50 Amazing Sympathy Quotes

Words are a powerful medium to bring back a person from the shadows of pain and sorrow.  Words have a healing ability, though cannot substitute the loss but they do provide comfort.  Finding proper words to express your condolence and grief is perhaps the most difficult task.”

This article is a compilation of quotes on sympathy which will help you to reflect your feelings and express your thoughts.

1. “That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not; rather find strength in what remains behind.” – William Wordsworth

2. “There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery” – Dante Alighieri

3. “Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” – Meister Eckhart

4. “I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” – Agatha Christie

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

6. “There is in soul’s sympathy with sounds: And as the mind is pitch’d the ear is pleased, With melting airs, or martial, brisk or grave; Some chord in unison with what we hear, Is touch’d within us, and the heart replies.” ― William Cowper

7. “Up to the present man has hardly cultivated sympathy at all. He has merely sympathy with pain, and sympathy with pain is not the highest form of sympathy. All sympathy is fine, but sympathy with suffering is the least fine mode. It is tainted with egotism. It is apt to become morbid. There is in it a certain element of terror for our own safety. We become afraid that we ourselves might be as the leper or as the blind, and that no man would have care of us. It is curiously limiting, too. One should sympathize with the entirety of life, not with life’s sores and maladies merely, but with life’s joy and beauty and energy and health and freedom.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man under Socialism

8. “To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness. “ – Ivan Turgenev

9. “Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” –From a headstone in Ireland

10. “While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” – John Taylor

11. “May tender memories soften your grief, May fond recollection bring you relief, And may you find comfort and peace in the thought Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought… For time and space can never divide Or keep your loved one from your side. When memory paints in colours true, the happy hours that belonged to you.” – Helen Steiner Rice

12. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

13. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” – Revelation 21:4 (Bible)

14. “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” – John 11:25,26 (Bible)

15. “They mustn’t know my despair, I can’t let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn’t bear their sympathy and their kind-hearted jokes, it would only make me want to scream all the more. If I talk, everyone thinks I’m showing off; when I’m” – Anne Frank

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

17. “When he shall die Take him and cut him out in little stars And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun. “  -William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

18. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom

19. “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” -William Shakespeare

20. “Life is eternal, and love is immortal, And death is only a horizon; And a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.” – Rossiter Worthington Raymond

21. ” Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.”  – Kahlil Gibran

22. If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. – The Crow, written by James O’Barr, David J. Schow, and John Shirley, 1994

23. “It is the will of God and Nature that these mortal bodies are laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life; ’tis rather an embryo state, a preparation for living; a man is not completely born until he be dead: Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals? “ – Benjamin Franklin, 22 February 1756

24. “The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. “  – Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

25. “All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.”  – Samuel Taylor Coleridge Continue reading “50 Amazing Sympathy Quotes”

Sympathy Sayings

A saying is a phrase, often used for expressing the feelings in a metaphorical way. When ever we use any saying we are giving a piece of counsel and knowledge on the way things happen. Here is the list of some quotations on sympathy or Sympathy Sayings by popular authors to help you express your feelings.

A brother’s sufferings claim a brother’s pity.
– Joseph Addison

A grave is braced not just by a tombstone but by angels as well.
– Adabella Radici

A marriage or a refusal or a proposal thrills through a whole household of women, and sets their hysterical sympathies at work.
– William Makepeace Thackeray

Ah! thank heaven, travelers find Samaritans as well as Levites on life’s hard way.
– William Makepeace Thackeray

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

He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all.
– Oliver Goldsmith

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
– Benjamin Robert Haydon

Man is one; and he hath one great heart. It is thus we feel, with a gigantic throb athwart the sea, each other’s rights and wrongs; thus are we men.
– Philip James Bailey

One of the greatest of all mental pleasures is to have our thoughts often divined: ever entered into with sympathy.
– Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Our own cast-off sorrows are not sufficient to constitute sympathy for others.
– Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

Sympathy has to be the first and foremost thing in one’s life, sympathy and the feeling of oneness. There cannot be anything greater than the feeling of oneness.
– Sri Chinmoy

Sympathy is the golden key that unlocks the hearts of others.
– Samuel Smiles

The craving for sympathy is the common boundary-line between joy and sorrow.
– A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare

The secrets of life are not shown except to sympathy and likeness.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sympathy of sorrow is stronger than the sympathy of prosperity.
– Benjamin Disraeli

True sympathy is beyond what can be seen and touched and reasoned upon.
– Mrs. Campbell Praed

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
– Kahlil Gibran

Condolence Messages and Sayings

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

May the blessings of love be upon you, May its peace abide with you, May its essence illuminate your heart, Now and forever more Blessing

Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength and always remember how much you are cared about.

We pray the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and he helps you heal with the passage of time.

May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that are happy.

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You have my deepest sympathies on the death of your love one.

In the night of death, Hope sees a star, And listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.

Whom the heart of man shuts out, Sometimes the heart of God takes in, And fences them all round about, With silence ‘mid the world’s loud din.

Remember that we love and care about you.

Sympathy Quotes

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.
-Anonymous

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?
-Bible

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?
-John Bright

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.
-Charles Dickens

Of a truth, men are mystically united: a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one.
-Thomas Carlyle

Pity and need Make all flesh kin. There in no caste in blood.
-Edwin Arnold

Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength not my weakness.
-Amos Bronson Alcott

There is in souls a sympathy with sounds.
-William Cowper