Sympathy Quotes: Offering Comfort and Support in Difficult Times
Extending Compassion in Times of Need
Sympathy is a powerful expression of empathy and understanding, providing solace and comfort to those experiencing loss, grief, or hardships. It is a gentle reminder that we are not alone in our struggles and that others stand beside us with love and support. In this article, we explore the significance of sympathy and present a collection of heartfelt quotes that offer comfort, compassion, and a sense of connection in difficult times.
Sympathy is an essential part of the human experience, bridging the gaps between individuals and fostering a sense of unity and shared humanity. It is a beacon of light that shines through the darkest moments, reminding us that we are surrounded by love, understanding, and the capacity for healing. Through sympathy, we acknowledge the pain of others and offer a listening ear, a comforting presence, and a shoulder to lean on.
Words of Comfort: Quotes that Embrace Sympathy
Throughout history, poets, writers, and compassionate souls have sought to articulate the power of sympathy and its ability to provide solace and support. Their words resonate with the depths of human emotion, offering comfort, understanding, and a sense of shared humanity. Below, we present a collection of heartfelt sympathy quotes that extend compassion, empathy, and love to those in need.
Every footballer plays with the hope that people love to watch you. But, for me, there is no sympathy or interest. I don’t seem to have any charm for fans.
I feel like there’s a lot of sympathy and camaraderie among documentary filmmakers.
The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.
James Russell Lowell
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
I have always had sympathy for Atletico Madrid because, among other things, I have friends there, and my father always liked Atletico.
One often calms one’s grief by recounting it.
To the factory farmer, in contrast to the traditional farmer with his sense of honor and obligation, the animals are ‘production units,’ and accorded all the sympathy that term suggests.
I felt bad when George Bush was booed. But only briefly. My sympathy for that man has a half-life of about four seconds.
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere.
Obviously, after the accident, I felt let down. Questions arose: Why me? Why was I the one to suffer? People around me started giving me looks of sympathy which made me feel worse. But then, I pulled myself together and decided to win over the disability.
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
First and foremost, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Michael Brown. As I have said in the past, I know that, regardless of the circumstances here, they lost a loved one to violence. I know the pain that accompanies such a loss knows no bounds.
Robert P. McCulloch
The relation of landlord and tenant is not an ideal one, but any relations in a social order will endure if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality.
George William Russell
Something that’s seldom appreciated about me is that I am in sympathy with a great deal of what Marx wrote, except that I’m on the side of the bourgeoisie.
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
There’s little place for sympathy in football.
I’m not looking for sympathy. If there’s other footballers addicted to gambling, then maybe me speaking about my battle might help them.
In Japanese culture, there is a belief that God is everywhere – in mountains, trees, rocks, even in our sympathy for robots or Hello Kitty toys.
What’s interesting to me is that people engage survivors from a place of pity all the time – a place of sympathy.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
AIDS had won gays sympathy; they no longer seemed the privileged brats that the general populace had resented in the 1970s.
My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.
A sorrow’s crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Jewish Americans weren’t just integrated, like other ethnic and religious groups. They also attracted a particular sympathy and admiration, rooted in Holocaust remembrance, affection for Israel, and a distinctive pride in the scope of their success.
If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
What ye have been ye still shall be, When we are dust the dust among, O yellow flowers!
Henry Austin Dobson
According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people; but it is always your own happiness you seek.
John Buchanan Robinson
When the reader and one narrator know something the other narrator does not, the opportunities for suspense and plot development and the shifting of reader sympathies get really interesting.
Captain Hale, alone, without sympathy or support, save that from above, on the near approach of death asked for a clergyman to attend him. It was refused. He then requested a Bible; that too was refused by his inhuman jailer.
Unfair discrimination exists whether we like it or not; I wouldn’t have married a gum-chewing vegetarian. Ultimately, we’ll help the people we discriminate against if we try to understand more about them; genetics will lead to a world where there is a sympathy for the underdog.
I have sympathy for anyone who finds consolation anywhere we can. And many people do find it in religious tradition as it has been. I mean, I love much of that tradition. But somehow, that just didn’t speak to me in the way that it does to some.
Many migrants awaiting asylum hearings in the U.S. never show up for their court dates. And the longer they stay in the U.S., the more sympathy they draw in the media and from many compassionate Americans.
Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.
I am a believer in the evolutionary process, and yet I have sympathy for the friends of mine who are creationists. I don’t find the positions incompatible.
I have a great deal of sympathy for reluctant readers because I was one. I would do anything to avoid reading. In my case, it wasn’t until I was 13 and discovered the ‘Lord of the Rings’ that I learned to love reading.
The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.
I like movies that make you semi fall in love with the villain so you have sympathy for him.
Megan Thee Stallion
I’m completely indifferent to what genre I read provided that I feel sympathy with how a writer perceives being alive in the world.
We all have to announce our full solidarity with the struggle of those seeking freedom and justice in Syria, and translate this sympathy into a clear political vision that supports a peaceful transition to a democratic system of rule that reflects the demands of the Syrian people for freedom.
Whether rich people make money or lose money, they get no sympathy from the public.
Barton Fink is just too self-important as an artist to get much sympathy.
Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
B. R. Hayden
The existing principle of selfish interest and competition has been carried to its extreme point; and, in its progress, has isolated the heart of man, blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities, and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies.
Fess up, ‘Hunger Games’ fans: Does anyone care about Peeta or find him attractive? He’s the Ron Weasley of the series: he gets points for callow valor and sympathy for his run of bad luck, but he remains a pasty, earnest bore.
I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.
What is it that distinguishes you and me from the lower animals – from the beasts? More, I say, than anything else, human sympathy – human sympathy.
Robert Green Ingersoll
California must be all American or all Chinese. We are resolved that it shall be American, and are prepared to make it so. May we not rely upon your sympathy and assistance?
Farewell, dearest friend, never to see one another any more till at the right hand of Christ.
I have no sympathy for debunking human achievements that, in the end, gave ordinary people liberty.
Paul Craig Roberts
This sympathy is not translated into force against the British government because it is not like the anti- apartheid movement which had a high profile here and Mandela is a more engaging figure than Yasser Arafat.