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I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.

Tags: Despair, Give  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

Tags: Great, Pain  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.

Tags: Happiness, Times  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

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

Tags: Good, Sleep  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.

Tags: Love, Men  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Tags: Heart, Truth  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.

Tags: Giving, True  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.

Tags: Less, Trouble  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

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.

Tags: Beauty, Life  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.

Tags: Single, Sorrows  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy.

Tags: Knowledge, Stress  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection.

Tags: Between, True  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

Tags: Joy, Sorrow  ✍ Author: William Blake

It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.

Tags: Hair, Less  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.

Tags: Friendly, Friendship  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.

Tags: Oppression, Sorrow  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink.

Tags: Drink, Men  ✍ Author: W. H. Davies

Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.

Tags: Feelings, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

It is in Rousseau's writing above all that history begins to turn from upper-class honour to middle-class humanitarianism. Pity, sympathy and compassion lie at the centre of his moral vision. Values associated with the feminine begin to infiltrate social existence as a whole, rather than being confined to the domestic sphere.

Tags: History, Writing  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

There's something very beautiful and compelling about someone who has ambition and someone who knows what they want, but it can get a little frustrating at times, so I understand that. I have sympathy for that.

Tags: Beautiful, Someone  ✍ Author: Michael Ealy

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.

Tags: Darkness, Light  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.

Tags: Either, Marriage  ✍ Author: George Eliot
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Grief is the price we pay for love.

Tags: Love, Pay  ✍ Author: Queen Elizabeth II

To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.

Tags: Deep, Past  ✍ Author: Queen Elizabeth II

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

Tags: Apparently, Yankees  ✍ Author: Allyson Felix

A lot of actors find it impossible not to ask for the audience's sympathy. They have a need to twinkle.

Tags: Ask, Impossible  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I've always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people's salaries.

Tags: Try, Working  ✍ Author: Alex Ferguson

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.

Tags: Deal, Great  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

Okay, so, sometimes in life, I can be a score-keeper - someone who keeps track of what he gives and what he gets in return. An annoying quality, to say the least, and I'm sure my wife has your sympathy, but it's made me highly attuned to when and where credit is due.

Tags: Life, Wife  ✍ Author: Mark Feuerstein

The more sympathy you give, the less you need.

Tags: Give, Less  ✍ Author: Malcolm Forbes

Manhattan's probably one of the bluest parts in the country, and Indiana's definitely one of the redder states. I have sympathy for both sides.

Tags: Both, Country  ✍ Author: Jim Gaffigan

There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.

Tags: Experience, Freedom  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone

Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.

Tags: Destiny, Joy  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic.

Tags: Poor, Write  ✍ Author: John Hall

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

Tags: God, Sorrow  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

I take people very seriously. People are all I take seriously, in fact. Therefore, I have nothing but sympathy for how people behave - and nothing but laughter to console them with.

Tags: Fact, Laughter  ✍ Author: John Irving

The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.

Tags: Dead, Mind  ✍ Author: Washington Irving

I like the Rolling Stones for karaoke. 'Sympathy For The Devil' is a great one.

Tags: Devil, Great  ✍ Author: Hugh Jackman

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

Tags: Both, Change  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.

Tags: Away, Individual  ✍ Author: William James

I'm not going to give a courtesy gift to a person who's going to win, and I'm not going to give a sympathy gift to a person who's going to lose.

Tags: Give, Win  ✍ Author: Tim Kaine

Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.

Tags: Children, Teen  ✍ Author: Justin Kaplan

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?

Tags: American, May  ✍ Author: Roy Keane

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

Tags: Far, Happiness  ✍ Author: Alphonse de Lamartine

People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.

Tags: Knows, Sorrow  ✍ Author: Ann Landers

Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain.

Tags: Charming, Pain  ✍ Author: Lillie Langtry

What is the meaning of 'gossip?' Doesn't it originate with sympathy, an interest in one's neighbor, degenerating into idle curiosity and love of tattling? Which is worse, this habit, or keeping one's self so absorbed intellectually as to forget the sufferings and cares of others, to lose sympathy through having too much to think about?

Tags: Forget, Love  ✍ Author: Lucy Larcom

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

Tags: Alone, Everyone  ✍ Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.

Tags: Grief, Speak  ✍ Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.

Tags: Heart, Sorrow  ✍ Author: James Russell Lowell

When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.

Tags: Work, Young  ✍ Author: George MacDonald

I'm in total sympathy with Dick Smith's sentiments; I only wish there were grounds for saying we Australians would never tolerate such appalling treatment of refugees being carried out in our name.

Tags: Saying, Wish  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.

Tags: Develop, Trials  ✍ Author: Marilyn Manson

If I'm feeling outraged, grief, disbelief, frustration, sympathy, that gets channeled through me and into my pictures and hopefully transmitted to the viewer.

Tags: Feeling, Pictures  ✍ Author: James Nachtwey

When men are arrested without any legal basis and for political reasons, it's merely a routine, everyday occurrence in Russia, and hardly anyone has any sympathy.

Tags: Legal, Men  ✍ Author: Bruce Nauman

In the eyes of the Catholic Church, abortion is a tragedy. Our principle objective must be to try and win greater sympathy for that perspective and for the value of human life from its beginnings.

Tags: Human, Life  ✍ Author: Vincent Nichols

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.

