Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
I tend to foster drama via bleakness. If I want the reader to feel sympathy for a character, I cleave the character in half, on his birthday. And then it starts raining. And he's made of sugar.
I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers.
I have a lot of sympathy for young people because I realize how disturbed I was. How would I deal with life in the future? What would I do for a living?
P. J. O'Rourke
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.
Corrie Ten Boom
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children.
Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched.
Henry David Thoreau
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy sweat will get you change.
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
We were united not only by political respect for each other, but also by deep mutual sympathy as people.
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.
We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.
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.
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.
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
George William Norris
Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests.
Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.