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  I have a lot of sympathy with the ideas and frustration of the Occupy movement. I absolutely agree with the sense that Wall Street has brought an economic calamity to the middle class and that no one has been held accountable.  
 -  Lord Byron
  

  Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.  
 -  Robert Browning
  

  The more sympathy you give, the less you need.  
 -  Malcolm Forbes
  

  I can sympathize with everything, except suffering.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  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.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

  If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Something that's seldom appreciated about me is that I am in sympathy with a great deal of what Marx wrote, except that I'm on the side of the bourgeoisie.  
 -  Niall Ferguson
  

  The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection.  
 -  Irving Babbitt
  

  The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy.  
 -  Irving Babbitt
  

  A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.  
 -  Irving Babbitt
  

  Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.  
 -  Ben Elton
  

  Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.  
 -  Jesse Jackson
  

  And now this word to all of you: You should be like one big happy family, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds.  
 -  Bible
  

  Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.  
 -  William James
  

  I take people very seriously. People are all I take seriously, in fact. Therefore, I have nothing but sympathy for how people behave - and nothing but laughter to console them with.  
 -  John Irving
  

  Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Manhattan's probably one of the bluest parts in the country, and Indiana's definitely one of the redder states. I have sympathy for both sides.  
 -  Jim Gaffigan
  

  It is in Rousseau's writing above all that history begins to turn from upper-class honour to middle-class humanitarianism. Pity, sympathy and compassion lie at the centre of his moral vision. Values associated with the feminine begin to infiltrate social existence as a whole, rather than being confined to the domestic sphere.  
 -  Terry Eagleton
  

  The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.  
 -  Justin Kaplan
  

  Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them.  
 -  Allyson Felix
  

  Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.  
 -  Trey Parker
  

  There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.  
 -  William E. Gladstone
  

  To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.  
 -  Queen Elizabeth II
  

  Like many people, most Libertarians feel empathy and sympathy for less fortunate people. But they know you can't have perfection in a world of limited resources.  
 -  Harry Browne
  

  I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I've always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people's salaries.  
 -  Alex Ferguson
  

  September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.  
 -  Tom Ford
  

  Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.  
 -  Criss Jami
  

  We were united not only by political respect for each other, but also by deep mutual sympathy as people.  
 -  Helmut Kohl
  

  Recognition of belligerency as an expression of sympathy is all very well.  
 -  Henry Cabot Lodge
  

  It's no good being nice and young and naive. There's no good in that at all. You've got to do it all yourself, and you've gotta learn quick. And you can't look for sympathy either.  
 -  John Lydon
  

  California must be all American or all Chinese. We are resolved that it shall be American, and are prepared to make it so. May we not rely upon your sympathy and assistance?  
 -  Roy Keane
  

  More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic.  
 -  John Hall
  

  Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Sympathy is no substitute for action.  
 -  David Livingstone
  

  I learnt pity, sympathy, and what it was like to be at the other end of the stick. Such lessons can't be learnt in lecture halls.  
 -  Lionel Blue
  

  I'm not looking for sympathy at all.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.  
 -  Edward Gibbon
  

  A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  It's man's sympathy, with all Gods creatures, that makes him truly a man.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.  
 -  Richard M. Nixon
  

  Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.  
 -  Evelyn Underhill
  

  It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  If I'm feeling outraged, grief, disbelief, frustration, sympathy, that gets channeled through me and into my pictures and hopefully transmitted to the viewer.  
 -  James Nachtwey
  

  All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.  
 -  Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  

  Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.  
 -  Henri Frederic Amiel
  

  It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  In the eyes of the Catholic Church, abortion is a tragedy. Our principle objective must be to try and win greater sympathy for that perspective and for the value of human life from its beginnings.  
 -  Vincent Nichols
  

  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.  
 -  Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  

  I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy.  
 -  Conrad Black
  

  I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them, knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles that will confront them in almost every walk of life.  
 -  Major Taylor
  

  And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.  
 -  Walt Whitman
  

  When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.  
 -  George MacDonald