Sympathy Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Sympathy

#1. Sympathy is the golden key that unlocks the hearts of others. - Author: Samuel Smiles
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#2. Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it. - Author: Thornton T. Munger
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#3. But as to women, who can penetrate the real sufferings of their she condition? Man's very sympathy with their estate has much of selfishness and more suspicion. Their love, their virtue, beauty, education, but form good housekeepers, to breed a nation. - Author: Lord Byron
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#4. Have you ever tried to organise a threesome in real life?'

I shook my head. I'd only encountered them in porn, but it seemed to happen without much admin, the same way all porn skipped out the granular details of sex, like condoms and kissing, that were supposed to happen in real life. - Author: Olivia Sudjic
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#5. Pay attention, people! There's no excuse for making the same mistakes that others have made. If you do, it's your own fault and you should expect no sympathy, no compassion. - Author: Donald Trump
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#6. It is the Level-headed Man, the Calm Man, of Good Judgement and cool nerves, of Great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#7. In 1800, in the first interparty contest, the Federalists warned that presidential candidate Thomas Jefferson, because of his sympathy expressed at the outset of the French Revolution, was 'the son of a half-breed Indian squaw' who would put opponents under the guillotine. - Author: Robert Dallek
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#8. Shed not for her a bitter tear; Nor give the heart to vain regret. Tis but the casket that lies here; the gem that fills it sparkles yet. - Author: Belle Starr
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#9. We Are So Sorry To Hear About The Loss Of Your Little One No One Can Know What You Are Going Through But We Are Thinking Of You At This Very Very Sad Time We Are Here Should You Need Help Or Support God Bless You And Your Little One And Let Him Take care Of Him Till You Meet Again - Author: Julie McGregor
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#10. Nothing will bring American sympathy along with us so much as American blood shed in the field. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#11. Cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it. - Author: Justin Timberlake
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#12. Shall I tell you what you have that other men don't? ... It's the courage of your own tenderness. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#13. It's the challenge of trying to evoke any kind of sympathy for a role that ordinarily we would say, "Oh, this is a bad guy" and dismiss him. - Author: Dan Stevens
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#14. We must be able to love other people or forever endure the stain of disgraceful loneliness. By recognizing and expressing empathy for other people, we come to accept our own fallibility. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#15. In these night recitations we create a space between things as we felt them at the time and as we speak them now. This is the space reserved for irony, sympathy and fond amusement, the means by which we rescue ourselves from the past. - Author: Don DeLillo
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#16. 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. - Author: Lech Walesa
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#17. A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother. - Author: Homer
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#18. Love is the end of sympathy. - Author: M.F. Moonzajer
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#19. Self-pity dries up our sympathy for others. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#20. Imagination is the means of deep insight and sympathy, the power to conceive and express images removed from normal objective reality. - Author: William Wordsworth
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#21. I know I only want him,' she said between sobs, the syllables all wrong, 'because he doesn't want me. How is that even possible?'

'It's normal to want what we can't have,' I said soothingly.

'No, I mean how can he not want me? - Author: Olivia Sudjic
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#22. A trial relied heavily on oaths, but both sides would bring as many liars as they could muster, and judgment usually went to the better liars or, if both sides were equally convincing, to the side who had the sympathy of the onlookers. - Author: Bernard Cornwell
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#23. We are so sorry to hear the sad news. He(She) will be Always in our thoughts, Forever in our prayers Eternally in our memories - Author: Margaret Jones
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#24. It's important to find characters that share sympathy with a young audience, not just in the story but their role in the world. - Author: Tim Crouch
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#25. Of a truth, men are mystically united: a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#26. Even if we're continually tempted to lower our guard - for love or weariness, for sympathy or kindness - we women shouldn't do it. We can lose from one moment to the next everything that we've achieved. - Author: Elena Ferrante
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#27. Her presence, her fate, her sympathy for me, have power still to extract tears from my withered brain. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#28. The truth is that at the White House and in Congress, you are as likely to find sympathy for animal issues among Republicans as among Democrats. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#29. Her mother gave her strict instructions to follow the school phone policy and not use it until after the final bell rings. If she violates the rules and the phone is taken away, she won't get any sympathy from her parents. - Author: Tara Ellis
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#30. Sonia Gandhi and her husband have always been persons I look at with a lot of respect. Of course, one of the reasons we look at India with a lot of sympathy and enthusiasm is Sonia Gandhi. Now she is Indian, not Italian, but she will always represent a myth for Italians. - Author: Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo
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#31. Human sympathy has its limits. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#32. Praise is the symbol which represents sympathy, and which the mind insensibly substitutes for its recollection and language. - Author: James Mackintosh
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#33. I comforted him as well as I could. In such cases men do not need much expression. A grip of the hand, the tightening of an arm over the shoulder, a sob in unison, are expressions of sympathy dear to a man's heart. - Author: Bram Stoker
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#34. I have a kind soul that would give you thanks. And knows not how to do it but with tears. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#35. Sympathy one receives for nothing, envy must be earned. - Author: Robert Lembke
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#36. Sympathy can turn so quickly. Just add fear. Stir. - Author: Jack Ketchum
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#37. The moment we see beyond our personal desires to be felt sympathy for, that is the time we can actually start the journey to that final destination of true forgiveness. - Author: Stephen Richards
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#38. Here again, there is no tabulation; for us it is left to sacrifice literary charm, and even some accuracy, in order to bring out the one great point.
