Sympathy Quotes, Sayings for sad times

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.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around wondering about yourself.
– Katharine Hepburn

Sympathy has to be the first and foremost thing in one’s life, sympathy and the feeling of oneness. There cannot be anything greater than the feeling of oneness.
– Sri Chinmoy

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

He kept at true good humour’s mark The social flow of pleasure’s tide: He never made a brow look dark, Nor caused a tear, but when he died.
– Thomas Love Peacock

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.
– Kahlil Gibran

And with the morn those angel faces smile Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.
– John Henry Newman

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
– Robert Ingersoll

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
– William Penn

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
– Kenji Miyazawa

A human life is a story told by God.
– Hans Christian Andersen

He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.
– Anonymous

Sympathy is a fountain-heart of concern.
– Anonymous

Sympathy is the mother heart of humanity.
– Anonymous

Sympathy gives immediate shelter to grief.
– Anonymous

To my daughter Leonora without whose never failing sympathy and encouragement this book would have been finished in half the time.
– Plum

To rejoice in another’s prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another’s grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.
– Tryon Edwards

For thou hast given me in this beauteous face. A world of earthly blessings to my soul, If sympathy of love unite our thoughts.
– William Shakespeare

I have no need of your God damned sympathy. I only wish to be entertained by some of your grosser reminiscences.
– Alexander Humphreys Woollcott

Sympathy for victims is always counter balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
– Ben Elton