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It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature. - Henry David Thoreau

Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest. - George Eliot

As there is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it, so reasonable arguments, challenges to magnanimity, and appeals to sympathy or justice, are folly when we are dealing with human crocodiles and boa-constrictors. - William James

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world. - Oscar Wilde

They mustn't know my despair, I can't let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn't bear their sympathy and their kind-hearted jokes, it would only make me want to scream all the more. If I talk, everyone thinks I'm showing off; when I'm silent they think I'm ridiculous; rude if I answer, sly if I get a good idea, lazy if I'm tired, selfish if I eat a mouthful more than I should, stupid, cowardly, crafty, etc. - Anne Frank

The craving for sympathy is the common boundary-line between joy and sorrow. - Julius Charles Hare & Augustus William Hare

The secret of language is the secret of sympathy and its full charm is possible only to the gentle. - John Ruskin

Any real New Yorker is a you-name-it-we-have-it-snob whose heart brims with sympathy for the millions of unfortunates who through misfortune, misguided-ness or pure stupidity live anywhere else in the world. - J. Russell Lynes