Tags: Learn, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Richard M. Nixon

Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.

Tags: Good, Marriage  ✍ Author: P. J. O\'Rourke

You have to take strength from the people that love you and the people that love Barbara and the huge number of expressions of sympathy and compassion and support. That has been extremely moving.

Tags: Love, Strength  ✍ Author: Ted Olson

Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.

Tags: Good, Sorrow  ✍ Author: James Otis

Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.

Tags: Hearts, Load  ✍ Author: Trey Parker

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

Tags: Happiness, Mind  ✍ Author: Marcel Proust

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.

Tags: Almost, Spring  ✍ Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

I'm not looking for sympathy at all.

Tags: Looking  ✍ Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.

Tags: End, Great  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

Many of the artists who have represented Negro life have seen only the comic, ludicrous side of it, and have lacked sympathy with and appreciation for the warm big heart that dwells within such a rough exterior.

Tags: Heart, Life  ✍ Author: Henry Ossawa Tanner

I think we lost a great deal of sympathy and support with the way in which the crisis was handled, most importantly I think when we appeared to be grasping for too much at one time instead of identifying our priorities in a much more responsible fashion.

Tags: Great, Time  ✍ Author: Billy Tauzin

I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them, knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles that will confront them in almost every walk of life.

Tags: Deep, Life  ✍ Author: Major Taylor

A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.

Tags: Sorrow, Times  ✍ Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Tags: Deep, Nature  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.

Tags: Patience, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Evelyn Underhill

Since this war began our sympathy has gone out to all the suffering people who have been dragged into it. Further hundreds of millions have become involved since I spoke at Limerick fortnight ago.

Tags: Become, War  ✍ Author: Eamon de Valera

Tears are the silent language of grief.

Tags: Language, Silent  ✍ Author: Voltaire

I belong to a nation which over the past centuries has experienced many hardships and reverses. The world reacted with silence or with mere sympathy when Polish frontiers were crossed by invading armies and the sovereign state had to succumb to brutal force.

Tags: Past, Silence  ✍ Author: Lech Walesa

And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.

Tags: Funeral, Whoever  ✍ Author: Walt Whitman

That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.

Tags: Flower, Strength  ✍ Author: William Wordsworth

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.

Tags: Dead, Living  ✍ Author: Francis Xavier

Queen Paola and I will never forget the ties that have grown between the people and us during the course of the years. Thank you for your confidence, tokens of sympathy and support, sometimes even with a little criticism. We always loved you.

Tags: Confidence, Forget  ✍ Author: King Albert II

A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason.

Tags: Reason, Thinks  ✍ Author: Horatio Alger

Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.

Tags: Condition, Criticism  ✍ Author: Henri Frederic Amiel

There's a certain amount of sympathy here for the Bush administration's problem, which is they would like to get rid of Saddam Hussein and they would like to have the Kurds autonomous.

Tags: Here, Problem  ✍ Author: Les Aspin

The easiest way for readers to connect with characters and feel sympathy is to make the character entertaining, sympathetic and likeable.

Tags: Character, Characters  ✍ Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah

You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men.

Tags: Men, Woman  ✍ Author: Max Beerbohm

Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.

Tags: Life, Matter  ✍ Author: Dirk Benedict

If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point.

Tags: Free, Wait  ✍ Author: Dirk Benedict

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.

Tags: Rather, Small  ✍ Author: Aneurin Bevan

I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy.

Tags: Ask, Mercy  ✍ Author: Conrad Black

Criticism in the universities, I'll have to admit, has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy with 95% of what goes on. It's Stalinism without Stalin.

Tags: Criticism, Goes  ✍ Author: Harold Bloom

I learnt pity, sympathy, and what it was like to be at the other end of the stick. Such lessons can't be learnt in lecture halls.

Tags: End, Pity  ✍ Author: Lionel Blue

It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.

Tags: After, Kindness  ✍ Author: Nellie Bly

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

Tags: Strength, Today  ✍ Author: Corrie Ten Boom

It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least.

Tags: Change, Nature  ✍ Author: F. H. Bradley

I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I'm better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don't.

Tags: Game, Work  ✍ Author: Alton Brown

Like many people, most Libertarians feel empathy and sympathy for less fortunate people. But they know you can't have perfection in a world of limited resources.

Tags: Less, Perfection  ✍ Author: Harry Browne

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

Tags: Autumn, Best  ✍ Author: Robert Browning

I want the municipality to be a helping hand to the man with a desire of sympathy, to help the fallen when it is not in their power to help themselves.

Tags: Help, Power  ✍ Author: John Burns

I have a lot of sympathy with the ideas and frustration of the Occupy movement. I absolutely agree with the sense that Wall Street has brought an economic calamity to the middle class and that no one has been held accountable.

Tags: Ideas, Sense  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

You have to have sympathy for and an empathy with a character in order to play them.

Tags: Character, Order  ✍ Author: Hoagy Carmichael

Although I'm Australian, I find myself much more in sympathy with the Austrian version!

Tags: Although, Australian  ✍ Author: David Chalmers

Society doesn't have much sympathy for the alcoholic. Drug addicts are beginning to be seen more as victims, but because alcohol is legal, people are less inclined to show sympathy and offer treatment.

Tags: Legal, Society  ✍ Author: Josh Charles

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