Sympathy Quotes: We are all human and we all feel the same emotions at some point in our lives. At least, that’s the case with the majority of people. So we should understand exactly how another person feels in a particular situation, right? Well, that would seem to be the easy answer. All of us should feel sympathy for another person, easily and automatically. Unfortunately, not everyone is capable of deep sympathy, but for those who are there is a part of the process that is mental/intellectual in addition to being emotional.
Understanding what sympathy is can help us identify with someone who is suffering through a loss or difficult time. We are fortunate to have dozens of sympathy quotes that we can turn to when we need to understand just what this human emotion is all about. If you have lost a close friend or family member you will know when others are expressing sympathy. If someone you know is suffering from this loss you will probably understand their feelings because you are feeling something similar. Perhaps these remarkable words can help you understand that what we have lost is still with us, ours to treasure in memories for years to come.
Sympathy Quotes, Sayings for Sad Times
A grave is braced not just by a tombstone but by angels as well – Adabella Radici.
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength not my weakness – Amos Bronson Alcott.
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man – Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
The craving for sympathy is the common boundary-line between joy and sorrow – A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare.
The sympathy of sorrow is stronger than the sympathy of prosperity – Benjamin Disraeli.
He that sympathizes in all the happiness of others perhaps himself enjoys the safest happiness, and he that is warned by all the folly of others has perhaps attained the soundest wisdom – Charles Caleb Colton.
Short sympathy quotes
Jobling, there are chords in the human mind – Charles Dickens.
Sympathy is especially a Christian duty – Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
To be in one’s own heart in kindly sympathy with all things; this is the nature of righteousness – Confucius.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy – Dante.
Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load – Dr. Charles Henry Parkhurst.
Sympathy quotes for loss
When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars – Edgar Watson Howe.
Truth is the root, but human sympathy is the flower of practical life – Edwin Hubbell Chapin.
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 – Edwin Hubbell Chapin.
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart – Edmund Burke.
Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality – Emily Dickinson.
Women have the genius of charity. A man gives but his gold; a woman adds to it her sympathy – Ernest Wilfrid LeGouve.
Sympathy quotes with images
At a certain depth all bosoms communicate, all hearts are one – Fredrika Bremer.
Sympathetic people are often uncommunicative about themselves; they give back reflected images which hide their own depths – George Eliot.
The human heart, Finds nowhere shelter but in human kind – George Eliot.
A human life is a story told by God – Hans Christian Andersen.
Far better one unpurchased heart than glory’s proudest name – Henry Theodore Tuckerman.
Deepest sympathy quotes
He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
When a man can look upon the simple wild-rose, and feel no pleasure, his taste has been corrupted – Henry Ward Beecher.
Nature has concatenated our fortunes and affections together with indissoluble bands of mutual sympathy – Isaac Barrow.
True sympathy is putting ourselves in another’s place; and we are moved in proportion to the reality of our imagination – Hosea Ballou.
If thou art something bring thy soul and interchange with mine – Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller.
And share the inward fragrance of each other’s heart – John Keats.
Sympathy quotes for loss of mother
For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been” – John Greenleaf Whittier.
And with the morn those angel faces smile, which I have loved long since and lost awhile – John Henry Newman.
The secret of language is the secret of sympathy, and its full charm is possible only to the gentle – John Ruskin.
While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil – John Taylor.
A brother’s sufferings claim a brother’s pity – Joseph Addison.
Religious sympathy quotes for loss of brother
Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains – Kahlil Gibran.
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 – Kahlil Gibran.
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey – Kenji Miyazawa.
One of the greatest of all mental pleasures is to have our thoughts often divined: ever entered into with sympathy – Letitia Elizabeth Landon.
The world has no sympathy with any but positive griefs. It will pity you for what you lose; never for what you lack – Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine.
Our own cast-off sorrows are not sufficient to constitute sympathy for others – Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker.
The sympathy of most people consists of a mixture of good-humor, curiosity, and self-importance – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach.
Sympathy quotes for loss of father
True sympathy is beyond what can be seen and touched and reasoned upon – Mrs. Campbell Praed.
It is certain my belief gains quite infinitely the very moment I can convince another mind thereof – Novalis.
He watched and wept and prayed and felt for all – Oliver Goldsmith.
The greatest pleasures of which the human mind is susceptible are the pleasures of consciousness and sympathy – Parke Godwin.
Loss of a baby sympathy quotes
Man is one; and he hath one great heart. It is thus we feel, with a gigantic throb athwart the sea, each other’s rights and wrongs; thus are we men – Philip James Bailey.
There are secret ties, there are sympathies, by the sweet relationship of which souls that are well matched attach themselves to each other, and are affected by I know not what, which cannot be explained – Pierre Corneille.
One man pins me to the wall, while with another I walk among the stars – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
We owe to man higher succors than food and fire. We owe to man, man – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The secrets of life are not shown except to sympathy and likeness – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Sympathy is the golden key that unlocks the hearts of others – Samuel Smiles.
All powerful souls have kindred with each other – Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Spiritual sympathy quotes for loss
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness – Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Pity and need. Make all flesh kin. There in no caste in blood – Sir Edwin Arnold.
One common calamity makes men extremely affect each other, though they differ in every other particular – Sir Richard Steele.
It is a lively spark of nobleness to descend in most favor to one when he is lowest in affliction – Sir Philip Sidney (Sydney).
Sympathy does not think. It acts. It acts to remove. The ceaseless sufferings. Of the world – Sri Chinmoy.
Sympathy has to be the first and foremost thing in one’s life, sympathy and the feeling of oneness. There cannot be anything greater than the feeling of oneness – Sri Chinmoy.
Sympathy quotes and images
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die – Thomas Campbell.
Of a truth, men are mystically united: a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one – Thomas Carlyle.
He kept at true good humour’s mark, the social flow of pleasure’s tide:
He never made a brow look dark, Nor caused a tear, but when he died – Thomas Love Peacock.
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 – Tryon Edwards.
Not being untutored in suffering, I learn to pity those in affliction – Vergil.
Sympathy quotes and sayings
There is in souls a sympathy with sounds – William Cowper.
Nothing precludes sympathy so much as a perfect indifference to it – William Hazlitt.
We are governed by sympathy; and the extent of our sympathy is determined by that of our sensibility – William Hazlitt.
Ah! thank heaven, travelers find Samaritans as well as Levites on life’s hard way – William Makepeace Thackeray.
A marriage or a refusal or a proposal thrills through a whole household of women, and sets their hysterical sympathies at work – William Makepeace Thackeray.
Sympathy Quotes about loss of mother
A sympathy in choice – William Shakespeare.
What my tongue dares not that my heart shall say – William Shakespeare.
Only when the sense of the pain of others begins does man begin – Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
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