The cause of human sectarianism is not lack of sympathy in thought, but in speech; and this it is our not unambitious design to remedy. - Author: Aleister Crowley
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#39. If our hearts are ready for anything, we can open to our inevitable losses, and to the depths of our sorrow. We can grieve our lost loves, our lost youth, our lost health, our lost capacities. This is part of our humanness, part of the expression of our love for life. - Author: Tara Brach
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#40. 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. - Author: Ted Olson
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#41. We were united not only by political respect for each other, but also by deep mutual sympathy as people. - Author: Helmut Kohl
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#42. She doesn't want his sympathy. She hates pity. - Author: Julianna Baggott
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#43. You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot. - Author: Shakuntala Devi
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#44. For grief is crowned with consolation. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#45. Sympathy is a sweet thing. - Author: Louisa May Alcott
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#46. I have not the least sympathy for these useless and destructive pastimes, football and politics. - Author: Cesar Aira
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#47. It is difficult to define love; all we can say is, that in the soul it is a desire to rule, in the mind it is a sympathy, and in the body it is a hidden and delicate wish to possess what we love-Plus many mysteries. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#48. cloying your-best-friend's-dead sympathy that will drive - Author: Gayle Forman
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#49. When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them. - Author: Criss Jami
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#50. Pity and need Make all flesh kin. There in no caste in blood. - Author: Edwin Arnold
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#51. There is in souls a sympathy with sounds:
And as the mind is pitch'd the ear is pleased
With melting airs, or martial, brisk or grave;
Some chord in unison with what we hear
Is touch'd within us, and the heart replies. - Author: William Cowper
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#52. I went back to my room and spent all night contemplating whether it was possible in life not to be constantly let down. If it could ever be worth pinning your happiness to another person, when all other people ever seemed to do was disappear. - Author: Olivia Sudjic
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#53. It is the right of our people to organize to oppose any law and any part of the Constitution with which they are not in sympathy. - Author: Al Smith
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#54. A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism. - Author: Irving Babbitt
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#55. Experience, or what we call experience, is not the inventory of our pains, but rather the learned sympathy towards the pain of others. - Author: Juan Gabriel Vasquez
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#56. It was humanly impossible to extend to seven billion people the full sympathy that each of them deserved. - Author: Neal Stephenson
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#57. The forces that tend for evil are great and terrible, but the forces of truth and love and courage and honesty and generosity and sympathy are also stronger than ever before. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#58. You cannot fully understand a person's need until you have endured the same need. As hard as you may try to predict and comprehend their situation and suffering, I guarantee you'll fall short until you've been there. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#59. I saw her note the way I hovered over the various ethnicities on the form. First the 'white' box, then to the airspace over the 'black' box, a kind of momentary hesitation, a protest of stillness, a staring into the abyss of everything I did not know about myself. She, like me, was made of halves. - Author: Olivia Sudjic
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#60. And like most people who have spent much of their adult life being emotionally dishonest, I overcalculated the sympathy a final being honest would bring - Author: John Fowles
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#61. Such actions are beyond praise: it is the perfume of such sweet and noble human sympathy that makes this wild beasts' cage a world habitable for men. - Author: Frank Harris
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#62. Making one object, in outward or inward nature, more holy to a single heart is reward enough for a life; for the more sympathies we gain or awaken for what is beautiful, by so much deeper will be our sympathy for that which is most beautiful,
the human soul! - Author: James Russell Lowell
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#63. To avoid becoming chronically unemployed, people need more than platitudes offering sympathy. Career reinvention requires encouragement and guidance. - Author: Nina Easton
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#64. The real test of love is loving those who we feel are the hardest ones to love. - Author: Criss Jami
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#65. the cow crossly shook her head and craned her neck, mooing plaintively, and beyond the black barns of Meliuzeievo the stars twinkled, and invisible threads of sympathy stretched between them and the cow as if there were cattle sheds in other worlds where she was pitied. Everything - Author: Boris Pasternak
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#66. To labor rightly and earnestly is to walk in the golden track that leads to God. It is to adopt the regimen of manhood and womanhood. It is to come into sympathy with the great struggle of humanity toward perfection. It is to adopt the fellowship of all the great and good the world has ever known. - Author: J.G. Holland
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#67. If people from their own country are killed, they may express surprise, grief, anger, and sympathy. But if ten thousand people are killed in a distant, far-off land, they will not be the slightest bit affected, particularly if it was their own doing. - Author: Hiroshi Yamamoto
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#68. Happiness and depression cannot blossom on the same vine. Some people affirm their woes and beg for sympathy. Others, unfortunately, cast gloom wherever they go. These poor souls were born sick and tired. - Author: Louis Sullivan
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#69. Perhaps the best hope for the future of mankind is that ways will be found of increasing the scope and intensity of sympathy. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#70. ( ... ) after an early dinner at The Egg and We, a recently inaugurated and not very successful little restaurant which Pnin frequented from sheer sympathy with failure ( ... ) - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
