Sympathy Quotes

To desire and expect nothing for oneself – and to have profound sympathy for others – is genuine holiness. Ivan Turgenev

A sympathetic person is placed in the dilemma of a swimmer among drowning men, who all catch at him, and if he give so much as a leg or a finger, they will drown him. They wish to be saved from the mischief of their vices, but not from their vices. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sympathetic look always makes me feel sorry for myself. Mason Cooley

Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding? Pablo Picasso

I can sympathize with everything, except suffering. Oscar Wilde

Sympathy is a virtue unknown in nature. Paul Eipper

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

To be in one’s own heart in kindly sympathy with all things; this is the nature of righteousness. Confucius

The more sympathy you give, the less you need. Malcolm Forbes

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

Sympathy is especially a Christian duty. Charles Haddon Spurgeon