“ 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

“ 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

“ The man Dickens, whom the world at large thought it knew, stood for all the Victorian virtues - probity, kindness, hard work, sympathy for the down-trodden, the sanctity of domestic life - even as his novels exposed the violence, hypocrisy, greed, and cruelty of the Victorian age. ”

- Robert Gottlieb

“ Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. ”

- Robert Browning

“ 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

“ 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

“ Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun. ”

- Hilaire Belloc

“ Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them. ”

- Bob Feller

“ 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

“ 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

“ Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy sweat will get you change. ”

- Jesse Jackson

“ It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ As Christians, our compassion is simply a response to the love that God has already shown us. ”

- Steven Curtis Chapman

“ 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

“ 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

“ 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

“ Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine. ”

- Thomas Aquinas

“ Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe