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Quotations About / On: SYMPATHY

  • 11.
    I answered my father's demands for sympathy with silence.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
  • 12.
    Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
    (Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), British historian. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, ch. 49 (1776-1788).)
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  • 13.
    It is the story-teller's task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State approval.
    (Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. Speech, 1969, on receiving the Shakespeare Prize awarded by the University of Hamburg, Germany.)
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  • 14.
    Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Romola, ch. 48 (1863).)
  • 15.
    Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
    (Anne Sullivan, U.S. educator of the deaf and blind. The Last Word, ed. Carolyn Warner, ch. 16 (1992).)
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  • 16.
    You love sack, and so do I; would you desire better sympathy?
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Mrs. Page, in The Merry Wives of Windsor, act 2, sc. 1, l. 8-10. Falstaff's way of making love to Mistress Page.)
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  • 17.
    I have a deep sympathy with war, it so apes the gait and bearing of the soul.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Journals, entry, June 30, 1840 (1906).)
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  • 18.
    And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
    (Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of Myself," sct. 48, Leaves of Grass (1855).)
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  • 19.
    The highest that we can attain to is not Knowledge, but Sympathy with Intelligence.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 240, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 20.
    [Sympathy] is easy to get, and it is not binding. "You have my sympathy", and inside we say, "and now let us move on to something else."
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 35, Gallimard (1956).)
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