sympathy

A Quote by Abraham H. Maslow on actualize, affection, family, feeling, people, and sympathy

Self-actualizing people have a deep feeling of identification, sympathy, and affection for human beings in general. They feel kinship and connection, as if all people were members of a single family.

Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)

Source: Motivation & Personality

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on brevity, choice, confusion, darkness, death, dreams, earth, friendship, heaven, history, love, power, sympathy, and war

Ay me! for aught that I could ever read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth. But, either it was different in blood,- Or else it stood upon the choice of friends,- Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it, Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!' The jaws of darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to confusion.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I, scene i.

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A Quote by William Rounseville Alger on reason and sympathy

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

William Rounseville Alger (1822 - 1905)

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A Quote by William George Jordan on happiness, love, mystery, pain, sorrow, suffering, sympathy, and time

True happiness must have the tinge of sorrow outlived, the sense of pain softened by the mellowing years, the chastening of loss that in the wondrous mystery of time transmutes our suffering into love and sympathy with others.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 62

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A Quote by William James on community, impulses, individuality, and sympathy

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

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William Cowper on heart, mind, soul, and sympathy

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.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Winter Walk at Noon

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A Quote by unknown on friendship, love, pain, patience, sympathy, teachers, and understanding

Pain stayed so long, I said to him today, "I will not have you with me any more," I stamped my foot and said, "Be on your way," And paused there, startled at the look he wore. "I, who have been your friend," he said to me; "I, who have been your teacher-all you know Of understanding love, of sympathy And patience I have taught you. Shall I go?"

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A Quote by unknown on sympathy

There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.

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A Quote by unknown on friendship, grief, honesty, silence, sympathy, time, understanding, and world

An English publication offered a prize for the best definition of a friend, and among the thousands of answers received were the following: "One who multiplies joys, divides grief, and whose honesty is inviolable." "One who understands our silence." "A volume of sympathy bound in cloth." "A watch which beats true for all time and never runs down." Here is the definition that won the prize: "A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out."

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A Quote by unknown on endurance, friendship, god, heart, justice, love, soul, sympathy, trouble, and path

When trouble comes your soul to try, You love the friend who just "stands by. Perhaps there is nothing he can do- The thing is strictly up to you; For there are troubles all your own, And paths the soul must tread alone; Times when love can't smooth the road Nor friendship lift the heavy load, But just to know you have a friend Who will "stand by" until the end, Whose sympathy, through all endures, Whose warm handclasp is always yours- And so with fervent heart you cry, "God bless the friend who just 'stands by'."

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