sympathy

A Quote by Grenville Kleiser on appreciation, circumstances, day, deed, faults, forgiveness, friendship, generosity, sacrifice, sympathy, present, and time

There are many fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is surely yours is the present, hence this is the time to speak the word of appreciation and sympathy, to do the generous deed, to forgive the fault of a thoughtless friend, to sacrifice self a little more for others.

Grenville Kleiser (1868 - 1953)

Source: Light from Many Lamps by Lillian Eichler Watson (Editor)

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A Quote by George William Russell on immortality, life, order, spirit, and sympathy

Any relations in a social order will endure, if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality.

George William Russell (1867 - 1935)

Source: Open letter to the Masters of Dublin, Irish Times (7 October 1913)

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A Quote by George Eliot on communication, people, reflection, and sympathy

Sympathetic people often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by Frank Tyger on sympathy

There is no greater loan that a sympathetic ear.

Frank Tyger

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A Quote by Florence Nightingale on action, belief, business, community, duty, divinity, evolution, failure, god, guidance, heroism, knowledge, life, politicians, purpose, religion, scientists, statistics, study, success, sympathy, understanding, and univ

Of Florence Nightingale: Her statistics were more than a study, they were indeed her religion. For her Quetelet was the hero as scientist, and the presentation copy of his Physique sociale is annotated by her on every page. Florence Nightingale believed - and in all the actions of her life acted upon that belief - that the administrator could only be successful if he were guided by statistical knowledge. The legislator - to say nothing of the politician - too often failed for want of this knowledge. Nay, she went further; she held that the universe - including human communities - was evolving in accordance with a divine plan; that it was man's business to endeavor to understand this plan and guide his actions in sympathy with it. But to understand God's thoughts, she held we must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose. Thus the study of statistics was for her a religious duty.

Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910)

Source: K. Pearson The Life, Letters and Labours for Francis Galton, vol. 2, 1924.

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A Quote by Euripides on possessions, sympathy, and wives

Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.

Euripides (c. 485 - 406 BC)

Source: Orestes (408 BC)

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A Quote by Eugene E. Wilson on america, confession, incompetence, leadership, mankind, needs, power, sympathy, and understanding

Mankind needs the American type of leadership. Let it be not discredited by those who are out of sympathy with it, who don't understand it or are incompetent to administer it. In America, the demand for power to compel is a confession of incompetence to lead.

Eugene E. Wilson

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A Quote by Esther Baldwin York on bankers, confidence, friendship, gold, kindness, love, questions, and sympathy

Someone has said that a friend is a bank of credit on which we can draw supplies of confidence, counsel, sympathy, help, and love. And that is true, for if you have a genuine friend, you possess riches greater than silver or gold. Which, of course, brings us to the other side of the question: Are you, and am I, the kind of friend that others can treasure?

Esther Baldwin York

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on misery and sympathy

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776). Chap. xlix.

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A Quote by Dr. G. Bromley Oxnam on courage, culture, heart, learning, strength, sympathy, and understanding

Culture is what is left after everything we have learned has been forgotten. It consists of a deepened understanding, a breadth of outlook, an unbiased approach and a heart that has deep sympathy and strength of courage.

Dr. G. Bromley Oxnam

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