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sympathy Quotes

19 of the best book quotes about sympathy
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“Reader, it is not to awaken sympathy for myself that I am telling you truthfully what I suffered in slavery. I do it to kindle a flame of compassion in your hearts for my sisters who are still in bondage, suffering as I once suffered.”
Harriet Ann Jacobs
author
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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compassion
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telling your story
pain and suffering
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“There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.”
Parents
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Rebecca Bloomwood
Jane Bloomwood
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mothers
sympathy
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“The fact is, I was sick, but not in an easily explained flu kind of way. It’s my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other recognizable disease just to make it simple for me and also for them.”
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“I did not want to be a hero. I did not want to make any of what had happened in the last week about me. There was a guy who’d just spent six days in the hospital because the guy who’d been my personal hero for four years had put him there.”
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“I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there’s no relief in waking.”
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“Though sympathy can’t alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable.”
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“It is very difficult for a man to differentiate between empathy and sympathy. He hates to be pitied.”
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“I am black; I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos -- and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from the Congo. ”
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“In every century, and ever since England has been what it is, an Englishman has always felt somewhat ashamed of his own emotion and of his own sympathy.”
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“I am sad for the dead and I am sad for the living”
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“She asked me to make a copy of her key. I was happy for her. That she wouldn’t be alone anymore. It’s not that I felt sorry for myself. And yet. I made two copies. One I gave to her, and one I kept. For a long time I carried it in my pocket. To pretend.”
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″ Balls to your sorry ... Ka works and the world moves on. ”
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“Oh, damn sympathy. There is a great deal too much of that sort of thing going on nowadays.”
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“I must add, too, that the only purpose of the book is to solve the intellectual problem raised by suffering; for the far higher task of teaching fortitude and patience I was never fool enough to suppose myself qualified, nor have I anything to offer my readers except my conviction that when pain is to be borne, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all. ”
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“I’m not looking for sympathy. I’m far more interested in symmetry.”
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“I didn’t know what to say. I mean, what can you say when you’ve just found out your friend’s a liar! Nancy washed her hands and face. I handed her two paper towels to dry herself. “Are you okay?” I asked. I felt kind of sorry for Nancy then. I want my period too, but not enough to lie about it.”
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“It’ll be a fierce battle today, and we must be ready for the wounded, poor creatures.”
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″‘I know,’ says Dog. He is silent for a moment, then he says, ‘I am blind in one eye, but life is still good.‘”
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Dog
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Meet the feisty Clarice Bean and sympathize with her search for just a little peace and quiet amidst a family many of us will recognize only too well. The witty text and jazzy illustrations capture the wonderful wacky chaos of a large extended family from the hilarious vantage point of one of its youngest members.

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