Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover.
— Edmund Burke

Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Francis Bacon consoles quote

Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
— Oscar Wilde

The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.
— Agnes Repplier

One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.
— Plautus