How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.— George Washington Carver
Memorable Sympathetic quotations
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.
The civility of no race can be perfect whilst another race is degraded.
It is a doctrine alike of the oldest and of the newest philosophy, that man is one, and that you cannot injure any member, without a sympathetic injury to all the members
A good woman inspires a man, a brilliant woman interests him, a beautiful woman fascinates him, but a sympathetic woman gets him.
Where a blood relation sobs, an intimate friend should choke up, a distant acquaintance should sigh, a stranger should merely fumble sympathetically with his handkerchief.
Meteorology has ever been an apple of contention, as if the violent commotions of the atmosphere induced a sympathetic effect on the minds of those who have attempted to study them.
Sympathetic cracks. A term frequently used by architects and surveyors in terms of ageing houses. I know what they mean.
Every girl in the world wants to find the right man, someone who is sympathetic and understanding and helpful and strong, someone she can love madly.
Portray [people with mental illness] sympathetically, and portray them in all the richness and depth of their experience as people, and not as diagnoses.
Acted drama requires surrender of one's self, sympathetic absorption in the play as it develops.
When you destroy midwives, you also destroy a body of knowledge that is shared by women, that can’t be put together by a bunch of surgeons or a bunch of male obstetricians, because physiologically, birth doesn’t happen the same way around surgeons, medically trained doctors, as it does around sympathetic women.
No amount of scholastic attainment, of able and profound exposition of brilliant and stirring eloquence can atone for the absence of a deep impassioned sympathetic love for human souls.
It is one of the secrets of Nature in its mood of mockery that fine weather lays heavier weight on the mind and hearts of the depressed and the inwardly tormented than does a really bad day with dark rain sniveling continuously and sympathetically from a dirty sky.
If ever we needed in this country to adopt a new attitude towards homosexuality, this is the time. Instead of treating it as a crime, and driving it underground, we ought to recognize it for what it is: it's a mental illness, it's a psychiatric condition which ought to be treated sympathetically by psychiatrists and social workers.
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
If you can find the line between sympathetic and creepy, you have reached a very funny area.
Broad paths are open to every endeavour, and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one who consecrates his art to the divine services of a conviction of a consciousness.
Modern photography must do more than entertain, it must incite thought and by its clear statements of actuality, cultivate a sympathetic understanding of men and women and the life they live and create.
Developing our sympathetic compassion is not only possible but the only reason for us to be here on earth.
At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving.
You have to be objective about money to use it fairly.
It doesn't make you any better or any more useful than any other person. Even if you use your money to help people that doesn't.
I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals had radically different motivations from everyone else.
One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others.
He is considerate of others feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others? weaknesses and fault. Kindness is extended to all--to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of stations as well as the high.
Argument need not be heated; it can be punctuated with courteous smiles - or sympathetic tears.
Cultivate a sympathetic heart, humility in dealings, and selflessness in action.
If these are practiced with earnestness and sincerity, then you will win the race of life.
Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding?
I was an outsider... but I was also sympathetic with people that were struggling to get up, because I struggled to get up.
Be wise. Treat yourself, your mind, sympathetically, with loving kindness. If you are gentle with yourself, you will become gentle with others.
[On art:] I believe that it not only enriches the spiritual life, but that it makes one more sane and sympathetic, more observant and understanding, regardless of whatever age it springs from, whatever subjects it represents.
We owe to one another all the wit and good humour we can command;
and nothing so clears our mental vistas as sympathetic and intelligent conversation.
The writer can grow as a person or he can shrink.
... His curiosity, his reaction to life must not diminish. The fatal thing is to shrink, to be interested in less, sympathetic to less, desiccating to the point where life itself loses its flavor, and one’s passion for human understanding changes to weariness and distaste.
Sympathetic people often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths.
I never got into Linux. I swear to God, it's only lack of time. I'm past the years of my life where I can really dig into something like running a Linux system. I'm very sympathetic to the whole idea; Linux people always think the way I want to think.
Suffering is a byproduct of evolution by natural selection, an inevitable consequence that may worry us in our more sympathetic moments but cannot be expected to worry a tiger - even if a tiger can be said to worry about anything at all - and certainly cannot be expected to worry its genes.
And where there had been only jeers or taunts at first, crowds came to listen with serious and sympathetic mien.