, that "where one member suffers, all the members suffer with it."

It is certain my belief gains quite infinitely the very moment I can convince another mind thereof.

It may, indeed, be said that sympathy exists in all minds, as Faraday has discovered that magnetism exists in all metals; but a certain temperature is required to develop the hidden property, whether in the metal or the mind.

Let us cherish sympathy. It prepares the mind for receiving the impressions of virtue; and without it there can be no true politeness. Nothing is more odious than that insensibility which wraps a man up in himself and his own concerns, and prevents his being moved with either the joys or the sorrows of another.

More helpful than all wisdom or counsel is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.

Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.

Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart.

No one really understands the grief or joy of another.

No radiant pearl, which crested fortune wears, no gem, that twinkling hangs from beauty's ears; not the bright stars, which night's blue arch adorn; nor rising sun, that gilds the vernal morn; shine with such lustre as the tear that flows down virtue's manly cheek for others' woes.

Of a truth, men are mystically united: a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one.

One common calamity makes men extremely affect each other, though they differ in every other particular.

One of the greatest of all mental pleasures is to have our thoughts often divined; ever entered into with sympathy.

Open your hearts to sympathy, but close them to despondency. The flower which opens to receive the light of day shuts against rain.


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