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#71. The sympathy which is reverent with what it cannot understand is worth its weight in gold. 69 L - Author: Oswald Chambers
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#72. But I can't help thinking of the shock I felt when I finally realised it was winter, on exiting Mizuko's apartment. The summer was long gone, but I hadn't noticed until then. - Author: Olivia Sudjic
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#73. I realize it's impossible to have any sympathy, I mean, true sympathy, for people that are famous. - Author: Bill Murray
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#74. We weep as we witness the dead of a loved one. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#75. Oh! Do not excite yourself. Shall I say that he interested me because he was trying to grow a mustache and as yet the result is poor." Poirot stroked his own magnificent mustache tenderly. "It is an art," he murmured, "the growing of the mustache! I have sympathy for all who attempt it. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#76. I spent three and a half years writing the novel 'Chang & Eng,' about the conjoined brothers for whom the term 'Siamese twins' was contrived, and when I think of these afflicted people, my only emotion is one of profound sympathy. - Author: Darin Strauss
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#77. It remained an open question, how much sympathy love could stand. - Author: Chad Harbach
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#78. The onlooker had better wipe the sympathy off his face. What he has seen is a revolution, not the home of little cogs and drones. What he has seen is the dormitory of the next managerial class. - Author: William H. Whyte
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#79. When I think of this life I have led; the desolation of solitude it has been; the masoned, walled-town of a Captain's exclusiveness, which admits but small entrance to any sympathy from the green country without - oh, weariness! heaviness! Guinea-coast slavery of solitary command! - Author: Herman Melville
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#80. I'm not trying to look for pity or sympathy. I was just surprised that so many people in the world of entertainment seemed to be okay with misogyny and homophobia as long as they were profiting from it. - Author: Moby
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#81. If you don't love yourself, it makes you incapable of knowing how to love another person. - Author: Ellen J. Barrier
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#82. The world is full of tragedy; and sympathy, a little common sympathy, can do so much to soften the worst of grief. It is for the lack of that, that people despair and go down. - Author: Mona Caird
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#83. Fire was Mr. Long's chosen element; he had no sympathy with the rain. Yet he knew water was preordained to win, in the end. In man's end, at least. No vault or sepulcher could keep out the damp forever, and even ashes dissolved. - Author: R.A. MacAvoy
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#84. Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched. - Author: Paul Harris
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#85. No order, no pattern, just chaos. Lots of little universes separated by invisible screens . . . - Author: Olivia Sudjic
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#86. What I have absolutely no sympathy with is the legislator, the man who seeks, for his own profit, to exploit the weaknesses of those who are unable to help themselves and then to fasten some moral superscription upon it. This I loathe so much that I cannot conceivably explain how much it is. - Author: Malcolm Lowry
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#87. If they came sorrowing, and wanting sympathy in a complicated trouble like the present, then they would be felt as a shadow in all these houses of intimate acquaintances, not friends - Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
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#88. If there is anybody I detest, it is weak-minded sentimentalists-all those melancholy people who, out of an excess of sympathy for others, miss the thrill of their own essence and drift through life without identity, like a human fog, feeling sorry for everyone. - Author: John Cheever
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#89. Then let no man attempt to number Israel today, but let everyone have a heart of flesh, a heart of tender sympathy, a heart that, like the heart of Christ, reaches out for the salvation of a lost world. [190] - Author: Ellen G. White
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#90. A man may be buoyed up by the efflation of his wild desires to brave any imaginable peril; but he cannot calmly see one he loves braving the same peril; simply because he cannot feel within turn that which prompts another. He sees the danger, and feels not the power that is to overcome it. - Author: George Henry Lewes
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#91. Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow. - Author: Dirk Benedict
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#92. At this time of sadness, there are no words to say, My heart is full of sympathy, for you and your family today. - Author: Susan Smith
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#93. We often do more good by our sympathy than by our labors. A man may lose position, influence, wealth, and even health, and yet live on in comfort, if with resignation; but there is one thing without which life becomes a burden
that is human sympathy. - Author: Frederic Farrar
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#94. Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education. - Author: Angelina Grimke
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#95. A lot of actors find it impossible not to ask for the audience's sympathy. They have a need to twinkle. - Author: Julian Fellowes
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#96. In any business, the more you learn, the more sympathetic you can be to other people's positions. - Author: Peter Asher
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#97. I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with them - you don't even have to talk. You don't have to do anything but really be there with them. - Author: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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#98. He bit his lip in a manner which immediately awakened my maternal sympathy, and I helped him bite it. - Author: S.J Perelman
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#99. Salvation is not a divine transaction that takes place because you are morally perfect, but much more is an organic unfolding, a becoming who you already are, an inborn sympathy with and capacity for the very One who created you. - Author: Richard Rohr
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#100. Don't be wasting your sympathy on me, kid. I did pretty damn well, I'll tell you what. You snag a woman like that, you don't ask what you did to deserve it. You just hope she never wises up and changes her mind. - Author: Andrew Davidson
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