Quotations About / On: SYMPATHY

  • 1.
    Sympathy with joy intensifies the sum of sympathy in the world, sympathy with pain does not really diminish the amount of pain.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. "The Soul of Man Under Socialism," Fortnightly Review.)
  • 2.
    No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. The Picture of Dorian Gray, preface (1891).)
  • 3.
    When you grow in sympathy of others, your body does not support you to choose poetry.
    (- - Pijush Biswas, Indian Poet)
  • 4.
    True love wins with real feelings rather than sympathy
    (True love wins with real feelings rather than sympathy)
  • 5.
    Gold is great but sympathy is heavenly
    (Kindness)
  • 6.
    When sympathy is being used to manipulate you retract it!
    (Life)
  • 7.
    Women have no sympathy ... and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.
    (Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), British nurse. letter, Dec. 13, 1861. Forever Yours, Florence Nightingale: Selected Letters, ch. 3 (1989). Refuting the argument that women had been more sympathetic to her work than men.)
  • 8.
    I answered my father's demands for sympathy with silence.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
  • 9.
    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).)
  • 10.
    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).)
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