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Quote Left What though the radiance which was once so bright Be not forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; Grief not, rather find, Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of Human suffering, In the faith that looks through death In years that bring philophic mind. Quote Right
by William Wordsworth | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. Quote Right
by Walt Whitman | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
by George William Russell | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring. If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature—if the prospect of a... Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left We feel at first as if some opportunities of kindness and sympathy were lost, but learn afterward that any pure grief is ample recompense for all. That is, if we are faithful; -- for a spent grief is but sympathy with the soul that disposes events, and is as natural as the resin of Arabian trees. -- Only nature has a right to grieve perpetually, for she only is innocent. Soon the ice will melt, and the blackbirds sing along the river which he frequented, as pleasantly as ever. The same everlasting serenity will appear in this face of God, and we will not be sorrowful, if he is not. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left What though the radiance which was once so bright Be not forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of Human suffering, In the faith that looks through death In years that bring philophic mind. Quote Right
by William Wordsworth | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I believe that what so saddens the reformer is not his sympathy with his fellows in distress, but, though he be the holiest son of God, is his private ail. Let this be righted, let the spring come to him, the morning rise over his couch, and he will forsake his generous companions without apology. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left When I think of this life I have led; the desolation of solitude it has been; the masoned, walled-town of a Captain's exclusiveness, which admits but small entrance to any sympathy from the green country without -- oh, weariness! heaviness! Guinea-coast slavery of solitary command! Quote Right
by Herman Melville | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others. Quote Right
by Oscar Wilde | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The realization of our soul has its moral and its spiritual side. The moral side represents training of unselfishness, control of desire; the spiritual side represents sympathy and love. They should be taken together and never separated. The cultivation of the merely moral side of our nature leads us to the dark region of narrowness and hardness of heart, to the intolerant arrogance of goodness; and the cultivation of the merely spiritual side of our nature leads us to a still darker region of revelry in intemperance of imagination. Quote Right
by Rabindranath Tagore | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest. Quote Right
by George Eliot | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. Quote Right
by Robert Browning | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world. Quote Right
by Oscar Wilde | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over Quote Right
by George MacDonald | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Seldom in the business and transactions of ordinary life, do we find the sympathy we want. Quote Right
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left There are confessable agonies, sufferings of which one can positively be proud. Of bereavement, of parting, of the sense of sin and the fear of death the poets have eloquently spoken. They command the world's sympathy. But there are also discreditable anguishes, no less excruciating than the others, but of which the sufferer dare not, cannot speak. The anguish of thwarted desire, for example. Quote Right
by Aldous Huxley | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The perception of the comic is a tie of sympathy with other men, a pledge of sanity, and a protection from those perverse tendencies and gloomy insanities in which fine intellects sometimes lose themselves. A rogue alive to the ludicrous is still convertible. If that sense is lost, his fellow-men can do little for him. Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The secret of language is the secret of sympathy and its full charm is possible only to the gentle. Quote Right
by John Ruskin | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
by Oscar Wilde | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring. If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature --if the prospect of an early morning walk does not banish sleep, if the warble of the first bluebird does not thrill you --know that the morning and spring of your life are past. Thus may you feel your pulse. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left If [the writer] achieves anything noble, anything enduring, it must be by giving himself absolutely to his material. And this gift of sympathy... Quote Right
by Willa Cather | ...go to quote |
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