Friday, December 9, 2011

Sympathy Quotes

Sometimes when circumstances in your life are unbearable words of sympathy from someone can be helpful.  Read these sympathy quotes to help you in get through the hard times.

“…to be a judicious and sympathetic listener will go far toward making you an agreeable companion, self-forgetful, self-possessed, but not selfish enough to monopolise the conversation.” Jack O’brien

“…nature has given to man one tongue, but two ears, that we may hear from others as much as we speak.” Epictetus

“Sympathy is an emotional response that involves both understanding and being moved by the suffering or joy of another.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences | 2008 |

“And I will light a candle for you.
 To shatter all the darkness and bless the times we knew.
 Like a beacon in the night
 The flame will burn bright and guide us on our way.” Paul Alexander

“When it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy-hearted into which our grief has given us entrance. And inevitably, we will feel about us their arms, their sympathy and their understanding.” Helen Keller

“Please don’t cry
Don’t run and hide
When you need a shoulder to lean on
I’ll be by your side” Joe Green

“Your time has come to shine. All your dreams are on their way.
See how they shine, Oh, if you need a friend I'm sailing right behind.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind.
Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind.” Paul Simon

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

“Sympathy does not think. It acts. It acts to remove. The ceaseless sufferings. Of the world.” Sri  Chinmoy

“Only when the sense of the pain of others begins does man begin.”
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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