A heart at leisure from itself, To soothe and sympathise.
-Anna Letitia Waring
A sympathetic heart is like a spring of pure water bursting forth from the mountain side.
But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
But there is one thing which we are responsible for, and that is for our sympathies, for the manner in which we regard it, and for the tone in which we discuss it. What shall we say, then, with regard to it? On which side shall we stand?
In the desert a fountain is springing, In the wide waste there still is a tree, And a bird in the solitude singing, Which speaks to my spirit of thee.
-George Gordon Noel Byron
Jobling, there are chords in the human mind.
Of a truth, men are mystically united: a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one.
Pity and need Make all flesh kin. There in no caste in blood.
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength not my weakness.
-Amos Bronson Alcott
There is in souls a sympathy with sounds.