Favorite Quotations ~  Sympathy First, Break All the Rules

"It is man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man." ~ Albert Schweitzer

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There is only one thing I hope to see before I die, and that is that my people should not need expressions of sympathy anymore. ~ Golda Meir

I can sympathize with people’s pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else’s happiness. ~ Aldous Huxley

The more we feel sorry for ourselves, the less sorry others will feel for us. People don’t waste their small store of sympathy on those who can provide it so richly for themselves. ~ Gerald Brenan

Everybody wants sympathy, but nobody wants people feeling sorry for them. ~ Beryl Pfizer

Sympathy: two hearts tugging at one load. ~ Charles H. Parkhurst

All you're supposed to do is every once in a while give the boys a little tea and sympathy. ~ Robert Anderson

No one can deal with the hearts of men unless he has the sympathy, which is given by love. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Sympathy is your pain in my heart. ~ Adlai A. Esteb

Sympathy is a supporting atmosphere, and in it we unfold easily and well. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who have never been ill are incapable of real sympathy for a great many misfortune. ~ André Gide

There is nothing sweeter than to be sympathized with. ~ George Santayana

Sympathy is the golden key that unlocks the hearts of others. ~ Samuel Smiles